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On the Bench – Week 40, 2014

Following up on last week’s WIP – interrupted, I made some progress on the M916. Not as much as I would have wanted, but with designing new products for the shop (yes, that’s right, it’s opened!), finishing a quick build (ish) and sanding away on Eduard’s P-38 Pacific Lightning, time was in short supply.

Nonetheless, the cabin is finished. The kit’s instructions are good enough – and what would a resin kit be without a bit of guesswork anyway? Some wires and levers were added to the dashboard, the gauges filled with Kristal Klear (still wet in the pictures, hence the white sheen), the whole lot painted with Tamiya XF-65 “Field Gray”, which I find is a fair match for weathered Forest Green. The seats were painted with Life Color OD 319 and OD Light Mustard.

Oh, and I started the weathering process on the tires. With eleven of them to go, I thought it best to start rather sooner than later…

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WIP, interrupted

How many half-built kits do you have? What’s the oldest of your shelf queens? And why do you have to confront yourself with such inconvenient questions?

Maybe the last one is the easiest to answer. I like to have a clear view on things. I like to know what lies ahead of me, and I somehow even like to plan my next steps. Do I hear shouts of “OCD!”? Anyone? Go ahead, I don’t mind. Fact is, I don’t like to leave things unfinished.

Sooo… I decided to introduce a new segment to this blog of mine. And thou shalt call it “WIP, interrupted”. Plan is (of course, I have a plan. Silly me.) to dig up my dearest shelf queens, blow the dust off and achieve some progress on them – maybe even finish them! Who knows…

To start things off, here’s where I am with Minimanfactory’s M916 Light Equipment Tractor. Beautiful kit, has been stashed away for almost two years now.

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And by the way: The answers to the other questions are of course “don’t ask” and “no idea, but I’m sure I payed for it in a currency that no longer exists”.