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About ejboyd5

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  1. Building a wartime Watch Office

    Is this similar to your photograph?
  2. What's your car used to go buying models

    Getting supplies back in the day when we all built wooden models:
  3. Airfix Tribute Forum . . . back on air today

    Still missing in the USA as of 1030 EDT on Sunday, September 3.
  4. Airfix Tribute Forum . . . back on air today

    Getting the same error message here at 1423 EDT.
  5. F-14A Persian 'Cat

    First picture taken at Grumman's Peconic River plant prior to delivery. Most unusual thing just happened. I posted this message several minutes ago not noting that I had been logged onto the site as "Kusti" from Finland. I certainly didn't mean to post anything in his name and for a few moments was unsure as to how to regain my own identity. Solution was to "log out" from the Kusti account and to log on under my name. Apologies to Kusti if anything adverse has happened to his account as a result of this mix-up. I have no idea how we became confused by the site's server. Has anyone else ever experienced a similar problem with switched identities? ejboyd5
  6. Background even looks like Glenview back then.
  7. burning question about markings

    No much on shows. My greatest pleasure has always been in the research end of the build; the selection of a particular airframe. assembling pictures of same and attempting to duplicate the accurate markings. In the few instances where I have displayed at a show, I will include one or more photos of the original along with the model. Not done to influence or educate the judges, but simply to demonstrate the inspiration for my build. If you look at my library compared to my output, I definitely rather read than construct.
  8. Airfix Sea Vixen

    Looks like Bruce can loosen his flight suit - he isn't going anywhere anytime soon.
  9. 1/48 Prone pilot Meteor

    Wasn't the prone position tried as a way to limit the effect of G-forces on the pilot?
  10. Grand Slam v MOAB

    Its use was intended as an advisory to North Korea more so than its effect against ISIS - hence the publicity.
  11. Deleted double post.
  12. Tervo's, on Nassau Boulevard, just south of the Incorporated Village of Garden City, Long Island, New York. I spent many hours there in the mid-1950s among the Monogram balsa airplanes and the first plastic offerings of Aurora, Lindberg and Revell. Those were wonderful, uncomplicated days and only a 10-minute bicycle ride away from home. Nothing "exotic" such as Airfix or Frog ever graced Tervo's shelves, indeed I'm not sure if we even knew about such things at the time. As I was away from the hobby for a number of years in the early '60s, my first recollection about the vast number of 1/72 models that had become available was one day in the Summer of 1968 when I happened to drop by a small shop in Washington, D.C., where I was stationed at the time. I was absolutely amazed at what had happened during my 10 year absence.
  13. 12 Sqn Anti Ship Strike

    Now that is wicked good!
  14. Unexplained activity

    Many years ago I drew several lines on an upstairs windowsill of my parents' house to correspond with the location of sunrise at the times of the winter solstice, the vernal and autumnal equinoxes and the summer solstice. This morning I called on what little of Druid there might be in my Scottish heritage and stationed myself at the window to await sunrise. I'm happy to report that the sun rose exactly in line with the equinox indicator that I drew so many years ago. Apparently all is right with the World for at least another year!