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Back At It.
Posted by Blaine on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 12:17 AM

I have models I have collected for years, and never built. There has always been something else that has taken priority, I'm sure manny of you can understand. I'm retired, done my traveling now is the time for the hobby.

Well I have the work area set up, new paint booth, and new air brush (Badger 150) that I'm attempting to learn how to use properly. 

My project 

One the workbench AD-6 Slyraider got VA145 decals

P2vNeptune 

S2 Tracker, Don't have S2 kit yet. 

P3 Orion 

56 Ford Victoria 

69 Z28 Camaro 

If I can finish these I want to start a WWII collection, P47, P51, B17 and a few others 

I have been reading FSM monthly publications from cover to cover. I get both the digital and printed, don't ask me why, but I really enjoy the digital. 

Life is not about getting out of the storm, but learning to dance in the rain.

Don't tip to through life only to end up at deaths door. 

VS 82, VP40, VP31 

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  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 5:37 AM

Welcome Sign

 

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  • From: From the Mit, but live in Mason, O high ho
Posted by hogfanfs on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 6:21 AM

Welcome back to the forums! Welcome Sign Beer

 Bruce

 

 On the bench:  1/48 Eduard MiG-21MF

                        1/35 Takom Merkava Mk.I

 

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  • From: The Deep Woods
Posted by Tickmagnet on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 7:41 AM

Enjoy your return.

 

 

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  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 8:28 AM

Aha :

 Cool Beans , Blaine .I like the Victoria too . Now , Welcome Aboard and don't worry no one here bites .Most don't want to lose our dentures ! LOL.LOL.LOL. Tanker-Builder

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  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 12:16 PM

Welcome to the Forums!

  

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Posted by Est.1961 on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 12:26 PM

Welcome Yes

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Posted by Blaine on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 5:23 PM

Est.1961

Welcome Yes

 Thanks for all the worm welcomes, hopefully I can learn from you seasoned modelers
 
 

Est.1961

Welcome Yes

 

Life is not about getting out of the storm, but learning to dance in the rain.

Don't tip to through life only to end up at deaths door. 

VS 82, VP40, VP31 

fox
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  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 7:39 PM

Welcome back to the Forums. Good luck with all the new equipment. Don't forget to post pics as you start building so we can help out (if you need it).

Jim  Captain 

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench:  Revell 1/96 USS Kearsarge - 70% 

I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

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  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Thursday, March 14, 2019 10:02 AM

Welcome Sign

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Posted by GMorrison on Thursday, March 14, 2019 10:11 AM

Welcome, Blaine! Sounds like you flew out of Moffett Field, near where I grew up.

If the patrol planes are the old Hasegawa models, they are not really up to the latest standards in terms of buildability. The Neptune is a good looking model, but it fought me all the way.

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Posted by Blaine on Thursday, March 14, 2019 3:07 PM

Yes I did fly out of moffet, VP31 at the time it was a training squadron (P3c) VS82 (S2) was out of Alameda, as was Vp878 reserve (P2v) 

The Hasegawa model of the P2 is the only one I could find. 

What was interesting about the P2 was it gave you a feel for what the WWII guys flew, non presurized, slow, didn't handle well, and slow. 

I'm orginally from Los Gatos. 

Again, thanks for all the welcomes. I get a picture of my Skyrader in progress, I'm sure I've made some mistakes on it. 

Life is not about getting out of the storm, but learning to dance in the rain.

Don't tip to through life only to end up at deaths door. 

VS 82, VP40, VP31 

  • Member since
    November, 2012
Posted by Blaine on Thursday, March 14, 2019 3:46 PM

A1 Skyraider

Ok, first attempt to upload a picture of current project, I welcome all constructive criticizim, and advice. 

 

Life is not about getting out of the storm, but learning to dance in the rain.

Don't tip to through life only to end up at deaths door. 

VS 82, VP40, VP31 

  • Member since
    September, 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Thursday, March 14, 2019 4:20 PM

Blaine

Yes I did fly out of moffet, VP31 at the time it was a training squadron (P3c) VS82 (S2) was out of Alameda, as was Vp878 reserve (P2v) 

The Hasegawa model of the P2 is the only one I could find. 

What was interesting about the P2 was it gave you a feel for what the WWII guys flew, non presurized, slow, didn't handle well, and slow. 

I'm orginally from Los Gatos.  

I think you said "slow" twice. The Hasegawa is the only one I know of. I built it as ex-USN Argentina navy, the one that flew forward air control on the Exocet attack on Sheffield. Not a happy subject, but I was studying the Falklands/ Malvinas War at the time.

I have a Marlin in the stash I don't plan to build, if you want to trade or something.

My sister lives in Los Gatos, great place.

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Posted by Blaine on Thursday, March 14, 2019 5:55 PM

Yes, slow was reduncant, I wasn't attempting to enphasize the speed of the P2. CDF is using a few of them, and I see where they have converted some of their S2s to turbo props. In it's time the P2 was a great ASW aircraft. 

I think I have some old pictures of the P2 floating around, one taken from the nose, (the MAD operatiors position.)

I once loved Los Gatos, lived out on Kennedy Rd, went to LG high back in the 60s, it is much different today, most of the locals from my era are gone now. 

Life is not about getting out of the storm, but learning to dance in the rain.

Don't tip to through life only to end up at deaths door. 

VS 82, VP40, VP31 

  • Member since
    September, 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Thursday, March 14, 2019 8:56 PM

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Posted by Blaine on Thursday, March 14, 2019 10:24 PM

Beautiful P2, thanks for sharing it. 

Life is not about getting out of the storm, but learning to dance in the rain.

Don't tip to through life only to end up at deaths door. 

VS 82, VP40, VP31 

  • Member since
    September, 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Thursday, March 14, 2019 10:43 PM

I can't wait to see yours, by a real aviator.

Posting pics involves getting them on a sharing site. I use Fotki.

Glad you are on board.

 

Bill

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Posted by Blaine on Friday, March 15, 2019 7:51 PM

I wasn't aware pictures needed to come from a sharing site. I'll get set up on one asap. 

Real aviator, well the real aviators were the WWII pilots, today it is enter the flight plan, take off and let auto take you to your destination, and try to stay awake on long flights. Too boring for me. After the military I flew crop dusters for a while, then after using up eight of my nine lives I got into other ventures. Never was interested in the airlines and they had their pick of pilots back then. 

Are you old enough to remember when the silcon valley was actually an agricutural community, lot of orchards. There were three or four canneries in San Jose back in the 60s 

Life is not about getting out of the storm, but learning to dance in the rain.

Don't tip to through life only to end up at deaths door. 

VS 82, VP40, VP31 

  • Member since
    September, 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Friday, March 15, 2019 8:50 PM

I was right on the cusp of the tech industry, when the big dogs were HP, Ampex.

Palo Alto had a lot of nursery operations out by the Bay, and we shot rabbits in the orchards down in Los Altos. 

 

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Posted by Tosh on Sunday, March 17, 2019 7:02 AM

Welcome to FSM Forums!

Your friend, Toshi

Reside in Streetsboro, Ohio

At work with my grandson Ezra, building a Hasegawa 1/72 “George”.

 

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