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Old Dec 18, 2012, 11:03 AM
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Thanks guys you are all welcome, there is no need to keep you great builders down by keeping secrets we are all in this together!
Spoken like a true Possuem Lodge Member.......
That is the greatness of this site. We are all here to learn, share, and make the hobby better and keep it alive!!
Thanks for the tutorial on fine weathering.
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Old Dec 24, 2012, 02:17 PM
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Thanks to Frank not sending me a 50cal. that was shorted in the kit I had to scratch build one and I think it turned out great

Take a look see.
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Old Dec 24, 2012, 02:58 PM
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Well then !

That turned out for the best anyway...

GREAT work, bristling detail does the job.
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Old Dec 24, 2012, 03:23 PM
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One thing I remember from being aboard the PBRs (during a couple of fleet week 'demonstrations' during the 80s with SBU XI), if you are going to detail her as a "lived-in" boat, was that within moments after the weapons opened up, rear deck footing was treacherous from hundreds of expended rounds of the 'spilled' brass. There were also lots of .50 in the rear of the foredeck well which acted as a catch basin. The brass would roll to the back when the boats went nose high in a hard turn or when she poured it on in hard acceleration as I recall.
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Old Dec 24, 2012, 03:25 PM
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Ahh Long,

I really don’t think the .50 cal is up to the level of your other work; you’d probably be better served quickly sending it to me before others see it. Besides I have the perfect spot on my desk to hide it for you.

All kidding aside it’s actually a shame Frank didn’t work something out with you, in another thread it was mentioned that the ageing molds were part of his decision to close up shop. You clearly make some nice masters to pull fresh and upgraded molds from.

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Old Dec 24, 2012, 03:28 PM
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All kidding aside itís actually a shame Frank didnít work something out with you, in another thread it was mentioned that the ageing molds were part of his decision to close up shop. You clearly make some nice masters to pull fresh and upgraded molds from.

Merry Christmas.
An interesting and Positive thought ...
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Old Dec 24, 2012, 04:00 PM
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Thanks to Frank not sending me a 50cal. that was shorted in the kit I had to scratch build one and I think it turned out great

Take a look see.
Oh he!! yeah!! I can smell the Mil-L now!
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Old Dec 24, 2012, 04:47 PM
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WOW WOW WOW !!! I could never do that !!! Amazing !!! Thank You !!!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family !!!
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Old Dec 24, 2012, 06:39 PM
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That is just too cool! It is way better than what would would have gotten from the vendor. Very realistic. The paint in combination with what you built just tells the story of that weapon. Perfect.
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Old Dec 25, 2012, 03:09 AM
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I know a lot of small boats had a snow shovel to remove the expended brass (and the occasional burning flare) from the boats as needed. The air force guys like to joke that the AC-130 Spectre crews were 'shovel qualified' as each of their aircraft was issued a large snow shovel to get rid of the amound of brass they went through.
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Old Dec 29, 2012, 07:12 AM
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Watched a show last night about the war in Vietnam , the coverage of PBRs in action was amazing ! No joke those little boats !!! They put out an absolute ton of brass , totally believe that big snow shovels would definitely come in handy !!!
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Old Dec 29, 2012, 08:55 AM
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Lead poisoning

A serious outbreak of lead poisoning in one particluar 1/8 mile square area of the desert...

Inside An AC-130 While Shooting (4 min 49 sec)
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Old Dec 29, 2012, 09:12 AM
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Thanks guys! Ya I thought about building a big 50 cal. to sit on the work bench with more detail would be neat.

Thats a great video Tim I never realized the amount of work that those guys did in the back to keep all those guns firing.
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Old Dec 29, 2012, 09:24 AM
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There's a 105 howitzer, directed by a satellite, they can out a smart round IN a 50 gallon drum if needed ~
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Old Dec 29, 2012, 10:32 AM
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here is a tape of what Spectre can do (warning graphic language and images about halfway through).
AC-130 Afghanistan Mission (9 min 46 sec)
If you should annoy a Spectre and cause them to put ALL the guns online at the same time (it eats a heck of a lot of ammo), it will put one round in each square foot of a football field in 3 seconds! I got a chance to see what was left of a target after an AC-130 engaged a light tank in Grenada. The tank (hit with regular HE ammo (no HEAT equipped on that flight)) was smashed nearly flat and in a two foot crater in the dirt road it had been driving on.
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