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aAzZ09

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  1. Way to go, Duke. Keep up the good work! Mark
  2. I can remember reading about fighter pilot Harry Crim back in 1977 in an issue of Wings or AirPower magazine. It was a fairly good article. The P-51 represented, looks great! Mark
  3. If anyone in the Dallas area wishes to attend Mike Quan’s funeral, it will be held Monday, February 24th, 10:00 am at Rest Haven Funeral Home, Rockwall, Texas.
  4. It is with deep sadness that long time IPMS and North Central Texas member, Mike Quan, has passed away on February 16th from colon cancer. Mike’s knowledge of aircraft, ships, cars, history were legend and his abilities as a former engineer and modeler were exemplary. Those of us who have known Mike for the last 40 years can testify. He will be sorely missed. Godspeed Mike. Mark
  5. I grew up in Dallas and visited MAL Hobby Shop many times. That was among the first meeting places for IPMS North CentralTexas Chapter, the founding chapter for IPMS/USA back in 1963. Ed Seay Sr., Ed Jr., were among the nucleus, with Jim Sage who first established IPMS. I was saddened to hear about Jr. and the closing of this hobby shop. Mark
  6. Way to go, Gil! Nice work! Mark
  7. Welcome aboard Mike. If you need any help feel free to do so. Mark
  8. Nice work David! The cockpit is coming along very well. Mark
  9. Very nice Flying Fortress! Is Monogram or another company releasing a new B-17 in 1/48” scale? Mark
  10. Welcome aboard! We hope to see your work sometime. Mark
  11. Welcome aboard! The 3D printing work is impressive! I am fascinated with all the possibilities of this technology. Mark
  12. Wel done! Keep up the good work David! Mark
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    F9F-5P Progress

    Nice work! Keep going! Mark
  14. Way to go, David! Nice work! Mark
  15. Very nice display of aircraft models Joe! Welcome! Mark
  16. Very nice Corsair! Keep up the good work! Mark
  17. Great job so far! Been there done that: Mark
  18. Nice going, Gil! My father and I worked at LTV (Chance Vought) many years ago at the Grand Prarie plant. We had F4Us on the flight line (surplus) as late as 1956 and they were parked on the ramp next to Hensley Field. I am old enough to remember that. My father started working at the old Vought plant on Long Island, N.Y. back in 1929 and knew many of the folks that worked there. Mark
  19. Way to go, Duke! Keep up the good work! Mark
  20. Yes, this article does indeed bring back many fond memories of the hobby shops (and 5 and 10 cent stores) I visited from around 1955 and beyond there in the Dallas, Texas area. Images of Bernie's Hobby Shop, MAL Hobby Shop (a real icon), Crown Hobby and Toy, and Bobbie Hall's readily come to mind. My first model, ironically, came from the 5 and 10 cent store mentioned, and it was a tiny Aurora B-17 I built. Next came the Vought F4U Corsair. (My father worked at the Vought Plant in Grand Prarie, TX so it was also an influence naturally). After that, I came to know the great members of IPMS and IPMS North Central Texas. Thanks for the memories! Mark
  21. Concerning the 2020 Nationals in San Marcos, I have learned of a few good places to eat. The foodies may take note albeit very early. I stand corrected. Here is a partial list of restaurants: Herbert's ( Mexican Food- yes, I know it doesn't sound like a Mexican food restaurant) Torchy's Taco Hut (Great Tacos) Center Place (Good Hamburgers, Bakery and assorted foods) BBQ (Salt Lick, although it may be a bit to far to drive, adjacent to Buda Texas) I will update this list as the research continues. Mark
  22. I'm glad to learn that the 2020 Nationals will be in San Marcos. I hope to be there for sure and meet some of our fellow modelers from the Forum and see some of my old friends from IPMS North Central Texas. All of the Texas IPMS Chapters will do a great job hosting it. I can't think of a theme per sa (Alamo Goliad, Gene Autry, his horse Champion or Roy Rogers and Trigger, or a John Wayne western, HA!) but there may be some possible awards: Best Texas Air National Guard Subject(Post WW2) aircraft, Audie Murphy Memorial Award, (Best WW2, 3rd Infantry Division /or 36th Texas Division figure or diorama), Best 1950's SAC aircraft (7th and 11th Bomb Wings) based at Carswell AFB ( I saw a lot of them (B-36s, later B-52s) flying over our neighborhood back then), Best F4U-5, 5N Corsair, F6U Pirate, F7U Cutlass or F8U Crusader award (they were built at the former North American Aviation plant in Grand Prarie and became Chance Vought Aircaft Co. leased beginning in 1948). Cheers, Mark
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