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Ach du Leiber ! I be 74 this month !

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  • Member since
    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Ach du Leiber ! I be 74 this month !
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Tuesday, May 02, 2017 9:23 AM

Hi Ya'll !

    Yep it's true ! This Auld Phart has made another year .This past one was a bummer , But , I did make it . I read about different health issues we have and am grateful we ALL are still here.

 Now that said here's what I want for my Birthday !

1-1/350 Enterprise ( Early Beehive type )

 2-A Lamborghini -500 P in 1/24

3- Good or reasonable health , and all of you to talk about model stuff with . 

 Good health , steady hands and lots of fun with all of you at these forums .These are the things that make life good .  I wonder if I'll get a cake this year ? I know , Make it a cake sized Chili Cheese Dog with Onions too ! That and a good Brewski will make the day. No , really . Thank you all for putting up with me this past year . You are all the present I'll need .  Tanker - Builder P.S.     Unseen WIP . Six wingy thingies with floaty thingies instead of wheels . 

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Tuesday, May 02, 2017 9:37 AM

I got you by 5 years- I turned 79 last month.

I have seen many modeling friends drop out of modeling, or greatly reduce their work, due to those ravages of aging which can indeed make modeling more difficult.

I have found that most vision problems with aging can be mostly corrected for (I just had cateract surgery and it made a big difference).

I have had the problem of arthritic joints reducing my hand and finger agility.  While my first actions were to go to larger scales, I found I did not have sufficient space to display very many larger scale models.  So, trying the idea of use it or loose it, I have gone to 1:72 scale airplanes, 1:700 ships, and intend to try more 1:32 scale cars.

Also, I have found some tasks less frequently performed, such as rigging, can be easier if I do a little practice first with scrap materials before doing on the model I am working on.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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    August, 2014
  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Tuesday, May 02, 2017 9:40 AM

Happy upcoming B-day.    At least you are still with us, and able to keep on building.  Your cardiologist would need a bypass if you had that CCD cakeBig Smile

Behind you by 10 as of this last month.

fox
  • Member since
    January, 2007
  • From: Coatesville, Pa.
Posted by fox on Tuesday, May 02, 2017 11:49 AM

Happy Birthday. Hang in there and keep up the good work. In three years you'll catch up to me (77). Oh, wait, that won't happen will it. See, that's what happens as you get older, your thinking gets a little warped. Sorry you won't catch up. I'll try to wait for you though. Confused

Jim  Captain

Photobucket Main WIP: Rebuild of Monogram 1/8 "Big Deuce" with 1/8 Pocher V-12 in rear - 10%

   On the Bench:   Revell 1/48 Ju 52/3m - 50%;  Revell 1/96 USS Kearsarge - 20% 

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

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    May, 2012
  • From: Arizona
Posted by pilotjohn on Tuesday, May 02, 2017 2:30 PM

Happy Birthday!  I am only 58 and starting to think I shouldn't post as I will be called a smart a** little kid:)

john

 

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    March, 2013
Posted by patrick206 on Tuesday, May 02, 2017 2:50 PM

76 in February, the good news is my 130+ kit stash will outlast me, no shortage crisis there. Wife says the hobby helps to keep me younger, maybe I'll try for 120 years, then I can finish the kits. Hate to orphan them.

Creaky old Patrick

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    March, 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Tuesday, May 02, 2017 4:48 PM

I wish you a many happy years ahead of you.  You've been an inspiration for me to continue to strive for excellence and I want to thank you for that!

Toshi

 

Retired due to work related injury

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

ON THE BENCH:

Revell B-17G Flying Fortress 

NEXT BUILD:

Mrs. Toshi just purchased for me a Tamiya 1/48 Ki-61 via eBay, when it arrives, as always, I’ll do a WIP.  Thanks to M.Brindos and Model Maniac for the heads up and the inspiration in obtaining this kit for my next build.

  • Member since
    September, 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Tuesday, May 02, 2017 6:47 PM

A person can stand almost anything except a procession of ordinary days.

-Goethe

Happy Birthday!!! It damn well beats the alternative.

In spirit I will cook you a birthday dinner.

Heat one can of red hot chili con carne.

Open one bag of shredded cheddar, the really bright orange kind.

Open one super sized bag of Frito "scoops". Because you are really special to me, the barbeque ones.

Dump chili into bag, top with cheese, seal and shake a little.

This is really best eaten from the bag.

  • Member since
    August, 2014
  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Tuesday, May 02, 2017 6:55 PM

GMorrison

A person can stand almost anything except a procession of ordinary days.

-Goethe

Happy Birthday!!! It damn well beats the alternative.

In spirit I will cook you a birthday dinner.

Heat one can of red hot chili con carne.

Open one bag of shredded cheddar, the really bright orange kind.

