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About southwestforests

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  • Birthday June 20

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    Model trains, rockets, planes. Kites.

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  1. Say, isn't there a famous holiday song which goes something like "Grandpa got run over by an airplane ..."?
  2. Built one of that 1/72 Wespe in the 1970s under the Esci or Esci/Italeri label. Reasonable kit for its date and size. As always I would have liked better figures with it. Hmm, 1/32 scale "100% New Moulds" NATO pilots, ground crew, and accessories. Wonder if they would make good candidates for conversion to sci-fi projects.
  3. That is a grand idea! 😊 And blue and gold are Navy colors.
  4. 🤣 (and there's an example of one of the several ways this forum can be a lot of fun)
  5. Eh, virtual reality is merely a smoke and mirrors parlor trick if you can't smell the avgas. 😉
  6. I'll happily accept that wish and spread it abundantly!
  7. Unsure whether I can come up with 10, but here are what I consider the coolest planes: seaplanes rocketplanes bushplanes x-planes ekranoplans
  8. Hey, that is a useful idea even though I'm not building rocket plane fuel tanks, yet it is similarly piping attached to a pressure vessel, piping on 1870s steam locomotives. Wonder how well slices of Post-it Notes would adhere, well enough to stay put and yet poorly enough to not mess with metallic paints?
  9. Toward the last pages of Dad's March 1955 AF Manual 355-10 Aircraft Recognition for the ground observer, page 164, specifically, I dunno about anyone else but my experiences with heat tell me that's a whole bunch of heat and very little else in the general neighborhood and environment around the prop driven, piston powered, aircraft in question is going to be equally warm.
  10. And they did, wow, the 'canopy doctors' at that clinic have certainly got what it takes!
  11. Anything is possible & sometimes even the unlikely is probable. But not always.
  12. Which brings to mind this from the Los Angeles Times, https://www.latimes.com/business/story/2021-05-07/unemployment-benefits-myth And this, https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2021/05/13/unemployment-benefits-minimum-wage-work/ and this, too, https://www.jpmorganchase.com/content/dam/jpmc/jpmorgan-chase-and-co/institute/pdf/Institute-UI-Research-Brief-ADA.pdf That bit in that last is a point of interest,
  13. That right there is the core of the problem since a lot of model paints seem to be produced and formulated with airbrushing as THE intended use. And I think in the 1990s and early 2000s a couple paint manufacturers announced formulation changes to make their paints more directly suitable for airbrushing because airbrushing was either the 'right' way to paint models or was the current trendy fad, I forget which. In other news: It has seemed that paints marketed for miniatures gamers are far more hairy stick brush friendly.
  14. Some of the aqueous paint brands have a retarder to use when doing brush application, that might be something to look for in the brand you are using.
  15. The prototype Fuddy Duddy is at the museum, can this be read to mean that your model is too?
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