I've started the first of the build blogs. First off is the Hasegawa F-111G to be built as a fictitious 'What if' South African Air Force F-111SA with an asymmetrical weapons load of 2 Taurus Cruise missiles and drop tank and IRIS-T air to air missile.
Friday, July 16, 2010
Thanks to some friendly advice I have changed the side profile of my first Japanese Phantom, eliminating the Godzilla name for the more accurate Gojira in katakana. It was also pointed out to me that the FGR.2 Phantom was in fact designed for land based use and that the FGR.1 was the Navalised version. I have decided then to name this version, and the Canadian, Australian and French Phantoms to come, FGR.3 Phantoms as they would be not only Navalised versions but would also have been heavily modified to enable them to take on the "Wild Weasel" SEAD role as well as be able to handle anti-ship missiles and laser guided munitions etc.
Saturday, July 10, 2010
Wow, it's been a while since my last post!
When I started this blog I spoke about life and its ups and downs. Well, things have changed once again. I have decided to step down from my supermarket managerial job and go back to being a Nightfiller (the minions that re-stock the shelves over night and make the store look all neat and presentable for you shoppers the next morning). For me and my family it means my income will be halved and we'll be dependent on Government financial support (Centerlink here in Australia) to help out with rent assistance etc.
Why did I step down? Bottom line, I was spending more time at work than with my wife and kids for very very little financial gain. I wasn't enjoying life at all. For those of you who have a creative mind you may appreciate that living in a "work, sleep, work, sleep, work, sleep" environment kills all creativity dead, as does non stop stress, and that is what was happening to me. Now, a week after I stepped down things are slowly coming back, my creative side that is. I've actually started modelling again, something that I haven't had time for in months.
So, hopefully now I'll have a little more time to model and create side profiles and stories!