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  • Birthday 05/25/1969

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    Savannah, GA
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    Model building, metal detecting, fishing, golf...

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  1. Sopwith Camel 1/16 by Mike Dowling

    Why? Are you entering it for awards? Make that thing pop!
  2. Future floor polish (the acrylic kind) is the best. Can be brushed or airbrushed. It levels very well and provides an excellent base and reduces silvering. Also a great setter, too. Once is dry, it can take any covering.
  3. Sopwith Camel 1/16 by Mike Dowling

    Great job! I thought about this kit, too. However, that engine and all the other white-metal pieces looks almost toy-like and having no life. Even if you are going for an unpainted look, every metal used wasn't the same exact color all the way through - the gun metal most certainly wasn't the same as used in engine as used in cowlings, etc. Paint/wash/drybrush/etc to bring things to life. I mean, why paint the engine mount (looks to be almost a WWII era interior green color - was that how the originals were painted or just something different?) and not the guns, engine, struts, etc.? Would really bring things to life and make it look like a real plane but without its skin. Great job on all accounts! I love it and don't mean to sound harsh...
  4. DSCN3676

    Built the same ship and put it asea on a base with water made out of paper mache, paint, and future. That is, I had one until the ex-wife dropped it and destroyed it.
  5. Favorite old timer quotes

    Yesterday we had in interesting conversation in the office concerning the things old timers say. So naturally, it got me to thinking... Time for a new thread! My Grandfather was a funny, funny man. He would have the best one-liners, sayings, or whatever. I don't remember all that much though because he passed away around 15 years ago. I sure do miss him. Anyway, there was this time I was helping him fix a part on his tractor and I wasn't exactly holding the part still as he was working... he stopped and looked at me and said "You shake like a dog sh***ing in a briar patch." It was a good five minutes before I could compose myself enough for us to go on. Everytime he would think I was BSing him, he would always say "Don't pee (insert proper word) on my leg and tell me its raining." I wish I had written down some of his stuff. I remember an old Master Chief who would always say "F*** 'em all but six so they can be your pallbearers." Sailors tend talk salty, you know... That guy was funny! He once told this E4 (she looked like she was sick) that she looked like death eating a cookie. I guess you just had to be there... I love hearing the stuff that old timers would say. Anyone got anything to add?
  6. Word Recognition game

    Here is another game besides the song title and keep a word games we play on a slow day at work. Ok, so here's how this works: I'll start it off with a word, say "Tacoma", and you then say the first word that comes to mind, like "Truck", and the cycle continues forever. So here we go, I'll start... Mustang Edit: Please keep the response to ONE word.
  7. Song Title Game

    The movie game got me to thinking of another game that may be fun - song titles. Just something we do in the office to pass the time... Here's the rules: We start with a song title. Then the next post has to have a word in it from that song title. If i put Flight of the Bumblee by Korsakov, then the next post could be Flight of Icarus ~ Iron Maiden. ALSO NO ONE NAME SONGS So here we go........ It's Five O' Clock Somewhere - Allan Jackson

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