Joltin' Joe has left and gone away?
I missed doing any posts last month, first time in a few years I think, but I have a good excuse: I moved.
In the new place I set up a medium-sized room devoted to just building small things--I am not done setting up my "workroom" yet, but a table is already in place for model making.
The big improvements are improved natural light and a lot more storage space for parts, paint, tools, glues etc etc etc. These were both serious issues in the old space. Am I getting too involved in building silly little toys? Perhaps!
To shake out the new room, instead of continuing to work on some of the "serious" projects I started before packing everything up, I decided to build something box stock in like 1-2 days. So I bought this 40 Ford Coupe at the local hobby shop, knowing zero about it. Turns out this is a really nice kit!
OK, I guess I will never be able to build a kit in 1-2 days. Especially in the process of moving every other thing I own. This 40 Ford Monogram kit has "modern tooling"! Beautiful casting, great detail, great fit, very little need for parts cleanup. The frame/front suspension is pretty complex and just taking that off the sprues and gluing it up took maybe 2 hours.
But overall, it's going faster because I can find things quickly! So--the question is the same as it ever was! I have more space, but do I have more time?
OK!!! more to come soon.....
Monday, April 15, 2013
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