I started this kit way back in 2011 before I started my Mecha 2012 entry - so about a year and a half ago! Apparently I didn't bother sanding parts before that point because on my return to working on this kit the amount of imperfections, nicks, bumps and downright untidy parts I found was ridiculous. I did my best to clean it up but there are some parts of this kit I'm not really proud of.
Also, because I've had this one in progress for so long I think I may have rushed it a bit putting it together, and in some (luckily) unseen areas the paint has scratched off down to the plastic. Which is saying something about my poor sanding and I'm also going to blame the primer!
I went skiing in France last week. It was my first time and it was bloody frightening at points, but I think I got the hang of it. I took the opportunity to take in some of the landscape and put my crummy 18-55mm kit lens to work. On that note I'll be buying a nice Pentax 35mm Macro Limited Lens soon, which is apparently a very nice bit of kit.