This has certainly been my longest “break” since I re-entered the hobby. It’s unfamiliar territory and I feel like I am in recovery mode. The time away has been a good recharge for me. It felt like the only progress that was being accomplished was becoming burdensome in the fight. So I felt it necessary to step away for a bit. In reality, I thought I would take a week or two and be right back. Well here we are…over a month later and I very carefully resumed the four builds that were started back in May.
This will be a new challenge for me. Slowly and patiently, I plan to resume building the Stuka, Spitfire, Babs, and Avenger. I am not sure how I will approach them yet so I chose an easy task to start in masking the underside of the Spitfire this afternoon. Success! Yay me! I also applied one last application of flat white to the underside of the Avenger. I would like to try and get that masked off tomorrow but I won’t start setting goals just yet.
The Babs is ready to resume final paint. I will likely group it with the Avenger and Spitfire to make one big paint party. First things first though. I need to clean my airbrush. It was giving me problems the last time around and after a month of sitting in limbo, I’m sure it’s nice and grimy. It’ll get a good soak in thinner tomorrow.
The Stuka never made it to paint and I honestly don’t think it will until the other three are completed. There are a few odds and ends that need to be addressed before I can start paint anyway so I will work on those aspects for the time being. Anything is possible so I won’t exactly count the Stuka out. I’m just trying to stay realistic.
It’s strange to be in this situation after so many months of building. It was a good break that I absolutely needed. Everything seems foreign to me now which is scary. My routine is abolished and ready to form a new one. I am glad to finally be back in the game again.