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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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  1. Bad day for a helo driver

    By heck, always nice to know I'm not the only one who messes up....
  2. Happy 75th Birthday, Jolly Rogers!

    Yep, near enough
  3. what do people use to post pictures on the forum

  4. a British soldier of the Great War identified !!

    “They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them.” –from For the Fallen, poem by Robert Laurence Binyon (1869-1943), published in The Times newspaper on 21st September 1914
  5. Martin B-57B/C's. Vermont Air National Guard

    Ah. Was hoping for 72nd.... Thanks though!
  6. Happy 75th Birthday, Jolly Rogers!

    Anyway. Irregardless of who's flying the JR flag today, and irregardless of the fact that irregardless isn't even a word, I just enjoy using it, STILL a Happy 75th to the creation of The Bones! :)
  7. Martin B-57B/C's. Vermont Air National Guard

    EB conversion?? From where??
  8. Happy 75th Birthday, Jolly Rogers!

    Okay, if that's true then I certainly stand corrected...was my impression at least for the VF-61 to 84 transition, from what I'd read...if I'm wrong there someone please correct me....
  9. 1/48 Mikoyan MiG-31BS 'Foxhound'

    WOW that is GORGEOUS!!
  10. Worst kit box art?

    Now, that's a quote I've got to remember....
  11. Happy 75th Birthday, Jolly Rogers!

    Love it!! Never saw that before. Though not quite "the original," being after VF-17 and also the B-24 group of the same name... But man, I like it!!
  12. Happy 75th Birthday, Jolly Rogers!

    Okay, that's funny!
  13. Happy 75th Birthday, Jolly Rogers!

    Okay, I understand and respect what you're sayin'.... there have long been squadrons which have been disestablished, then later resurrected later by OTHER personnel in another group, VFA-111 is a good example. But I differ with the JR's in that, both times they were disestablished (first as VF-61, then VF-84), the SAME PERSONNEL transferred to another unit and immediately took over. As a fellow JR friend of mine points out, it is just as when the pirates of old were on a sinking ship, they promptly hijacked another. Same pirates. This is what they did both times with the same personnel, and to that end I think it can be argued that those personnel carried the tradition personally both to the next unit, allowing it to survive unbroken without a gap in time. Slowed and damaged, sure, but unbroken. Sort of.
  14. How did your first ever scale model turn out?

    It was about 1981, I was 10, and it was the little kit of the USS Arizona (little did I know that one day I would be officially involved with her crew). It was HORRIBLE!!!! First problem was that on that ship, the inexperienced eye can easily confuse the bow with the stern...which I did. Only went downhill from there. Absolute, total embarrassment. I improved greatly with time and practice, winning my first contest at the age of 16. So relax. Despite the fantastic builds you see in here, you cannot possibly do any worse than how we did for our first builds.
  15. Mil Mi-24 “Hind-F” – Revell – 1:48

    I'm stunned. I built the same kit (Monogram Mi-24 Hind D 1/48) back in 1987; it was my first helicopter ever. MAN do I appreciate all the more the stunning work you've done.