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Rick K last won the day on November 10 2015

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About Rick K

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  • Birthday 02/09/1955

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    Washington, DC
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    Chasing my kids, gym rat, making my wife laugh. Steelers, Cheesesteak/With and bottle of Iron. Single malt and maduro.

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  1. Rick K

    Paul Fisher Fire Relief - GoFundMe

    Done Kudos Kev for starting this page. Really great to see all the contributions and support.
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    Squadron Flash Sale!

    I remember some guy selling TAM 1:32 F4U's for USD$5 on eBay. I heard it did not work out too well. That's what someone told me.
  3. FuG220 installation almost complete. This was fabricated via reverse engineering and 3D Print Technology. Using 1940's construction method. I did a walk around today and will post more images later. That's "Flak Bait" in the background.
  4. I am a complete mess. Almost every (hobby) I ever did peaked at a set goal. Impossible for me to settle for mediocrity. Nothing wrong with it. Just not how I flow. Skiing - Raised 8 miles from small ski resort. NASTAR races (ice is nice). Instructor for 2 seasons. Still skiing despite 2 knee replacements. Racquet Ball - Got to "A" level at my gym then tanked trying to break into top 5. Running - Started for the sole purpose to improve fitness level. 5k turned into 10k, Half Marathon, Marathon. My running days are over. Mt Biking - Casual pedaling around with my GF at the time. Turned into a single tracking maniac. 8k to 25k events. Crashed into tree, launched...got stuck 5 feet off ground. My mt. biking was done. Triathlon - Started on a dare. Got hooked. Bought a bike worth more than my car. Sprint triathlons then Olympic Triathlons then Half Ironman. Became certified USAT (USA Triathlon) Official, Referee, Course Marshal. Co founder of a popular triathlon in Georgia, site awarded GA State Championship for several years. Attempted full Ironman...this body just not made for that distance. It was a great 7 year run over 40 triathlons completed, one of my favorite hobbies. 140lbs 12% body fat, yup Squirrly Little White Guy. Continue to swim a few days a week. Just pound out 20 to 30 minute effort. Scale Modeling - Like many of us return after long period away. It truly is my therapy. I seem to gravitate to difficult kits. My current endeavor is Ice Hockey. I played in high school and college, think beer league. My son started playing this year, joining 4 of his soccer buddies. I'm on the ice with my kid on regular basis. Also Dad and Lad stick & puck sessions, really fun. I'm manager for my sons team with hopes to be on ice as assistant coach next year. Skating goal is to master cross-over skating backwards and get on an Adult Team (old guys, no checking allowed) by next spring. I'm definitely OCD. Apparently flawed from the start.
  5. outstanding work! this is nothing short of epic finish on a truly challenging conversion.
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    Great Wall Hobby P-40B Tomahawk in 1/32

    Of course after I finish my Trumpy P40B does a potential new tool P40B is expected. Wonder if N2A gunsight and reflector on windscreen will be properly produced? The floor issue on the Trumpy P40B is an easy fix. Lots of rivets to blend and I also used Roy's wheels. Trumpy P40B
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    Kids and the future of modelling

    Saw a Pink Panther this year. Not sure if it was Old Dominion Classic (Richmond,VA) or Model Classic (Fairfax, VA). It was pretty cool.
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    Kids and the future of modelling

    There were about 6 girls in the Junior Division.
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    Kids and the future of modelling

    Great work from the little guys! Kudos to you Tom for inspiring the imagination of these young minds. I have my son involved in modelling too. Abeit, he spends enough time on xBox. I attached a pic from his effort this year. He (10) won his age group 13 & Under. He used an airbrush for paint. His first time using putty worms and liquid frisket for masking, mottle with brush, decal setting solution and CA glue. I coached him, demo then your on your own. I helped him mask the canopy using Eduard masks. Highlights was watching his face light up when he removed the masks and CA gluing his fingers together. We are starting a Dad & Lad OOB project. A pair of Greek F16's Block 50 using Tamiya's 1:72 offering. Now if we can just find time between soccer and ice hockey.
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    Special Hobby Tempest V

    Special Hobby
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    Special Hobby Tempest V

    build speed is not a strength of mine.
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    Special Hobby Tempest V

    Absolutely! Well, for me at least. This is a great PE tool as well Brass Assist Roller Set. Thing about these tools is they sit in my drawer for a long, long time and I sometimes question why I spent the money for these. Then that moment comes when the tool is handy and saves the day.
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    Special Hobby Tempest V

    yes, Mandrel Bending Tool