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Contents look very similar so it must just be a different box version. I think the longer, narrow boxes pack better than the flatter ones like I have. Keeps the materials packed tighter with less chances of them moving or getting crushed as the deeper box also has stronger sides with less surface area.

 

Looks like we will have a few of these going together!

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A cat.

Last Saturday I was busy in my garden. Does this cat come to me spontaneously and decides that our house can be a good home for him.
Apparently someone had dumped this cat in our neighborhood.

What can you do then?
Adopt a cat of course... ;)

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sleeping place

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Home sweet home....

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I got my next build today, the San Francisco Cross Section kit by Artesania Latina. I ordered it from amazon and it arrived in 2 days. The box was a little damaged and had been opened which was kind of disappointing but the contents were still in the original shrink wrap so I don't think I need to worry.20181010_200925.thumb.jpg.3b3c52022027d02c0c75512a206ffba1.jpg

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I have been wanting to build one of these for some time so I will be digging right in.

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Backer, that looks like a pretty good cat environment to me. A barn and some hay. Probably a few mice to hunt and a nice doormat to lounge on. There are worse critters to hang out with than chickens. I do believe you have got yourself a cat. 

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I was the proud recipient (actually late yesterday) of a flu shot and pneumonia shot.

 

Never had either one in 69 years, the devil jumped up and hit me last year. Nice trip to the E.R. daughter drove me wheeled me in in a wheelchair. Nurses placing surgical masks on you as soon as you entered. Room overflowing about (40 to 50 folks) all wheezing, sneezing, and coughing. Did not like the scenario felt like bad Ju Ju. Told my daughter take me home now said I have a better chance of survival at home.

 

So we will see how effective they are.:wacko:

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My doctor wanted me to start getting those shot, he said it would be beneficial. I refused and asked beneficial to whom. Never have had the flu or pneumonia. I may have a two day cold but that's it. Considering myself having a strong immune system. 

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On 10/10/2018 at 10:54 AM, Backer said:

A cat.

Last Saturday I was busy in my garden. Does this cat come to me spontaneously and decides that our house can be a good home for him.
Apparently someone had dumped this cat in our neighborhood.

What can you do then?
Adopt a cat of course... ;)

IMG_20181008_104235.thumb.jpg.db8eb7c442bcf2bff89298744658dbb5.jpg

 

sleeping place

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Home sweet home....

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Backer, you can't choose your cat, the cat will decide. You are now the official father and caregiver of her/him. Congrats,  I love my tiger colored Tigger, he's a character too.

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On 10/13/2018 at 5:12 PM, Nirvana said:

Backer, you can't choose your cat, the cat will decide. You are now the official father and caregiver of her/him. Congrats,  I love my tiger colored Tigger, he's a 

indeed, this cat (Felix) has chosen us. He already has a permanent place in the kitchen. And doing difficult with what we give him to eat. 😸
But we get a lot of friendship back😻

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22 hours ago, paulsutcliffe said:

Splashed out for some vallorbe files, the difference is amazing, only ever had cheap diamond and steel versions

These have been near the top in my "good to have but not really vital" list for some time now. Enjoy!

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Those of you who have Longridge's Anatomy of Nelson's Ships on your shelves unopened - shame on you! It is a seminal book on period ship modelling, first published in 1955. It was my first serious book on the subject. I bought it with a book token that I won in a math competition held by the British magazine Model Engineer. I was eleven years old. I read and re-read it until it was almost falling apart. I still have that first edition copy, the dust jacket long gone. My advice: read it!

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I've had that book since the early 90's . I bought it as a means to build a better Victory. Back then it was Heller's 1/100 Victory. I wouldn't say the book is unopened, but I feel it has been under-read! :) 

I'm still waiting for the release of Amati's 1/64 Victory, to go to that book again, but that seems so far away.

Thanks for the reminder. I will try to take care of that!!! :)

 

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22 minutes ago, druxey said:

My advice: read it!

There are just not enough hours in a day Druxey!

I must admit however that I have recently read loads of other books: The blue kangaroo, three little pigs, Tic and Tella etc. (I have two daughters)

If only Longridge had written it in a child friendly way, we could have had two birds with one stone!

 

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7 minutes ago, vaddoc said:

I must admit however that I have recently read loads of other books: The blue kangaroo, three little pigs, Tic and Tella etc. (I have two daughters)

 

Believe me later on you will have fonder memories of reading those than any others on your book shelf. Keep reading to them for as long as they will sit still for it. Because one day they won't anymore.

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On ‎10‎/‎15‎/‎2018 at 1:25 PM, druxey said:

Those of you who have Longridge's Anatomy of Nelson's Ships on your shelves unopened - shame on you! It is a seminal book on period ship modelling, first published in 1955. It was my first serious book on the subject. I bought it with a book token that I won in a math competition held by the British magazine Model Engineer. I was eleven years old. I read and re-read it until it was almost falling apart. I still have that first edition copy, the dust jacket long gone. My advice: read it!

So, I felt ashamed not opening my 50 cents, first print -81 edition (last revised same year year), felt even more bad when hearing each and every page being turned. The fold-outs has never been used, was afraid just to open them 100%, so I didn't. Bought the book at book store in Oregon, with a listed price of $50.00. Had been sitting on the shelf for five years or more according to the store keeper. The condition of the book is in pristine condition. 

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I've read that cats that have been on their own for a while, are pickier about their food. While hunting/scavaging they have to be aware of their nutritional needs more than a house cat. They then look at food given them more carefully, and may not want certain ones.

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Today I received a used but new to me copy of Historic Ship Models by Wolfram zu Mondfeld.20181017_184448.thumb.jpg.04414b8298efd3df4e2d26b79d96f945.jpg

I got it used on amazon for $15.00 but I had enough points that it only cost me $3.65. The only damage is a crease in the lower right hand corner of the cover. This will be the first model/shipbuilding reference book in my library.

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There are only a few books that have truly impacted my life.  Longridge's Victory is one of them.  I remember checking it out of the library on a lark a few (OK almost 40) years ago and have never looked back.  Now all I have to do is finish rigging my Vicky. 

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