Open one super sized bag of Frito "scoops". Because you are really special to me, the barbeque ones.

Dump chili into bag, top with cheese, seal and shake a little.

This is really best eaten from the bag.

 

 

A 4x4 club I used to belong to back in the mid-late '70s sold the lunch size bags of Fritos, cut down the side with a ladle full of chili for a $1 at an event we used to put on.  Went like hotcakes since it was muddy, wet and cold every year.  Never any leftovers with that deal, always ran out of chips and chili.

 

I think I'll have a chili dog tonight in your honor T.B.

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    September, 2003
  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Tuesday, May 02, 2017 7:05 PM

Happy Birthday

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

  • Member since
    July, 2012
  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Tuesday, May 02, 2017 7:20 PM

Happy birthday T.B. !!!  

Made the mistake of having a piece of your birthday chilidog.....

Anybody got Rollaids?????

                      Dont worry about the thumbprint... paint it rust and call it "Battle damage" !

  • Member since
    March, 2010
  • From: Winamac,Indiana 46996-1525
Posted by ACESES5 on Tuesday, May 02, 2017 7:44 PM

HAPPY B-DAY TANK I TURNED 70 LAST FEBUARY, MADE IT THIS FAR DESPITE 2 HEART ATTACKS IN 2014.Happy Birthday                        ACESES5                                             

  • Member since
    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Wednesday, May 03, 2017 2:32 PM

 

MMMM , MMMM, Good !!!

Thanks " G "

  • Member since
    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Wednesday, May 03, 2017 2:36 PM

Oh My

 I'm gonna enjoy this .T.B. Rolaids ? I don't need no D%%%% Rolaids . da Hotta da betta ! !  All youse guys got the right idea .I will have a regular Coney CCD at Sonic on that day to remind me of the great bunch of folks I communicate with .

  I asked the DOC . He said make it my diet splurge day . Cool !

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    January, 2015
Posted by PFJN on Wednesday, May 03, 2017 9:34 PM

T.B.

Happy Birthday Stick out tongue

Pat

  • Member since
    September, 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, May 03, 2017 10:01 PM

Tanks, I will see you one night in the far future on a fog shrouded deck up in the Carquines. Fog horn blowing on the bridge. Mare Island to port and the C and H factory over the starboard bow.

Look for the cupped hand over the pocket watch, guy with the fedora.

Please be there.

 

Which is to say, and I mean it, 

Ithaka (in part, the first couple of stanzas)

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As you set out for Ithaka 
hope your road is a long one, 
full of adventure, full of discovery. 
Laistrygonians, Cyclops, 
angry Poseidon—don’t be afraid of them: 
you’ll never find things like that on your way 
as long as you keep your thoughts raised high, 
as long as a rare excitement 
stirs your spirit and your body. 
Laistrygonians, Cyclops, 
wild Poseidon—you won’t encounter them 
unless you bring them along inside your soul, 
unless your soul sets them up in front of you. 

 

  • Member since
    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Thursday, May 04, 2017 9:18 AM

" G " ;

 I thank you sir . I will be there . Just look for the old ship in good shape , with the big Dragon on her stack !

  • Member since
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Posted by roony on Thursday, May 04, 2017 12:47 PM

Many happy returns.  Glad you're still with us.  Alway look forward to see that TB on a comment.

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    April, 2008
  • From: clinton twp,mi
Posted by humper491 on Thursday, May 04, 2017 5:41 PM

no,no,no, i will maintain the obligation of 'young smart***' thank you!! seeing i don't turn 47 until november i'll take care of all them chili fritos for everyone, i still got way to much to learn from you guys before ya go on to the next place :)

 

Humper Beam

  • Member since
    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Friday, May 05, 2017 7:26 AM

Aw Chit !

 Now the yung un pipes in . Go Model sonny ! LOL.LOL.  Dad - T.B. 

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  • From: Rain USA, Vancouver WA
Posted by tigerman on Saturday, May 06, 2017 2:17 AM

Happy birthday Tanker and wish you many more. Now get back to the bench.

   http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y269/wing_nut_5o/PANZERJAGERGB.jpg

 Eric 

  • Member since
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  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Tuesday, May 09, 2017 3:40 PM

Hey !

 Now look here Tigerman ! I am , I am . Honest ! Building on the 1/96 scale client build . T.B.

  • Member since
    September, 2016
  • From: Albany, New York
Posted by ManCityFan on Tuesday, May 09, 2017 4:40 PM
Happy Birthday!! Looking forward to seeing many more of your builds. Another young'un here at 53, with much to learn.

Dwayne or Dman or just D.  All comments are welcome on my builds. 

 

  • Member since
    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 7:25 AM

ManCityFan ;

   I believe you said Glacially slow . Not true .You build as fast as you're comfortable with . It takes me up to a year for planes now . T.B.

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