Well, I see by all the advertising on TV that tonight Gena Davis and
Donald Sutherland (two of hollywierd's leftest and brightest) will start
conditioning us for the presidency of Hilliary Clinton. This will be a
good evening to go down in the workroom and build a model. I bet the
newspaper "critics" have been sitting up nights trying to outdo each
other in writing laudatory reviews for this one.
I'd rather have "Star Trek" back!
The only new show that gave me a chuckle was my name is Earl...or
whatever it's called.(It wasn't THAT great)
I'd take some real trek without B&B...
I would think that sales of airplane and history domcumentaries on dvd
would spike among us modelers after looking at this new season...
Nothing would make me happier, frankly.
This seems like a good opportunity to remind everyone about our
A3J/RA-5C Vigilante DVD, as well as our forthcoming FJ Fury disc,
scheduled to begin shipping next week. See:
Gosh, what sort of obscure project can I tackle next?
Bill, you have discovered one of the reasons I came back to modeling
after a 20 year break. TV is pure "Drek". Especially the above
mentioned show. I will be parked in front of my 1/32 Academy Hornet
tonight for sure.
I think you hit on part of the DNC's plot to NOT carry the white house
next term. When are the poor democrats going to learn that they need to
field candidates that actually have a chance of winning before they can
actually win. You have to give them an A for effort and maybe a B
for mass delusion though.
Me personally, I hope Fred Thompson runs. The DNC would be hard pressed
to find ANYONE that would stand a chance against him.
Meanwhile back at the ranch I too will be ignoring the mainstream media
and working on a couple R/M F-18 E Super Hornets and watching re-runs of
Law & Order.
Six more parts and some exhaust staining, and
I am done with a 1/32 Hase. 109 G6.
Twenty plus decals, and nine more parts and
weathering etc, and I am done with a Hase. 1/32
Both of these will be done in the next two
Fuselage glued together, cockpit base coated
ready to start on, rudder, and elevators done
and attached on a Tamiya 1/32 Zero.
CE cockpit 90% done, internals ready on a
Tamiya 1/48 F4D (CE decals and stencils)
Fuesladge cut, CMK resin cockpit cut and
fitted, interior parts mid sanding/grinding
stage (same with PE belts) on a RM 1/58 Ju 52
Interior except for inst. panel dials, done
and wings and fuselage half's test fitted
and sanded on an 1/48 Academy Spitfire MK XIV
Cockpit pieces glues together, piss poor
fitting PE part grinded down/glued in on
an 1/48 Eduard Profi Pak Mirage III
Hull and superstructure fitted and glued,
gun assembled, suspension removed from sprue
on an Tamiya 1/35 Sturtiger.
Obviously I dont have time for that WW crap....
Only A Gentleman Can Insult Me And A True Gentleman Never Will
Isn't every evening?
BTW, CBS News ran a story on the licensing issue. Whilst they based it
on kids' building models, there were a couple of video examples of
adults indulging. I find it good that we got some press and the Big
Guys got black-eyed by refusing to show on camera.
Bill Banaszak, MFE
"Al Superczynski" wrote in message
I wouldn't go that far, but it is a little surprising to see the issue has
gained recognition in DC. It will be interesting to see how it plays out. It
will probably end up with the DoD contractors gaining a tax break for every
model plane licensed.
I would have to pay my satellite service a bunch extra each month for
that channel. Since quality of shows on History, Discovery, and
especially TLC have really been going down hill, I am about to cancel my
subscription entirely, and go back to broadcast tv only (which means
I'll be reading and modeling a lot more :-) ).
After that there are always the specialist DVDs! I've now added London
Airport - 1960s/70s Heathrow, Classic Wings Vickers VC10, Ringway
Vintage Manchester and HeavyLift Shorts Belfast to my collection.
If you can't afford a holiday this year then may I suggest any of the
airliner cockpit filmed DVDs to help ? You can always line up some
chairs in front of the tv and get someone to walk around offering drinks
My wife has been nagging me - how come you own a model shop and
profess to be a modeller but never spend more than 5 minutes before
you are back at the TV. Well no more. After 5 years of achieving
1,0,0,2,3 model completions, I have finished 4 so far this year and am
70% through a trumpeter SAM launcher and have the BR-52 loco up to
chassis level. Oh, and I have the Karl Morser sitting there waiting
to go on the back of the BR-52 - and a resin MunitionsSchlepper after
I now spend upwards of 2 hours a night (apart from the weekends when I
have a bottle of wine - even then I get an hour in).
the reason for this - as you say - poor television, so I expanded my
sattelite subscription only to find the Discovery Wings hasn't changed
since about 3 years ago and the other channels are not much better.
Turn the thing off and get on with the real (well the model) world,
SBX Model Shop
I'm watching the History Channel at the moment. Secret Russian Aircraft
of WWII. The Berezniak-Isaev BI-1 is the subject at the moment with
lots of good footage and comments by Bill Gunston. Secret German
Aircraft of WWII was on before that. Well researched with lots of
footage that I have never seen. I love the computer generated scenes.
Just finished the G-29 (G-11) glider and today I'll finish the GAZ-AA
truck to go with it. Watching this program is really tempting me to do
some more obscure Russian stuff. Partially finished projects suffer the
Oh cool! Now they are getting into a flying submarine project!!
TV is pretty pants these days - only one decent broadcaster left.
Channel 4 is OK, except they keep putting big brother nonsence on.
C5 is OK since they delogoed
ITV is a total joke and national disgrace - they replaced their channel of
cars (including WRC coverage), bikes including the TT, and 1970s good
programmes (Professionals/Sweeny) with a tacky quiz channel.
We have a broadcaster now called shITV!
Even the music channels have gone pants since their launch.
Good job we have 7 BBC channels!