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    We have problems if I am the voice of reason...

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  1. Out of blue, finished. Not on her final base nor do I have the case for her yet, but work complete...except for gluing top of periscope in place. Just put it in place for pictures, but her temporary case is too short for it.
  2. Janne, Beautiful work as always. Weathering is masterful and that B-Wing makes me want to run out at get one. Dave
  3. I would absolutely love that. If people only knew the true, amazing stories from WWII, WWI, Korea and Vietnam to present day. Amazing movie potential in them all. But, I am a history dork. Dave
  4. Yup, Submarine Base New London.
  5. Everyone in the theater I was in applauded at the end... But we also stood for the national anthem at the beginning too. Dave
  6. Yes, but don't expect it to be a big thing. If you are expecting a flight by flight recounting of the battle, you'll be disappointed. Dave
  7. To be fair, as a fan of history, I cringed at the trailers and hadn't intended on going to see it. But, I got some special tickets for a free preview and said "why not give it a chance". I figured I was going to have to tell my kids a bunch of corrections, but I really didn't. And I was extremely happy that they highlighted USS Nautilus' (SS-167) role. It nicely rolled in Pearl Harbor, Doolittle Raid and Coral Sea as a lead up to Midway. The CGI didn't bother me as much as I thought it would. Cheers, Dave
  8. While the Star Wars-esque flight sequences were a bit annoying in some ways, I was happily surprised by how faithful they were to critical points in the story. Overall, recommended. Cheers, Dave
  9. Nice pics of 676. I have a bunch of hours on her and I managed to fly on all four in my 2 year tour (thanks to a single flight on the fourth right before I transferred as she came out of maintenance). Nowhere near my number of hours underwater, but I loved my job with Nightwatch. Dave
  10. The medal on the nose was actually a bit of a joke in the squadron. That bird was a hangar queen mainly used for spare parts to keep everyone else flying during OIF/OEF on Lincoln's 10 month '02/'03 cruise that ended with the "Mission Accomplished" speech. The medal said something like "I gave so others could fight", but I'd have to do some searching to verify. Dave
  11. From the pictures, the NIGHTWATCH blockhouse is under water...
  12. Mike, Already ordered. It is in the mail to me already in Connecticut. So looking forward to it. Thank you for the great service assisting me the other day. Any chance you will be doing more in 1/350... I'd be in for a Churchill SSN 😀... Dave
  13. Argh! Went to order and Starling is out of stock. Flankerman, I have to live vicariously through you for a while... Dave
  14. Awesome. Have been waiting to see one. Need to get one on my shelf. Should kickstart my WWII submarine build, but I need to decide what Soviet boat to do. Dave
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