By JOVe! Grumman's toothy Mohawk JOV-1A

HI, everyone! Here at long last is Episode 4. I’ve been taking things slow for a variety of reasons, like family, health, work, home and garden, and friends. Modeling has taken a back seat for a couple of reasons- mostly because my mojo has gone into a slump. A big part of that was the loss of my good friend and modelling pal Matt Odom, who recently lost his 13 year battle with brain cancer. He was a brilliant 1/32 scale enthusiast, a Canadian cop and loving family man. We communicated mainly by text and sometimes, phone. It was just too much to sit at the bench and not be able to text him a pic of my newest dumb idea, or answer a question from his ever-inquisitive mind. Add in the slow recovery from my heart surgery- which included a measure of brain fog (or ‘pump brain’) from the heart/lung machine. To top it all off I’m developing cataracts, even as my eyesight begin to regress with age. The latter is curable, the former demand patience and perseverance. I’m not giving up- no way! I’m just taking my time, and I hope to continue to keep sharing the joys and tribulations of this hobby with all my fellows around the globe- cheers!
PS- As you may know I always end my posts with a screensaver of the pin-up art. I have had them removed on my previous 3 By JOVe post, as they may offend the tender-hearted, particularly American readers. If you’d like to see them reinstated, please contact the forum moderator- thanks!


Wow! Just, Wow!

What a great tribute!

Oh, and the pin up art works for me too :relaxed:

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Always amazing and instructive. Thank you! I am very sorry for the loss of your friend. I have a friend at stage 4 who was just getting back into modeling. You made an excellent tribute.

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Amazing work as always Chuck, I can’t wait to see next installment, I presume that it is going to be conclusion of engines and wheel bays I’m very curious to see how those came out. Lastly my condolences on the passing of your friend and fellow modeler.

Thanks, Russelle! Glad you appreciate the girl art. It keeps things interesting, I think. :wink:

Witness-thanks! And I’m so sorry to hear about your friend. F— cancer!

Treadstone- You’re always so kind- thanks. I’m actually working up the ejection seats right now- almost done reupholstering them properly with Magic Sculpt epoxy putty. I’d like to get the fuselage closed up, as the cockpit is the most intense part of the build. I’ll be beefing and superdetailing the windshield frame. It and the rear panel are the pivot points fpr the side windows- I have a plan!