I think it's based on the way we grew up - the lazy days of summer are
replaced with back to school and the start up of new efforts. There's also
the effects of trying to airbrush in high humidity and getting sweaty finger
prints all over whatever you're workimg on in the summer.
humidity is almost never a problem but essentially i agree. it is good to
have things to do inside when the weather changes. we actually have perfect
weather now, not hot or cold, but there is some link to shorter daylight and
doing indoor stuff.
i have to go to my space and root through the stored stuff to find kits and
paints. i think i feel like building something with swasstickers and black
crosses. maybe that hipm 1/48 bv 141? it needs some scratching, the interior
is barren. the idea of doing all the radios and controls from some pictures
sounds like fun. gimmie that william green!
what are you building, v?
Started three a while back - 1/35th Sherman - Normandy, The old Renwal Hawk
Missile Battery and the old Renwall SP howitzer just re-released.
The Hawk Battery is ready to start air brushing, The Sherman is ready for
peice part painting before I can continue - the SP is a problem. I
iniitially boughth it as a nostalgia quick build out of the box - was one of
my favorites as an original release - but there's just many things that have
to be fixed like hollow road wheels. I have an air brush box with fan in the
basement - and with the dehumidifier running the basement gets uncomfortable
by the end od the summer - it's back to liveable again.
"> Just the hollow road wheels? How about all the storage racks inside?
I picked on the hollow road wheels because almost anybody would look from
the side and pick that up. But it's a real long list even if you're not a
fanatic like Vink. The storage racks, the muzzle deflector, the tools molded
to the side , the plow, ....... and yes I also bought the Atomic Cannon -
presently awaiting the terra crusier and Mace next year - I passed on that
one as a kid.
I started working on a Monsters in Motion PotA Icarus. I also found out why=
Heston crashed the damned thing, the cockpit only has a 12" TV screen and =
what looks like a small radio - both mounted horizontally on the front cons=
ole and completely out of the line of sight to the pilots. So I'm trying to=
bash instrumantation based on a combination of Apollo capsules and the Spa=
ce Shuttle (both were from the time period of the original movie). Also the=
two back seats have nothing to indicate what those people were other than =
passengers, so I added some consoling to the side walls there as well.
"Val Kraut" wrote in
I had a good start on it. I've built up a tool rack and a powder rack so
far, removed the tools and the racks on the left side, replaced the drive
wheels with a couple extras from the Mono M48 and have the AFV club track.
Also fixed the barrel, got one of the rear doors finished. I still have to
make the fender brackets, redo the headlights, make the upper rear door and
all the associated supports, the projectile rack, the inside and door
cranes. I wanted to do it all with scratchbuilt parts but I opted for
Verlinden tools, jerry cans, ammo cases, 8" projectiles and AFV Club 8"
shells and powder bags and some Archer placards and markings and some decal
It's kinda hard to build it OOTB given what we are used to these days. 8(
I also got a hold of the Monogram Deuce and a half and a Revell/Renwal
Military Wrecker to convert to a 5 ton M54 for hauling ammunition and
supplies. Probably use a little PE on them as well as scratchbuilding.
Eduard PE for the AFV Club M35 has a lot of useable parts. The AFV Club kit
might have been a better strting point, but I wanted to keep it in the
spirit as much as possible.
Good luck with yours. At my new place I finally have a room to call my own
and as soon as I get it cleaned up it goes back on the bench.