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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Airfix 1/48 Sea Hurricane Mk.IB

Since being taken over by Hornby, Airfix has been retooling many of its kits.  One of these was the classic 1/48 Hurricane Mk.1  I built one of these several years ago and although it builds up quite well, you can tell the mold is from 1979.  In 2015 Airfix retooled the Mk1, into a universally well-received kit. The kit contained parts giving a clue to what Airfix was planning with the mold, namely a tropical version and a Sea Hurricane version. The tropical version came out in 2016 and in 2017 it’s the sea version’s turn to shine.  The box comes quite well packed and starts with some great box art. Thanks to Broughdale Hobbies for ordering one in for me.

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