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  • Location Glendale AZ
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  1. russosborne added a post in a topic Canyon State MODELCON II   

    Wish it was after the first of next month, no money at all til then.
  2. russosborne added a post in a topic What should I build next for a pro-touring car?   

    How about something really different? Do a Corvair. :-)
  3. russosborne added a post in a topic What did you get today?   

    Got the Jawbreaker dragster and AMT's 63 Corvette Stingray the last couple of days . Thought  the Jawbreaker would be a quick builder, but not for me. Going to do the Stingray as  a slump buster instead. As long as I can keep it simple.
  4. russosborne added a post in a topic Is it just me, or has the site slowed down again?   

    While that is true, you may find that most here who have posted about this issue state that this site is the only one running slow that they visit. Hard to believe that a user's computer could cause only one site to slow down. When I posted the OP in this thread, I was using two computers, one at home and one at work. The only thing in common to them was that this site was much slower than others I was also visiting.
    The site has been doing better, as seen by very few posting about a problem lately.
  5. russosborne added a post in a topic RIP John Wetton-Asia and King Crimson   

    I was just the opposite. Never really knew much of King Crimson (back then), but was a big MTV junkie in the early 80's and Asia got big play at the time. Turned me into a big fan of theirs, but I too never really knew much about the members other than what bands they had been in.
  6. russosborne added a post in a topic What did you get today?   

    Well, got it more like a month ago, but my wife bought me the AMT Flying Wedge dragster for Christmas/post surgery off of Amazon. Haven't gotten it opened yet as I just haven't felt up to building anything, but maybe soon. I'd like about 10 more of them, but then that is the case for a lot of the models I have.
  7. russosborne added a topic in The Off-Topic Lounge   

    RIP John Wetton-Asia and King Crimson
    Are we sure this isn't still 2016? I guess this is to be expected getting older, but all this dying going on really sucks.
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  8. russosborne added a post in a topic Bad Man   

    This is one of my top 5 all time favorite kits.
    I know it isn't totally "correct", but to me it is perfect.
  9. russosborne added a post in a topic DESERT SCALE CLASSIC 13 - April 8, 2017   

    When will the new location be announced?
  10. russosborne added a post in a topic Good news is I will have some time to build models   

    Surgery went well according to those who were there.
    Been home a week last night. Not been fun for sure. Slowly getting a bit better, but this took me down a lot more than I had expected. Unrealistic expectations I guess.
    Haven't really felt up to doing anything. I am doing some (very little to me, but plenty according to the medical people) walking and just started physical therapy yesterday. Fighting an infection that just started this week,  and serious swelling in my calves and feet that has been an issue since the surgery, right now. I am hoping to start feeling well enough to do some building soon. I get exhausted very fast, which is normal but frustrating. I developed panic attacks mainly while sleeping (waking up in a panic or just starting to doze off) and that is still an issue keeping me from getting much sleep. I see the cardiologist next Tuesday, hoping to get some ideas on that. "Everybody" says that is normal, but they don't really offer any solutions. Have a little bit of prescription drugs for it, but not enough and I am worried about addiction as well. Same with the pain. Which surprisingly isn't as bad as I would have thought. But after my heart attack 4 years ago, my ideas of intense pain have changed. I am actually being told I still need to take the pain meds by the clock, I was trying to go longer between doses, but apparently I still need to stop the pain from starting according to my primary care Dr and the home health nurse.
    My brain on the other hand doesn't seem to be doing well. Probably the drugs, but I am having a hard time remembering stuff and thinking clearly. That is getting better as well, but was an unexpected result of this. As an example, there was something else I wanted to mention along those lines, but I can't remember what it was now. Oh, now I remember. things like remembering to update these posts.
  11. russosborne added a post in a topic First Look - AMT's retooled "Flying Wedge" Rail Dragster   

    Any update on when these are hitting the streets?
  12. russosborne added a post in a topic What Irked You Today?   

    I suppose this is my fault. Or at least that will be the consensus.
    I went to a model club meeting Saturday night. Only problem was that the address I had from the club roster was no longer correct. I found out that if I had known to scroll down on the club's website meeting page they had the correct address, but I didn't. So I wasted gas and money (buying food for the meeting) which I don't have.
    And I wasn't the only one, as while I was driving back and forth in front of the incorrect house I saw one other guy who apparently was doing the same thing, as he stopped in front of the house and was looking at a sheet of paper which I am assuming was printed directions.
    After hanging out in the neighborhood for half an hour thinking maybe I was just too early ( I wasn't ) I went home.
    The club could have put on the website in a spot that was really obvious a note saying that the roster address for this meeting was incorrect and you need to scroll down the page for the correct address. Or better yet, an email reminding everyone that the address for this meeting was not the roster address. I don't know, maybe I am expecting too much.
    Oh, well. last meeting I will be trying to attend.
  13. russosborne added a post in a topic Revell 30 Model A Ford Production Halted?   

    the coupon is available online at HL's site. You don't even need to print it out, just have it on your phone and show it to them. You can then use it every day or even several times a day as long as the cashier doesn't remember you.
    And even then I doubt if they care. Or just use a different checkout with a different cashier each time.
  14. russosborne added a post in a topic Hobby Lobby model kits 20% off. GRRRR   

    Pretty sure I am. Depends on when my mother in law gets out of the hospital though. Assuming she gets out tomorrow, which is the plan.
    Seems like we are playing rotating hospital stays lately here.
  15. russosborne added a post in a topic If you could only build one more model kit, what would it be?   

    Just to start this off, and what got me thinking about it.
    I think mine would be the Boss Mustang Funny Car from Revell. I do have it, have had it for maybe 18 years. It is one that has always been a "my skills are not ready yet" kit, but I always see it in the stash and want to build it anyway. I built one as a kid when it first came out (never re released to the best of my knowledge). The 69 Mustang Coupe is my favorite all time real car anyway and that also factors into it.