My name is Richie and I love the smell of burnt kerosene.
Having spent many hours viewing the absolute masterpieces on this site and trying to hoover up as much inspiration as I can, I’ve decided to take the plunge and commit my effort to the wider community in an attempt to improve my game. As way of background I suffer from:
a - an over-ambitious build programme that would require the invention of time travel to complete my collection.
b - a lack of resistance to nice new shiny decals (that adds to the first issue).
c - an inability to recognise that OOB is just fine in most cases.
d - the view that 50 Shades of Grey is the epitome of panel weathering.
e - a lack of sufficient minutes in the day to fit everything in (work, family, plastic fettling etc)
I am also an Optimistic 80%er. By that I mean I will endeavour to add detail/changes when it makes a noticeable difference but lack of skills / patience may ultimately limit my AMS ambition to a level of ‘Good Enough’.
And so to the challenge, a 1/32 Revell F-4E.
This is going to be only my 2nd 1/32 effort, the first being a Revell Hawk T1, but my first on-line build. Not entirely sure of the markings yet but it will probably be an early USAFE bird in Vietnam c/s. True to form I have acquired more aftermarket stuff than I really need including:
- GT Resin Intakes and Exhausts
- SH replacement nose
- CE Aim 9J/P
- Legend F-4E Cockpit
- Eduard PE
- Master Details Pilot figure
- Master Pitot Probes
As if first night nerves wasn't enough, it will also be the first time I have used a lot of this stuff and just to make it more interesting I’m going to put her in flight and light her up. This may get ugly. For those who like their builds quick and dirty, sorry but this is going to be a slow burn (but probably dirty!). Very happy for comments, suggestions, advice etc but don’t be offended if I do something different or not quite true to life, as they say art is in the eye of the beholder. Oh, and as a cautionary tale to others I will also be keeping an catalogue of errors of all the mistakes I make. Lets hope it stays in double figures!
Edited by RichieB, 24 July 2017 - 09:30 PM.