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RGronovius

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  • Birthday 02/18/1964

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    Robin
  • LastName
    Gronovius
  • IPMS Number
    43603
  • Local Chapter
    IPMS Louisville (MMCL)
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    Elizabethtown
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    KY
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    Male
  • Location
    Fort Knox
  • Interests
    Modern US Armor and our targets

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  1. Tamiya made a field kitchen: https://www.scalemates.com/products/img/4/9/1/106491-53-instructions.pdf And Aber does a PE set of cookware: http://www.aber.net.pl/upload/pdf/e34ae29c288acd807b4a67f7f160bcee.pdf
  2. There were many of high quality modelers, many parents brought a child to the meetings. My daughter used to come and entered into shows in 2004 when she was 11 yrs old. I'd still go if I wasn't working evenings and could put the time into the club that they deserve. My own personal modeling tastes have changed from my kiddie years when I twisted parts off the sprue and globbed glue onto the pieces. Then OOB with detail painting. Then trying to replicate every detail item to more accurately portray the vehicle. Now I'm basically back to building OOB with some slight detailing.
  3. I lived a rather nomadic life, away at college in the 1980s, Army life from the 1980s through 2000s. So running across a club was happenstance. Once while in college probably 1985 or 86, our university was used for a model show. My next near miss with a club was upon returning to Fort Knox in 1991, I showed up to a handful of model meetings in Radcliff, Kentucky. Again, around 1996-97 there was another show in Huntsville, Alabama when I was stationed at Redstone Arsenal. I attended an AMPS show at Fort Dix circa 1999-2000 and a swap meet in Runnemede(?), NJ in 2001. It wasn't until I was stationed at Fort Devens, Mass. that I officially joined an IPMS club, Patriot Club, in Bedford, Mass. That was from 2001 to 2004. I also attended several club meetings in Richmond, Virginia while stationed at Fort Lee in 2002. I joined the Louisville Military Modelers Club in 2005, but after retirement, I got a night job in 2012 so I am unable to attend club meetings in the evenings. Around this time, my IPMS membership also lapsed. There was some internal club dispute that kind of made things uncomfortable at times. This was a reason why I limited my attendance; I didn't want to be a part of the drama. Of course, it's probably all over by now. I am still a member of their Facebook page. I do stop by if I do not have to work on the one night a month when they have their meeting.
  4. Awesome, I've got the old Revell Dune kit from years ago.
  5. I had a Lindberg protoceratops as a child. This looks like a much better kit than that was! Outstanding job.
  6. Some build information on the old AMT Reliant model kit that has some discussion and links regarding painting the vessel. http://www.starshipmodeler.com/trek/tr_reliant.htm
  7. this is the website, but often are subject to availability: https://www.revell-service.de/en/ Edit: I do have the Redstone kit, as a keepsake since my son was born when I was stationed there. I might be able to scan the decals and send a copy, you might be able to print them out on blank decal film.
  8. Kind of expensive, but here is a set on eBay: https://www.ebay.com/itm/REPRODUCTION-DECAL-REVELL-JUPITER-C-THOR-JUPITER-IRBM-OR-REDSTONE-MERCURY/221494444382?hash=item339219015e:g:jHEAAOSwmfhcWzcG Have you tried contacting Revell via their website for replacements?
  9. I agree, I always like the Soviet light tanks. Your build looks great.
  10. Most of the clubs have extremely active FaceBook groups, including several in the Massachusetts area that I belonged to when I was stationed there. Although I've been gone for nearly 15 years, I still stay in contact with the club members and keep up with their club goings. This is the AMPS group (armor modeling) I still stay in touch with https://www.facebook.com/groups/1581450152071913/
  11. there are some rank decals http://www.archertransfers.com/ASSETS/FiguresPg2.pdf
  12. I never knew exactly where they came from when I first saw them while in college in the early 80s. I knew the kits as depicted on the box were not as they were supposed to be painted. There were virtually entire decal schemes not used in the instructions. The kits were different scales and the manufacturing was different as well. You could tell they weren't from the same series. It would be like boxing a Monogram Colonial Viper with the MPC Darth Vader TIE fighter; roughly the same scale, but not quite and definitely different manufacturers. When I collected my old kits from my parents' house in 2004, I found many of the poorly built kits and a couple I bought on clearance but never built. So I started searching for the original instructions online so I can build them as they were intended.
  13. I have several of them. I will look to see which ones I have. I have all three, the second one is still unopened.
  14. This insert shows some of the ground based 1/72 scale armor kits. I still have several of the built ones, and the giant tractor trailer ground recovery unit, right hand side, second from the bottom, is one of the unbuilt ones. Some of the remnants of my built kits from the 80s. The helicopter in the bottom left hand corner of the insert is in this photo. It resembles a reconfigured Chinook used to insert the robots.
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