I have been going from one kit box to another to figure out what I want to do. I do hate being idle but with all the irons I have in the fire I shouldn't have that problem. What I am doing is this; I get bored with a build then I go back to one that I have on the shelf. I'll build on it a while then on to another. I try not to open another new kit until I have finished a shelf queen. In this case I have two of the Special Hobby Tempest Mk Vs. One is the high tech and the other is the basic kit. This one I started a few months back, around last November, and I just lost interest in it. I bought the barracuda resin cowl set that contains the cowl and four bladed prop and spinner with the gauge for getting the prop blades on right.
I guess the most challenging part to the build is the pit,for me at least, because it is still some what a limited run kit. Personally I don't have a good record finishing limited run stuff and that is because I get frustrated with the kit and usually wind up giving it away. The wing and wheel well assemblies are a bit of a work out in their own right but I had then in their places in short order. As far as the new Barracuda cowl goes, it is a real nice piece of resin and fits the fuse pretty well. The radiator had to be reshaped quite a bit to fit snugly but after all was said and done I got a good feeling that this will be one nice kit when done.
Once the canopy goes on then there wont be too much to see in there.
The kit had nice instructions and the high tech kit has ALL of the goodies including a very nicely detailed Napier Sabre engine. I may just have to get started on that one after Christmas some time.