Will I find the time?

Time is the essence when building models kits.

I have been very busy since last January transcribing interviews for an author who is writing a book about a baseball player. I have logged in more than 300 hours since January which explains why I have left the USS Enterprise somewhat neglected.

I was not expecting this, and if I had I would not have bought that many model kits.

Since February I have been able to paint the planes and add decals on the port wings realizing it was somewhat time consuming. I still have to add the decals on the sides of the fuselage, but in order to do so I will have to file the sides because the decals will not conform properly.

This means repainting the sides again.

Will I find the time?

Probably at the end of March when the transcriptions will be done. Until then, spring will be around and the baseball season will open.

Play ball!

F4U-2 Corsair

Richard Harmer is about to be launched from USS Enterprise CV-6.

I had colorised this photo shared by his son Tom Harmer on my other blog which pays homage to VF(N)-101 which I knew nothing about when I was a 10 year-old kid back in 1958 standing in front of a men’s store display full of model kits. There were no Corsairs nor any model ships.

Since 1958 my passion for aviation has never stopped growing.

This morning I glued the last 20mm guns, and I have set aside my model kit of CV-6. There is still a few touch-ups with Measure 21.

In the mailbox there was this…

The box was a little crumbled, but not because of the packaging which was 5 stars. I now have all the Tamiya’s WWII US aircraft carriers in 1/700 scale.

My eyesight just can’t wait.