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EVERYTHING UKRAINE GROUP BUILD IS NOW UNDERWAY.

biggtim

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  1. That's funny! Was alcohol involved?
  2. I'll take whichever one he doesn't want. 😁
  3. I am usually not one for building more than one model of a given aircraft type (except P-38s), but I have to admit that ZM 190 might get me to do it. The last one I built was the OLD Hase kit, and it sucks. Pretty sure the ZM one won't. Of course, that depends on whether I ever build another model at all.... 😐
  4. As I already posted over on LSP, I'm out again this year. The high fuel costs have made road tripping unaffordable, and I don't want to pay the crazy airfares AND carry models on a plane. Should have gone to Vegas last year, I guess.
  5. What a strange looking critter! Looks like it didn't steer worth a crap. No wonder it never made it to production.
  6. I am extremely jealous, my friend! If I were eligible to retire, there would be no hesitation, I'd be gone like a shot.
  7. Thanks, Rob and Mike for your thoughts - very helpful! I I am leaning toward the Bluejacket kit, mostly because of the size (40 inches) and it's the era I want (1812). It goes on ebay from time to time for around 350, which seems decent, and is a lot less than retail. Even at that price, I will have to sell a few other things and save for a bit to come up with that. While I have not built one of these before, I do have a lot of experience building small things with wood, so I'm pretty comfortable that I can git 'er done without too much swearing.....
  8. Rob, Could use your opinion - I'm interested in building the USS Constitution, and there are many to choose from. I see for sale on the ebay a few of the 1:96 scale kit from Mantua, and some 1:96 kits from Bluejacket. Are either of them good kits? I see plenty of the 1:76 Model Shipways kits out there as well, but they are a tad too big for my space, and if their ship kits are as rough as their aircraft kits, then I'm not sure I want that one anyway. Thanks, Tim
  9. I'm not exactly sorry about it either! It's stirred up some excitement for modeling I haven't had for a while. However, I expect that a few other kits and sundries may have to sail out in order for one of these kits to sail in. In the meantime, I will have to content myself with rebuilding my engine, working on the old car, customizing M1 Garand rifle stocks, refinishing a host of other stocks, starting that other new art project (secret), getting ready for turkey hunting season in a few weeks and all of the other things that come with spring. Did I mention I have too many hobbies?
  10. I have been dying to build one of these for decades, and you sir, are not helping the situation! I damn thee!! So dang cool, it tempts me to sell my plastic to afford one. The real problem, is that I have too many hobbies.....
  11. The opposite of a skinny tower.....
  12. Hey Gaz, I sent you a PM with a few ideas on this and the sleep issues. They are both things I have dealt with for a long time, so maybe the stuff I've learned can help you a little.
  13. Good grief. I wish I could clone myself and start taking all these jobs nobody wants. I could retire early.
  14. Thanks! I am following the recommended regimen from a site suggested by my doctor: https://covid19criticalcare.com/ Seems to be working, I see some improvement over yesterday, but I expect it will take most of the week to get fully past it.
  15. Well, it's finally my turn. Despite the reports of this one being mild for most, it's much worse for me than the one I had a year ago. Yay!!!
  16. I think I'd probably just die if I stopped cussing. I'd like to find out though, I do it too much.
  17. Good to hear she's better already!
  18. Whiskey helped me get through it, no matter what they say!!
  19. You suck, sir. I spent an hour before going to work this morning digging my daughters car out of a snow bank so she can go back to college.
  20. No one, who has ever spent any time around a peacock, would let one in their house. The sound they make would raise the dead, or give you a heart attack and then raise you from the dead. It's horrific. Plus, they shit on everything and they're mean. They are only good for tying flies for fishing....
  21. If I go, I'll be road tripping (1600 miles one way), so COVID can kiss my arse!! Unless, of course, there is nothing to road trip to.....
  22. Very generous of you Hubert! I'd throw my name in, but I already have a Photon (not the S) and it's plenty good enough for me. I hope whomever gets it enjoys!!
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