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Posted: Monday, January 07, 2002 - 12:57 PM UTC
Well I found most of my surviving built kits. They are in worst shape then the last time I saw them. Apparenty glue doesn't like the passage of time anymore than I do. I took some pics of the more presentable ones and put them up in the gallery. Please don't laugh. These date back about 12-14 years and I was young and still not too interested in historical accuracy.

I would definately like to start a new project and see how my years have made me wiser (and better). Yeah...that's the ticket.

Jim
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Posted: Monday, January 07, 2002 - 09:20 PM UTC
Jim, not too bad. Heck, some look darn good!
Yes, build one now so we can see what a couple years of added wisdom does.
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Posted: Tuesday, January 08, 2002 - 12:54 AM UTC
Very good indeed. It was ashame for the creator of this web sight not to show of some of his work. :-)
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Posted: Tuesday, January 08, 2002 - 01:04 AM UTC
Thanks guys. I will try to post a few of my old super-dio. I am afraid that got more attention then some of these kits did. Unfortunately I didn't take great pics (Polaroids - yuck), but I did take some cool video! Now if I can just figure out a way to transfer VHS to AVI or MPG.

Jim
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Posted: Tuesday, January 08, 2002 - 07:23 AM UTC
Pictures look good Jim. What's the origin of that deuce and a half? Heller kit?

I found the old box that has some of my old kits that I built in college (15-20 yrs ago). I may think of posting some of these kits, after a little touch up
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Posted: Tuesday, January 08, 2002 - 10:36 AM UTC
Rob,
That's an Italeri kit. I take it they don't make it anymore?

Jim
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Posted: Tuesday, January 08, 2002 - 11:26 AM UTC

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Rob,
That's an Italeri kit. I take it they don't make it anymore?

Jim



Can't say that, Italeri always recycles its molds
I believe it is OOP at the moment, and I do recognize it now.
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Posted: Tuesday, January 08, 2002 - 12:10 PM UTC
Wow ! Jim, actually I think their pretty good.
I love to see what you could do now.
"Lets see " - 12-14 years ago - That means you should be 12-14 times as better !!!!
Also may I add, That I'm really glad you emailed me about this forum of yours - IT"S EXCELLENT !!
It's nice how you could get back in to your post and edit it, and all the other features that this forum has , and others don't - make it unique.
YOU DID A REAL HEADS UP JOB JIM !
- ralph
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Posted: Tuesday, January 08, 2002 - 12:36 PM UTC
Ralph,
Well thanks very much. I'd like to think there is still some talent left in these 36 year old hands. I always figured I would unpack all my models someday and get back in. I just always thought it would be when I was 50! hehe

My problem is I dream too big. What do I mean by that. I was thinking of a diorama I would love to do the other day. A dragon wagon loading up a captured panther. I saw a pic online of the actual deal. So let's see... Dragon $100 (ching) Panther $40-50 (ching) Figures (ching, ching, ching...) you get the idea. Plus I have no room for a Dragon dio!

Now...a Sherman crossing a bridge...

Jim
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Posted: Tuesday, January 08, 2002 - 11:02 PM UTC
Ahhhhh Yes ! " Diorama Daydreaming "
In regards to what you mentioned, it is a task of monumental preparation & cost, and especially TIME.
Yes Jim, I know exactly what you mean.
On another note I'm looking forward to seeing some of your new model projects.
As soon as I get a Dig. Camera, I'll put some of my stuff on.
I have to mention again, that I'm really impressed with all the kool features you have put into this forum. It's a sign of quality.
- ralph

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Posted: Sunday, January 13, 2002 - 11:34 AM UTC
Greetings to all here. I'm sorta new on the block. I've only been building armor for a little over 3 years. I really love this site. There is an abundance of information here. I would like to show some of my work, so I can get some feed back from some of the more experienced treadheads here. How would a newbie like me go about doing that? Thanks Chris(Tiger1)Carney
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Posted: Sunday, January 13, 2002 - 11:44 AM UTC

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As soon as I get a Dig. Camera, I'll put some of my stuff on.



Great...make sure to send it to us.


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I have to mention again, that I'm really impressed with all the kool features you have put into this forum. It's a sign of quality.



Thanks Ralph - It has been a wonderful experience so far. My wife may disagree though. hehe.

Jim
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Posted: Sunday, January 13, 2002 - 11:49 AM UTC

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How would a newbie like me go about doing that? Thanks Chris(Tiger1)Carney



Chris - You can send me just about anything of interest for posting to the site. Images and larger articles (tips, build stories, etc.) can be emailed to [email protected] Other things like reviews, links, and news stories can be sent via the submission pages in those sections. As a registered user for some, which you are.

Thanks for joining up! Good luck with your future projects and don't worry about the 3 year thing. We are all at varying levels of skill here. I still consider myself only a semi-experience builder.

Jim
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Posted: Sunday, January 13, 2002 - 09:32 PM UTC
Thanks Jim. I'll do that as soon as I can get around to it. I'm in Pa right now working, but will be heading home to NC tomorrow for a little while. I'll blast them off to you then. I really appreciate the offer. Chris (Tiger1) Carney :-)
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