Late entry here, but its the time of the year where the family (HER family ;-) ) take a week in a cabin in the mountains. With 6 adults, 6 kids and 3 dogs I need something to keep sane. I have the last 3 years taken a kit with we. Now I had my day as a builder about 25 years ago, and I have been wanting to get into it again several times, but just dont have the time.
Last year somehting finaly hit me, I could enter the build into a campaign so I found a build that suited a campaign. I went of armor since that is what I like the best to build. But when you are sitting in a mountain cabin, with just the basic tools and paints, those last 10% of the build is a pain. all those fiddely parts that you have to paint and fit on the outside of the hull. I just lost the interest right before the finish line.
So this year I am going for a plane, no fiddely parts
Had a Thunderbolt in the stash that I could use in the ETO campaign, and a Sm.79 Sparviero that could go into this campaign, but i wanted to save them for a build with all the workings. However was going to sacrifice the Thunderbolt and drove to the LHS to buy some missing paint. Had a look at the what was on offer, and found the shelfwarmer under. That was excactely the thing I would like to do. UNFORTUNATELY, when I came home, i saw that Jeff had almost the same kit, a bit of a bummer
But what the heck I am going for it. We are leaving for the cabin tomorrow morning, and the build will be done before next Saturday. It will be strictly OOB, with just brush painting and maybe some wash (just have to find some thinner). Will update once each night until its finished.