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Vince Maddux

Time for the yearly "What did you get" Tread

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My wife and son also got me a little RC helicopter. Kind of like the ones made by AirHogs, but according to my wife better quality. All I can say right now, is if you see me flying a helicopter, don't be a passenger. I am doing great, I can fly it all the way to the crash site. :whistle:

What is the brand?

Cool thing about helis?

1. Crashing is expected.

2. To date, I have never had a person ask if it is my kids toy.

3. Others into RC wish they had the nerve to fly one.

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What is the brand?

Cool thing about helis?

1. Crashing is expected.

2. To date, I have never had a person ask if it is my kids toy.

3. Others into RC wish they had the nerve to fly one.

It is a Syma 107, little thing about 7" long. She also got me a bag of replacement parts. Now that I'm getting the hang of it I'm having a blast chasing the dog and cat around. :taunt:

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Well, no kits for me this year, but I did get a signed "Snort" Snodgrass print of his famous carrier pass...which was incredible. I also got a few CF cards for my camera, a portable hard drive for photo storage, Modern Warfare 3 and Battlefield 3 for Xbox 360. But all the gifts were a distant second to spending time with the family :)

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For me, after an(other) absolutely vile year, the best thing was that the 3 surviving crew including myself were all vaguely well enough to do the usual festive stuff with bells on.

Receipts included the new-ish HobbyBoss F-14B (awesome!), some classy knitwear and a Michell Gyro SE:

Start the Revolution!

This last thanks to a highly resourceful wife (serious thanks, Hon!)

Edited by ChippyWho

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I got a Money gift voucher to spend as I wish from GreyGhost...THANK YOU Gregg..

AND chocolates and Belgian Biscuits from Members of the Public... :whistle:

HOLMES :nanner::banana:

Edited by HOLMES

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Well, no kits for me this year, but I did get a signed "Snort" Snodgrass print of his famous carrier pass...which was incredible. I also got a few CF cards for my camera, a portable hard drive for photo storage, Modern Warfare 3 and Battlefield 3 for Xbox 360. But all the gifts were a distant second to spending time with the family :)

Yep, you do need some more CF cards. :)

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It is a Syma 107, little thing about 7" long. She also got me a bag of replacement parts. Now that I'm getting the hang of it I'm having a blast chasing the dog and cat around. :taunt:

Never owned one of them, tho I hear they are darn good for the price.

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No plastic this year, but the stash is over 120 at this point so no complaints. However, the wife did get me a Dremel 300. Not sure how to use it but I intend to find out real quick. Came with 28 accessories / tool heads. If anyone has any tips or tricks (or accessories that are a "must have") then please let me know.

Jim

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Nothing yet as well. But I did get $250 to spend on model stuff. Ordering stuff tomorrow.

And here's what I spent it on!!

1/48 Tamyia F-16C/N

Caracal Models 1/48 "Lone Star Gunfighters" 149th FW anniversary F-16 Decals

Reid Air Publications F-16 Guide (Air National Gaurd) and Modern Super Hornet Guide

1:48 Steel Beach Accessories F-14 Tomcat TF-30 FOD Covered Nozzles

1:48 Steel Beach Accessories F-14 Tomcat Fuselage Paint Mask Set

1:48 Eduard Mask - F-16C/N Block 30/32 Falcon

1:48 Aires Cockpit - F-16C/N Falcon Aggressor

Now the fun begins!!!

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I got some gift cards from various relatives, I spent the Amazon one on two Duncan Curtis books, the F-86 and the Canadair Sabre in RAF Service. You may gather I have a soft spot for the Sabre; come to think of it,, that includes the T-6, B-25 and P-51/A-36/F-6, so make that "I have a soft spot for North American aircraft".

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My Dad, who has an impressive stash of his own (at 68 years old!), gave me some cool old kits:

The re-released Revell/Renwal Atomic Cannon

An original Revell KC-135 "S-kit" in a mint box

An original Renwal N1ke Ajax missile in a mint box

A Revell Bomarc missile (History Makers series, sealed)

An original Revell PT-109

I'll build the Atomic Cannon, but probably not the others, as they're way too valuable. Even the 80s release of the Bomarc goes for over $70.

But my Dad has fun finding them and giving them to me...they're kits he built as a kid!

:cheers:

Mike

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