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My boy’s kit : Hasegawa 1/72 Supermarine Spitfire Mk.I

And he’s done!

I just guided verbally but helped out a bit when he got stuck. The approach was to quickly finish the kit and not get bogged down by the nitty gritty details so fixing seamlines was kept to a minimum. No weathering either. This was painted with both airbrush and by hand for the details.

We’ve started on the 2nd kit as we speak. 🙂

Starting a new kit with my kid

A few weeks ago, my boy asked if he could start building some aircraft kits. Now that term break is here, we decided to crack open the Hasegawa 1/72 Spitfire Mk.I kit which looks to be a quick and easy kit to finish quickly.

Starting a new kit with my kid

Previously he tried a Zaku Warrior kit but it didn’t keep his attention so he didn’t finish it. Let’s see if his interest continues after this one.

Muhammad Ali (1942-2016)

So great he even beat Superman. Good night sir.

And don’t call me Shirley!

Leslie Nielsen has died and the world is less funny somehow. I of course, know him as Lt. Frank Drebin from the Naked Gun series. Years later, I realized he was also in Airplane! where as Dr. Rumack he uttered his most famous line:

Rumack: Can you fly this plane, and land it?
Ted Striker: Surely you can’t be serious.
Rumack: I am serious… and don’t call me Shirley.

Ahhh… classic. Good laughs too. Thanks Mr. Nielsen! Godspeed.

Irvin Kerschner (1923-2010)

OK… first Leslie Nielsen and now Irvin Kerschner. Now many don’t know him, but he was the director of arguably the best of the 6 Star Wars episodes, namely Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. He also happened to direct a guilty pleasure of mine, Robocop 2. Yes, the one with the psycho kid wielding a folding submachine gun.

As a kid, I preferred Return of the Jedi (yes even the Ewoks) but as I’ve grown older, I appreciate ESB more for being much more dramatic and not dispensing on characterization. So now it’s actually my favorite. ROTJ is now 2nd 🙂 .

Anyhow, thanx for being a part of my nerd childhood sir. Godspeed.

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