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    I like military, mainly aircraft, but also armor and ships. Usually 1/72nd scale, other scales, too.

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  1. Hmm, web site says, "under construction"...
  2. I hope not. I would like some of his A-10C cockpits and some of his BRU-57 smart racks. Tom
  3. Just went to a Hobby Lobby in the town north of me and almost nothing showing as clearance. I don't know if they already sold out of the clearance kits. I didn't see some of the kits that were on clearance in our Hobby Lobby, though. Seems very hit and miss... Tom
  4. The Hobbyboss 1/48th scale M4s are on clearance. I picked up the Academy F-6F3/5 for$3.49. The A-37 is also marked down. Not much else, though. Guess things are slowly rolling through Colorado, finally. Tom
  5. Also got the new 2nd edition Hog Guide and it's a winner as well! Tom
  6. Got this book and it's fabulous as usual, Jake! Tom
  7. Our Hobby Lobby never had anything on clearance. However,a 40% off coupon does help... Tom
  8. I can get in OK. Not sure what's going on. Tom
  9. Hope the reprint of the general characteristics C/KC-135 will be in 1/144th, too! Thanks for the reprint!
  10. I believe that's more likely maintenance and SP buildings. Since Offutt doesn't have armed aircraft, it's likely not a bomb or missile storage facility, although some weapons are stored for the SPs that could include machine guns and possibly 40 mm grenades. This is historic flooding, due to a combination of heavy snowfall over February, cold temps keeping the snow from melting, rainfall on top of the snow, and warming contributing to a rapid melt that ran onto frozen rivers. Ice jams aren't helping, either. However, the water's receding, at least at Offutt and the NWS office in Valley, NE. I know they're assessing the NWS office building in Valley and have the 88D weather radar back on line. Amazingly, it appears no water got inside, even though it was almost to the eaves. Tom
  11. Wow, Stephen! I didn't realize you'd need three! Well, it does carry a lot of people... Mfezi, it's so majestic in the air! I'm always fascinated to watch a big aircraft seemingly just float slowly along. Sad those days are ending; the 747 always seems to float, too. Tom
  12. But there again, what airport could you fly all 800 to that could accommodate an A380? One landed at Denver one time, but none of the gates or jetways could handle it. And it's not trivial to modify runways and taxiways for such a big aircraft, along with jetways. I think it really needs two jetways to disembark passengers, although I could be wrong on that. And it's ground footprint is pretty big, too. Had not economics got in the way, it would have been a great airplane. It's an technological achievement, regardless. Tom
  13. And seeing the International Harvester tractor still chained to the hangar deck was amazing!
  14. I forgot to add Pima. It's excellent. and the boneyard being right there is a bonus. Tom
  15. Go Cubs!  We've been Cubs fans for a long time.  I remember watching them on my grandparents big console black and white TV in their living room in Harwood Heights, IL (western Chicago metro) back in the 60s and 70s.



    1. eraucubsfan


      Hi Tom-

      Nice to meet a fellow Cubs fan out there.  I grew up in the Aurora, Montgomery Oswego area.  Let's hope this year ends better than the last!  



    2. wxltcol


      Nice to meet another one, too!  I grew up in Iowa, but have relatives in Chicago, so visit a lot.  Watched the Cubs on my grandparents big console black and white TV in the 60s, 70s, and early 80s.  Had WGN on our cable systems. Was very sad when they went to WGNAmerica out in the hinterlands.  Oh, well, we'll see the Cubs TV channel in a year or two...


      And yes, hoping this year's better! We'll see the Cubs when they play the Rockies out here (live north of Denver-we're Rockies fans 156 games a year, but Cubs fans all 162 games a year :) ).  My brother-in-law and wife are cubs fans, too, as is our son.  He's off to spring training soon.  We'll maybe go next year.  If not, any and all we can starting in 2021, after I retire...



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