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    ssculptor got a reaction from Iain in Looking for Jeff Roberts Combat Models phone number   
    Many thanks, Rick.
    I just called Jeff Roberts and he feeling good and is still trying to sell his Combat Models business.
    If anyone is interested they can call him at 570 450 5647. 
    He lives in Hazelton, Pennsylvania.
    Stephen 
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    ssculptor got a reaction from Rick Griewski in Caudron G.III from CSM!   
    By the way, if any of you survive doing the rigging on this G-3 you can buy TWO more of the G-3 and combine them to make a twin engine G-4.
    I'm a real glutton for punishment but it should be comfortable living in a padded cell.
     
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnPG1v61AEk
     
    I hope this plays OK.
     
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    ssculptor got a reaction from Rick Griewski in Caudron G.III from CSM!   
    I have this image which just popped into my head: a group of country women of 150 years ago, sitting around making a patchwork quilt. Their hands all moving up and down, up and down as their  hands move their needles, stitching the squares of cloth in place. A frenzy of creativity as the quilt takes form. 
    That will be us as we do the rigging on this beastie. 
    My wife makes patchwork quilts the olde fashioned way but, she uses a digitized $4,000 Pfaff electronic sewing machine! State of the art 2021.
    I, on the other hand, will be stitching by hand, state of the art 1870. Lucky me! 
    We should all get together and have a "rigging bee", like our female ancestors had "quilting bees."

    Ssculptor
     
     
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    ssculptor got a reaction from Rick Griewski in Caudron G.III from CSM!   
    Well, those loose dresses look very comfortable. I would not appear in public wearing one, but in a factory...well.
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    ssculptor got a reaction from Archimedes in Caudron G.III from CSM!   
    Don't diss the women. They are just as capable as the men. 
    They are also smarter as they act the part of the frail ladies who need the help of the big strong men. 
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    ssculptor got a reaction from Archimedes in Caudron G.III from CSM!   
    Well, those loose dresses look very comfortable. I would not appear in public wearing one, but in a factory...well.
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    ssculptor got a reaction from europapete in Caudron G.III from CSM!   
    Well, those loose dresses look very comfortable. I would not appear in public wearing one, but in a factory...well.
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    ssculptor got a reaction from scvrobeson in Caudron G.III from CSM!   
    By the way, if any of you survive doing the rigging on this G-3 you can buy TWO more of the G-3 and combine them to make a twin engine G-4.
    I'm a real glutton for punishment but it should be comfortable living in a padded cell.
     
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnPG1v61AEk
     
    I hope this plays OK.
     
  9. Haha
    ssculptor got a reaction from Archimedes in Caudron G.III from CSM!   
    By the way, if any of you survive doing the rigging on this G-3 you can buy TWO more of the G-3 and combine them to make a twin engine G-4.
    I'm a real glutton for punishment but it should be comfortable living in a padded cell.
     
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnPG1v61AEk
     
    I hope this plays OK.
     
  10. Haha
    ssculptor got a reaction from Archimedes in Caudron G.III from CSM!   
    I have this image which just popped into my head: a group of country women of 150 years ago, sitting around making a patchwork quilt. Their hands all moving up and down, up and down as their  hands move their needles, stitching the squares of cloth in place. A frenzy of creativity as the quilt takes form. 
    That will be us as we do the rigging on this beastie. 
    My wife makes patchwork quilts the olde fashioned way but, she uses a digitized $4,000 Pfaff electronic sewing machine! State of the art 2021.
    I, on the other hand, will be stitching by hand, state of the art 1870. Lucky me! 
    We should all get together and have a "rigging bee", like our female ancestors had "quilting bees."

