I have started my two new builds with the usual delaying factor. Time. My biggest complaint and enemy with this hobby is time. Last weekend saw the start of Hasegawa’s 1/72 scale Lightning F Mk.6 along with Fujimi’s MiG-29 Fulcrum. Monday came and the entire project stalled. I have started new hours at work and I cannot get adjusted to them. For the past nine years, I have been on shiftwork. For all who have worked these odd shifts, you realize how hard it is to adjust your everyday patterns. Circumstances have changed in my department leaving a Monday through Friday, 10am-6pm shift available. Luckily enough, I am the senior man and I grabbed the opportunity. Normally I would be up late working on my builds while everyone is sleeping. Now, I am far too sleepy to stay up past 9:00pm. Granted, it has only been a week so I am not too concerned about the adjustment. The benefits of seeing my wife and kids everyday absolutely outweigh the “getting used to it” process.
While certainly not as far as I would like to be, I do have the cockpits finished and the fuselage halves together on both respective builds. I was able to get both airplanes sanded this morning and the first coat of filler on. Hopefully tonight I can get them sanded down and primed, but I won’t get my hopes up. Now that I finally have the weekends off, I’ll just have to engage in some monster build sessions.