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  1. Please no speculation or posturing. Any posts not observing this will be removed. Al P ARC Moderation Team
  2. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/canadian-military-helicopter-missing-1.5550395
  3. There was a story posted online that outlined this scenario. I've long lost the link, but the author covered the use of missiles and guided weapons, as they'd be irreplacable in the 40s, and the US gearing up to produce ammo and ordnance that would work with the 1980s aircraft. Crew would get split up from the Nimitz and posted to ships that would incorporate things like radar systems derived from the Nimitz, and engineers and maintainers on jet engines and the like. Even an S-3 would be an incredibly fast aircraft for 1942. If I recall, the Nimitz struck the IJN force and caused severe damage, but the Japanese found the remains of a shot down aircraft and surmised it was from the future, and drastically changed their war plans. So much for knowing what would be to come. Not wanting to risk losing any of the future aircraft would limit the Nimitz's aircraft from being used in any kind of knock out blow. He got into some of the sociological ramifications of an integrated UN ship showing up in 1941 Pearl Harbor, and the sudden wealth found by crewmen in possession of things like an early Apple computer and a Gibson electric guitar. The US sets up producing aircraft it can actually build in the 1940s with engines derived from data the Nimitz and her crew would have, and settle on the A4 Skyhawk as the main attack aircraft. I've always wanted to make a back-dated A-4, 500 pound bombs on it, sporting a 1944 era scheme, stars and bars with no red in them, but i never thought of a Measure 32 Nimitz!
  4. So. What part of this did any of you knotheads NOT understand. You aren't trying to be civil. You're squabbling. None of you is changing the mind of any of the others. This pointless bickering. It's completely off the original topic. It's the same core group at each other over and over. And it's done. Knock it off. Al P. ARC Moderation Team
  5. Since several people seem to have let the topic drift off the original post and are just lashing out at each other, and I'm not seeing anyone actually discussing the OP, we're going into lockdown. Ironic, isn't it?
  6. My take would be an increase in the price of kits. Production would drop, less kits means cost spread across fewer kits, companies going out of business may lead to fewer distibutors, meaning less competition. I don't think 2008 led to kits getting cheaper.
  7. Drop the politics, thread stays running, simple as that.
  8. The hobby shop where I work has had one of it's busiest weeks, despite having reduced hours. Nobody was tire kicking. Lots of paint and supplies sold. We're going to be doing takeout and delivery orders going forward. I'm not getting any time off to build models.
  9. Most retail spaces here are now in the extra silly range, the mall has a lot of empty spots at this point, so the boss got a good deal. Hopefully it'll last.
  10. BC Shaver and Hobbies, after 67 years in Victoria's downtown core, has been sold to a new owner and has moved to a new, shiny location in Hillside Mall. The new owner has great plans for taking the place online and expediting more sales via the intrawebs. https://imgur.com/a/1yW08dl
  11. Nope. We're a bit behind the curve on that, we're expecting to be open in a week or so.
  12. Somebody bought ALL of the vacuforms and every a/c accessory on the second last day! We'll get more, I'm sure. *Looks in basement* yeah, pretty sure!
  13. I know what you mean. It's going to take YEARS to get that funky smell into the new carpets!😃
  14. It's east of downtown on Hillside avenue, aboot 5 km/3 miles or so. https://www.google.ca/maps/place/Hillside+Shopping+Centre/@48.4458558,-123.3352772,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x96e9085a5fd57b25!8m2!3d48.4458558!4d-123.3352772
  15. BC Shaver and Hobbies in Victoria BC Canada has been sold! It took almost a year, but the deal is done! Today is the official last day at the current location of 742 Fort Street, and mid June we'll be reopening at Hillside Mall! Alvis Hobby Shop Flunky
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