    Ssculptor
     
     
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    ssculptor got a reaction from LSP_K2 in Caudron G.III from CSM!   
    I have this image which just popped into my head: a group of country women of 150 years ago, sitting around making a patchwork quilt. Their hands all moving up and down, up and down as their  hands move their needles, stitching the squares of cloth in place. A frenzy of creativity as the quilt takes form. 
    That will be us as we do the rigging on this beastie. 
    My wife makes patchwork quilts the olde fashioned way but, she uses a digitized $4,000 Pfaff electronic sewing machine! State of the art 2021.
    I, on the other hand, will be stitching by hand, state of the art 1870. Lucky me! 
    We should all get together and have a "rigging bee", like our female ancestors had "quilting bees."

    Ssculptor
     
     
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    ssculptor got a reaction from Rick Griewski in Oooooo, the joys of doing research.   
    I'm researching my second novel and I am starting it with the 1907 air expo in France. In researching the aviation of the Austro-Hungarians and English I discovered that I knew nothing about the Austrian aeroplanes. I have been lucky in that there are a number of recent books on the aviation of eastern European theaters of conflict. I'm an American, what do we know of WW1 except for the few novels and early movies?   I never knew that the pilots were flying small flying boat fighters against each other in the Adriatic. I love flying boats and float planes! 
    So I am enthralled by all these  new aeroplanes. There are probably no 1/32 1/24 scale models of these planes so I may have to scratch build them (even more fun). Now I have to find plans of these. I have found some very good books that describe and illustrate these planes and I have to find more. I will use the models for illustrations in my book. 
    I am really running with the governor disconnected. My mojo is raging! 
    Happy happy joy joy!
    Ssculptor
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    ssculptor got a reaction from MikeC in Oooooo, the joys of doing research.   
    I'm researching my second novel and I am starting it with the 1907 air expo in France. In researching the aviation of the Austro-Hungarians and English I discovered that I knew nothing about the Austrian aeroplanes. I have been lucky in that there are a number of recent books on the aviation of eastern European theaters of conflict. I'm an American, what do we know of WW1 except for the few novels and early movies?   I never knew that the pilots were flying small flying boat fighters against each other in the Adriatic. I love flying boats and float planes! 
    So I am enthralled by all these  new aeroplanes. There are probably no 1/32 1/24 scale models of these planes so I may have to scratch build them (even more fun). Now I have to find plans of these. I have found some very good books that describe and illustrate these planes and I have to find more. I will use the models for illustrations in my book. 
    I am really running with the governor disconnected. My mojo is raging! 
    Happy happy joy joy!
    Ssculptor
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    ssculptor got a reaction from Landrotten Highlander in Oooooo, the joys of doing research.   
    I'm researching my second novel and I am starting it with the 1907 air expo in France. In researching the aviation of the Austro-Hungarians and English I discovered that I knew nothing about the Austrian aeroplanes. I have been lucky in that there are a number of recent books on the aviation of eastern European theaters of conflict. I'm an American, what do we know of WW1 except for the few novels and early movies?   I never knew that the pilots were flying small flying boat fighters against each other in the Adriatic. I love flying boats and float planes! 
    So I am enthralled by all these  new aeroplanes. There are probably no 1/32 1/24 scale models of these planes so I may have to scratch build them (even more fun). Now I have to find plans of these. I have found some very good books that describe and illustrate these planes and I have to find more. I will use the models for illustrations in my book. 
    I am really running with the governor disconnected. My mojo is raging! 
    Happy happy joy joy!
    Ssculptor
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    ssculptor got a reaction from MikeC in VE Day Today (Never Forget)   
    Why would press people want to remember important events that are old news? 
    Cannot make money touting old events like major or even minor wars.
    Gotta have fresh news.
    Older people remember important events which is why we have so many ceremonies commerating our combatants who fought and suffered so we can enjoy our freedoms. 
    Ssculptor
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    ssculptor got a reaction from Jack in VE Day Today (Never Forget)   
    Why would press people want to remember important events that are old news? 
    Cannot make money touting old events like major or even minor wars.
    Gotta have fresh news.
    Older people remember important events which is why we have so many ceremonies commerating our combatants who fought and suffered so we can enjoy our freedoms. 
    Ssculptor
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    ssculptor got a reaction from Jennings Heilig in I am looking for history of the activities of the Austrian Air Force in World War One.   
    Thank you Jennings. My knowledge of WW1 history is limited to the five participants: Britain, Belgium, France, Germany and Russia. I know that Italy was involved because Hemingway participated for a while as an ambulance driver for the Italians. I also know that the natives of the Balkans countries got involved somehow. Didn't also at the end we (USA) ran stumbling into the fray and as soon as the going got hot the Germans, like the Russians a year or two earlier,  called it quits, took all their toys and went home. 
    My ignorance is embarrassing; My maternal grandparents were born in Romania and my father was born in  Moldova. But as soon as they got to the USA no mention was made of those countries. So I knew nothing of the pre WW1 history. I guess it is time to visit the libraries and start reading.
    Cordially,
    Stephen
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    ssculptor got a reaction from Jack in End of an era in modeling   
    She probably never operated a dial phone in a phone booth where you had to insert a nickle (a 5 cent coin) to prepay for the call .
    By golly I am getting older. I am turning into a real alte cocker.
     
