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SkyKing

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  • Birthday 09/18/1946

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  • FirstName
    Michael
  • LastName
    McMurtrey
  • IPMS Number
    1746
  • Local Chapter
    North Central Texas
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    Carrollton
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    TX
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    Male
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    Carrollton, Texas
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    Airliners (Braniff), civil aircraft, real space, sci-fi (Star Trek)

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  1. My understanding is that henceforth, OOTB will be single media (plastic) only. That is, if a model built from a kit includes resin and/or photoetch in addition to plastic, it must be entered in the regular category and NOT OOTB. This is something of a return to the original concept of OOTB. The change will be implemented by IPMS NCT at next year’s ScaleFest, which is returning after a 2-year hiatus.
  2. Andy Yanchus, former Project Manager at Aurora for many years, expert on kit history, and co-author of the Aurora Monster Scenes book (with Dennis Prince), and later a colorist for Marvel Comics, died Saturday, 11 September 2021, aged 75, after a longish illness. He was staying with his sister, Pat, at her home in Florida, having moved down, he had hoped temporarily, from his home in New York. Recently he had been working with Atlantis Models as a consultant. (info via Mat Irvine, Space Modelers group)
  3. I’ve been a member, though not continuous, since 1967. I had to drop out for a while in the early ‘90s due to pressures from graduate school, but have managed to retain my original membership number. The only fame I can claim is being one of those who spent a night on Jim Sage’s sofa and awakened in the morning to find a purring cat on my chest!
  4. Microscale makes ‘em, Fantasy Printshop makes ‘em, Fündekals makes ‘em.
  5. When wearing a mask, make sure to keep it over BOTH nose AND mouth. The germies can enter/leave by both routes. It really pisses me off to see people in public wearing a mask over just their mouths. Sorta reminds me of certain “yoots” who let their pants hang low so as to show off their underwear.
  6. Noted airline historian George Cearly of Dallas passed away July 28.
  7. Regardless of the outcome of the GSB/123 survey, you can bet that the non-respondents will be the first to complain when and if a change is made in Nationals judging.
  8. Does anyone out there have the instructions for AVM's Mirage M-50 Pantera conversion set for the 1/72 Kfir C2/C7 (#AVM 7209)? I purchased this item on ebay some months back only to find the instructions missing. I contacted the maker, one Alejandro von Schwedler G, who informed me that he had lost his original due to a hard drive failure but was "redrawing new instructions" and promised me a copy "in about 10 more days." That was on March 1, and I have heard nothing further from him since, in spite of at least one reminder. So if anyone has this conversion kit, I'd very much appreciate a copy of the instructions. I tried Scalemates, but no joy there. Thanks in advance.
  9. I have 60-year-old tins of Humbrol, and they are as fresh as the day they left the factory. It is necessary, however, to keep the rim of the tin and its lid clean before sealing it after use. I thin mine with a 50-50 mix of lacquer thinner and mineral spirits and use mineral spirits for cleaning my airbrush.
  10. I thought this had been fixed. I have cleared my browser cache, so it’s not me!
  11. And why, when I click on ‘Home,’ do I still see a calendar? If this is supposed to be an ‘improvement,’ it fails miserably.
  12. It’s the active runway. The “23” indicates it is on a magnetic heading of 230 degrees. The other (reciprocal) end would be numbered “05.”
  13. I contacted Marie at the national office and she’s sending me a copy.
  14. I may have sent my renewal in too late to get it. 😥
  15. That building was sold to others. It’s not going to be home for the “new” Squadron.
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