3 x 4
Making plans for 2021, Part 1

Inspired by Plastic Model Mojo Episode 28, here’s the first half of some “plans” I’m working on for 2021, the builds. Listen to the episode here.

3 x 4
Making plans for 2021, Part 1

Inspired by Plastic Model Mojo Episode 28, here’s the first half of some “plans” I’m working on for 2021, the builds. Listen to the episode here.

Projects / 3 builds in my scale and genre

A distinctly Canadian flavour for 2 of the 3 projects in my preferred scale/genre.
 
First up, a Royal Canadian Air Force CC-130H Hercules from 8 Wing in Trenton, Ontario. CFB Trenton sits just over an hour from my home and in the 80’s and 90’s was home to bi-annual airshows I attended often, and at which the Herc was a regular fixture of both static and aerial demonstrations. To this day, Hercules cross the skis over my home on missions and maneuvers. The  release of the new Zvezda kit finally makes this project a viable option without having to tangle the 40 year-old  Italeri kit. 
 
Build two is something of a celebratory project. James “Stocky” Edwards, one of Canada’s leading aces of WWII celebrates his 100th birthday in 2021. Edwards had an extensive and distinguished flying career, most notably in Kittyhawks and Spitfires, and it will be one of these that forms the basis of the project. The (relatively) recent discovery of a Kittyhawk in the Sahara was in fact one Edward’s aircraft, though flown in this case by different pilot when lost.
 
Third up, Fine Molds F-4EJ Kai. When Fine Molds kicked off their F-4 series late last year, I was really excited to see a new, well-detailed Phantom kit in circulation. With the recent announcement of the offshore blue camouflage version Kai in the offshore blue scheme, I’ve phound the Phantom I’ve been waiting  phor!

Projects / 3 builds outside my scale and genre

Like David Knights at PMM, when Das Werk announced their S-9 U-boat submarine in 1/72 scale, I was on board from the outset. And like David, I’m thinking this will likely be Q3/Q4 build once some aftermarket starts to filter out.
 
Projects 2 and 3 indulges a soft spot for softskins with a double build of 1/72 and 1/35 M1240 MRAPs from Galaxy Hobby and Rye Field Model. The Galaxy kit is fantastically moulds, rivalling 1/48 or 1/35 kits in some of it’s detail. To take it notch further, I’m including each details from  Tetra Modelworks’, a brass Browning H2 .50 calibre, and a few more bits from Flyhawk. The big brother gets a few extras as well, including resin wheels from DEF Model, and of course, plenty of CARC paint!

That’s the easy part done. Next up, plans for improvement and for activities beyond the bench.

Give Episode 28 a listen for yourself, and let me and/or the boys at PMM known what your plans are for 2021 in the comments below!

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