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    ssculptor got a reaction from Harold in End of an era in modeling   
    i have been buying from Squadron since the 1970's.
    I will indeed miss them.
    But nothing lasts forever.
    There are many model manufacturers going back to the 1930's whom I miss; They produced model trains, airplanes, tanks, artillery, figures, ships, buildings, cars, etc.
    Models of wood, paper, metal, plastic, whatever. Static and flying models, mobile vehicles and trains.
    I had a wonderful time all these years. Now and then I see an old kit on eBay and I get nostalgic.
    I should say something appropriate in Latin but I don't know Latin. So all I will do is say Adios old friend.
    Keep on trucking. 
    Ssculptor
     
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    ssculptor got a reaction from RLWP in Ten Weirdest Aircraft Designs....   
    I went onto Google and simply typed in Linke-Hofmann R.I and up popped oodles and oodles of these planes.
    Wonderful!
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    ssculptor got a reaction from Rick Griewski in End of an era in modeling   
    She probably never operated a dial phone in a phone booth where you had to insert a nickle (a 5 cent coin) to prepay for the call .
    By golly I am getting older. I am turning into a real alte cocker.
     
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    ssculptor got a reaction from Rick Griewski in End of an era in modeling   
    i have been buying from Squadron since the 1970's.
    I will indeed miss them.
    But nothing lasts forever.
    There are many model manufacturers going back to the 1930's whom I miss; They produced model trains, airplanes, tanks, artillery, figures, ships, buildings, cars, etc.
    Models of wood, paper, metal, plastic, whatever. Static and flying models, mobile vehicles and trains.
    I had a wonderful time all these years. Now and then I see an old kit on eBay and I get nostalgic.
    I should say something appropriate in Latin but I don't know Latin. So all I will do is say Adios old friend.
    Keep on trucking. 
    Ssculptor
     
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    ssculptor got a reaction from RLWP in Ten Weirdest Aircraft Designs....   
    I think a second D-7 kit would be necessary for the mid-ships pair of wings.
    If I can find more photos, or plans I'll build one of these.

     
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    ssculptor got a reaction from RLWP in Ten Weirdest Aircraft Designs....   
    Lets see now. Obviously Herr Fokker was influenced by the old fairy tale about Goldilocks and the three bears. This time the three wings. The front triplanes were the papa wings, the midships biplanes were the mama wings and the horizontal stabilizer in the rear was the baby wing. When von Richtoftenella saw this she immediately quit flying and she became a Uboat sailor.
    But seriously folks, this is a very safe aircraft to fly. If you lose one wing in combat you still have 4 more that will keep you flying.

    Now, if I combine three Fokker D-7  kits I can make one of these. 
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    ssculptor got a reaction from RLWP in Ten Weirdest Aircraft Designs....   
    Kinda looks like a bug, don't it?
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