Okay, “NOT” on the Bench…


The past week or so have brought some unexpected changes to the bench lineup.

First, the Airfix Messerschmitt Bf 109E-3. Back in the stash. I can’t explain why, but my interest in building a 1/48 109 just completely dried up right before I was about to break into the kit. Better to set it aside and turn my attention back to it when the bug bites again.

Second, alas, is the Tamiya Ki-84 Hayate. The build was actually going along at a cracking pace…cockpit done, fuselage sewn up…when I realized I’d glued the gun deck in backward.

Oops. And double-oops, since I attacked the part with copious amounts of Tenax from inside the fuselage. The part is welded in to a ridiculous degree, and a few halting attempts to cut it free very quickly demonstrated that it was a surgery that would kill the patient.

So for now…I’m salvaging the excellent Ultracast seat and consigning the shell to paint mule.

Two replacements are kicking off – Hasegawa’s 1/48 Kawanishi N1K1-Ja Shiden (“George”) and Revell’s new PV-1 Ventura. If you follow Doogs’ Models on Facebook, you’ve already seen the test fit. Stay tuned for actual kickoffs soon!

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