Quite frankly, school is killing me right now. Its going to cut into my gaming and painting more than I anticipated. I got all my official transcripts in and it looks like I'm not as far along credit wise as I thought I was. 77 more to go to the degree. Ouch!
In the meantime though I have been casually searching for transports for my modern USMC troops. HMMWVs have been very hard to find but today I'm finally getting a chance to make a run to the local hobby shop that should have a reasonable selection. After going through the very thin stock of kits in the Ft Collins area I realized just how spoiled I was down in the Aurora area with quick access to places like Caboose Hobbies and Colpar Hobbies. Colpar has more kits down one side of one of their aisles than I found in two stores in Ft Collins. However, last night I found one of the things I was looking for online at a really good price; the USMC Tuna Boats at $9.00 each. So the order is in and now I'm just waiting for them to arrive. The military modeler in me says that I should go all out and pick up some aftermarket parts to really trick these out but the aftermarket kits are more expensive than the models themselves (at least in this case), so I didn't take that plunge last night. Hopefully sometime next week I'll have four AAVP7A1s to transport my Marines around.
Life is short, break the rules. Forgive quickly, kiss slowly. Love truly, laugh uncontrollably and never regret anything that makes you smile. - Samuel Longhorne Clemens (Mark Twain)