Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Do I or don't I?

This is what I've been thinking during the last couple of weeks about whether I enter the Scalefour Society's Armchair Modellers Challenge. The challenge is to build, depending on type, 4 to 6 wagons. Closing date is the weekend of the annual Scaleforum Exhibition in September. As I will need to build a few wagons during this year, one wagon a months does not sound much. In reality though, while trying to keep the build going on the layout, finish the 57xx, and wanting to start the High Level 03 chassis kit, time might be tight........This along with the fact that I will have to stay later on the Sunday than I would normally have planned, was making me think I'd give it a miss and build wagons at my own pace.....

But..... news in the last few days has made me rethink.... I may be required to help one of the exhibitors! If this turns out to be the case I will have to be at the show for the whole weekend. Bearing in mind that, apart from the RCH 7 Plank wagon, these will be the first wagons I've attempted to build for a number of years. I don't think for one minute that any entry of mine will have a chance of winning. The challenge will be another incentive to get on and build something, which I think is its main aim. Deadline for entries is the end of February. This should be enough time for me to think about which kits I could complete during, what no doubt will be, my normal erratic modelling stints over the next few months.

4 comments:

Flymo said...

Yes, without a doubt. Your last comment says it all - it's whole propose is to get people out of the "Armchair" and modelling again...

If you're really concerned for time, rattle off five quick ones from top quality kits (of the ones that you would need anyway - Parkside do a clay wagon don't they?) and then take your time over the last. Then when you have more time, go back and upgrade/replace the once that you built first. Nothing is wasted, and you have the opportunity to try other things - watch my blog in a couple of days for the sort of thing that I mean...

FWIW, I've entered, so if I can find the time...

Bob said...

Yes, you must take up the challenge as this will keep you in the P4 'loop' and give you a target for 2011. Your modelling standards warrant an entry so that others can not only see your efforts but be encouraged by them.

Bob

Yan said...

Well.... I've done it. Just need to work out what to build.

Thanks for the encouragement.

Dave Keeler said...

Good man - nothing ventured and the gain will be 5 wagons to start you off.

After all, I stuck my 'Scorpion' in for last years Chairman's Cup, built more years ago than I care to remember and won.