Tuesday, November 25, 2008

The Battle of the Barristers

Take two lawyer-modeler-bloggers, take two Academy F-8 Crusaders, a fixed due date of the IPMS/USA 2009 Nationals, and lots of trash talk...and what do you get? Well, we will find out. Recently I noticed David Knights mention he was interested in building an Academy F-8 Crusader. I too had been eyeing my Crusader. Somehow a challenge was issued, and now we have a Battle of the Barristers. The goal is to have both FINISHED Crusaders at the Nationals in Columbus. Somehow a winner will be picked and a Barrister Cup will be awarded. (David thinks such cup will be a trophy equal to Lord Stanley's Cup. Ok David, if that is the case, I can't wait to see you skate around a hockey rink with the Barrister Cup raised over you head...well if you win...) I hear David is doing some Yankee "Mig Killer." But being an aeronautical purist, I'm going to build a F-8 with much more savoir faire and a little je ne sai quois.

I started the kit Saturday night at our DSS meeting in Cleveland. I didn't get much done, but some of the parts have been removed from the sprues. It sure looks like a nice kit. I have the Eduard Zoom set, but I'm feeling this one might be out of the box. David and I are going to try to do weekly updates on our blogs, so watch this space. I'm sure come August we will both be down to the wire to finish our F-8s...

2 comments:

knights said...

As far as the cup goes, WHEN I win, I will throw an octopus onto the floor of the display area at the NATS. Can't get more hockey than that!

knights said...

BTw, Bates. I posted photographic proof I started the kit. Where is your photo, huh? :)