I haven’t done one of my ‘discussion threads’ for a while now, so here’s one for you (just a bit of fun)
I know we all love old kits (my stash is full of old Airfix and Matchbox) and I know on this forum we generally love to build anything that goes together, things that others wouldn’t touch with a very long barge-poll (Daz’s Grafix Spitfire is a case in point), vacform, short-run, resin, spares bin kits, balsa – hell EVEN Starfix kits – you name it, we’ll build it, fill it, sand it, fill it, sand it, fill it, sand it…
Do you guys EVER feel the urge, just once in a while, to build something that actually fits? You know, one of those nice shiny modern things – maybe even from (gasp) Japan? I’m not talking about getting all AMS, or even JMN – Just about taking the easy option for once.
Here’s where I am at the moment – over the weekend I started building a Airfix 1/72 Tornado GR.1 (Because I really needed anther WIP on the bench) – and for the life of me I just can’t get into it, The shape is ok, and I think it’ll look good once its finished, but the cockpit is just plain awful – really basic – which has killed my interest in it so much, that I’ve actually gone out and bought the Revell kit, which I said I wounld't do, but am now really looking forward to getting my hands on.
And I feel like this in general at the moment, I fancy putting aside those old kits and building some new tool stuff for a while (not that I’ll ever stop loving CBKs mind you).
What about you guys – Ever feel the need for modernity?
P.S – Weirdly, The imminent arrival of new plastic has renewed my interest in sorting out my Airfix kit , go figure
– so the poorly SB cockpit is coming out and a new one is going in – Perhaps I’ll start a thread akin to Andrews Tale of two Seahawks….