This date looks nice for some reason.
So as you might have noticed, I was abroad for some time. Me and my dad set out to York, to collect references for my thesis - architecture of York Minster. It is easily the most impressive building I have seen - not only is it monumental, but the amount of Gothic details on it is amazing. I kinda noticed I became somewhat sensitive to that kind of stuff since I started making models. Of course we didn't see everything, because the east nave and the Great East Window are undergoing renovation, but I am more than satisfied with the trip. If you are a fan of Gothic style, York Minster is a must-see for you.
We also visited other York sight's, such as Yorkshire Museum, York Castle Museum, Cardiff Tower and last but not least - National Railway Museum. It holds an impressive collection of locomotives, cars and railway equippment, partially on an old train station, and partially in a large hall next to it. Even if we had missed York Minster for some reason, NRM would make up for that completely. It was an interesting thing, finding all those different approaches to train construction between what I know from Poland and what I saw there. Plus, I like how the tickets in many of York sights work - they remain valid for a year, so if I go back there anytime before April 8th-12th 2015 I can still use them.
We came back on Saturday night, but I was still too tired to write anything and only drop two photos (and one on the place). This was the first time I have flown a passenger aircraft (Airbus 320 from WizzAir) and I suffered from a slight jet lag due to flying from one time zone to another, I don't want to imagine how it feels to cross several of them at once. But I really enjoyed the view from 10.000 meters. The fact that our back plane was delayed for about an hour - not so much
Plus, today I went to a toy shop near my school and I saw a wall of freshy delivered models - most of them Revell's 1/72 aircrafts and Airfix's 1/76 kits Couldn't resist the temptation, I bought Revell's 1/72 Ta-152H, because it was inexpensive and I've never seen this kit before. There was also a Ki-61 I might get next time if I find a decent in-box of it It seems at Ta-152 is a re-pack of an old model, I don't know about the Kawasaki yet. Altough I feel like I cheated the owner of model shop I originally wanted to visit to check if they still have Italeri's Marder III
Fortunately, this month I don't have to sit in Poznan much - I'm coming back home for Easter on Wednesday, I hope I can finally finish something I have two Swordfish biplanes, some old models I tried to revive (and succeeded almost as much as Elric brothers in reviving their mother At least my limbs are still in place) and an M4A1 Sherman. Too bad I forgot to make a list of what I need to get (i.e. paints), because I'll have to check once I'm back, then go and get it. I know I need a brake fluid for paint removal and a glue, but I'm not sure if I have paints for that Ta-152 (RLM light green, sky blue and violet). Well, anyway, I hope I can upload something this week already.