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jrlx last won the day on September 14 2018

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About jrlx

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  1. Thanks for the recommendation. It's already in my wish list! Cheers Jaime
  2. I also didn't know where the quote came from. It was also used in the first edition of the GB. I believe it was @Enzo Matrix who chose it. Cheers Jaime
  3. I've finished Arthur C. Clarke's "Childhood's End" a few days ago. I found it interesting but with an unexpected theme from a rationalist as Clarke (won't go into details to avoid spoilers). However, it should be noted that in the original edition Clarke put a note at the beginning saying that "the author does not agree with the opinions expressed in the book" and in the Foreword of my edition he said even more in disagreement. After finishing that one, I immediately started reading "Das Klimabuch: Alles, was man wissen muss, in 50 Grafiken" by Esther Gonstalla Yes, it's in German but if you master the language it's well worth the reading. I've been slowly reading it and have already learned something new with each graphic. Cheers Jaime
  4. Two of these arrived today: Academy 1/72 P-39 Q/N Airacobra An American and a Soviet plane can be built with the decals that come in the box. Cheers Jaime
  5. Dear All, The poll is finished and I have the privilege to announce the three most voted entries: 17 votes pheonix: Hansa Brandenburg W 13 1:72 (scratch built) 14 votes pheonix: Blackburn Twin 1:72 (scratch built) 10 votes Rod The Fixer: Douglas TBD-1A Devastator Floatplane 1:48 (Great Wall Hobby) A big applause and congratulations to @pheonix and @Rod The Fixer for the excellent models! The GB is now concluded. Thank you all for your participation and interest. Maybe we'll meet again in a third edition of the GB in the future! Cheers Jaime
  6. That's perfectly fine! The only drawback may be the limited audience you get after the end of the GB. If you think you'll need some time to finish it, you may consider moving the thread to the normal Aircraft WIP area. Cheers Jaime
  7. The Flying Boats and Floatplanes GB poll will end on Sunday, 5 January, at 23.59 GMT.


    There are 33 excellent finished models in the Gallery.


    Let's show our collective appreciation for the excellent finished models in this GB!

  8. Dear All, The poll will close tomorrow, Sunday, 5 January, at 23:59 GMT. Till now 28 BMers have voted. As there are 33 finished models it is a shame that we haven't at least as much voters. Let's do a final push for showing our collective appreciation for the great finished models we have in this GB! Cheers Jaime
  9. Thank you very much for the kind words, @greggles.w! Don't worry too much about not finishing your entry. I didn't finish mine as well and have a similar awful track record of not finishing anything in GBs... The most important thing is participating, learning from others and build our models to the best of out abilities. Cheers Jaime
  10. Not yet. Unfortunately seems to be out of print...
  11. I've finished reading Michael Benson's "Space Odyssey: Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke, and the Making of a Masterpiece". It's a page turner and extremely interesting and detailed for fans of the film or the book. Keeping in the same mood, yesterday I started reading Arthur C. Clarke's "Childhood's End", one of the books discussed by Kubrick and Clarke while creating "2001". This version has an author's introduction and a revised first chapter, to bring the book up to date (1989). Cheers Jaime
  12. A second Tamiya P-51D 1/72 for the stash: Cheers Jaime
  13. Finished reading Carlo Rovelli's "Reality is not what it seems" a week ago. Highly recommended for those interested in the History of Science and Modern Physics. I immediately started reading Michael Benson's "Space Odyssey: Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke, and the Making of a Masterpiece". It's proving to be an real page turner. Cheers Jaime
  14. Thank you very much, Pat. That's very kind. It was a pleasure seeing so many excellent builds being done in this GB, including those that weren't finished in time. As I said before, better not rush a build because of a GB deadline. Just finish them properly in a WIP. Cheers Jaime
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