Saturday, January 24, 2015

When they are gone, they are gone

Z model, one of the few shops that sells detail up parts for 1/43 cars, is closing their doors. I did not know about that until I saw 67GT-san's post. It's been difficult for me in US to get Z model products. Their web shop only cater to domestic Japan customers. Then late last year, I figured out that 2 large model car shops (Raccoon and Romu) take international orders, and they both carry Z model products. I thought my problem was solved, I can order through Raccoon or Romu. Who knows Z model decided to close down their business. Sigh... When this stash are used, there will be no replacement. Now, where can I get the seat belt kits?

Monday, January 12, 2015

Winter Break Continues

My vacation has ended and I am back to work. However my break from the workbench will not end for at least 1 more month. I lost last weekend to company meeting in Florida. I am not complaining about it especially when the temperature in Chicago last week did not go above 10°F. And because of work, I probably will not have any chance to sit in front of my workbench in the next 5 weeks. :(

Anyway, got these from the postman last week, which gave me a little bit of warmth in this brutal winter.

One for Lewis and the other Nico!

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Looking back, looking forward

2015 is here already. So, it is time to do a review and start planning.

I only managed to finish 2 builds in 2014: Leyton House CG901 (1/43), and the Porsche 911 GT1 (1/87). And I started both of them back in 2013. Currently there are 5 work in progress. The 2 still active are the 2007 Williams FW29 and the freshly started 1992 Lotus 107. The 3 packed away are the McLaren M8, and two Nissan Skyline GT-R LM. Given all the things happened in 2014, I can only be glad that I still managed to finish those 2.

This year my first priority is to finish the Williams FW29 and the Lotus 107 that I have started. Then what? I am not too sure. There are just too many kits that I want to build. With my attention deficit disorder, whatever I decide now would probably get changed later. On top of that, I don't even have a clue whether I will be able to finish the 2 on hand.

Wish everyone a prosperous 2015!