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Taking the Collection to Town! Update

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  • Member since
    March, 2003
  • From: Northern New Jersey
Posted by Tojo72 on Tuesday, February 06, 2018 3:56 PM
Congratulations,thats a real honor

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  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Tuesday, February 06, 2018 9:23 PM

Great set-up Max. Toast to you and the Mrs. for a job well done. 

Jim  Captain

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    January, 2006
  • From: California
Posted by SprueOne on Tuesday, February 06, 2018 9:34 PM

Awesome opportunity to share the greatest hobby interest experience ever recorded in human history. Ok, maybe an exaggeration but true anyway.

The composition layout is complimented by the text graphics.

Well done.



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    April, 2016
  • From: Parsons Kansas
Posted by Hodakamax on Wednesday, February 07, 2018 8:07 AM

Thanks again Gang! You guys do drive me along. One cool experience so far is that models that hung from high places in the house and office seem to have a new life. Dust removal, re-furb up-date and being seen close-up again is exciting to me at least! The Blackbird and B-47 now can be viewed from inches. Wow! Yikes! I can also see early model builder's flaws that we all start with. Part of model building and the experience I guess. At least they are alive again!


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    April, 2016
  • From: Parsons Kansas
Posted by Hodakamax on Friday, February 09, 2018 8:57 AM

An ongoing report here. We are chasing down a few typos and are finding more local people who flew these things. A few more props (so to speak) added like my favorite SR-71 hat. We shot the media pictures for an article in the local newspaper to promote the display. My wife is also a writer with a Jounalism degree and good at this stuff. She tutors me in all my ravings. Here's a few more shots, a couple showing the entrance to the Library. I seem to be getting back in control and it's fun again!


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    December, 2017
  • From: Plano (Dallas), Texas
Posted by mmthrax on Monday, February 12, 2018 12:53 PM

This is really neat on so many levels.  Cool models, cool models on display, inspiring young folks, old folks becoming reinvigorated.  Young folks looking forward to accomplishments, old folks looking back to accomplishments.  You working with your wife to accomplish a goal.  You seeing your past models, showing you how far you have come, and at the same time reinvigorating you toward future projects.  There are also, I'm sure, far reaching effects from this display that you may never become aware of, yet can probably be attributed to directly back to this event.  Profound stuff.  Congratulations. Yes

Just keep picking away at it...

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  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Monday, February 12, 2018 1:23 PM

Wow!! Now that is freekin' neato right there! Way to go Max!!!!!!!!


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Posted by Bakster on Monday, February 12, 2018 1:49 PM

Hey Max, I don't know how I missed this thread. This is very cool. Congrats! 


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    April, 2016
  • From: Parsons Kansas
Posted by Hodakamax on Monday, February 12, 2018 2:52 PM

Wow, thanks Gang! I always think of the thousands of incredible models hidden away. We sometimes see them breifly on our Forum or at shows. I'm an evolving modeler and I get better with time, experience and help from other modelers on our Forum. A master modeler I'm not but the collection does show the history of flight and modeling with 31 aircraft with brief explanations covering a century. Hopefully it will influence someone in some way. It also shows my evolution as well with some good models and not so good ones. It's a good visual refrence representing history and modeling.

The display also made me do something. Planning, mock-up, logistics, research, execution and revealing a hobby of fun, learning, history, problem solving that I have enjoyed and benefited from. I can't think of a minute I've wasted both building and displaying my works. 

Hmm, I still trying to think about the benefits of this endeavor. Wow! Thirty-one aircraft out of our house. I think I might paint the Museum (really just my office). Another plus is models that hung in high or obscure places have been dusted, repaired and re-furbished for a new life. All good, although we'll need a couple of pitot tube repairs from multiple transits. Minor stuff.

Well the hard part is over and I'm calming down to a point of enjoyment and satisfaction.   Thanks again to all of you for your support and input. Encouragement does drive me along! I'm off to paint the Museum. (really just my office).Geeked


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    December, 2003
  • From: 37deg 40.13' N 95deg 29.10'W
Posted by scottrc on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 1:03 PM

Hey Max,

My dentist called and was able to get me in this am, so while waiting, I popped over and saw the exibit.

Its fanstastic, right in the main lobby and well laid out.  One of the staff of the library came over and walked me through the exhibit and was happy to explain some of the aircraft flown by locals, including an AT6 by some dude named Max.  There were a few kids that came over and joined the tour.  

I hope this exhibit will spark more interest in history and for the hobby in our area.

Again, great job Max and kudos to your wife.  You both shown your professions as presenters.

I included a few shots  of the overal exhibit.


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    January, 2018
Posted by dswebb on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 4:07 PM

Wow, the whole thing is just awesome! So glad they asked you to do it, and so glad you did. I'm sure many people are enjoying it. Thanks for all your hard work on the behalf of our hobby. Good job.


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  • From: Somewhere in Ohio...
Posted by DasBeav on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 4:31 PM

Well done, Max! You and your wife did a fine job. 

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  • From: California
Posted by SprueOne on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 7:37 PM

Max, Scott, Thanks for sharing the additional photos.



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