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Don Flynn

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  1. A laptop and a wireless network can be a wonderful thing. I can listen to Nats games on MLB.COM while modeling. Oh, and you can cehck out reference photos too. :D


    I've got both of those too but for the hobby room machine I like the hard wired connection better. I like to use the internet radio when I model too....keeps the screen on since I set it to go off after 45 minutes (same with the main puter)

  2. I thought of this last nite while I was working on a couple models. I use a computer at my work bench all the time, load photo's of what planes I might be working on, diagrams and the like.


    I've found it to be a useful tool. Also I can take short breaks without leaving the model bench to surf the net and check emails without having to move to the main machine I use here.


    What I started doing was since I try to get a new machine every 2-3 years downgrading the current main machine to the hobby room, where its good for another couple years :P


    Current hobby room machine is 3 years old, this one turns 2 this summer but I'm thinking of getting a Windoz 7 machine end of the year




    This pic is about a year old, I moved some shelving by the table there a couple months ago

  3. Your referring to the Hulf Hogan-looking fella? Nah, not him and to be the devil's advocate, he has always treated me fair.


    I know that guy also. He's ok but tends to have his stuff marked MSRP. I booked him 1 year here, gave him one of my best spots (there ain't no really bad ones my venue) and he couldn't sell 2 kits all day.


    Shame is he carries newer stuff that would sell with a decent markdown that would still let him make money on the stuff

  4. He raked me over the coals a few years back on some Revell Japan Japanese bombers. I knew what they were worth, he offered me dirt, but I needed the money. Next show, he's got the models marked up to 500% over what he paid.





    Sounds like Buzz all right. When I took over the show here in Cincinnati I told him we had 3 rules, he pays in cash.......he pulls the "you hold those models till I have the cash end of show then lowball a guy and I'll kneecap him then burn his models in the parking lot........and Rule #3 you ask......see rule #2 :P


    1st show I ran I brought a mini-baseball bat and had laying in my "office area" marked B-Buster....you know.....never have had any problems since :P

  5. I'm curious..without naming names, was the vendor a guy in his 60's, with a walrus-like mustache and a khaki ballcap? Maybe wearing a sweater vest? If I WAS gonna suggest a name, which I am not, it would rhyme with "fuzz"?



    <BR>I'm curious..without naming names, was the vendor a guy in his 60's, with a walrus-like mustache and a khaki ballcap? Maybe wearing a sweater vest? If I WAS gonna suggest a name, which I am not, it would rhyme with "fuzz"?<BR>


    O'l Buzz....he tried that on me 15 years ago with a 1/48th Tamiya Spitfire kit he had marked at $40-50 bucks .....I still get a kick out of that

  6. Really nice! I built the Tamiya kit a few years ago and was very happy with how it went together. It seems the Finemolds kit is the favorite with others I've talked with. How do they compare in your experience?




    I would rank the Fine Molds kits equal to the Tamiya kits, there is no glue holding the stabs and landing gear struts on that sucker.


    The only problems the kits have is their designed with a basic engine and to have the cowlings 1/2's posed open. The engine needs detail though and I prefer OOB builds....here's one with better fit there I did end of last year








    That one I did glue the 1/2s on and you can see the difference in fit. To do that all you need to do is bevel the edges .


    I've 7 more of them on the table assorted versions (3 F's, 2 G-2's, G-4 and G-6) plus several more in the stash

  7. Don,

    Take a look now, I've opened the forums so that guests and validating members can view all model building topics...they just can't contribute to the discussion. I think that'll give them a sample of what they'd be a part of when they register.


    So far today...three new, non-IPMS/USA members today!



    Ok Dennis, I'm still seeing the same thing when I come in logged out, lets see if this works




    Ok...it's auto logging me on since I'm logged in now but what I see when I log out is 3 of the 4 General Info forums (not the ask admin one we're on now)


    I'm not seeing any other forums, and getting the same on 3 computers, and I've cleared the cache on all 3.


    You might be seeing it cuz your using a admin enabled machine maybe??

  8. I think we are set for the new folks... if you log out and hit the main forum page, you'll be able to see the Forum FAQ and Ask the IPMS sections as a non-logged in (guest) user.


    And anyone should be able to register ...




    I'm seeing that. What I'm not seeing is any mention that the modeling forums are open to the public now. Given its a known fact they've been for IPMS members only for the past decade I suggest something there to tell non members they can creat a log-in.


    Better would be allowing those forums to be "seen" by non registored members so they can get a feel for those forums.


    Right now it won't attract anyone and the "word ain't out" as it were

  9. Don,


    Once you've decanted, do you thin it? With what, and how much?



    I just shoot it straight after that, no thinning. I've been doing the same with Tamiya gloss in a can past couple models and you've seen the results :D Took me a couple years to get a gloss/flat combo I like but I think I got it :P

  10. Will do, Don. I've kinda kept tabs on the website when I had time. I'll make sure to go to the right place...thanks! :smiley20: Glad that you got room for one more.








    Plenty of room...last time I checked we had over 60 members :P Average meeting runs 30ish except during March Maddness or Bungles home games :P

  11. I figure I'll be joining back up with the guys at Cincy when I get back to town, Don. :smiley2: Been a LONG time since I was hanging' out with you all but the last decade or so saw too much going on personally for me and I think I needed a break anyway.






    Check our club website when you get to town Lee, we still use the 2nd Sunday of the month but have moved to a new location a couple years ago

  12. Sounds like my club in Orange County. Glad you guys are doing so well and Well Done to Mr. Adams.



    Thanks...trust me. I had complaints from 1 member years ago that we didn't run our club like he thought a IPMS should be run (had been in 12 of them over the years) and he was very unhappy with the way things were...ended up moving and I wish him well. The majority runs my motley crew...everyone has imput and the major things officers do is pay the bills.


    Our Make and Take is one of the most active in the region (not that you would know from this website....it seems everything gets lost in cyberspace when it gets submitted)...same with our Kits for Troops program, we run drives every 4 months and always send loads of stuff.....been doing that since 2001 and guess what...seems all those submissions got lost in cyberspace too :angry:

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