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Re: OUTSTANDING, ModelerJoe!
they hardly get snow in Florida, Matty.
That made me Snort Milk out of my nose, buddy - Thank You !
...and back in the day we had to build models in snow-drifts six foot high!
Tell 'em Like it Was, Rajens!
In 1/700 you can start with the WW2 edition and upgrade/convert it with after-market parts and styrene and other materials. Right now I've the Revell Intrepid, and with a new island from Model Monkey, a flight of Sea Kings from Trumpeter, decals from Starfighter, photo-etch, and some styrene and other materials, which I'm going to make USS Princeton, LPH 5, as she was when she recovered Apollo 10. (The first mission where an astronaut was left orbiting the moon by himself.)
The problem these days is you young whipper-snappers have it easy! Moaning and groaning "They don't make a model of USS Bigboote just as she was on 31 November 1952 at 0832" Waaa waaa waaa.
Back my day we had to carve models out of wood with just our fingernails and teeth! And there wasn't any "photo-etch" - we used our own body hair, pulled straight from our manly chests, or an unsuspecting cat or dog!
And plans? Ha! We had to imagine the ship's shape from vague descriptions in newspapers! Yes, real newspapers, the same ones we slept under instead of your ridiculously comfortable "sheets" and "blankets", none of your fancy elecotronicalistic fancy jazzamatazzy whatchamacallits! Hrumph.
(Whew, that'll keep the incoming old me happy for a few days.)
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