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  • Birthday 04/16/1954

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    Tampa, Florida
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    Scale model building of all types; American and world history; science; religious studies; flight; grandchildren; travel; antique car and motorcycle restoration

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  1. The "What have you done today?" thread.

    We buy our target grade ammo online most of the time in bulk quantities for a lower price than at retail establishments. For instance, a case of 500 rounds 9mm runs about $90, shipped. .45 ACP case of 500 runs about $130, shipped. If you bought that same quantity in smaller boxes at local retail stores, it could cost much more. Personal protection and hunting grade ammo, I don't mind buying local because I don't keep enough of it on hand to warrant a large online order.
  2. The "What have you done today?" thread.

    The target was well ventilated. I'm such a cheapskate when it comes to buying targets. I guess you could say I much prefer buying ammunition than paper targets. My sons gave me 1,000 rounds of ammo for my birthday this year.
  3. What have you received today?

    Thank you sir for your wisdom and righting our course. I love these guys over here at MSW and the beautiful hobby of model ship building...and wouldn't ever want to drive a wedge between us with politics.
  4. What have you received today?

    Trump is a pragmatist. He is not a republican nor a democrat. I think that's refreshing, AND I think he's what America needs most right now. A pragmatic leader who is unafraid to address issues that party politicians will not/have not/and cannot address and solve. That's what's pissing off democrats as well as republican politicians. He pees all over yours/theirs paradigms and politically correct values. Which frankly I am sick to death over. Preconceived notions, political paradigms, and self serving political correctness is anathema, and I for one am happy as hell to see it all getting smashed right in front of our very eyes.
  5. The "What have you done today?" thread.

    I fired 40 9mm rounds through my Canik TP9SFX, 30 9mm rounds through my Glock 19, and 10 45cal rounds through my S&W M&P. All at 10 meters Lol - yeah, that ear piercing should get extra credit for degree of difficulty. My brother got shot in the big toe once during a gunfight. He said that thing hurt like crazy afterward due to all the nerves in his big toe. He never felt it when it happened and only knew something was wrong when he felt his foot rise up then liquid sloshing around inside his shoe. Afterward when the adrenaline wore off, he was a hurtin' gator.
  6. The "What have you done today?" thread.

    More target practice. 80 rounds on this target. 70 9mm rounds, 10 45cal rounds.
  7. The "What have you done today?" thread.

    Lithium Polymer batteries can hold an amazing amount of energy for their size/weight. But they are particularly dangerous if not handled properly and carefully monitored for damage and/or over use. Charging one improperly or over discharging a Lipo battery is a huge fire risk.
  8. The "What have you done today?" thread.

    I still love fuel powered engines/model aircraft. Nostalgia I guess. Electric is much cleaner but the 'old' part of me says something is missing with electric only. Many flying fields, all you see is electric nowadays.
  9. The "What have you done today?" thread.

    It's my intention to fly it. The model will be powered by a large brushless motor and an 8S lithium polymer battery pack.
  10. The "What have you done today?" thread.

    I printed in clear because I wanted to test my settings and be able to see if anything is amiss, and because my correct color filament hasn't arrived from Amazon yet. CA glue is used to join the sections. This model has been very well designed. The shape files were engineered and are sold by a company called 3D Labs. I can't imagine how difficult it must have been to design this thing and draw it up in a CAD program.
  11. The "What have you done today?" thread.

    Began printing out the wing sections for a F4U Corsair model aircraft. The finished model will be 1:6.6 scale, 75" wingspan. Except for hardware, all bits and pieces of this RC flying model will be printed on my 3D printer. This particular section is labeled L 1A in the schematic and required about 16 hours to print. The print settings produce a model with internal structural bracing and outer wall thickness of just .4mm to allow for a very light weight. Much testing and fiddling with print parameters was required to achieve this finished product. Lots and lots of parts to print to make this a full model.
  12. What have you received today?

    This golden oldie model ship found it's way to my front porch today And then I finished setting up the mechanical adjustments on my new Creality CR-10S printer. Now, am printing out some test pieces before tackling a full scale RC model of the F4U Corsair, 75 inch wingspan.
  13. What have you received today?

    Just a guess, but my intuition tells me Brian has ways of finding mischief the rest of us do not yet know.
  14. The "What have you done today?" thread.

    Quite a handsome fellow, that Dobbie.

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