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CMSCHLOM

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  1. Motorizing your kit really brings it to life! With an MP3 player, you could easily add sound, adding to your display!
  2. Hi Guys, my promise was kept, and after a very long journey, from Chicago to MCAS Beaufort, South Carolina, my Lancaster Dambuster diorama arrived safely in the hands of the RAF's 617 Squadron, "The Dambusters." I must thank my good friend Mark, who just retired as a police officer, who drove the whole way. And whose superb police driving skills ensured a safe arrival of the kit. I met with several of the remaining 617 RAF and FAA pilots who are closing down operations before returning to the UK this week. They seemed very glad to accept the diorama, and treated both my friend and I as VIPs. For my English cousins on this forum, you should be very, very proud of these incredible young men who are flying the F-35B. They truly represent Britain's finest. Their Memorabilia Officer, "Goffey" has told me with the new facilities they will be getting, they plan on building a museum housing the squadron's history. They intend to put my diorama in a glass case in the museums foyer. I couldn't be happier. They gave me an RAF Challenge coin, F-35B patch and a beautiful certificate signed by the pilots. My thanks also to our Marines, Semper Fi! Fine Scale Modeler Magazine has shown some interest in picking up this story. Let's see. At the Air Station's Officer's Club where I handed over the model. From Left to right Flight Officers, Mark, myself, "Goffey", Chris and Liam, terrific young men!! The old meets the new! Allies and Brother Military Aviators! Beautiful print signed by the officers, a valued keepsake. I also want to thank "Stretch", the RN Lead Technical Writer who contacted the right people on my behalf and got the ball rolling. (And a Chicago Bears fan! Who knew!)
  3. CMSCHLOM

    Bell AH-1G Hueycobra Tamiya

    I love old builds!
  4. That's what I'm talking about! Beautiful Job. Nothing brings a model to life than the addition of some lights and some artistry!
  5. I am using your title to rename the plaque before it goes to the UK with 617 Squadron. Thanks!
  6. Looks like it will be going to 617 Squadron! See note below. Looks like it will be going to 617 Squadron! See note below. Looks like it will be going to 617 Squadron! See note below.
  7. Not a bad idea, was thinking the same. I may road trip down with a buddy.
  8. The Latest news from 617 Squadron: Dear Lieutenant Colonel Schlom, Thank you very much for the kind offer of donating your diorama to 617 Sqn. On behalf of the squadron I graciously accept! It looks very impressive and it will make a fine addition to our memorabilia back in the UK going a long way towards giving our new squadron building some character. We will be trailing the remaining 5 jets back to the UK at the end of July and I believe that the best way of getting the model from here to RAF Marham is on our support aircraft. As for the journey south from your location to MCAS Beaufort a FEDEX option might be the best, given the timeframe, for which we will arrange and pay for at this end. What would be the dimensions and weight of the model once boxed up? And would packaging involve dismantling the model? If so then please could you provide instructions on how best to reassemble the model. I look forward to hearing from you and thanks again. Kind regards, Goffy Flt Lt Dan Goff | 617 Sqn |
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    RF-101C Voodoo 1:72 Hasegawa

    Awesome Build! Just bought this kit on e-bay!
  10. I was joking about the Italian, actually, After me, the Deluge would be a catchy name for the diorama!
  11. Most Americans can't speak Italian! LOL!
  12. LOL! This IPMS chapter goes by "Chicago Rules." Which means you do not compete against others. (In my case there were no other aircraft dioramas), so you are graded solely on the quality of your build using IPMS criteria for Bronze, Silver, Gold. Essentially, you are competing against yourself. Very subjective and nerve wracking!
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