What building Spitfires does to my head...

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  1. conkerking

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    I have been engaged in a scientific study of my frame of mind along the various stages of building a 1/72 Spit, which is, bear in mind, supposed to be fun...

    Where 10 = "happy as Larry" and 0 = "lost the will to live":

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    1 box arrives from Hannants/ebay/elsewhere! Hurray! Ooh, look at the pretty decals... 8)
    2 sits in stash [unspecified period of time]
    3 right then, off we go, wash kit and all that preparation palaver
    4 paint cockpit bits... this is a bit fiddly
    5 assemble cockpit bits... three attempts to make them stick together
    6 glue fuselage/wings.... now it's looking like a 'plane!
    7 fill and sand
    8 more fill and sand
    9 canopy... I hate canopies...
    10 spray on primer - now looking even more like a 'plane!
    11 masking and painting
    12 snap the radio mast off
    13 more masking and painting
    14 snap the b*st*rd radio mast off, again :evil:
    15 varnish
    16 big decals
    17 stencils - bleeding stencils. Why do I bother? :rolleyes:
    18 undercarriage... aaaargh, fiddly! I hate undercarriages!
    19 snap sodding pitot tube off
    20 final varnish
    21 finished! looks OK! hurray!
    22 not looking too shabby in the cabinet! :D [unspecified period of time]
    23 several weeks later, notice a minor authenticity error of absolutely no consequence to anybody, fall into a black despair, take it out on the kids and the dogs and be completely impossible to be around for at least three weeks :cry:

    Like I said, supposed to be fun... :lol:
     
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    So build a 109 instead! 8)
     
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    Or go to Alaska for finding gold. ;) Fishing is a good solution as well. :lol:
     
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