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Old Blind Dog

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About Old Blind Dog

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    Inveterate Experimenter
  • Birthday 08/09/1958

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  1. Lessons in modeling

    I've been building model kits for about 50 years . . . While I'm demonstrably better at it than I was when I was 8, I still pretty much suck at it. Still, you know what? It's been fun, and that's all that matters. cheers Old Blind Dog
  2. 1/48 revell JU-52"Tante Ju".

    Sweet! cheers Old Blind Dog
  3. 1/48 revell JU-52"Tante Ju".

    Nice! (Wish I had the display space to build things that big.) cheers Old Blind Dog
  4. The fate of one guy's models after a divorce

    The stuff of nightmares! cheers Old Blind Dog
  5. USS Arizona survivor passes

    cheers Old Blind Dog
  6. Any advice on Blogs/Blogging?

    I maintain two blogs under my professional pen name. One key to successful blogging, I've found, is to keep a very regular schedule, being consistent to post at the same time every day or week or month. (That is, if you decide to post twice a week on Monday and Thursday or twice a month on every other Sunday, stick to that schedule as best you can. If readers know when to expect a post, they will be much more likely to 'tune in' on a regular basis.) Conversely, the worst thing you can do--the fastest way to lose a potential audience--is to post at irregular intervals, when you feel like it, or get around to it. Your success relies on building up expectation in your audience and a sense of trust as well. cheers Old Blind Dog
  7. Battle Of Britain Duo Complete

    Nice!!! Love 'em both. Great job. (I know what you mean about momentum . . . I haven't finished anything in nearly a year.) cheers Old Blind Dog
  8. Happy trails Hans Gruber

    Loved his hilarious roles in "Dogma" and "Galaxy Quest", too! RIP cheers Old Blind Dog
  9. RIP David Bowie

    It's been a very sad day. I am heartbroken at his passing--he was one of the first great artists I heard when I began to explore pop music on my own back in the early 70s--but I am also enriched and enlightened forever by his legacy, and that is a cause for celebration. Also. . . loved his acting. I especially remember his small turn as Nicola Teslas in "The Prestige". Understated yet brilliant! RIP cheers Old Blind Dog
  10. Happy Hanukkah everyone

    Ch'ag s'mayach y'alls! cheers Old Blind Dog
  11. Vale Ross Blackford

    Deeply saddened to hear this. He was a great guy. I always found him to be knowledgeable and very personable and open in all my dealings with him. RIP cheers Old Blind Dog
  12. Classic Movie Moments

    "The Big Lebowski" Dude: "Nice marmot!" cheers Old Blind Dog
  13. Last Movie(s) You Watched

    Watched a Netflix rental copy of "The Hunt for Red October" again last Friday. Forgotten how exciting, well-acted and beautifully-produced it is! Immediately turned around and ordered a copy from Amazon. cheers Old Blind Dog
  14. Crossover styles to Auto modeling?

    Building aircraft made me a much better car modeler; more thoughtful about the process, and much more attentive to detail. Old Blind Dog
  15. Ever completely lose heart in a project BEFORE it started?

    Have I ever lost heart before a project??? Why do you think my stash is so big???? cheers Old Blind Dog
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