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  1. Dubar1

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    Hey folks,
    I mainly collect 1/6 Dragon figures and lately I've gotten the bug to collect only air force figures.

    Way back in the 70s I did some RC flying and have always been interested in warbird modeling. I still have a 1/6 Fokker DVIII.

    My dad was in the USAF during WW2 and I grew up on a diet of stories about his part of the war. My mom was Welsh and a nurse and survived the bombing of Coventry.

    Dubar is my "handle" on a variety of online forums so I chose to use it here too.

    Hope to peruse thru the posts in the next few days and I may chime in from time to time.

    I'll be picking up a 1/48 TA-152 soon at the Dragon DX08 show in Virginia Beach in August which will be my first WW2 model in a long time (I have a few 1/48 WWI planes in my collection).

    Bob
     
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    Welcome mate. :)
     
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    Bob, Hello wellcome
     
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    Hallo Bob,

    Nice to read you here.Please, stay with us longer and enjoy.:D
     
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    Hey Bob... Where in Virginia Beach ?? I live here.... in Windsor Woods.

    Welcome to the forum...

    Charles
     
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    Welcome Bob. Hope you enjoy it here.
     
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    Thanks folks!

    Charles, I live in P'town. The IPMS and Dragon DX08 show will be at the Convention center. I think tomorrow midnight is the deadline for signing up for the DX08 as a "conventioneer", but they'll have a daily entrance fee for those that don't sign up as a "conventioneer". The $80 for the DX08 includes 2 figures (Omar Bradley and a jeep driver) at no additional charge and the opportunity to get first dibs on a couple of items (Bradley's 1/6 scale jeep for one!!!). Here's the link:

    http://www.dxpo.com/dx/08/news.asp

    I've never been to one but from what all the old hands say there's a lot to see and get at these shows. Plus with the IPMS there'll be plenty of displays and vendors to look over.

    Right now I'm trying to build a 1/6 (or so) FW-190 A8 cockpit. The framework is easy but finding all the small gauges and other instruments may take some leg work or turn them on my mini-lathe. The TA-152 I'm getting is the plane Willi Reschke flew at the end of the war. Dragon will also have a 1/6 figure of him that can be pre-ordered and picked up at the show (also on the link).

    Bob
     
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    Welcome to the forum from a little further north on the East Coast!
     
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    Hi Bob, welcome to the forum mate!:D
     
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    echos of same from down under.
     
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    Hi Dunbar
    Greetings from "down under"

    Welcome!
     
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    Hi welcome , lots of chat info on here---- Enjoy:)
     
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    Hi Bob:

    Was in Portsmouth last night. Visit a friend in Churchland quite often.
    Maybe the next time NAS Norva or Oceana have an air show, we can
    hook up. Cheers and enjoy the place....

    Charles
     
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