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Secret Santa GB 2018 - Nearing the Finish Line!!

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  • Member since
    November 2010
  • From: Florida-West Central
Posted by Eagle90 on Monday, December 10, 2018 12:04 PM

modelcrazy

I'm super happy about that, both for you and your giftee. A lost package is a PIA.

 

I hear ya.  Nothing worse then not having the gift under the tree for Christmas morning!  LOL!

 

 

  • Member since
    August 2014
  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Monday, December 10, 2018 1:35 PM

As promised, the procrasticating elf finally got off his tail and finished the prior SSGB gift.  I really must apologize to my Santa...Ran into paint issues of my own making and got disgusted with myself and it found it's way to the shelf of doom.  

I vowed to get it down and finish before Christmas and opening this years gift.

 

This is the Minicraft 1/144 B-52H, done as a "what if", if the "H's" had gone to Vietnam back in the day.

Hopefull this will spur all of us to get our gifts done in a timely manner, I know this year I'll be working on my gift straight through until finished

  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 9:32 AM

Very nice. That certainly looks like a manageable size. I can't imagine what this would be like in 1/48. YIKES!! Well done, Sir.

BK

On the bench: Alot !

On Deck: Alot more !

 

  • Member since
    August 2014
  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 9:54 AM

About 16"wingspan.  The 1/72's are around 33", so thinking a 1/48 would be around 44-46".  Have the old AMT 1/72 "G" in the stash, along with the 1/72 KC-135 to do as a hanging refueling display.

Thank you.  After 2 years I'm happy with her.  Not touching anything else until this years SS build is done.

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 6:59 PM

BTW, with the latest FSM SMAFU I can post for those who can't. Just find my public email in my bio and send me what you want to post and I'll take care of it. 

  • Member since
    March 2008
  • From: Charleston, SC
Posted by kg4kpg on Thursday, December 13, 2018 8:05 AM

YES! I can finally log in again. To update, I got the SSGB gift mailed (hope you like it) and have received mine. Can't wait to see what it is. Big box! Merry Christmas y'all!

  • Member since
    August 2014
  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Friday, December 14, 2018 3:15 PM

Only 11 days to the unveiling....keep looking at the sealed mailing box by my desk, wondering what's hiding inside and what I got myself into...going to be great no matter what is there.  Hope I can do Santa proud.

 

Here is the funny part....still haven't figured out what to get m'lady yet.   Modelers are easy to shop for.

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    June 2008
Posted by lewbud on Saturday, December 15, 2018 3:19 PM

Well, I got my SS gift last week during the not being able to sign in debacle. Thanks to a heads up from Brandon, it sits unopened. I have received the gift for my recipient and will endeavor to have wrapped and ready for shipping by Monday at the latest. 

Steve, 

Since I wasn't able to make it to Plano today, have a safe trip and see you in the new year.

Buddy- Those who say there are no stupid questions have never worked in customer service.

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    April 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Saturday, December 15, 2018 3:37 PM

You didn’t miss much Buddy. Steve and I hung out in front of the kits the whole time wishing we could take most of them home!

I am really looking forward to opening my Secret Santa gift too! I’ll probably crack it open Christmas night and start cutting sprue.

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Ju87 B2 Stuka

On deck: 

In the hole: 

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, December 15, 2018 4:18 PM

Thank you Buddy, I'm sorry I won't be able to see you until next year. Like Chad said, not much cept just talkin bout kits, and I was both happy and sad one I wanted to get wasn't there. 

Chad, I still can't login with my phone without going to incognito mode. I even erased my cache. 

  • Member since
    November 2010
  • From: Florida-West Central
Posted by Eagle90 on Saturday, December 15, 2018 5:57 PM

I can't say much without it being revealed who my giftee is, but I received a text that said the present was processed through a facility in the "great white north" and is on it's way to it's destination.  Whistling

 

 

  • Member since
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  • From: Ice coated north 40 saskatchewan
Posted by German Armour on Saturday, December 15, 2018 8:00 PM

Big Smile

 Never give up, never quit, never stop modelling.Idea

 

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Posted by BrandonK on Monday, December 17, 2018 9:35 AM

Lets have a show of hands of those who have NOT yet mailed out thier kits. One week to left to show on time.

BK

On the bench: Alot !

On Deck: Alot more !

 

  • Member since
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  • From: Ice coated north 40 saskatchewan
Posted by German Armour on Monday, December 17, 2018 10:43 AM
I shipped out the parcel. Its coming from spruebrothers.

 Never give up, never quit, never stop modelling.Idea

 

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  • From: Florida-West Central
Posted by Eagle90 on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 2:32 PM

Got a notification that my package was delivered today to my giftee. 

If you received a package today....in the great white north....it's wrapped so you can open the package to make sure all is well...just sayin.  Whistling

 

 

  • Member since
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  • From: Ice coated north 40 saskatchewan
Posted by German Armour on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 4:46 PM
My Santa delievered today! :) Can't wait till the 25th!

 Never give up, never quit, never stop modelling.Idea

 

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 5:20 PM

I don't know I've received something already but not sure if I got anything from OH as well. My wife has received so many packages that she can't tell anymore and I won't let her open anything if she's not sure. I may have to see what we got after I get there very early Christmas eve. Sorry Mongoose, I don't know if it has arrived yet.

