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About DennisTheBear

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  • Birthday 27/11/1965

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    Townsville, Australia
  • Interests
    Late interwar military aircraft, World War II military aircraft, especially RAAF types, early jets.

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  1. DennisTheBear

    2x 1/72 Airfix Spitfire Mk.1a

    Hi @GrimReaper09, and welcome back to the hobby! The only peice of advice I can think of is run, run far away! Seriously though there is only one thing I can think of in regard to the new tool Airfix kits (it is early in the morning where I am) is don't paint the mating surfaces as the tolerances are very tight. I'm sure others will be along soon with much better and more detailed advice than me. DennisTheBear
  2. DennisTheBear

    T-28B Trojan 1/48 Roden

    Gosh, that is very nice! While not my scale I might be tempted to go larger with examples like this. DennisTheBear
  3. Would have been more fun if you had called this WIP 'Hillybilly dance: 2 Zekes, a Kate, and a Tony'. Nice work so far! I'll look in occassionally if you don't mind. DennisTheBear
  4. DennisTheBear

    The Weather,

    The monsoon front stretches east - west about 1000kms, almost to the Northern Territory border, so at least that part of the drought affected areas is getting some sinificent water. It is also somewhere between 500 - 700kms north - south, so somewhat down that way. Haha, it feels like it. If you really want some of this we'll send it down, and we'll include the crocodile in the tree for free. Really have to say thanks to all the civil and military emergency personell up here for their great efforts in ensuring our safety, and to the staffs of the supermarkets that have struggled to stay open so people could buy food. By the by the rainfall in the last week and a bit has exceeded all previous records for Townsville. Just a bit unprecedented. DennisTheBear
  5. DennisTheBear

    The Weather,

    Ah, in the middle of the Monster Monsoon (as the news bytes are calling it). Had more than a years rain in one week, with more heavy rain on the way. Couldn't even get to work yesterday. DennisTheBear
  6. Oh, excellent build! Your photographer's eye really shows in the subtle change in the colour of the engine covers. DennisTheBear
  7. DennisTheBear

    Handley Page Halifax - 1/72 Matchbox

    Oh, I finished one of these (badly) recently(ish). I think I'll pop in sometimes to watch. DennisTheBear
  8. DennisTheBear

    B-17F Scrapping - Storage Depot 41, Kingman, AZ.

    That is an excellent idea, and you appear to be doing a stirling job on the execution. DennisTheBear
  9. Very nice so far. I wish I could be enjoying this Australia Day weekend in the same way (dreaming of finishing thst early P-51D), but alas moving, in-laws (good people my in-laws) and some torrential rain have scotched that. DennisTheBear
  10. DennisTheBear

    What's your day-job?

    The funny thing about the ambitions we have in early adolescence about what we want to do or be is that for some people they only become acheivable after trials and tribulations (or if you're a Star Trek fan Trials and Tribbles), and for for some people those same trials led to new paths and a satisfaction that was elusive when younger. A few years ago I was talking about dreams and ambitions with some students, and they asked me about mine. It was then I realized that I had actually acheived all of those things I had dreamed about when I was younger. The trouble with that is I had to think of a new ambition, so settled on dreaming about having the largest stash of 1/72 models in Oz.
  11. DennisTheBear

    What new stuff have you bought/been gifted?

    4 bedroom house. Finished moving the major furniture and lots of little stuff yesterday (including the stash), now just a few car loads of the minor stuff. DennisTheBear
  12. DennisTheBear

    CA-27 Avon Sabre Mk.30

    I think I'll tag along (time permitting) as I have one of the conversion sets too (not the one your using). DennisTheBear
  13. DennisTheBear

    1/72 Airfix A6M2b Zero - Learning as we go..

    Much better than my re-return to the hobby a couple of years ago. As for critique the thing that really stands out for me is the panel lines particularly on the rear fuselage. They are overstated, which may be a result of the photography. Mind you I'm a hairy stick user so I tend to pack those lines fairly easily. Other than that power on and build more! DennisTheBear
  14. DennisTheBear

    1/72 L749 Connie (QANTAS)

    Outstanding! DennisTheBear
  15. DennisTheBear

    What's your day-job?

    Left school in North Queensland at 15 and went to work as machinery operater in the local sawmill for 2 years. Over the next few years I did few different things, soldier, carpet cleaner, husband, bouncer at a rugby league club, father, security at a jewelry store, driveway attendent, ex-husband, and went through a period of moderate to severe paranoia along with a rather fascinating period of visual and auditory hallucinations (I managed to work my way through those problems alone, but it took a while. But if you do have mental health issues please see a professional). Then in my early 30s I decided to get edumacated and went to university where I gained a BA with a double major in History and Archaeology. With that I moved to East Asia and spent 13 years teaching English to kids, professionals, Ph.D candidates etc, eventually moving into teaching management. Became an ex-alcoholic (again by myself, don't believe in that nonsense of "Hi, I'm the Bear and I'm an alcoholic, its been such and such days since.....I choose to drink and I take responsability for that and any other thing I have done, ok off the soapbox now) got married again, became a father again, became a grandfather (daughter from my 1st marriage had adorables). Eventually moved back to Oz and after trials and trubulations now work selling phone accessories and repairing smashed phones. DennisTheBear