Earlier today I posted my build thread from the Flory Models weekend turkey shoot challenge, that is can you build a full kit, from start to finish, in a weekend, starting Friday morning? I succeeded, but I admit the quality is pretty crap. In fact, at some point in the future I may strip the paint and decals off, and re-do it all. Still, here are the completed shots, together with my post, just as it appeared on Flory's.
1/48 Tamiya Dewoitine D.520.
Aries resin cockpit set,
Aries resin wheels,
Eduard canopy mask,
Quickboost resin exhaust manifolds,
Coffee used, Nescafe Gold Blend.
Hours slept since Friday, single figures.
When I first threw my hat into the ring, and entered the turkey shoot, I never really expected to manage it. I mean, both my previous two builds took over three weeks. To build a kit in three days? Crazy! But, here I am, across the finish line, with a few minutes to spare. Granted, it’s not my finest work, not by a long chalk, and how the rest of you guys turned out such fabulous builds in so short a time is amazing. But, here she is, after fit issues with aftermarket cockpits, crap decals and other stuff. I don’t think I’ll be building another kit for a couple of days, and this time I’ll take my time, and next turkey shoot I will NOT use any aftermarket stuff, and it WON’T be a Tamiya!
I’m off to bed, wake me in the new year!