Kicking Off the New Year With a Crocodile!
My local hobby shop is about a forty minute drive from my house. While the term local may be a bit of a stretch, it is certainly well worth the drive when I can make it out there. They have a wide selection of kits that I could literally spend hours looking through, trying to decide which will be the lucky one to come home with me. However, trips to AAA Hobbies are few and far between, so I supplement my addiction with trips to a more travel-friendly location - Michael's Arts and Crafts.
While not the best store to go model hunting, it does actually have models, which is more than I can say for stores like Target and Walmart. Moreover, they are affordable especially when coupled with a forty percent off coupon that comes in the mail once a week. This is why, if you've ever seen my stash, you'll understand why I have so many blasted Revell boxes.
Any way, several years ago I purchased Revell's 1/48 Mi-24 Hind with said coupon and it has been waiting patiently in my stockpile since then. What its been waiting for, I'm not sure. I also can't tell you why I purchased it in the first place - its ugly, and big. Never the less, apparently the right time has cropped up and its found its fugly lookin' mug on my workbench. It now has the honorable distinction of being the first build of 2014...