Hello everyone, it's been a while hasn't it?
I took a long time off visiting LSP for a number of reasons - work took off and I ended up working upwards of 50 hours a week, and then the girlfriend and I went and bought a house. So now that we're settled amongst the landed gentry of swingin' East York, I've also started hacking a 90 year-old house to pieces. I'm also off work for a bit these days, so I do have time to hit the hobby room for about an hour every day before getting at the renos.
Oh yes - I did say hobby room! It's not Q's workshop by any means, but it's light years ahead of the TV trays I was building off before this. It does wonders for being able to keep up your momentum when you can just leave a project sitting on the bench as-is and return to it later that day or the next day and pick up right where you left off. It also quickly starts looking like this, though:
Scavenger hunt time: you should be able to see my Roland in there...
So anyway: it's not a large-scale airplane, but I hope this will get me re-acquainted with everybody and in the thick of it once again. For some reason I've acquired about 6 DML Tiger I kits, which is strange because I don't even really like Tigers that much (give me a Panther G any day of the week and twice on Sundays!) But here we are, DML's kit #6820, their rendition of Tiger '131' currently at Bovington.
Actually this build would check a vehicle deployed to Africa painted in an RAL 7008/8000 scheme off my 'to do' list (not counting a Pz.IVG deployed to Southern Russia in 7008/8000 with a disruptive dunkelgrau overspray on the same list...) but instead of 1 Kompanie, schwere Panzer Abteilung 504 which was sent to Tunisia, I'll do the 2 Kompanie, which was left behind in Sicily and subordinated to Pz.Abt. 215.
Shout out to the good people at the Tiger Im Focus forum where I've been reading up on 2./504 in Sicily, and of course David Byrden's website for providing info on some of the more esoteric details of this build.
The build's already in progress, so the first update will be coming pretty quickly...
Edited by The1971Show, 08 June 2016 - 02:12 AM.