Thursday, October 1, 2009

The October Hunter Challenge

As many of you may have noticed I have yet to finish a model in 2009, after a 0 for 2008 run. I had mentioned to a friend that Tamiya was doing a new and expensive 1/32 scale Spitfire IX and an offer was made to buy me one for Christmas if I somehow finished something for the IPMS Cincinnati show on October 31, 2009. Since that is an offer too good to refuse I started weighing my options. I have a few mostly done projects that I have lost interest in, so while they only need a little work to get them on the shelf, I'm not sure I want to finish them right now. Then it was announced at the UAFM Forum that the next group build would be a "build the same kit" build using the Revell 1/72 Hawker Hunter. Ohhh, I've wanted to build a Hunter all year and just never got around to starting one... And it is a really nice kit... And I am a sucker for a group build...even if I never finish them... And the deadline was October 31, 2009... And the start date was October 1, 2009... It was fate I tell you! So I decided to undertake the October Hunter Challenge. I will attempt to put up a post every day on the blog both to update everyone on my progress and to force myself to make progress. I plan to build Hunter F.2 WN891 as operated by the WEE Flight of CEPE at Namao, Canada in the mid 1950s. Aeroclub will help out with the conversion. I think the overall High Speed Silver will look really slick on the sleek lines of the Hunter and will be a nice change from the usual RAF style camouflage. I can just picture the finished model in my mind...

I only foresee one major problem. How am I going to actually finish a model in a month? Wish me luck!

4 comments:

dsg said...

So, would it be moral support or undue pressure if I were to join you with an FR.10 from 2 Sqn or 79 Sqn RAFG?

knights said...

You can do it!!! If I can finish a model, anyone can.

Migrant said...

It's a lovely kit Jim, you'll be able to finish it in a month with time to spare. Did your wife say you actually have to paint it to qualify for the big Spit..?

Mark Munzel said...

Uh, Jim, it's the 6th ... we're still waiting for the first daily update ....

Or have you realized that blogging takes up time you could spend instead on sniffing glue, covering your fingers in paint, and perhaps, at long last, finishing a kit? ;)