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  1. Great progress so far, Neu!! Looking forward to more updates. BD
  2. Thanks, ALF!! I just spent about 4 hours cutting resin parts from casting blocks and sanding them. First time ever using the stuff....what a chore. Regarding the Malta Spit pic...yeah, the actual colours appear quite a bit lighter. I have read that the sun was so intense that paint faded very quickly. And, the number of colour schemes used there is a topic of much debate. Thanks very much for your comments and interest. Cheers, Don
  3. Yay!! My aftermarket goodies all arrived and I can get started. For your viewing pleasure....
  4. A wonderful story and a great tribute by you, Mike. :thumbsup: :thumbsup: I was really into modelling when I was a kid (in the '50's) and probably did at least one of every WWII aircraft that ever flew. I did my last model when I was about 12 and then I discovered the guitar, rock ' roll and chicks and that was the end of that, lol. Fast forward to Xmas 2009 when my lovely wife gave me a 1/72nd Hasegawa Lancaster kit after hearing me talk about how much I enjoyed modelling as a kid. Well, it languished in the box on a shelf in the basement until last March when, going to the Royal Canadian
  5. Wow, that is quite the story, Mike. I am really looking forward to your Sword build as, you know, my father-in-law was with 434 Sqn in the mid 50's as well. Don
  6. Fantastic job, Mike! And, man, you are quick too!. What's next, LOL?? BD
  7. Great project, oortiz10. I like your use of various household materials as well. Looking forward to more pics of your progress. :thumbsup: BD
  8. Thank you, David. I hope I can do it justice. Cheers, Don
  9. All updates to this thread will be posted in the new Living History GB thread, here... Malta Spitfire Thanks for looking!! BD
  10. My father, who will be 94 in October, was an aero-mechanic with the RCAF during WWII. He was stationed in Moncton, New Brunswick in the summer of 1943 when George "Buzz" Buerling was doing his Victory bonds tour and met him briefly when he lent him a Harvard trainer to "go for a tilt". When I asked him what he was like, Dad said he seemed like a "nice-enough" fellow, but "there was something about his eyes....he had the eyes of a ....." and then he didn't say anything more. I finished his sentence by saying "a killer?" and he just nodded. You have to know my Dad, he refuses to speak poorly of
  11. Excellent work!!! :thumbsup:
  12. Thanks for all the great shots, gang!! Perfect timing for my Malta Spit build! :thumbsup:
  13. Thanks, man. I will check them out! BD
  14. Cool story, B! Synchronicities like that happen for a reason I believe. It must make you feel very connected to your grandfather. Thanks for sharing!
  15. Oh boy, nothing like putting pressure on a guy! I hope I measure up. :blink:
  16. My father, who will be 94 in October, was an aero-mechanic with the RCAF during WWII. He was stationed in Moncton, New Brunswick in the summer of 1943 when George "Buzz" Buerling was doing his Victory bonds tour and met him briefly when he lent him a Harvard trainer to "go for a tilt". When I asked him what he was like, Dad said he seemed like a "nice-enough" fellow, but "there was something about his eyes....he had the eyes of a ....." and then he didn't say anything more. I finished his sentence by saying "a killer?" and he just nodded. You have to know my Dad, he refuses to speak poorly of
  17. Maybe I'm missing something here, but all of us start threads all the time for our works-in-progress, tech questions, etc., etc. Why can't one of us just start a thread in one of the general forums and call it the "insert-GB-name-here" thread?
  18. OK, I got the 1:1 scale part...just didn't know what a Clunk was. Thanks!! Now back to our regularly scheduled model build.. BD
  19. OK, Barney, I have to ask....what the heck is a "1:1 scale Clunk"?? BD
  20. Great subject, Mike, and great progress so far!! Looks like Don Lamont's Squadron moved into Zweibrucken as my father-in-law's (434 Sqn) was shipping out their Sabres. Looking forward to more pics!
  21. Got my subject picked out, model on the shelf and I'm ready to go! Just waiting on the GB to begin.
  22. Love it! I want one (or two or three :thumbsup: ).
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