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2019- The Return of me (To subpar modeling)

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I, after a long hiatus from modeling, really roared back into this for 2019. Lots of cruddy personal junk kept me away, but now it's time.

So I got back into adding to the stash, even though I've been pretty good about not starting anything new while I execute repairs on kits damaged in my move... in 2015 :? and the ones I had in progress.

But just recently, I've added:

Pit-Road F-35A
Amodel An-72P
Minicraft Mirage F-1 X2
Eduard MiG-21SMT X2
1/700 USS Dallas
Armory Su-24 Fencer
And some decals for 1/144 Kfirs, and a super rare Detail & Scale sheet that is just formation lights for fighters (A bit outdated, but slime lights don't change that much!)

Now to get through the rest of these in-progress kits so I can get to some new stuff!

JB

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Have at it sir! :)
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Good to have you back at the workbench, JB. I know just how frustrating these hiatus thingies can get.
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As someone who has also had a rather longer than anticipated time away it's good to be back -- looking forwards to some pics of the builds as they commence and progress.

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This was an unplanned hiatus, and it's a sad story. A friend I met online through modeling passed away in 2016, and we used to talk every day about modeling, life, sports, etc. We were constantly trading in-progress pics, ideas, etc. He'd had some lifelong health issues, but when he passed away he was only 36.

That hurt so bad, I hadn't really touched a model kit since Nov of 2016. Now I'm kind of back at it, partially as a tribute to him.

But it is good to be back.

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Good to have you back Josh. Hope in time that this brings you as much pleasure as it once did.

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My deepest sympathies, JB. I can understand the impact of your friend's passing. 36 is way, way too young. If you look back at the early days of this forum, you will note one of the most active members was "Russ". Sadly, Russ Chmela passed away, again way too soon. I still have a handful of models he built and I purchased when he was moving states to gain employment during the GFC. These models will always remain a treasured memory of a great guy and a very talented modeler.
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smeg1959 wrote:My deepest sympathies, JB. I can understand the impact of your friend's passing. 36 is way, way too young. If you look back at the early days of this forum, you will note one of the most active members was "Russ". Sadly, Russ Chmela passed away, again way too soon. I still have a handful of models he built and I purchased when he was moving states to gain employment during the GFC. These models will always remain a treasured memory of a great guy and a very talented modeler.
36 IS too young, and you have my sympathies as well. That's the same as me- he was a high school basketball assistant coach, and I bought a couple of the team t-shirts. Never getting rid of those.


In the meantime, I added to the stash again with a 2-for-1 Eduard kit of the MiG-21SMT.

And I'm eyeing an OzMods Hawk.

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Woo! My Amodel An-72P arrived today!

And... it's pretty underwhelming for detail.

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So.... Added some more things because my model building world is in a bit of an arms race, I guess.

A could of tiny 1/288 scale kits from a company called Toko (My success with the Eastern Express An-26 sweetened me on these), so I added:

An-71 Madcap
An-32 Cline

I also ordered from Charlie, because he's in the same state as me, so RoG Tornado ECR and Alpha Jet kits, plus a cheapo Academy MiG-29.


And because someone on here reminded me, I picked up some Retrokits stuff for my Rafales.

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