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  1. Very sad. I always liked him, from the first time I saw him in Magnum Force. IIRC he was the last man standing of the Magnum Force. (IIRC, Eric "Otter" Stratton was the first of the Magnum Force that was killed.)
  2. When I was a small child--maybe 6?--I had a book that had all kinds of stuff like this in it. I MIGHT even still have the book somewhere, if somebody didn't throw it away. I remember the name "Wily Ley" associated with it in some way. Wow, now I have to get one of these kits.
  3. I just found the pics of my model I mentioned. Still have it. It really deserves a cleanup, but OTOH, I kinda dig the "barn find" look it has now. Some modelers work VERY hard to achieve "weathering" that good.
  4. What is that color? That's how I want to paint mine. First time I ever noticed that color (same color?) was on a '69 GTX. I painted my JoHan '69 Road Runner with AMT Surf Green as it was the closest I could find in 1969. (I still have that model.) I'm pretty sure that color or its closest equivalent was F5 in '69, but what is it in '68?
  5. Fabulous thread, I Learned Stuff today! Thanks to everyone who participated!
  6. You can put me down for multiples of all three.
  7. As we celebrate mediocrity All the boys upstairs wanna see How much you'll pay for What you used to get for free. --The Prophet Tom Petty, "The Last DJ," 2002
  8. Sweet! You really captured the look and "feel" of these things! Well done and Model on!
  9. Fabulous idea, magnificent execution! HELLA WELL Done and model on, old friend!
  10. Wasn't his name Roland, not Ronald?
  11. Very, VERY cool and very well done! Model on!
  12. Never thought about it before, but you're absolutely right--it DOES sound like a fuel "cackle." Now, how about the openings of Motley Crue's "Kick Start My Heart" and Montrose's "Bad Motor Scooter"? Anybody else ever hear anything there?
  13. Did not know that, thanks for sharing. I was never a NASCAR guy, but wasn't Cale Yarborough always #21, the way Richard Petty was always #43 and Smokey Yunick was always #13? Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong.
  14. Along these lines, why do people say "VW" and think they're saving time? Yes, "VW" is shorter on paper than "Volkswagen." But spoken, "Vee-Double-U" is four syllables, and "Volkswagen" is only three. And easier to pronounce, to boot.
  15. I'm a word guy, so this is hilarious to me. Best one along these lines I ever heard was someone was introduced as a Belgian, and someone else said, "So you speak fluent Belch, then?"
  16. I believe the correct expression is, "You can lead a gift horse to water, but you can't beat him dead in the middle of the stream." Or something like that. Hey, it ain't rocket surgery.
  17. PREACH IT, BROTHER ACE! Can I get a AY-men from the choir? We think and communicate in language. If one's language is not correct and precise, how can one's thinking or communication be correct and precise? But this is supposed to be the "funny" thread, so I guess I better post something funny lest I get put on Double-Secret Probation for ranting, Here ya go:
  18. I'd never heard of this movie before. Now I really, REALLY want to see it! Fabulous review, just what I wanted when I started this thread so long ago! Well done and review on!
  19. Fabulous! Another great build from you, old friend! I LOVE this retro stuff. I bought several copies of this recently and really should Snake-slap one together sometime soon. Well done and model on!
  20. That is a fine, fine model that I would have been proud to have built. VERY well done! One detail that I mention only because you could still fix it if you want to: Grump was famous for painting his gas tanks white to reflect heat and keep the fuel cool. I'm not 100% sure that GTIII had that at this time; I'll have to check my books and see. But as I said, he was noted for doing that and it's visible in many pictures. But it's a FINE model that really does the Grump justice! Well done and model on!
  21. Couple weeks ago my new church put on its kids' Christmas pageant. Yah, I know, kids' Christmas pageants are usually dreadful unless YOUR little angel is actually in the thing. I came expecting to “endure and tolerate” the hot mess. I couldn't have been more wrong. This one was imaginative and delightful and better than about half the movies I've seen in the last year. The premise is that the kids are going to do a Christmas pageant, but FedEx has screwed up the delivery of the costumes and everything is wrong. Instead of Wise Men costumes, they got cowboys; instead of Angels, they got cheerleader garb; instead of Shepherds, they got pirate outfits, and so forth. The kids decide to “Improvise, Adapt, and Overcome” as Clint Eastwood would say; they will MAKE IT WORK because the Christmas story MUST be told! (For you Firefly fans, that would be “Can't Stop The Signal.”) If you're interested, here's a link to the show. The pageant starts about 7:00 in. The Wise Men/Cowboys appear at about 14:00. The little Wise Man/Cowboy on the far right is a kid named Owen who looks so much like Ralphie in Christmas Story it's not even funny. Overall, I couldn't have been more entertained and delighted with the whole thing if Ted Nugent had appeared, riding in on the Great White Buffalo. https://www.maugansvillechurch.com/media/dbyxgbj/christmas-program Anyway, the whole thing inspired me to come home and create my own special Nativity scene I call “American Shepherds.” They will tend their flock by night or day, and wolves WILL be dealt with appropriately! Hope you enjoy it and understand that this is meant with nothing but respect. Have a Very Merry and Blessed Christmas, everyone! --Snake
  22. I have one of those. Mine's not in nearly as nice a shape as yours, though...yours looks MINT! Mine's a future resto project...I hope. Great score and Merry Christmas!
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