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  1. 13 hours ago, Richard Bartrop said:

    I picked this up from the LHS.  Love these speculative designs because someone actually tried to figure out how to make a spacecraft.



    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. 

  2. On 1/4/2024 at 6:59 AM, Snake45 said:

    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? 

    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. B)




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  3. 18 hours ago, GMP440 said:

    Looks like we are going green today.  Here's mine.

    George coronet sheehan show.jpg

    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? 

  4. 19 hours ago, StevenGuthmiller said:

    In all honesty, I think the Cougar might be possible, but with the ‘69 already available, I have my doubts.

    Personally, I wouldn’t hold my breath for the other 2 either.

    My opinion?

    I would keep an eye out for these 3 in the not too distant future.

    Just a guess.









    You can put me down for multiples of all three. 

  5. 14 hours ago, redscampi said:

    Soon all the streaming services you pay through the nose for will be charging for the privilege of watching your favorite shows...oh, wait. They already are. And forcing commercials down your throat. Is this the "What Irked You?" thread? ;)

    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

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  6. 8 hours ago, CaddyDaddy said:

    Just throwing this out there to see if I’m not the only one who thinks this way. Does the opening drum solo in Van Halen’s “Hot for Teacher” remind you of a fuel car starting up? How about the opening of ZZ Top’s “Sleeping Bag” ? Reminds me of a Funny Car doing a dry hop and then starting its run. You too?

    Never thought about it before, but you're absolutely right--it DOES sound like a fuel "cackle." B)

    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? ;)

  7. 49 minutes ago, ChrisBcritter said:

    Happens in threes? Also lost Roland "The Hawaiian" Leong on the 29th, plus Gil de Ferran.

    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. 

  8. 8 minutes ago, thatz4u said:


    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. :blink: 

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  9. 5 hours ago, Ace-Garageguy said:

    I think somebody once said "you can lead a fool to a dictionary, but you can't make him use it".  ;)

    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. 

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  10. On 12/30/2023 at 8:13 AM, Ace-Garageguy said:

    How 'bout an appalling ignorance emoji?

    Funny how people can present themselves as "experts" without, obviously, knowing the definitions of the terms they use.

    If ya don't even know the spelling of words like "pedestal" or "codependent", how can you possibly know you're using the concepts correctly when you're giving people "relationship advice"?

    But correct 'em so they just might be able to find a fact, and all you get is braying "grammer nazty!!!" from the equally appallingly ignorant peanut gallery.

    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: 


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  11. 8 hours ago, 89AKurt said:

    The new Ferrari. 👎👎  I will removed certain words copy/pasted from elsewhere. 👺

    Seriously, almost all drama, not much racing. Except for the lead-up and tragic wreck where the driver in love with the hot photographer gets cut in half, so it's a remake of 'Red Asphalt'. I'm sure half the CGI budget went into just the wreck scene.
    Covers: I wasted most of my money on wine and women. The rest I just wasted (racing cars).
    Lesson: Don't loan money to family, his ex-wife is a witch, which leads to....
    Woke level: About a 5 out of 10. It's not the cheating and having out-of-wedlock surviving children vs. dead one it's all dad's fault men bad.  I missed something.
    Best scene: Will admit, when they were at Catholic Mass and stop watches were involved, that was good.
    At least: they used real Ferraris, exception with be the one logging airtime when the star in love with the hot photographer chick was viciously killed in the awesome wreck scene. 😅
    Not sure I'm giving away any plot and letting the cat out of the bag that the old white haired driver won the big race, when the 💥 happened.

    I'd never heard of this movie before. Now I really, REALLY want to see it! :blink: Fabulous review, just what I wanted when I started this thread so long ago! Well done and review on! B)

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  12. 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! B)

  13. 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! B)

  14. 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. B)


    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! ;)



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