1) Bob Platz builds in the wrong scale. It should be 1/700, not 1/96.
2) He's not actually crabby, but is our very own Andy Rooney style curmudgeon, except he hasn't won a Pulitzer Prize to date, and is rarely, if ever, seen on 60 Minutes.
3, and most important) Bob hasn't learned the efficacy and advantages of drinking red wine. This is perhaps his most egregious flaw and one which I've been trying to help him correct for about a decade or so. It has been established in numerous double-blind studies (where one group drinks red wine while modeling and the other group drinks Sterno, Robotussin, or German anti-freeze) that modelers who drink red wine are much more contented when they build, and they're not as crabby. The same study also confirmed that the Sterno drinkers did most of their modeling on steam vents at 13th & Locust in Philly, the Robo drinkers had fewer colds and less congestion while modeling, and the anti-freeze drinkers were able to model in temperatures as low as -30 degrees fahrenheit.
In closing, I hope this can afford some closure to this major crisis in modern American history.
I trust that this information will not go beyond this board site as it forms a major part of my thesis with which I intend to be awarded this year's Nobel Peace Prize, junior varsity division.
: Like I said, you crave attention. I'm also a
: veteran, of two branches of the military,
: just shy of twenty years total service,
: still serving, and also battling cancer,
: just in case you were attempting to play the
: sympathy card on me. Still doesn't explain
: why you insist on starting new separate
: threads to answer questions or take cheap
: shots at posters or opinions from already
: existing threads.
: --Previous Message--
: HI I post separate because I don't want MY
: post to be mixed up with posts like yours!
: I seem to be your favorite target for
: Last time you complained it was about a
: post THAT I apologized for.
: What was your RESPONSE Don't be
: "CRABBY" next time I post!
: I'M a 88 years old Korean War Veteran one
: eye arthritic and am host to a aneurism.
: SO being called Crabby is just is just FUN!
: Now you can complain that I'm shouting for
: using CAPS!
: HAPPY MODELING THANK A VET! Bob Platz