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  1. You modified a 50's concept into something which fits right in to the reality of spaceflight as of a few decades ago. I greatly admire your creative energy. Just amazing. Tnarg
  2. Model construction isn't completely dead in the aftermath of video games, but it sure is a lot less widespread than back in the day. My younger grandson and I put together the Gojira monster kit that was 16 inches tall, with destruction in the diorama and he was thrilled with that. My older grandson really struggled with some of the Revell kits of Ed "Big Daddy" Roth's cars. Too many fiddly bits in the suspension and details that were equally difficult for us to build back in the day. I guess we didn't mind the glue stains and limited paint, did we? Decals? Don't need no stinkin' d
  3. There are a lot of wonderful books on Austro-Hungarian aircraft. Peter Grosz wrote the big one: "Austro-Hungarian Army Aircraft of World War One" and Dr. Martin O'Connor wrote "Air Aces of the Austro-Hungarian Empire 1914-1918". Both of these men are no longer with us, and we don't get to read Peter Grosz' second volume on the Naval Aircraft. Other good books are in German. Keimel's "Osterreich's Luftfahrzeuge", Peter Schupita's "Die k.u.k. Seeflieger" and three authors did a good book with profiles " Die Flugzeuge der k.u.k. Luftfahrtruppe und Seeflieger 1914-1918". A more recent
  4. 1/32 scale no less. At 160 km or about 99 miles in diameter, full scale, we only need a space about 5 km in diameter to display it. Shipping may be a bit difficult. Tnarg
  5. When my son asked what sort of car I was interested in buying, I told him that it had to (reliably) run and the radio had to work (for the one classical station with a weak signal that is the only one I ever tune it to). If it doesn't have under-water (submarine) or exo-atmospheric capability with an infinite free energy power source, why bother? Oh, and I'd like the paint done in Swedish Splinter (meadow) camouflage if I had all my wishes. He has a '57 Chevy (four door) under restoration and I drive my wife's old Saturn Aura... which needs new paint, but doesn't really justify Spl
  6. Good luck, especially with that FTL transfer from Pern. Maybe you could share a ride with the rest of us sometime? or at least give us instructions for a homebuilt version... Love the location. Hope it all works out well. Tnarg
  7. Hoping we can see those interesting volunteer schemes from Swedish pilots in Finland. Tnarg
  8. Hope you feel better. Keep going, we are pulling for you. Tnarg
  9. The kits mentioned are usually made in 1/72 first, but he seems to be including the 1/48 scale with the releases now and maybe even going as far as 1/32 with some persuasion. Congratulations to him and to those of you who love those planes. I have his 1/72 HP 42 (Western) and it takes a bit of work to smooth out the printing resolution lines, but we knew that when we realized it was an ABS 3D printed model aircraft. Arctic Decals sells an amazing exterior and interior decal set with the wood paneled interior and two alternatives for the Jacobean fabric pattern for the seats. Those
  10. I believe the SBC-4 version is one of the Combat Models vac kits, but it would be so much more amazing in resin or dare we suggest, injection? The commander's plane from Enterprise with the large blue stripes and blue triangle on top wing plus the yellow wings make a spectacular subject. Thanks for some other amazing photos. This plane really catches your eye. Tnarg
  11. What's the problem? I only see two small shelves on one wall. Call us when the garage is completely full. Amateurs. ...or maybe I am as my wife says, one of the "H" word people. (They have some TV show I hear). Say it ain't so. Tnarg
  12. The F3F planes have a real possibility, given the age of the Revell/Monogram alternatives. In the same field, the SBC-3 or -4 biplanes look really nice and of course, I am always hoping for any Shrike (A-8 or A-12) or a Martin B-10B. But given your location, why not a PZL P-23? A Karas would be amazing. You could also do something really crazy like a Vindicator... not a spectacularly successful plane, but looks good with yellow wings. Tnarg
  13. Some of the most amazing images were the wear and faded paint. Not like so many of our models with perfect finish, these were nearly worn to pieces. Amazing. Tnarg
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    You inspire me and probably all of us to get more done. Thanks, Tnarg
  15. You can also go directly to his website: https://www.hismodel.com/ and buy accessories such as blocks, etched metal parts, turned cannon, laser cut decks and cloth sails sewn with patterns or even printed with decoration (like Golden Hind or Santa Maria). He is great to deal with and has lots of resources. He sells old plastic models or can find them for you. Highly recommended. Tnarg
  16. mmmm, sausages... where are the marshmallows? Great stuff. Tnarg
  17. My Dad told me he also wondered who "They" were... not "Them", that was a bunch of radioactive giant ants in a movie... He said he went to the fun house and looked in the mirror... that's who "They" were. Tnarg
  18. I recall those Moon missions very well. My Uncle Veldon maintained the control link on several of the probes (Voyager for one), but I was too much of a clueless kid to ask the correct questions. Interesting stuff on Mars. In 1976 in an experiment (designed outside of Nasa) on both of those Viking landers, Gilbert Levin and Patricia Straat may well have discovered the first microbial lifeforms found on another planet. They had the most sensitive experiment by a factor of 1000 or so compared to the other experiments and found products of metabolism (carbon 14 tagged carbon dioxide or
  19. Not only Battle of Britain, but also Hanover Street... he flew in both of them. Tnarg
  20. Danish with our own masks, I guess. Sounds good to me. Tnarg
  21. Netflix is running "WWII in HD" which is a documentary. It was fascinating, horrible, impressive, brutal, real. It has actors and a few of the veterans relating personal accounts of experiences only of Americans and their perspective, so by no means does it cover the full conflict. Seeing the film (in color) of the things that I had read about put the reality of the situation into my head much stronger than text or still photos. I believe it helped me understand my Father's generation and their experiences better, even having interviewed him and quite a few other WWII veterans about those time
  22. Hope you find joy in today and in your memories. Tnarg
  23. I admire the coordination of the color of the wing camouflage with the color of the grass on the base. Maybe it was luck, but it sure looks great. I also congratulate you on spectacular creation of a replica of an aircraft engine that has perfect color. I believe those rusty exhaust and oil stains correspond to a real machine. What an amazing creation. Tnarg
  24. I would echo the sentiment that I miss my grandkids the most. I can zoom with them, but it isn't the same as one on one time together. They live too far away to see without a plane ride or a several day drive. Not happening. My brother in law just passed away. It was unexpected following heart surgery. My sister is doing OK, but I can't see her either. Some of the good parts about funerals (and weddings, which are also few and far between now) were getting back in touch with more extended family. I am noticing that this has pushed us a bit more into contact, but limited by the viru
  25. Check out Space in Miniature. He has multiple books on building spacecraft in various scales. He has lots of details on the various shuttle kits. https://www.spaceinminiature.com/ Also good for previews of space kits is Sven the ninfinger's site: https://www.ninfinger.org/models/space_models.html DK did a good book on the shuttle, but I am sure there are multitudes of references out there. Lake County Spaceport sells lots of decals and details for each scale and manufacturer's shuttle kits. http://lakecountyspaceport.com/
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