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Big Texan

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About 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. Saw the movie with my son, it was pretty good. A few inaccuracies, but nothing that took away from the story. I was surprised there were no PBY's, who actually first spotted the Japanese fleet, not one Wildcat was to be seen, and yes, there were B-26's that participated in attacking the Japanese fleet, but they dropped torpedoes, not bombs. A lot of other inaccurate or not portrayed items are mentioned above. All in all, it was well done. The CGI even looked good. I just wish they would tell the story of what happened accurately. One of the most important battles America has ever fought, and we still can't get a good movie out of it.
  2. Saw on Facebook from some reliable folks, that the Testor's letter is FAKE NEWS. Testor's is not being discontinued.
  3. What in the Wild Wild World of Sports is a going on here, as they say in Blazing Saddles!!! First, it was Hobbico going belly up and all the Monogram/Revell molds going to Germany for most part. In that, Italeri and Hasegawa distributorships for the U.S. also was lost, and I haven't heard if anyone picked them up. Then, Testors is bought out by Rust-o-leum, and they start to diminish colors, and now they are no longer going to make model master paints! This just sucks!!!! Is everything in, or about, our hobby going overseas????
  4. I'm a lucky soul to have my wife. She knows it's my hobby. Encourages me to build and likes what I make generally. She calls Model Contests "Geek Fests", but she enjoys seeing the work of others. She is more partial to Sci-Fi stuff.
  5. Figure since I can't get a set of 1/28 scale markings for Werner Voss' Fokker Triplane from Copper State, I'll get them made. Just need the black alpha numerics and the white eyes and mustache.
  6. Yes, there are some 1/24 state of the art kits out there that are brand spanking new mentioned above. But, the old Airfix & Heller 1/24 kits aren't that bad. Also, there is some Bandai 1/24 kicking around of Japanese Aircraft, Zero and Gerorge. Trumpeter also has some decent 1/24 kits as well of German and Japanese planes. My personal favorite is the Airfix/Heller Me-109E. So, just pick a plane and have fun!
  7. Just paint it flat aluminum. Make a slurry of brown mixed with yellow and thinned heavily, and mist over the whole plane. Then, like suggested above, go back with a brush and add brown, tan, and rust washes to parts of the aircraft.
  8. Thanks for the information! I'm so glad he's still kicking! I wish Neil Armstrong was still alive!
  9. I was 7 years old and just finished 1st grade June 1969. I will never forget how the world stopped and watched Armstrong and Aldrin step onto the moon July 20, 1969! You could have heard a pin drop! I still get chills when I see the old video footage of the moon landing! I tell my kids today, you have Star Wars and other science fiction space stuff, but it can't begin to compare to the real thing that I grew up with as a kiddo! Gemini and Apollo programs! And, how the technology that was gained then, still has an effect to this day! Hard to believe this year is the 50th anniversary! A shame ole Neil Armstrong is not with us, but good ole Buzz Aldrin is. I'm not sure if Michael Collins, the forgotten pilot of the space module, is still alive or not.
  10. The original Midway movie was an attempt to capture what Tora Tora Tora brought to the screen. But, it was a failure. To much melodrama and not enough factual history. To this day, I still don't care about "Tom's" girlfriend! LOL! As for this new movie, the CGI thing looks a bit much, but can be tolerable if what they portray is factual, like Tora Tora Tora did, and not a melodramatic nightmare, much akin to Pearl Harbor with Afleck and Baldwin. I guess we'll see. By the way, Tora Tora Tora is 100% accurate. The vignette stories in it are straight from Gordon Prang's books, At Dawn We Slept and Tora Tora Tora. The same for the Longest Day by Cornelious Ryan! All the little side stories in it, are based on actual accounts. Actual accounts make for better movies when it comes to stories about war.
  11. Wowzer!!!! What a gorgeous F-4 Phantom!!!! Beautiful build!!!! Inspiring!!!!
  12. Some great comments here. Agree with them all. All the 109 kits out there, regardless of Hasegawa, Trumpeter, and others, all have their issues. That said, Hasegawa 109's are nice kits. There is a multitude of aftermarket out there that addresses some of the faults, whether it is in resin or photo etch. So, go big and build one!!!
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