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Old Oct 10, 2012, 04:26 PM
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I haven't seen any foam builders here.

I think it's a lack of balsa, spruce, birch, glass, and foam dust in the workshops. Some of these guys need to get building and quit griping!

Andy
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Old Oct 10, 2012, 04:35 PM
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Or it's the foamie people coming over here causing problems? Just sayin.

Robert
Springer is alright he builds nice foam planes ,i think he comes here to see the better built balsa ones. lmao: joe
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Old Oct 10, 2012, 05:06 PM
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Well here is what I've been building in the last week or two. Well not the arf I guess.

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Old Oct 10, 2012, 05:10 PM
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Well here is what I've been building in the last week or two. Well not the arf I guess.

Robert
I like the way your fleet bibe is comming along . joe
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Old Oct 10, 2012, 09:24 PM
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Or it's the foamie people coming over here causing problems? Just sayin.

Robert
ya know, maybe you're right, I'll be quiet.....
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Old Oct 10, 2012, 09:35 PM
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A bit of light-hearted build-related humour from the joke department.

What's the similarity between a pack of tiny yappy dogs and a group of young-generation pilots?
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Old Oct 10, 2012, 09:35 PM
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Every day, all you hear them yell is "ARF! ARF! ARF! ARF!"
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Old Oct 10, 2012, 09:52 PM
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Haha no biggie. Actually I have a foamie I'm working on too that I don't have a photo yet. So there

Robert

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Old Oct 11, 2012, 12:42 AM
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Oh I can just feel the lurv....

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Old Oct 11, 2012, 03:08 AM
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So is a veneered FOAM wing with balsa LE and TE a "traditional build" or that awful new-fangled "foamie building" ?

And if I replace the strip planked turtledeck on my otherwise balsa build with one carved from blue foam (easier and lighter) will I be thrown out of the "Balsa and Ply builders" forum ?

Such discussions would be hilarious if there weren't so many people obviously taking them very very seriously .

The way to encourage more building is to celebrate all model building no matter what materials are used. Surely it's the starting from nothing and ending up with an aircraft that's important ?

Separating builders into smaller and smaller groups so they end up only talking to people who already think and do exactly like them just encourages sniping over the walls at anyone "daring" to be different. It's not exactly helping the overall cause .

Steve
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Old Oct 11, 2012, 10:15 AM
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Steve,

Thank you for a far more eloquent explanation of what I've been saying! The way to promote building is not to compartmentalize it, but to remove the existing "boundaries" of prejudice!

Integration worked pretty well in the US...

Andy
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Old Oct 11, 2012, 12:48 PM
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I build with both foam and balsa but i would not care to post a balsa build in the scratch built foam forum and i dont think they would post their foam builds in this new balsa and ply forum . I respect anyone who builds with their hands instead of hitting the buy button and waiting for the brown truck to bring their bind and fly new plane ,foam or balsa. I think the foam builders and balsa builders can get along better with their own corners to play in. joe
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Old Oct 11, 2012, 09:04 PM
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I have really let this thread be on it's own for quite some time, only coming back to it to read the latest posts from time to time. I had been afraid that when it side tracked into arguments that I was the cause. However, I see that many of you are just as capable of taking it into the toolies as I ever was!
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Old Oct 11, 2012, 10:15 PM
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Cracksmeup and Mode One: tru dat for both!

Incidently, is this foam or Balsa? does it really make any difference if it was scratch built from a 3view? (yeah, I know no gear and cowl, or windows.... yet)
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Old Oct 12, 2012, 07:28 AM
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Every day, all you hear them yell is "ARF! ARF! ARF! ARF!"
And, the difference between a tribe of pygmy women and a women's track team?
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