And by guys, I mean both men, women, and assorted other genders. All are welcome here. We have a "don't ask, don't tell, don't care as long as you buy something" policy here at BarracudaCals. Enough nonsense... for now.
BarracudaCals will be releasing 3 new decal sheets later next week. More new sheets are ready to go to the printer, and a backlog of new sheets is growing by the week. When I started working on ideas for BarracudaCals about a year ago, my primary concern was that I would run out of schemes to do. In the meantime, I have come across so many subjects that are crying out to be done, that I still find it hard to believe.
BarracudaCals will be in attendance at the IPMS USA National Convention this August in Columbus, Ohio. There will be some new decals launched at the show. I have some other surprises in store as well. This is a great show, and if you have never attended, I highly recommend that you give it a shot. It is an impressive spectacle. Over 2,000 built models in one room. Hundreds of Vendor tables, with a huge variety of goods to drain your bank account, are begging to be perused.
Best of all are the attendees. The hall will be overrun with people from all over who share the same passion as you. I look forward to attending each year, as I get to see many friends I have known for years. I also enjoy talking with customers new and old. I am always interested to hear what people have to say about BarracudaCals or even the hobby in general.
Now, I will be signing off. I am going to finish masking the wing stripes off on my 1/72 Hasegawa Spit HF VII. It will be finished in the Operation Starkey markings from the BarracudaCals Spitfire IX Series Part 1 sheet. I have decided (as painful as it may be) to show it with the upper wing roundels overpainted by the temporary wing bands. While not as pretty this way, it seems to me that for this very short lived Operation, they would have not bothered to carefully paint around the upperwing roundels. Of course, whatever I decide; after the model is finished, a photo will surface showing that what I had chosen was wrong. Isn't that what usually happens?
I will post pictures up of this project tomorrow. I hope to have it in the decalling stages by the weekend. Keep your fingers crossed!