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Big Texan

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  • Birthday 04/22/1962

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    Amarillo, Texas
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    WWI, WWII, jet aircraft models.

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  1. Big Texan

    "They Shall Not Grow Old" - wow!!

    Absolutely a fantastic film. Really captured the life of a British Soldier, from beginning to end. To hear the actual voices of Veterans that had been interviewed in the 1960's and 1970's, and added to the film in the right clips, was incredible. History books can tell you the facts, dates, the campaigns and battles, but they can't capture the human element, condition, and experience. Sir Peter did one hell of a job in making this. I only hope he will continue on and do segments on the Air War, Naval War, about the American involvement, Germans, and so on. This was truly a wonderful film about a time, a war, and an era that is slipping away from memory and study. It is offered again on the 27th. I implore all to see it. My kids, a senior in high school and the other half way through college, were totally engrossed by it. It was nothing they had ever heard or read about, because it really isn't taught much anymore in history classes. This is a shame, because we are living with the results, policies, and treaties from the Great War to this day. As an Historian, this is the way I was blessed to be taught history from grade school through college. The teachers and professors I had, taught the human element of history. The living, breathing, people of the day. History is more than facts and dates, it is all about the human condition. Why people should never put today's judgments and political correctness on past times. Those times involved the thoughts and mentality of those days, not today's. You can learn to appreciate their time, knowing what their time was about, how they lived, what they experienced, and their frame of mind. Peter Jackson nails this in his film. I particularly enjoyed hearing the British Veterans views on their German counterparts. I had the fortunate experience in talking with a couple of WW I Veterans while I attended Military college in 1980. One was an American pursuit pilot, and the other was a German Observation pilot. Aside from hearing of their experience, it was interesting to hear their views about each other and the war. So, if you have the opportunity, go see this film. It is extraordinary.
  2. Big Texan

    Happy birthday Radu

    Happy Birthday Pardner!
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    Best of luck with your surgery Brian, hope it all works out for ya. Will be saying prayers for ya!
  4. Big Texan

    LSP Christmas Raffle 2018

    I would like to be entered into the raffle, and I would like to donate a 1/32 Revell Mig-21 M/MF to the raffle.
  5. Big Texan

    Speaking of Hasegawa.... What's up?

    Well, since Hobbico went belly up, they were the American distributors for Hasegawa and Italeri. Who has picked these companies up for distributorship? Anyone know?
  6. Big Texan

    HE-219 Revell 1/32

    Just stunning Shawn! Fantastic job! I really enjoy your work!
  7. Big Texan

    Galaxy Model Decals....

    Well, that helps some. Looking at VF-102 Diamond Back decals. Just wondering about the quality. If I can find this out, be a big help.
  8. Big Texan

    Galaxy Model Decals....

    Anybody know anything about this decal company and the quality of their decals?
  9. Yep, I've done as you fellars have! Sometimes you need thicker or thinner parts, and I've photocopied them to use as templates as well. Been very handy at times! I just wondered if other guys do this as well. If not, then we've just spurred some other folks imagination! Thanks for responding!
  10. Big Texan

    HE-219 Revell 1/32

    Looking good Amigo!!!!
  11. Big Texan

    Paul Fisher Fire Relief - GoFundMe

    Been busy for a while and just now catching onto this. Poor Paul!!!! Glad he's ok! And to think, this is another California fire started by PG&E equipment. All those poor folks out there. My heart's with them. Donated to Paul
  12. Anybody out there got decals of the Diamond Backs for 1/48 F-4J Phantom? Could use a set! Want to put them on a Monogram 1/48 Phantom. Thanks!
  13. Big Texan

    HE-219 Revell 1/32

    Yee Haw!!! Will ya just check this spotted Devil out!!! Gettin there, it's gettin there!!!! Can't wait to see this fellar done!
  14. I have done this on a several kits. If I have multiple kits of the same aircraft, I will purchase the Eduard PE for one, but use the PE sheets as templates for the others. I will trace the PE "part" onto plastic or thin sheet brass and make it just like the original Eduard piece. I usually do this for the Revell kits that I have, but I've also done it for Swallow Zeros! You can't use all the pieces as templates, but they sure are good for seats, instrument panels, interior parts, exterior parts, etc, etc. I was just curious if anybody else in the great wide wide world of Large Scale members do this.
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    HE-219 Revell 1/32

    Coming right along pardner! Looking good!