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    In my defense, I was left unsupervised...

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    Modeling interests are WWII to early 1980's aircraft, Vietnam era helicopters and NATO helicopters, WWII to present armor, WWII to present ships...occasional car model.
    Sports interests are baseball, hockey, and auto racing.

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  1. Don

    A-10 Thunderbolt II in 1/48 scale: What Brand?

    I have always been a fan of the look and feel (if that makes sense) of the Monogram/Revell Hawg. Tricky build yes, and it may need some lumps and bumps added depending on the era you're modeling, but to me it just looks the part. Can't beat the cost either. My two cents added. Regards, Don
  2. Off topic, I haven't seen a few of the posters from back in 2011 in a long while. Time flies... On topic, my hat goes off to the car modelers out there. They can make plastic look both like highly polished steel or some rusted out derelict sitting in a farmers field. Takes some serious skills in my book. Happy modeling, Don
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    Revell 1/32 F/A-18E Super Hornet

    Dang, this one was on my "acquire" list. Revell has impressed me with some of their recent 1/32 kits that are very affordable and fairly accurate (i.e. their Me. 262 Night Fighter kit is a real beauty). So I was hoping they'd come through with this big Super Hornet kit. But from what I've seen and read I'll be taking a pass. Oh well, for those who do grab one I hope you enjoy it...share build pictures with the rest of us too please. Happy modeling all! Don
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    Horrible Box Art

    Yeah I agree, in this day and age that's some pretty nasty box art.
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    AMK 1/48 F-14!!!

    Indeed. Its become like a train wreck now... You don't really want to look but you just can't help yourself from peeking...
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    Dora9/Andre Dorian Passed away

    Condolences to his family and friends. 60...too young... . Don
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    AMK 1/48 F-14!!!

    This thread just...oh...look...a butterfly.......................
  8. Just wanted to wish everyone and their family a happy, healthy, peaceful, and prosperous 2019! Modeling wise may you build often, complete many, but more importantly ENJOY the hobby!
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    Modelcollect B-52H

    You know, when MC has all of their B-52 kits out on the market we should do an unofficial ARC B-52 group build. Any B-52 kit, any scale, OOB or loaded with AM... as long as its a B-52 it counts. Might be interesting to see how many BUFF's can get built. Happy New Year all! Regards, Don
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    D-Day Group Build

    The following RCN Corvette's played an active role in Operation Neptune (the naval component of Overlord) that included escorting landing craft to the beaches, picking up/rescuing soldiers, sailors, and airmen, U-Boat deterrents , shore bombardments and communication relays: HMCS Alberni, HMCS Braddock, HMCS Calgary, HMCS Carouse, HMCS Drumheller, HMCS Kitchener, HMCS Lindsay, HMCS Luxemburg, HMCS Mayflower, HMCS Mimics, HMCS Moosejaw, HMCS Rimouski, HMCS Port Arthur, HMCS Prescott, HMCS Regina, HMCS Summertime, HMCS Rimouski, HMCS Trentonian, HMCS Woodstock... I'd say RCN Corvette's played their part quite well to assist in D-Day. Regards, Don
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    Where are you going modelwise in 2019?

    Where am I going modeling wise in 2019? Forward I hope! I know its not a very original new years resolution for a modeler to state, but I want to complete more models in 2019 and just get back to enjoying the hobby and quit fretting over every little nuance of the build (paralysis from analysis is strong with this one). I want to focus more on OOB rather then AM this and that. I also want to cull the herd by selling off some kits, donating others, and halt buying anything new unless its really and truly a must have (yeah that ones gonna be tough). I also need to adjust to eyes that aren't what they used to be when 2018 started. My daughter bought me a cool workbench setup for Christmas that has built in extra "hands" (adjustable/flexible arms with clips), built in LED lights, and a magnifying window that can be swung over the "hands" if I need some extra help with building and painting (translation...seeing). I am looking forward to getting it setup and trying it out. TLDR version...my plans are to build, complete, not be such a terrible self critic and perfectionist, cull and cut back, get used to wearing glasses, and just be happy modeling and completing models! Sorry for the long post. Regards and happy modeling...and HAPPY NEW YEAR ALL! Don
  12. Just wanted to pass along a "Merry Christmas" to all my fellow ARC'ers. I hope you and yours enjoy the Season in peace and safety. Save a thought for those who can't be with their families and loved ones this time of year. Kindest Regards, Don
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    Modelcollect B-52H

    Well done MC ...well done!
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    Modelcollect B-52H

    The B-52D at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force has a complete and accurate cockpit interior. You can place your finger on the image in this link and look around inside. Pretty cool: https://www.airspacemag.com/panoramas/boeing-b-52d-stratofortress-1-180952062/ I've used it for my 1/72 Monogram 'D' Regards, Don