What a wild ride!
Here we are at the start of 2021 and we have hit an incredible milestone on this blog and YouTube channel…we have hit 30,000 subscriptions on YouTube! There was incredible growth on the channel in 2020 and to start of 2021 with this milestone, I really can’t thank you enough! It is all a result of your support in following along on these misguided adventures and I think you dearly! The RC community is such a wonderful group of folks, I liken it to having a large extended family.
So, a big milestone should have a big giveaway and as a thank you, in conjunction with Legend Hobby, we are giving away a new in box SEAGULL MODELS CURTISS P-40N WARHAWK 33cc-50cc 80″ with scale electric rotating retracts! The model features an 80″ wingspan and can be powered with a 33cc-55cc gas engine or electric power system. It comes in scale green covering and is ready for markings to be applied be it the kit supplied markings or full custom set.
HOW TO ENTER
Please use the form below to enter. The contest starts today and ends at 7:30 PM April 5. The winner will be announced on my YouTube channel on 9:45am Tuesday April 6 It is completely free to enter and there are multiple ways to enter as well…More entries means more chances to win! Also, a customized link is provided to send to your friends that provides even more entries if they enter using that link. So, good luck to all of you and thank you for entering! A huge thank you to Legend Hobby for this amazing donation. Be sure to check out their website and Facebook page for more info on the kit and to see the great assortment of models that they offer.
WHAT’S ON THE BENCH?
In terms of what’s currently on the bench, I’ve been working away on a new Freewing F-14 Tomcat doing a full refinish on the airframe. This is something I’ve been wanting to do for a long time and that I actually started some time ago. It’s nice to get back at it and finally get her finished up! I have a whole series planned on the refinish, so be on the lookout there. Currently, she’s sitting in primer awaiting paint.
One of my big goals for 2021 is to get a new competition scale model built and so following completion of the F-14, I plan to transition onto that. The subject model is a 1/6 scale FJ-4 Fury and is the second prototype for a potential kit from my folks (jethangar.com) that has been in development by a friend of mine and my dad. If you’re unfamiliar with the FJ-4 Fury, it was the final evolution of the Navy/Marine’s Fury series of aircraft. While the airplane featured a similar layout to its predecessors, it was very much a new design and had a significantly larger wing and tails, deeper fuselage, more powerful engine and significantly more fuel capacity. This is a project that has been a long time coming and I can’t wait to finally start it! I have most everything to get started now and the intention will be to do a full series showing all of the steps along the way through completion.
So, there’s lots in the works and that’s not to mention the reviews that will be happening as well. I’m hoping that 2021 will be a good building year! 🙂