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Everything posted by RGronovius

  1. Is it the same one used on the M103? I do know it is different than the crappy one we had on the later M48s, I wonder if an M103 can be robbed if they are the same/similar style?
  2. How hard is it to backdate the Dragon M48A1 to the original M48?
  3. There's a lot of knowledge on this site, but often only crickets and tumbleweeds when you stop by, kind of desolate.
  4. Of what you've got listed, I'm only interested in the Centurion. What kit were you interested in?
  5. The AFV kit is #35S28 Sd.kfz 251/4 Ausf C with leFH18/40 towed gun The Trumpeter is #02304 s.FH18 15 cm field howitzer
  6. I've got some Trumpeter German field gun and an AFV club Pak 43/41 8.8 mm anti-tank gun and an AFV Club half-track with a towed gun.
  7. And with all the anti-vaxxers out there, even if a vaccine is developed, there will be others who won't get it for fear of being microchipped by Bill Gates.
  8. No one forced them. They just as easily could have settled here. That forum is rather sleepy, they could take over the auto forum in a short while and the general modeling forum just as quick. The only forum at FSM that has decent movement is the armor forum, and even that is slow compared to forums that specialize in armor modeling.
  9. Here in Louisville, Appliance Park is a huge complex of many factory plants. One building makes washers, dryers, dishwashers, and our French door bottom freezer units. One used to house a hot water heater and air conditioning unit line, but was converted into a receiving warehouse that gets the parts/components from overseas like wiring harnesses, and other items we use to make certain appliances. There is a similar production shortage in all home appliances. As well as people buying them for home improvement, there are many contractors rebuilding homes lost in the wild fires, hurricane l
  10. The members of Scale Auto moved to Fine Scale Modeler's forums.
  11. So sad, I never knew the man, but recognize his name from various model sites.
  12. Time, the pandemic has taken away free time from me. I work in an industry that was deemed "essential", but truly is not. I make high end refrigerators for GE Appliances; $2000 to $4000 models. Some models have WIFI and coffee makers in the doors. Yes, we make refrigerators in Louisville, Kentucky that you can control with a smartphone to tell it to start warming up water so you can put a Keurig K-cup in the door and make a cup of coffee. Been making the hot water version since 2013 and the coffee maker version since about 2015. Believe it or not, because many people work from home,
  13. Yeah, when they were removing the Tamiya Gama Goat from their inventory, I bought a couple marked down to $7.50.
  14. Nicely done, those UAVs are looking quite good these days. My son served as a supply specialist in an Army UAV unit and still has a job as a civilian contractor. Unmanned Aerial Vehicles are almost their own category in modeling nowadays.
  15. I used to subscribe to the old Military Modeler magazine. Sometime in the mid 90s, it merged with their sister publication Scale Modeler with Military Modeler as a smaller subtitle. That continued for a short time until the subtitle went away and it just became Scale Modeler for a while. Then the balance of my subscription was filled with some sort of hot rod magazine.
  16. 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
  17. 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.
  18. 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
  19. Awesome, I've got the old Revell Dune kit from years ago.
  20. I had a Lindberg protoceratops as a child. This looks like a much better kit than that was! Outstanding job.
  21. 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
  22. 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.
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