I went through the same thing for a couple of months in June and most of July. Lack of motivation coupled with lousy, rainy weather, etc. I'm getting back into the swing of things now that clear, sunny weather has made an appearance and put me in a better mood. Hang in there Clayton, you'll be back to your old self before you know it.
Since Moebius has had such success with first the '53 Hudson, then the '52, now the '54...... Is there a chance they might even go further and make a '51...?? I know that the Hudsons don't appeal to everyone, and they might be "stodgy" looking to some modelers. IMHO, anything new from the early to mid 1950's would be cool...... Buicks, Cadillacs, DeSotos, Dodges, Lincolns, Mercurys. Nashs, Oldsmobiles, Packards, Plymouths, Pontiacs, Studebakers. We certainly have enough Chevys although a '50, '52 & '54 would be nice, along with a '51, '52, '54 & '55 Ford. We can all dream can't we?
Sorry to hear of your expensive misfortune Harry. You're right about how companies really stick it to you when you're in a jam and need it now. Most of the time "we" don't think of shopping around for several estimates when we're "under the gun".
Woweee... We're into our third day in a row of beautiful, cool, dry, sunny weather..!! It's supposed to continue like this for a few more days too. My attempt at a Salmon or Orange paint job on this Merc didn't turn out the way I was hoping, so I changed to a Pink and Charcoal Gray color combo (Tamiya Pink and Duplicolor Storm Gray Metallic) I shot the Pink first and when dry masked it off using Tamiya tape and regular masking tape, then shot the Gray color. The Gray bled under the tape in a couple of spots which require some cleanups and touch-ups. Once that is done I'll be able to post some progress pictures. The colors look great together and this car should really pop once all of the BMF is applied. The chopped '50 Olds body has also been painted using Tamiya Light Green on the roof and Pearl Green on the lower body. I'll start another Workbench Thread for this car with pictures in a day or so. A Modelhaus '56 Cadillac body is soaking in Westleys in preparation for cleaning and priming/painting, etc. This car will have a Duplicolor White roof and a Krylon Baby Blue body. After all of the lousy weather, family visits and obligations, and necessary outdoor chores, coupled with my general lack of ambition and motivation, it feels great to finally be working on and making some progress on my models. I'm hoping this trend can continue for a nice long stretch of time.
For engine detailing, the only details that I haven't attempted yet are carburetor linkages (those PE parts are just too darn tiny for me), and secondary electrical wiring (I think it would make the engine compartments look too busy and/or cluttered). Maybe some day when I get really adventurous... For chassis's, I haven't yet tried doing emergency brake lines.
I'm pleased overall because we're finally getting about 4 days in a row of beautiful, cool, dry, sunny weather here...... it's about time..!!! I've been able to get paint on 3 different cars yesterday, and a 4th is being prepped. Today will be more masking and painting and maybe even some clearcoating on one of them. It feels great to finally be getting some long-awaited work done.