Hello Kai--long time!
I had to re-register as well... but I was able to re-use my old 'handle' of DoubleT.
Much has changed... I retired in Oct '16. I've been busy hunting and fishing ever since. New pup... a yellow lab named Ethyl. Heck, she's 4 years old already. We had a good duck season and I had the best fishing tan I've had in YEARS. I even bought an angling kayak for when I'm fishing solo... and working a #5 fly rod on big bluegill and bass.
I've been modeling up a storm as well. Since pup no longer needs my constant attention I was able to get back to some projects started and unfinished. First was an SAS 'Jeep" in North Africa... armed to the teeth with Vickers K guns and a .50 caliber.
Next came a Revell 1/32 Huey UH-1D gunship with rockets and flex-guns. Then followed by another UH-1D--this one a 'Slick' in 1/35 by Dragon. (Highly sought) After that, I reworked a 1/32 OH-1 "Loach" by removing doors, accurizing and adding crew-member with M-60 and a pilot with sunglasses. Some of my best work ever...
Now I'm 'repairing' a Monogram F-105D Thunderchief that dove off the shelf during a home remodel. I'm redoing it as a "flyer" so it will hang from the ceiling. At the same time, I'm working on a kit that I dreamed of building for decades. Yep, a Monogram 1/48 scale Convair B-58 Hustler. If I can just pull this off it will be something spectacular. 'Hustlers were based at only a precious few bases in the USA. One of those was Bunker Hill AFB... Indiana. I can still remember seeing the B-58s in the air over my hometown... looking like an arrow-tip with 4 contrails. It has been a problematic build but I am determined to see it through. Upper/lower fuselage has a terrible fit... same with pylons for J-79 engines. Lot's filler and sanding and a natural metal finish... whew. It's testing my skills and talent as a modeler. I'm hopeful the result will be something I'm proud of.
I've got another 30 model kits I've stashed for retirement. And no place to display them if I actually DO get around to building them all. Life is good.
'Hope everyone is well... good to be back and thinking of classic aircraft and old friends.