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A look at Rocket Punch in 2023

Oof… nothing went right for me in 2023.

Things started well enough though and I was on track to finish a few kits by the first quarter. Then everything went down hill from there.

To summarize:

  1. my myopia went up from -600 to -800 power in my right eye in early 2020
  2. it then went up further to -1250 in early 2023
  3. further checks reveal that it’s due to cataracts so I had cataracts surgery In March
  4. all was well until May when the retina in my right eye tore which necessitated a vitrectomy surgery
  5. recovery was slow on this one and I wasn’t cleared for all normal activities until end of September
  6. then work and family commitments blew away October and in November there was a major illness in the family which went into December and basically made me uninterested in the hobby

All this is to say that I only finished one kit for 2023.

I do have a many in the queue in various stages of finishing though:

  1. Hasegawa 1/72 VF-1S Valkyrie
  2. TakaraTomy 1/72 Zoids Storch
  3. Hobbyboss 1/72 Rafale C
  4. Academy 1/72 F-18E ‘Top Gun Maverick’
  5. Bandai HGUC RGM-79G GM Command
  6. Hasegawa 1/48 Hawker Hurricane
  7. Hasegawa 1/72 F-15E Strike Eagle
  8. Hasegawa 1/72 F-16C Viper Blk 30
  9. Academy 1/144 B-58 Hustler
  10. ICM 1/72 Mig-29 ‘Macross Zero’
  11. Hasegawa 1/72 F-2A Viper Zero

Realistically, I could have probably finished 10 kits this year if I hadn’t had the eye problem but oh well, I can only hope that 2024 will be smoother going.

Anyway lets see how the site itself did:

So that’s it, Rocket Punch in 2023. It wasn’t great at all but well, things can only get better. 😀

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