After having this kit on order for over a month then nearly another month for it to get here (thanks Australia Post) my build desk has just been cleared and made ready for this monster.
Just before Christmas I was working an old shelf queen (Hasegawa's VF-0S from the anime Macross Zero) and I dropped one of the main wheels. Long story short, 4 hours later study completely cleaned and wonderfully swept (floorboards, no actual carpet monster to fight) including moving desks, room turned upside down twice and still no wheel. I've spent less time looking for (and finding) 3mm photo-etch parts in shagpile carpeting.
Option 1: Finish kit with wheels up or 2: Buy some moulding and casting material. I'm going with option 2 and trying a newish item on the scene called Oyumaru.
Oyumaru is a reusable thermo-plastic like material. The reusable part here is the handy bit. While it may not be as useful as silicone for moulds of very fine detail, its great if you just want to make one or two casts of some equipment or say an ammo box and then reuse your Oyumaru for another project. I'll include a post in the coming weeks with photo's on its use.
Review for MENG's T-72B3 is now up in the In Box Reviews, with another couple of In Box Reviews in the next day or two.
After much discussion with my partner a decision, that for better or worse has been made that means much more action and a few changes will be happening here. The decision? Since modelling is more than just hobby and therapy to me why not try and make it more, i.e. make it an income. As such I have been planning a few magazine articles to submit and will be starting a patreon page in the near future plus I have been looking at a few other options as well for the future. Todays meme, isn't a meme, it's a small comic by Bill Watterson (Calvin and Hobbes) originally done for a Tumblr page "Zen Pencils", I happened across it right around the time I made this decision. The Universe telling me something?