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Aye, so last time I wrote one of these was over a year ago... I'm still here and I still read any comments etc... that come through here, sometimes I might not get round to replying to them and then they get forgotten until a few weeks/months down the line.

So yeah, what's happened over the past year...

Interest in the show has waned to more or less zilch, mostly due to day-to-day distractions such as work etc... Enough to more or less keep me occupied and as a consequence away from the fandom. No problems or anything, but maybe I come round again in the summer or something.

Re-discovered my passion for model making, been quite a few years since I had built a model aircraft. The difference this time is that I have a stable income to actually support it kit/paint/equipment-wise. What has been posted is all the new ones I have built since getting back into the hobby and I have a load lines up and waiting to be built:

Airfix 1:72 Fairy Swordfish
Airfix 1:72 Hawker Sea Hurricane MkXII
Airfix 1:48 Hawker Hurricane MkI

Eduard 1:48 Bf110-G4 'Weekend Edition'
Eduard 1:48  Lavochkin La-5FN Limited Edition Series

The Bf110-G4 is a kinda special one for me... After a lot of digging and research on my Great Uncle who was killed during World War 2, I managed to discover the man who claimed the kill and the legitimate records towards that. My great uncle was a crew member in a Vickers Wellington MkX and was shot down and killed over Budapest in 1944 with one survivor. I've had great difficulty trying to find a decently priced Wellington MkX kit, but during my digging I managed to find out about the pilot that shot him down. His name was 
Wilhelm Johnen, a night fighter ace.

So I thought I'd try and get both of the kits and paint them/decal them to what they were when both Wilhelm and my Uncle were flying. There was also a book that I bought written by Wilhelm after the war called "Duel Under the Stars" which is a fantastic first hand account of the night fighting from the Luftwaffe/Wilhelms point of view and their opinions/feelings when they went up to hunt British bombers... I'd highly recommend the book.

So that has basically kept me occupied for the time being... Models and finding out a ton about both my great uncle and the man that shot him down... It's interesting

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Not much of an artist... But it's fun while I'm at it. Usually I have a decent idea, but can never get the final product to look like what I had envisioned... And I find it hard to please myself or be happy with my final products as I know where all of the flaws are... So usually I just end up discarding most of my work.

Whatever I do post though, I usually don't like as I know and can see each flaw haha

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DrChrisman Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hello:)
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Hawk3rAJ Jan 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello there :D
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DrChrisman Jan 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
long time no see:)
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Hawk3rAJ Jan 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It has been a long time... A long time since I've drawn anything too haha
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Rainspeak Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the fave, bud!
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Hawk3rAJ Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem, you're welcome! :D
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frostbitepotter99 Apr 21, 2013  Student Artist
HAPPY B-DAY!
watch these: [link]
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Hawk3rAJ Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, Those videos are surprisingly very good
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frostbitepotter99 Apr 22, 2013  Student Artist
anytime! I'm happy that u did!
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thesnoiper Apr 21, 2013  Student Writer
Happy birthday X3
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