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Quite possibly the most amzing model project ever.

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Quite possibly the most amzing model project ever.
Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, March 29, 2003 8:43 PM
Well, I had to remove the cockpit from my A-6E to scalp it's 1/72 scale figures for my recently finished OV-10D. What was I going to do with the newly made scrap? Well, I decided to toss her into the air and watch her smash into a million pieces on impact.
God bless Grumman Ironworks!
The thing wasn't scathed!
So, that gave me an idea.
I sanded off the crummy paint scale(I had to paint it with q-tips, because my grey was enamel and I was out of thinner!), and re-painted the top with a southern-pride scheme, with "Dixie Glory" over it, and the bottom has an American-pride scheme, with "god bless our troops" over it!
Now, on July Fourth, I'm gonna strap fireworks and bottle rockets onto her fuselage, and send her sky-ward for one final flight!
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, March 29, 2003 10:32 PM
I hear ya. I gotta Monogram Wildcat that I'm gonna tape some bottle rockets to this year. I got a cabin in Wisconsin and fireworks are legal there. But for me I wanna make this thing fly before it blows up. Does NE1 have any sugguestions? I thought about putting model rocket engines to the thing, and then using a double igniter, but I think bottle rockets would be cheaper and provide more entertainment.
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, March 30, 2003 2:47 AM
LOL!!! This brings back some childhood memories. Some friends and I used to douse a model with anything flammable and set a match to it. It's a wonder we didn't burn something down in the process. I remember the Aurora Zero made of bright yellow plastic blowing to pieces with 2 inch firecrackers. Then there was the time I stuck an M-80 into an Estes rocket and launched it...........

P.S. I was one crazy kid. Please don't try these at home...!
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  • From: NE Georgia
Posted by Keyworth on Sunday, March 30, 2003 7:03 AM
Try bottle rockets with some liquid cement smeared over the a/c. Light it up just before you touch off the rockets and you'll have a spectacular roman candle flying just before she blows!! Did this a time or two with some kits as a kid. What Mom and Dad didn't know..................................:)
"There's no problem that can't be solved with a suitable application of high explosives"
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  • From: Brooklyn
Posted by wibhi2 on Sunday, March 30, 2003 1:11 PM
gaaaaaaawwwd......what memories came flooding back with this post. WW2 battles in 1/35 scale (ash cans, m80's, 2 inchers, bottle rockets and lady fingers - all on super8 film). An exsquisite mid-air b-52 explosion.......oh, the days of yore - LOL.

yes folks, my finger tips were almost burned beyond recognition on several occasions.
3d modelling is an option a true mental excercise in frusrtation
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, March 30, 2003 6:16 PM
my friend put a pack of bottle rockets on a gundam and lit it... this hallowe'en i plan to fill a crap model with gas then stuff it with gunppowder from several cap gun rounds and then light it...
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, March 30, 2003 8:50 PM
Dang, no wonder I have job security!Smile [:)].......lol

You light 'em, I fight 'em
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  • From: NE Georgia
Posted by Keyworth on Sunday, March 30, 2003 9:15 PM
Me, too. You guys keep experimenting, I put what's left back together in the ER for the plastic surgeions and orthopedic guys to argue over :) - Ed
"There's no problem that can't be solved with a suitable application of high explosives"
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