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Posted by TheMongoose on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 8:22 PM

Modelcrazy your gift caught a ride in the sleigh today ;-) it’s wrapped inside so the box from cinci can be opened. I got 3 opinions on what color tone the wrapping paper should be and in the end weathered it the way i like it lol

In the pattern: A 23-Window MicroBus and an F-100 SuperSabre (foiled)!

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 2:12 AM

Thanks Mongoose, I'll let the wife know.

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Posted by BrandonK on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 9:01 AM

TheMongoose
what color tone the wrapping paper should be and in the end weathered it the way i like it

That made me bust out loud laughing. Too funny. I'm super happy that everyone is looking foward to this SSGB. It's gonna be so fun.

BK

On the bench: Alot !

On Deck: Alot more !

 

  • Member since
    August 2014
  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 9:33 AM

Something tells me it is going to be wrapped in a tri-color scheme, like mid-war carrier birds.  MC is going to have to take a pic of the box before unwrapping it now.Smile

  • Member since
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  • From: Florida-West Central
Posted by Eagle90 on Thursday, December 20, 2018 5:15 AM

IT'S THE 20TH!!!!!  Only 5 more days.  I haven't been this excited about opening a gift in some time.  LOL!

My kids are not helping any either.  You see....I let them open one small present Christmas Eve before going to bed...and they are trying to talk me into opening mine then!  I'm teaching them about rules...and will power.  Angel LOL!  I think they will push VERY hard to have me open that one first Christmas morning. (I hope!).  Whistling

 

 

 

  • Member since
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  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Thursday, December 20, 2018 9:53 AM

Eagle90

IT'S THE 20TH!!!!!  Only 5 more days.  I haven't been this excited about opening a gift in some time.  LOL!

My kids are not helping any either.  You see....I let them open one small present Christmas Eve before going to bed...and they are trying to talk me into opening mine then!  I'm teaching them about rules...and will power.  Angel LOL!  I think they will push VERY hard to have me open that one first Christmas morning. (I hope!).  Whistling

 

 

 

I figure you'll last till about one second past midnight, just to be sure you made it to Christmas morning..Big SmileCool

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  • From: Florida-West Central
Posted by Eagle90 on Thursday, December 20, 2018 11:08 AM

goldhammer

 

 
Eagle90

IT'S THE 20TH!!!!!  Only 5 more days.  I haven't been this excited about opening a gift in some time.  LOL!

My kids are not helping any either.  You see....I let them open one small present Christmas Eve before going to bed...and they are trying to talk me into opening mine then!  I'm teaching them about rules...and will power.  Angel LOL!  I think they will push VERY hard to have me open that one first Christmas morning. (I hope!).  Whistling

 

 

 

 

 

I figure you'll last till about one second past midnight, just to be sure you made it to Christmas morning..Big SmileCool

 

That's A BRILLIANT IDEA!!!!  Put the kids to bed....sneak downstairs and have myself a Merry little Christmas (see what I did there?) Big Smile LOL!  

 

 

  • Member since
    June 2008
Posted by lewbud on Friday, December 21, 2018 4:02 PM

Dropped my package off with the government elves yesterday just before noon. Checked the tracking and it is enroute and should be there Monday evening. Not happy with the fact that it sat in their possession for 12 hours before being shipped.

Buddy- Those who say there are no stupid questions have never worked in customer service.

  • Member since
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  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Friday, December 21, 2018 4:39 PM

Just in the St. Nick of time......at least those elves won't be affected by the latest SNAFU in DC.Smile

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  • From: Ice coated north 40 saskatchewan
Posted by German Armour on Friday, December 21, 2018 7:04 PM
My guy got his package, I got my package :) To wait is the problem :) 4 MORE DAY!!!!!!!!! AUGH!!

 Never give up, never quit, never stop modelling.Idea

 

  • Member since
    November 2010
  • From: Florida-West Central
Posted by Eagle90 on Friday, December 21, 2018 8:47 PM

German Armour
My guy got his package, I got my package :) To wait is the problem :) 4 MORE DAY!!!!!!!!! AUGH!!
 

I hear ya!  It's the only thing helping me not get mad over the government "shut down"...or in my case being furloughed!  Yeah, I work for the government.  Embarrassed

 

 

  • Member since
    June 2008
Posted by lewbud on Saturday, December 22, 2018 10:39 AM

Just checked in on the government elves and I'm not thrilled with their tracking system.  
All it can tell me is that it's enroute and scheduled to be delivered by 2000 on 12/24. May have to try the purple or brown elves next year.

Buddy- Those who say there are no stupid questions have never worked in customer service.

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, December 22, 2018 12:19 PM

My wife said she received a package from OH. She won't open the box even though I told her it's wraped. She said "I'll let you have the fun on Monday" I'm headed to the airport tomorrow night. I hope the partial shutdown won't effect the TSA much. Once I get to Denver on time I'll be home free so to speak. The little hop to Boise is just a 2 hour flight. I won't get to see much though since I'm coming in after midnight.

It's going to be HARD to not jump in on one while I'm there. Our anniversary is on the 26th so the day of the 26th is open since she works but after I pick her up from work and the 27th is out...no model building if I want another anniversary next year LOL.

Merry Christmas to everyone!! I hope your gifts are everything you imagined and are both a challange and an unexpected, very enjoyable surprize!

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