This weekend, the Austin Scale Modelers’ Society is putting on its annual contest and show.
I went last year. Snagged several great kits that I still haven’t build yet. But I didn’t enter anything. At the time I was just getting back into the hobby. I’d built my P-51B and Dauntless, and I think I’d maybe moved on to the Wildcats by this point.
But I do remember looking at the entrants and thinking…next year. Then I went home, came down with a nasty stomach bug Nolan passed on to the rest of us, and missed a video shoot at Sony’s US headquarters out in San Diego.
Well, it’s next year. And I’m entering my first model contest.
I’ve waffled back and forth a bit over what to bring, but I’ve finally settled on these three:
Bf 109E-7 Trop:
Panzer III Ausf.L:
Will I win? Will I place? I doubt it – but we’ll see!
And just to wreck any chances of actually finding them, I’d love to find a Hasegawa AU-1, Dragon T-34/85, and a Trumpeter P-47N at the tables tomorrow…