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  • Member since
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  • From: Northeast WA State
moving to Shreveport
Posted by armornut on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 9:45 AM
Well school is complete, graduation in the books, honey doo list shrinking, and a cross country move for my new job looming on the horizion. Leaving my family, dog, wife, and best friend( human type) of 14yrs . Taking toolbox, pickup, a ton of models and supplies, and excitment of change. Hopefully I will be able to locate the local model club so I can assimilate and become established in a new environment. Not sure why I'm posting because I will still be the same ol'Armornut lurking about the forums, guess I just wanted to share the good stuff happening and maybe make a connection with someone down there. Of course for now I mean strictly on the forums unless I meet them at the meeting.

we're modelers it's what we do

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  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 11:32 AM

Wow! You have a lot of change and settling in ahead of you. best of luck to you in that endeavor.

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

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  • From: From the Mit, but live in Mason, O high ho
Posted by hogfanfs on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 11:57 AM

I hate moving!

I don't envy you, I have had 3 major moves in the last 5 years. Did I mention I hate moving?

I hope it works out for you. How long are you going to be separated from your family?

 

Bruce

 

 Bruce

 

 On the bench:  1/48 Eduard MiG-21MF

                        1/35 Takom Merkava Mk.I

 

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  • From: Denver, Colorado
Posted by waynec on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 11:58 AM

good luck on the move

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fox
  • Member since
    January 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 1:39 PM

Good luck with all the changes. We'll all be here waiting to hear how you make out. Toast

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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Posted by Tarasdad on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 4:03 PM

Shreveport! Love that city, have lots of family there! I bet you'll love it too!

Tarasdad

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  • Revell 1/48 F-15 Strike Eagle
  • Revell 1/48 A-10 Warthog
  • Revell 1/426 USS Arizona
GAF
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  • From: Anniston, AL
Posted by GAF on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 6:43 PM

You shouldn't have any trouble locating modelers.  The local IPMS chapter is "Red River Modelers".  They hold a small model show every spring (March).  Here's some photos I took at the last one.

http://cs.finescale.com/fsm/general_discussion/f/42/t/159209.aspx

I'm in Longview, Texas about an hour from there.  A little too far to drive over casually.

When you get there, you can visit Barksdale Air Force base and the "Global Air Power Museum".  It's not armor, but it's interesting.

Hope you like humidity!

Gary

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  • From: Longmont, Colorado
Posted by Cadet Chuck on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 7:11 PM

I wish you well!  I know it is a scary thing to do.  Years ago, I made a job change and relocated half way across the country, leaving the family behind until I could later reunite with them.  It made me a nervous wreck, and all my hair fell out from the stress.  The hair never came back!

Eventually, it all worked out for the better.  Modeling was the last thing on  my mind at that time.

Good luck, my friend!

Computer, did we bring batteries?.....Computer?

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  • From: State of Mississippi. State motto: Virtute et armis (By valor and arms)
Posted by mississippivol on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 7:17 PM

Good luck on the move!

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  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 7:36 PM

GAF, my dad lives in Longview... Small world sometimes...

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    March 2007
  • From: Northeast WA State
Posted by armornut on Thursday, June 26, 2014 10:14 AM

Everybody says hope ya like humidity, maybe I'll grow gills  LOL. Could be a year before my wife and dog come down, yes modeling is far from what I need to focus on however work will take care of itself, it' s the down time I'm concerned about. I will probably boo hoo here so ya'll have expressed permission to metaphorically slap me if I get outa hand. LOL. will be here to share my excitment as well. Thanks for the encouragement. For sure looking for Red River Modelers and oh yea I hate moving too, gotta do what I gotta do

we're modelers it's what we do

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    March 2014
Posted by Tarasdad on Friday, June 27, 2014 3:31 AM

Be warned, there are a lot of casinos in Shreveport. Very hazardous to your hobby money.

Tarasdad

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  • Revell 1/48 F-15 Strike Eagle
  • Revell 1/48 A-10 Warthog
  • Revell 1/426 USS Arizona
  • Member since
    March 2007
  • From: Northeast WA State
Posted by armornut on Friday, June 27, 2014 11:23 AM

I've heard those riverboats are something, don't gamble much maybe once every couple years so the casino's hold nothing for me unless theres a buffet attached.... then I'm screwed LOL.

we're modelers it's what we do

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  • From: Northeast WA State
Posted by armornut on Friday, July 25, 2014 7:00 PM

Well, I'm here in Shreveport, if Wyoming isn't the top of the world you can see it from there, Colorado and Texas proves the therory the world is lumpy but mostly flat, ya drive and drive and drive, then drive some more. Shreveport seems nice so far, and y'all weren't lying 'bout the humidity, holy smokes. Looking forward to meeting the local model club and maybe finding a hobby shop to call "home".  See same ol' Armornut lurking around just 2100miles from home.

we're modelers it's what we do

GAF
  • Member since
    June 2012
  • From: Anniston, AL
Posted by GAF on Friday, July 25, 2014 11:07 PM

Don't worry.  We've actually had a mild summer so far.  Toast

  • Member since
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  • From: Northeast WA State
Posted by armornut on Saturday, July 26, 2014 8:26 AM

Thanks GAF, feels like the local area is easing me into the whole dryer in the shower thing, I can adapt to almost anything so not to worried. At least I won't be shoveling snow this winter LOL.

we're modelers it's what we do

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Posted by tankerbuilder on Sunday, July 27, 2014 10:16 AM

Hi;

   I do hope you have access to a LHS after you move there .I used to drive down from the Little Rock, Ar. area about every two months and buy stuff in a shop that was easy to find coming in from my state .

 For your sake I hope there's some good ones nearby.            T.B.

  • Member since
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  • From: Northeast WA State
Posted by armornut on Sunday, July 27, 2014 1:42 PM

Found one in Bossier City , he mainly deals in R/C but said he can order anything, there is a train shop, and one in the phone book with no address, probably call him soon. it's called Bobby's Hobbys. Rumored that a Hobbytown is opening, I'll have to keep my eyes open.i'm also looking forward to meeting the Red River Modelers in a couple weeks, they may have more local info. Thanks T. B.maybe we'll meet some day.BTW I came down with about 150 unbuilt kits and all my tools, unless I loose my paint and glue to heat damage I should be set for a bit.

we're modelers it's what we do

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Posted by tankerbuilder on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 8:11 AM

HI;

   I don't believe you will have a problem with the paint  Now the glue is another matter .If you can , go to Wal-Mart or Target and buy a lunchbox sized cooler .This is what I kept glues in for three moves and subsequent time spent in other states .Worked great too

.On the paint , just make sure you keep the inside of the cap clean and the rims of the jars and then put them on tight as you can every time you finish and store upside down in a dark place .

  • Member since
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  • From: Northeast WA State
Posted by armornut on Thursday, July 31, 2014 6:57 PM

Thanks TB, brought my tool box into my room till I move into my apartment, good to know about the tip if I do have to travel any long distance again. Haven't had the nerve to open it cause if I do ther might be a 100 models in the hotel room. I hate feeding strange carpet monsters.

we're modelers it's what we do

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