Sprue Cutters Union #17 – Go Big or Go Home

The Combat Workshop‘s “Sprue Cutters Union” is akin to a group build, only with blog posts instead of builds. Every week, a new topic will be tossed out, and participating blogs will each write their own post on that topic.

This week’s topic:

If you had the resources, would you attempt one HUGE project?

Huge is, of course, relative. For some, my HK B-25 build probably counts. But I think Jon is talking about something above and beyond, the kind of project that eats YEARS.

Personally, I don’t think I would. Hell, I haven’t even finished the cockpit of my current project and I’m already eyeing what I’ll tackle next! The idea of spending years on something…I think I’d probably get sick of it. I mean, my longest projects have taken months – my longest build to date, my Trumpeter P-47, ate up 118 days. The thought of multiplying that by a factor of five or ten? No thanks.

Of course…where’s the fun in that kind of response?

Let’s turn this around. If money, time, space, resources etc were no object, is there one huge project that could tempt me into the effort?

Sure. Building a 1:1 replica P-47 Thunderbolt.


Where on earth would I put it? Who knows? Who cares? Resources be damned, I think this is a project that could suck me into a multi-year commitment. And hey, at 1:1, the weathering would be damn easy.

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Shayne says:

    Very true with what is the meaning of Hugh? I consider 1/12th very large….Great read i enjoyed it.

  2. Frank says:

    Cool post. I never considered the idea of 1:1 scale. And as for weathering…just leave it on the drive outside over the winter!

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