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  • Birthday 07/02/1969

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  1. Hmmm looks like the photo didn’t show up. Gotta learn how to use this new phone.
  2. I bit the bullet and ordered a 1/72 Skipjack submarine model. I think it is ideal for a belly tank LSR. Does anyone offer suitable wheels and tires or will they need to be custom made? nice shape, eh? thanks. Lee
  3. Most beautiful planes of all time...

    BAC TSR-2 Another could-have-been. British tactical strike/reconnaissance prototype canceled before production. One more vote for the P-51D also. I also like it as a racer. And for elegance, the Concord. What I would give for the chance to fly on one.
  4. Most beautiful planes of all time...

    There was also a Soviet spy at Avro.
  5. Most beautiful planes of all time...

    There was also a Soviet spy at Avro.
  6. This bad boy, compared to "standard" 1/35 scale. That pic is from someone else's buildup of the R/C tank. I got the much less expensive display only version. It is hard to find, but still a bargain compared to the R/C version. Can't wait to ummm...find a place to work on it.
  7. Pontiac Vivant

    Definitely a source of inspiration for the early Firebird. The nose, anyway.
  8. I am a huge fan of Milliput Superfine White putty. It dries hard, but can be sanded. It can also be worked with wet tools/fingertips. Just use water, no need for solvents. To make it stick better, get it slightly wet and then press it on to the plastic. It is very versatile. I have rolled it into thin sheets and applied to to a model tank, for simulating Zimmerit; an anti-magnetic coating applied to some German vehicles in WWII. I scratched the surface with the back edge of an X-acto to give it more to hold on to, then rolled the texture into it with the lid of a paint jar. Again, I am a huge fan of this stuff. King Tiger tank in winter white Camo. Markings painted on by hand. With a test piece for practicing the Zimmerit and painting markings by hand.
  9. The 6.5 Gibbs is a fine cartridge. Years ago, I had a full custom rifle for 1,000 yard benchrest in 6.5 Gibbs. I once put 10 shots into 6.855" at 1,022 yards with it at Williamsport, PA.
  10. Kurt- cool old pic. Is that a Mauser? I'm looking at it on a phone screen, so the image is kinda small. Looks like it has a jeweled bolt; always a nice touch. What is it chambered in?
  11. Bill- I'll send a PM. I would rather have a pro do it than try it myself.
  12. It has very little collector value. Unknown gunsmith. It was a working man's custom rifle. I saw it in a classified forum and couldn't resist. I had wanted one exactly like it for a while. It has an Oberndorf style stock with raised panels by the action and a schnabel tip. Original barrel rechambered to 8mm-'06. A gunsmith has it now. Carved horn is somewhat of a lost art (would cost more than the rifle is worth). I may go with metal. I will also get a copy of that book. I wish there was an exhaustive book on FN commercial Mausers. I'm no guru, just a big fan. I have 6 rifles and 4 bare actions. One rifle is a .30-'06 built by P. O. Ackley. Also have a pair of 6.5-'06 single shots.
  13. I have a 100 year old hunting rifle that was made from a WWI military Mauser. A dog knocked over the rifle and the buttplate cracked. It's not an easy replacement; it's a one-off made of buffalo horn. If I glue this back together and do some "bodywork" on it, could a copy be made in a material that can stand up to use in the field? Not sure if what I'm asking for is possible. Btw- I did not yell at the dog. He didn't know better and I left it out so the accident could happen. Thank you. Lee
  14. Moebius 55 or 56 Chryser 300 interior

    I have one that I got for the engine, wheels, & tires. I can part with the interior. I can't think of anything I want in trade. PM your address and pay postage and we'll be cool. With any luck I can send it out on Saturday. Monday through Friday is not possible.
  15. IS-3 with BL-9 in 1/35 scale?

    Scratchbuild it. I made a better barrel for a T-72 long before aftermarket barrels were available. Hand tools only, no lathe or even drill. You might find another aftermarket barrel suitable for it, then make the BL-9 brake. Just go for it.