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I never saw this coming in advance: a huge book! The New York Times Complete World War II--1939-1945. There is a DVD inside the front cover with 98,367 New York Times articles that I can read on my computer. The book itself reprints only 600+ articles on 595 pages, all articles originally published in the newspaper's pages. This is history written as it happened, with the writers getting things both right and wrong as their personal experiences impacted them. I love reading this stuff, and I'm through the prologue articles beginning June 19, 1919, through September 1, 1939, that set the stage for what was to come for the next six years.

 

A couple of years ago I found a boxed set on my mother's bookshelves called Time Capsules, one volume for each year 1939 through 1945, filled with all sorts of articles from the Time magazines of those days. I read all seven volumes. Politics, world events, people, arts, music, theater, science, literature, etc., all were included.

 

It may take a year to read the new book, and 20 years to read all the DVD articles.

 

Thanks to the person who sent this to me.

 

Ed

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I've had those Time Capsule books since I was about 15, and can see them on the shelf from where I now sit. The gift you got sounds insanely great.

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I never saw this coming in advance: a huge book! The New York Times Complete World War II--1939-1945. There is a DVD inside the front cover with 98,367 New York Times articles that I can read on my computer. The book itself reprints only 600+ articles on 595 pages, all articles originally published in the newspaper's pages. This is history written as it happened, with the writers getting things both right and wrong as their personal experiences impacted them. I love reading this stuff, and I'm through the prologue articles beginning June 19, 1919, through September 1, 1939, that set the stage for what was to come for the next six years.

 

A couple of years ago I found a boxed set on my mother's bookshelves called Time Capsules, one volume for each year 1939 through 1945, filled with all sorts of articles from the Time magazines of those days. I read all seven volumes. Politics, world events, people, arts, music, theater, science, literature, etc., all were included.

 

It may take a year to read the new book, and 20 years to read all the DVD articles.

 

Thanks to the person who sent this to me.

 

Ed

 

Dude, that rocks! I love those kinds of books and articles too. Your whole year is made! Way to go!

 

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The Dragon_Hobby Elves dropped off part of my Pre-Christmas stash...

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Sweet! There a company at the airport here that restores those, plus Venturas, etc.

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Can't go wrong with a Beech 18. :)

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On a Soviet binge Warren? Man I wish Trumpeter would bring out a 1/48 scale IL-28.

 

My latest.

 

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Nice stuff guys!

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The BNA Elves finally showed up on Friday. However, because it was a registered package and no one was home, I got to drive out to my 'local" Post Office yesterday to pick it up. I now have these sweet items in my stash.

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Part eBay, part Xmas, part just because, haul.

 

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I've been selling more than I've been buying, but I did add a few I wanted:

 

- 1/700 Midship Models USS St. Louis (will build for my father)

 

- 1/700 Aoshima IJN Chokai. I also bought the Flyhawk PE set. I love Japanese CA's for their graceful, but powerful looks.

 

- 1/700 Fujimi IJN Akagi, full hull with the PE set. I'll be ordering the island from Ocean Spirit, PE flight deck from Flyhawk, and some AA guns from Ocean Spirit. Akagi is a famous subject and deserves the full aftermarket treatment.

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Oh you're going to hate that Aoshima kit. Their kits are hideously inaccurate.

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Could not beat a $28 Evilbay win and the barrel came in from RnJ. So nice to have a armor mail order shop less than a day away....

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My latest purchases in the last 2 weeks....

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This is what I want to put on the 88

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Love the bottom 3 kills

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I have a couple more acquisitions to show that I got in lately.

This first one is a purchase at my local model club meeting; a simple little PT boat that I can add to my boats:

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Next is a raffle prize I got at the same model club meeting. I had this and built it as a kid; this time I'll see if I can do better. This is Monogram's USS Constitution:

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Finally, at a local gaming convention, I picked up these books along with a ton of paints:

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That's all lately. Now to go and post my latest progress and completed models.

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Oh you're going to hate that Aoshima kit. Their kits are hideously inaccurate.

 

 

It's not terrible as long as you're willing to pay for and put the time into the Flyhawk PE set. Seeing as I'm daft, I did. :)

 

I also picked up:

 

- Akagi parts I mentioned

- FINALLY found the Pit Road PE for the 1/700 Tamiya Mikuma. Long OOP, I had to almost bribe a guy to sell the damn thing, even though he did not have the kit.

- Tons of PE items for 1/700 IJN subjects. I'm planning to knock out a bunch of 'em in 2015.

 

Kit wise, I'm on a one in, one out. The pile is big enough, and I'm trying to get it down. San Francisco is done, so I bought Akagi. I'll need to finish Montana before I buy another.

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I just "won" the Trumpeter 1/72 Tu-160 and Tu-16 on eBay, my Russian bomber fleet is now complete (Said in a Darth Vader voice). I already owned Tu-95 and Tu-22M. Who knows when i'll get started on these, need to start saving for Blizzcon

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Sweet scores! All I need are the Tu-95 and the Tu-22 myself. Otherwise, I have everything as well.

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Realized I had not picked a WarHammer 40K figure to compete in the shows this year so went to Games workshop and picked up a few choices and also ordered a few things.

 

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FINALLY won this kit:

 

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Hopefully, I'll have it done for the Pensacola show in March. :)

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