Little Dudes

I once knew a fellow who really liked the cookies called “E.L. Fudge” from the Keebler Company, which is apparently run by eleves. My friend would explain that not only were these cookies tasty, they “looked like little dudes!” When I read about somebody in a forum who complains of “losing his mojo” I am
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Sitting around in isolation can cause 1) insanity 2) a deep and profound insight into the nature of life. I’m voting “TWO.” I am gradually realizing that Western Civilization, in the form of plastic scale model kit building–as it is now, in its current form–is for the birds. I have no chicken in this race.
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The old Scale Modeler Magazine was my lifeline. At the age of 14, I would have considered suicide if I’d had a phone smart enough to suggest it. As it was, with the only phone we had being a rotary dial, wire-in-the-wall product of Western Electric made for Bell Telephone with an IQ of zero–I
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Kevin Callahan, who runs the 72 Land blog, is back from the hospital. In an earlier time, people used to go to the hospital for a “stay.” Now, it’s positively Spartan the way they shove you through the process of surgery and recovery, like planes on a carrier deck, and you barely come out of
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Revell USA has been gone for a while, but not so long that I can’t stage an impromptu funerary service for an American institution. One of the greatest things we ever did, as a nation, was Revell, and it was, as is the case so often in these matters, the work of one man, who
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I was watching a BBC documentary about French comic book artist Moebius. I was reminded of what a bunch of pigs we Americans are. Which reminded me of snakes on a plane. The Revell Stuka of my mis-spent youth. That was another masterpiece of Jack Leynnwood masterpiecin’ of all time. It sang. It danced. It
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I’ll write a little every-other day or so to keep myself engaged on the blogging plane. Yeah. That’s what it is. This Hasegawa (ex-Mania) Ki-27 was built in order to get-my-dead-ass-moving. The need to GMDAM is paramount. I’m at an age and a time in model-building life where I just don’t give that much of
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How can I get back to writing my famous, righteous blog entries when I keep running into things that distract, annoy and harass me? Hmm? Hmm? You’re wondering what the Hell I’m talking about. Both of you. Wondering. (I know you think I just bitch about nothing. Don’t deny it. I hear you at night!).
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When I reviewed Revell’s Aqua Color paint I gave it my highest rating. Only the crappy packaging filtered into the outcome, and took “the magical paint” down from heaven and put it in the real world where things have faults. But we all know that behind every “perfect” thing is an ocean of cosmetics and
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I was all ready to post away with new images of my model airplane projects, but that big dark truck from the movie “Duel” roared in and ran over my dogma (72) and I’ve been depressed. It started with a visit to the 1/72 scale forum where some old guys were comparing liver damage and
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