So, I have multiple iterations of the Enzo Ferrari. I think 3 of the Tamiya Enzo 1/24 scale, 3 of the Revell Enzo 1/24 scale, 2 of the Tamiya FXX 1/24 scale, and 1 Tamiya Enzo 1/12 scale. I need to get a new SD card for my Canon Rebel T1i, So photos are to follow. I’ll be building a round of Tamiya La Ferrari’s and FXX K’s also and I may do some of that in concert with Enzo’s since there are so many similarities. I’m most excited about the 1/12 Enzo though and that will be the capstone build before moving on I think.
It has been five and a half years since I’ve built/worked on any of my models. As many of you know, my traumatic brain injury (TBI) and retirement from the Marine Corps turned my entire world inside out and I can’t say I’ve got it all together yet by any means. There are many more medical, mental, and emotional issues that I’m struggling with and will do so for my entire life. I have been in a hermit mindset for 5 years now and I’m doing what I can to break the cycle. I’m not embarrassed or ashamed of what I live with. I also know that I am not alone; that many of my Marine brothers are struggling and in pain each and every day.
At first, I had stopped building simply because I was simply learning how to live and make it day to day. Then too, the TBI was ending my career and I was being pushed into retirement at a time for which we had not planned to. So after 22+ years in the Marine Corps, I retired and at the same time, I am 100% disabled as well. So after moving, I couldn’t bear to see my uniforms, my library, my models, my tools; basically everything I had enjoyed. I have used the excuse of my tremors to explain my staying away from modeling, but the truth is the same as so many things: that I fear I can’t do things to the level or caliber I once did. Long story short, I’ve been barely getting by all this time. So I have decided to re-commit myself to scale models with the knowledge that I’ll build a few glue-bombs in the beginning. So with that, I have dug it all out and have been getting back to doing research and finding the sources for the detail items I’ll need but don’t already have. I’ll “treat each part as though it is its own model’ and figure out how to get around the tremor somehow.