Day 28 was a day of “remembering” the past. Remembering why I have been doing all this since December 2013…writing about a forgotten hobby.
It was written in the stars back in 1958 that I would start writing about my forgotten hobby in December 2013. I was then remembering the movie Air Force I saw as a kid, and I had started following Amateur Airplanes’ blog.
Amateur Airplanes was building 1/72 scale model airplane kits and his collection of what he was building, as well as his stash, was impressive.
I was learning a lot from him even the word “stash” which I had in the basement but did not know how it was called.
Not my stash but I wish it was…
So this is how I started remembering in December 2013 that I had a
stash collection of unbuilt model kits in my basement, and also remembering all those model airplanes I had built starting in 1958.
The first one was Lindberg F-86.
Lindberg F-86 was state of the art back then. It was not perfect by any means but I did not know that in 1958.
Moving fast forward to 2020, this is my work in progress…
I remembered I had to glue these last parts to complete the landing gear assembly before I start painting. I had procrastinated long enough and for good reasons.
Tweezers were quite helpful and I had my hands full which is why I took no pictures showing the tweezers.
Next I moved to install these panels on the engine nacelles.
And then there was checking on this.
Solid as a rock!
The side window was causing the problem with the fit. It was not glued tight leaving a bulge.
With so many parts in that model kit, each part has to fit perfectly so all the others will fit just right.
There is still a gap but I will fill it with Testors clear glue.
The other side looks fine with a small gap.
The model will be ready for the next step tomorrow when all the engines panels will be added as well as the landing gear doors.
I dry fitted some parts here to get a feeling of what it will look like before I start using my airbrush in a few days.
So why I have been doing all this since December 2013…? I am still looking for the answer, but it might be hidden here.