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Andrew D. the Jolly Rogers guy

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About Andrew D. the Jolly Rogers guy

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    HonoUrary Hoser & Resident USS Arizona Guru
  • Birthday 01/16/1971

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    Tucson, Arizona, USA

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  1. VF-17 Jolly Rogers F6F Hellcats carried no kill markings on their 1945 cruise aboard the USS Hornet. I spoke with one of their aces from that time, and his answer was "No time! We were busy fighting a war!" Apparently the pace was very furious by that time, so Hornet's air wing seems to have not engaged in the practice of kill markings.
  2. Needing a Tamiya 1/72 Thunderbolt tire to replace one that disappeared....will gladly pay shipping and more, to avoid having to buy an entire new kit just for the tire. Thanks! -Andrew jollyrogers5 at hotmail.com
  3. Needing a Tamiya 1/72 Thunderbolt tire to replace one that disappeared....will gladly pay shipping and more, to avoid having to buy an entire new kit just for the tire. Thanks! -Andrew jollyrogers5 at hotmail.com
  4. A Vermont ANG F-35!!! The unit I've been building.... 🙂
  5. REMEMBER And, I can't believe I'm out here once again at Pearl Harbor, after 19 years I've spent with the USS Arizona's last living survivors (3 left). Today we will inter the ashes of my old friend USS Arizona survivor Lauren Bruner into the wreck of the Arizona to rejoin his shipmates, including his childhood friend Billy Mann, who was killed on December 7th on his same ship. Please pause and offer a prayer or a thought (whichever is your practice) for the amazing people who have given so much for what we have. I am so grateful and humbled.....
  6. NEXT thought. I've got FOUR UNOPENED TUBES of the new white crap...I was about out (old stuff) and thought I'd stock up to last several years (bought 5, opened 1, discovered how useless it was). Maybe it's just spiteful to think, but I'm actually considering sending all 4 unopened tubes back to Squadron, just to send a message. What do you think?
  7. Blessed anniversary!! I got here in 2001....was a refugee from another site (grrr). Have been very very blessed by all of you over the past 18 years!
  8. Saw it last night with my girlfriend, all decked out in my USS Arizona jacket/cap etc. Usually I'm fairly disgusted with Hollywood stuff, but I'd give it a B. I think it would have helped had they more carefully crafted the story of how they used the false-water-system-report from Midway to determine Midway as the actual target....really about got lost in the narrative, and it was the pivotal bit of info that allowed us to set the trap. Regarding the USS Arizona scenes (my specialty), generally good....they failed to show the 600 ft fire that totally engulfed the forward half of the ship; instead, after the magazines blew, there were only "aftermath fires." The scene of the guys escaping across the line to the USS Vestal MUST have been based on the experience of my friends, USS Arizona survivors Don Stratton and Lauren Bruner; they and four others made it across that way, except it was WAY more amazing in reality....they did it from five stories above the main deck, across 70 ft or so of distance, and after being burned 3rd degree over about 60-70% of their bodies, including their hands down to the bone. This, in the movie, while horrific, was relatively minor compared to the actual event.
  9. From a non-smoking home, OOP 1/72 Wolfpak singles, unbeatable rock-bottom shipping worldwide. B-47E, SM-62, T-38, C-45G, and really neat "Razorback" markings for the B-58. https://www.ebay.com/sch/jollyroger61/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_ipg=&_from=
  10. From a non-smoking home, two new/unused patches for the battleship USS Maryland BB-46, Pearl Harbor involvee. $11 for both INCLUDING shipping within the USA. $12 including shipping worldwide. Contact at jollyrogers5 at hotmail Thanks for looking!
  11. In this case it might actually not be their fault....as I started digging, some folks mentioned they might have been forced to change by the EPA....either way, it's totally ended my business. That was the last thing I was still getting from Squadron.
  12. Sorry if this has been discussed in my absences.... I've been using this stuff for about 30 years, seriously. Not as the main filler, I use CA glue to fill the major stuff, but for the final step to eliminate the final little flaws, it's always been totally perfect for they way I build. Perfect. Got around to opening a tube in the new label/appearance yesterday (I've been building a LOT less recently). Thought it was badly mixed....ended up emptying half the tube (seriously!) before realizing the whole tube was the same.... ....went online and found they changed the formula a year ago? Man, this stuff is totally unusable!! I tried, I really did!!! Done. Gone. For a guy who's been using Model Master enamels and Squadron White Putty since Reagan was president (true!), I'm feeling quite put out....
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