Revell’s Trail of Tears

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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This model of an F-104 was built by Frank. Frank is lagging a bit in the “tell the whole internet about your entire life” race so I don’t know Frank’s last name. He builds some beautiful models. Here’s a link to Frank’s site. I like Frank’s approach to scale model building. I’m willing to guess
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Here are some links to some very interesting sites. Marwencol This site is mostly about a movie about the artist Mark Hogancamp. If you haven’t seem the movie, then get off your dead ass and see it now. Report back if you feel anything uncomfortable. David Levinthal Uses miniatures to create photographs. The other two
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I recently sold a (then) hard-to-get set of decals for Duke Cunningham’s “Showtime 100” a famous warplane piloted by one of only two American pilot/aces from the Vietnam War. I had acquired an old Monogram F-4J and I intended to build it as Showtime 100 and put it beside a model of “Colonel Tomb’s” MiG-17.
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Yeah, I’m goin’ there. Airbrushes are dangerous. You can get a spray booth and paint out in “the shed” and put the offending vapors out into the wide blue sky and still, airbrushing is, to the person that’s doing it, dangerous. It may not be likely to cause birth-defects or cancer, but it is likely
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Here’s a link to a petition to make “America the Beautiful” the U.S. National Anthem. It is a little known fact that the word “anathema” means “worse than The Star Spangled Banner.” The Star Spangled Banner is just a crappy song and we have a better one. A much better one. I never promised to
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I can’t believe the feeling of euphoria that can come from as simple a thing as saying goodbye to forums. I’ve been at this a long time. I started out on Usenet in 1995. I hung out on the combat flight simulator newsgroup, and we all acted like idiots and had a good time. Then,
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These two models were built by a guy named Jeff from Northeastern Ohio. They showed up on a thread on the Model Cars Magazine Forum. I found this while doing some basic research on my search engine optimization. The discussion was about painting model car bodies with brushes instead of poisoning yourself, your children and
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In 1967 my family took a vacation trip to Washington state (we lived in Ogden, Utah, at the time). We visited my Aunt Bea in Centralia, Washington. She took my brother and I fishing up on Spirit Lake, which was later blown to hell when Mt. St. Helens erupted. We also visited the brand new
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