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About unclescott58

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  • Birthday 02/07/1958

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    R. Scott Aho

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  1. A Couple of Howards

    I agree. Mr. Mulligan has a bolder, cooler look to me. Still I like Ike (and Mike). I just like Mr. Mulligan better. Oh, and thanks for compliment.
  2. A Couple of Howards

    Thank you.
  3. A Couple of Howards

    Here a couple of Howards I just completed. And I'm not talking about Shemp, Moe, or Curly. Instead Benny Howard's DGA-5 Ike, and DGA-6 Mr. Mulligan. These are Testor's reissues of old Hawk kits. Originally designed back in the the 1950's, they are a little crude kits by today's standards. Though they do a pretty good job, in general, of representing what both airplanes looked like. And despite the difference in size between the two planes, they are both 1/48 scale. Ike was that much smaller of an airplane compared to Mr. Mulligan. Im happy with how they turned out. I hope you like them too.
  4. some corny jokes

    Another good one. 👍
  5. some corny jokes

    Very good. Thank you.
  6. some corny jokes

    One last joke. Since I seem to be the only one here enjoying these, I will quit torturing the rest of you after this last one. This a timely joke. A very old one. And I originally heard it back in either the 1st or 2nd grade. I still like it. April flowers bring May flowers. What do May flowers bring? Pilgrims.
  7. X-29

    Beautiful build. I'm impressed. 👍
  8. What non-auto model did you get today?

    Counting breaks, it took me between 4 to 5 hours to build the 4D Vision Saturn V. If people are interested, I will pictures in the All the Rest section tomorrow.
  9. What non-auto model did you get today?

    Stage One is done.
  10. What non-auto model did you get today?

    It took about 45 minutes to get first subassembly done on the 4D Vision Saturn V. You can see how nice a quickly it goes together. And with very little glue. I love it.
  11. What non-auto model did you get today?

    I'm about to launch (pun intended) into building my second 4D Vision Saturn V Rocket. I built one 3 or 4 years ago. But, I gave the model to a local middle school science teacher. I had no regrets, until I started looking at Saturn V and Apollo models as the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing approaches. I couldn't ask for the first one back. So I've decided to buy and build a second one. This is a very fun kit to built. Everything is pre-painted a designed to snap together. But as I found with the first one, a little glue is helpful in securing some of the parts to the model. There are 180 parts. The model is in 1/100 scale. It stands at 43 1/2 inches tall when it's finished. And if I start right now. I should have it finished before I go to bed tonight. I'm in no rush, and Orville is on tonight, so we'll see how far I get. Tomorrow being Good Friday, I do not have to work. So I have plenty of time to go slowly and do a nice job.
  12. some corny jokes

    Why does a moon rock taste better than an earth rock? Its just a little meteor.
  13. What did you get today? (Model Car Related Items)

    Wow! Is that ☝️beautiful.
  14. What non-auto model did you get today?

    Nope. It's not there, sad to say. You were right. If it was going to be anywhere, you would think it would be in that book. But, I'm getting the impression from are the research I've done on this subject, it might be something Benny Howard did not talk a lot about at the time. And is now lost in sands of time. Still, it was a good suggestion on the book. It does tell you just about everything you'd want to know Mr. Howard's airplanes. But, other than DGA-4 and DGA-5, Mike and Ike, it gives us few clues to the nicknames used on his other planes.
  15. What Did You Get Today? (Not Model Related)

    Bad news. There is nothing in the book Howard's Golden Age telling why Benny Howard name his DGA-6 airplane "Mr. Mulligan." The only thing the book tells us about this early on, is that Benny Howard liked to give things nicknames. Including his wife Maxine, whom he called "Mike." And she was inspiration for giving the plane DGA-4 its nickname of "Mike." We then do find out that DGA-5, an almost identical plane to DGA-4 was given the name "Ike." Because it rhymes with Mike. But as to why DGA-3 was called "Pete," and DGA-6 "Mr. Mulligan," there is no real clear answer in this book, or any other source I've found so far. Kind of a shame the book does not clear this up. "Mr. Mulligan" and "Pete" are both pretty good names. It maybe just one of those lost to history.