Sunday October 9, 2022
I didn’t go my LHS yesterday. Feeling under the weather I didn’t want to drive to JacHobby.
This will have to wait as well as this.
Instead I have worked on how to display the four carriers.
This is the final result.
Sorry to being late this morning. I usually programmed for 5 o’clock in the morning.
There are very little things we can control nowadays.
Something we can do though is to plan ahead.
Planning is what I have not done with my hobby mostly because I get too overly excited.
2020 year-end review
The dopamine effect kicks in whenever I see a new model kit or someone blogging about it like Plane Dave or the Inch High Guy.
Intermission – Impulse buying?
I am still waiting to give my latest build to my son and have more space to display what I have built.
The PBY Catalina will have its final resting place and be solidly glued to a frame like the four carriers once I decide on the backgrounds.
My next build will be Tamiya’s P-38 I had promised my son for Christmas two years ago…
My latest addition to my collection – Tamiya 1/48 P-38 F/G Lightning
I will spare Mike with the stats this morning.
Stats are not that important. Reminiscing is.
This is the draft display I will be working on later after I have completed the PBY Catalina.
All five aircraft carriers have been completed a few months ago. The USS Saratoga is just missing its airplanes. It will probably be displayed later when I build another model kit I have of the Saratoga.
Once that model kit is built this will be the only aircraft carrier in my unbuilt collection of model kits.
I will still have these two model kits though about remembering April 29, 1944.
But that’s another very long story…
Sunday morning shot…
Canopies were painted silver.
I was planning to add clear acrylic paint on the ship and the planes while watching CFL football in the afternoon, but I had changed my mind.
The planes are now glued with Clear Gorilla Glue.
Once everything is solidly glued I will paint everything with clear acrylic paint.
Saturday morning shots…
I had no visitors yesterday on My Forgotten Hobby V.
Using a setting solution was a prerequisite to speed up adding decals especially for the fuselage sides…
I noticed Saturday morning there were more decals to be added than I first thought. All the planes had insignias on their starboard side. I have added those to the TBD Devastators.
Then some more were added to the F4F…
As I wrote before I had set up my tablet to work on my build while watching CFL football.
Late evening I was able to finish up adding decals.
Next time painting canopies.
Friday morning shots…
Adding tiny decals is time consuming. I have twenty-four 1/700 scale planes to work on: 4 TBD Devastators, 12 SBD Dauntlesses and 8 F4F Wildcats.
I need to add 48 more decals to the fuselage and 24 to the underside.
After, canopies will be receiving a coat of silver paint. Once done, planes will get a clear coat and be glued to the flight deck.
I spend too much time on TV during summer time watching CFL football and Major League Baseball. I could have been working on my forgotten hobby during commercial breaks…
So with that in mind…
This is my new set-up.
My old Samsung tablet is now part of my workbench where I can watch Blue Jays baseball and CFL football.
Back on the workbench yesterday after a three-day vacation in Lévis, Quebec…
I didn’t do much visiting the place having to work on part of a book which needed to be urgently revised.
Yesterday was spent on filing the planes before applying the tiny decals. It took a few minutes as I had visitors…
Grandchildren who have always top priority on My Forgotten Hobby V.
After leaving in the afternoon I was able to add some tiny decals on some of the tiny planes.
My Forgotten Hobby has nothing more to report as I am on a three-day vacation…
My Forgotten Hobby is more about remembering history…