I’m still here, life keeps getting in the way

The last few months have been very challenging on the non modelling front.  I was looking for full time work the last half of the year and managed to get a 4-month contract, this was in addition to some seasonal work I took on to pay for a large car repair bill.  This meant 12-15 hours every day in December. Then over the holidays, I caught the current bug that is going around.  From what I’ve heard from others it takes 3 weeks to fully shake off.  I was back to work for the first time today and it will be another week or so until I even think about returning to the workbench. Hopefully, the holidays were good for you and your family. Thanks for your patience. 

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Shelf of Doom

The shelf of doom, it’s something that many modelers have, be it a shelf, a drawer or a box in the shed. For those who don’t know a shelf of doom is this is where kits that have frustrated us to the point that we need to take a break from them go. Sometimes we will return to them, other times they are never completed. I have two kits on the shelf of doom right now. One if there due to frustration, the other is due to my own stupidity. The first kit is the Airfix RNLI Lifeboat. This was the first ship kit I had done in many years. It’s a subject I like and the initial build-up went very well. Towards the end trying to fit the main cabin walls over the very detailed interior proved to be very frustrating due to fit issues I had. I know …

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