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Bis
  • Member since
    April, 2018
Hello from East Texas
Posted by Bis on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 7:57 PM

Hi all, I'm trying my luck at a wood/paper P51 that a friend gave me. It's been 50 plus years since I have built one of these. I would like to build one of every type aircraft that I worked on in the USAF, but I doubt I will find many of them since they were all recip. engine birds ( I didn't work on P51`s).

 I am also working on an HO railroad and wood ships.

Since I now live out in the sticks,  there are no hobby shops. So I am stuck with mail order or a very long drive.

There are a lot of interesting post on this forum and it looks like I can lead a lot from all of you.

 Have a good day

Ken

From, Crockett Texas.

 

  • Member since
    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Thursday, May 24, 2018 12:58 PM

Hi Ken !

 What do you mean out in the sticks ? I thought the developers were eating up our state ! Anyway , Hello from New Braunfels !

  • Member since
    September, 2006
  • From: Bethlehem PA
Posted by the Baron on Thursday, May 24, 2018 4:18 PM

Welcome to Finescale, Ken!

You might be surprised about what's available in kits these days.  I hope you pursue that collection of all of the aircrat types you worked on, and then share it here with us.

Best regards,

Brad

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

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    April, 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Thursday, May 24, 2018 8:21 PM

Welcome to the forums!  I’m in North Dallas but my job takes me to East Texas all the time. I always take the back roads to enjoy the scenery. 

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 GWH Fw 189 A-1 Nachtjager

On deck: 1/48 Bronco IF-17

In the hole: Who knows!  

  • Member since
    September, 2006
  • From: Central Texas
Posted by NucMedTech on Thursday, May 24, 2018 8:40 PM

Ken,

  Welcome to the forums and looking forward to seeing your builds. Can never have enough Texans around.

Stephen, from Central Texas!

Most barriers to your successes are man made. And most often you are the man who made them. -Frank Tyger

fox
  • Member since
    January, 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Thursday, May 24, 2018 8:42 PM

Hi Ken! Welcome to the Forums. Glad to have you aboard.

Jim  Captain

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench:  Revell 1/96 USS Kearsarge - 20% 

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

  • Member since
    April, 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Thursday, May 24, 2018 9:26 PM

Welcome!  What did you work on in the Air Force?  My Dad worked on the connie in avionics in Korat and my brother worked on F-111s at Mountain Home AFB in Idaho.

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    September, 2003
  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Thursday, May 24, 2018 9:58 PM

Welcome to the forums!

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

Bis
  • Member since
    April, 2018
Posted by Bis on Thursday, May 24, 2018 10:47 PM
Thanks all for the greetings. This is the third time I have written this and had it disappear . Tank Builder- I live in Late so, pop. 322 they say, I think it's less. Keavdog- I started out on a C 47, it was old then, built in 1939, it went to Nam as a AC 47 then on to a U 3 , in Nam I was assigned to O 1s, then C 7A, back in the states I was assigned to a HU 16, then a C 119 and when they activated the reserve unit at Hamilton AFB I was assigned to a C 124. I do have a question, shouldn't I get a notification went post on my thread? Again, thanks for the warm greetings.

From, Crockett Texas.

 

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, May 24, 2018 10:51 PM

Welcome Ken, Welcome Sign Cowboy

I grew up in the Dallas and Austin areas, and I'm here in the big D area again from Idaho for several more months. East Texas is a nice area from what I've seen of it.

Like Baron said, you would be surprised what they make now a days. It may be resin, but I'll guess if you dig deep enough, someone makes what you're looking for.

Steve

ON THE BENCH

1/48 Tamiya Mk.1 Swordfish
1/350 Tamiya Prince of Wales
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Bis
  • Member since
    April, 2018
Posted by Bis on Friday, May 25, 2018 9:27 AM
Tank builder- that should have read Latexo so not Late. I sometimes hate auto check

From, Crockett Texas.

 

  • Member since
    December, 2017
Posted by Zeon Zum Deikun on Friday, May 25, 2018 7:04 PM

Welcome. Wasn't expecting to see another East Texan around here.

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    April, 2018
  • From: Louisiana, USA
Posted by Spectre on Tuesday, June 05, 2018 8:14 AM

Greetings Ken from fellow Ark-La-Tex resident. Got any local legend BBQ joints in your neck of the woods you'd like to recomend?

 

Cheers

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    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, June 05, 2018 8:59 AM

Welcome aboard.

''I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so''

 

On the bench: Airfix 1/72nd Phantom FG.1

  • Member since
    August, 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Tuesday, June 05, 2018 10:04 AM

Welcome Sign Landed in Dallas fort worth a few times that's one big airport.

  

 Nick.

Bis
  • Member since
    April, 2018
Posted by Bis on Tuesday, June 05, 2018 6:57 PM

Zeon Sum Deikun, are you near Crockett ?

From, Crockett Texas.

 

Bis
  • Member since
    April, 2018
Posted by Bis on Tuesday, June 05, 2018 7:00 PM

Spectre, all the good BBQ places around me have closed, but there are some great ones in Tyler which should be a little closer to you.

From, Crockett Texas.

 

Bis
  • Member since
    April, 2018
Posted by Bis on Tuesday, June 05, 2018 7:05 PM

Crown R n7, I have been to Dallas For Worth air port one time, never again. It is large and confusing. If the kids fly in I tell them to get a rental car and I'll pay for it.

From, Crockett Texas.

 

  • Member since
    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 2:00 PM

Oh Boy !

You have to visit our Rail Museum on the First or Third Saturday  ,of any month .Weather permitting we have Kids Fun day .We have LEGO play tables and the kids can hands on run either a Lionel or American Flyer train .

 We do this from 10 A.M. to 2 P.M. and I am usually there and if you identify yourself we can meet face to face . Oh ! We have some nice hotels and R.V. parks here too !

Bis
  • Member since
    April, 2018
Posted by Bis on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 6:31 PM

Thanks for the invitation,  my 11 year old granddaughter loves trains. Have to figure out when we can make it, son and grandsons are supposed to be coming out some time the summer.

From, Crockett Texas.

 

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