WWI Digest 1660 Topics covered in this issue include: 1) Re: vacs for beginners by Mike Fletcher 2) RE: Very bad news by "Alberto Rada" 3) Re: Very bad news by Modelhound@aol.com 4) Re: vacs for beginners by Tom Solinski 5) Re: Very bad news by geoff-smith@cwcom.net 6) Re: Very bad news by "Mike" 7) Re: Very bad news by "P. Howard" 8) Re: Very bad news by "DAVID BURKE" 9) Re: vacs for beginners by "DAVID BURKE" 10) Re: Very bad news by Pedro e Francisca Soares 11) Re: Very bad news by "richard eaton" 12) Re: Very bad news by "Brad Gossen" 13) Some good news: Spin Models' Ansaldo SVA.5 by Albatrosdv@aol.com 14) Re: Very bad news by Dave Wadman 15) Re: Very bad news by Albatrosdv@aol.com 16) RE: Very bad news by "Robert Woodbury" 17) Re: Some good news: Spin Models' Ansaldo SVA.5 by Modelhound@aol.com 18) RE: Very bad news by John Huggins 19) No 3 Wing RNAS article by "Bob Pearson" 20) Re: Very bad news by "Bob Pearson" 21) Re: Very bad news by David & Carol Fletcher 22) Re: vacs for beginners by BStett3770@aol.com 23) Re: No 3 Wing RNAS article by Matthew E Bittner 24) Re: Very bad news by Ernest Thomas 25) Re: Some good news: Spin Models' Ansaldo SVA.5 by Ernest Thomas 26) Re: Naughty Spit and Rhinebeck :-) by Ernest Thomas 27) Re: Naughty Spit and Rhinebeck :-) by "Bob Pearson" 28) Re: No 3 Wing RNAS article by "richard eaton" 29) Re: Naughty Spit and Rhinebeck :-) by Ernest Thomas 30) some 'slightly' bad news by Ernest Thomas 31) Re: Some good news: Spin Models' Ansaldo SVA.5 by "P. Howard" 32) Re: Very bad news by peter crow ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Tue, 22 Jun 1999 15:00:39 -0700 From: Mike Fletcher To: wwi@pease1.sr.unh.edu Subject: Re: vacs for beginners Message-ID: <37700787.9705B42C@mars.ark.com> There is another method I have used with some success - leave on the sheet and place the whole shebang on an electric sander upsidedown, then sand until the backing falls off, or the correct thickness is acheived, and if required then remove what is left with exacto. Be warned as this method can be dangerous, if insufficient care is taken to ensure that the sanding is done evenly. Some parts may not require any sanding to get the correct height, and this must be checked first - I got the fuselage of a welsh models ot aircraft too narrow this way and had to widen it back with a sheet of plasticard between the parts. -- Mike Fletcher ___ ., mdf@mars.ark.com |-\|^----! ; mikef@sparc.nic.bc.ca |--n--""*" icq=19554083 @ ------------------------------ Date: Tue, 22 Jun 1999 17:59:59 -0400 From: "Alberto Rada" To: Subject: RE: Very bad news Message-ID: These are bad news indeed Caught me by surprise, One would not expect death to pass through our ranks. Philippe, please convey my sorrow to Michel's family as well as yourself. Alberto -----Original Message----- From: wwi@pease1.sr.unh.edu [mailto:wwi@pease1.sr.unh.edu] On Behalf Of Philippe Spriesterbach Sent: 22 June, 1999 3:41 PM To: Multiple recipients of list Subject: Very bad news Dear WWI Members, I am deeply afflicted. My best friend Michel Lefort, one of our list members, is dead this day. He had a heart attack monday 7 June and falled in coma. Please, remember him. TIA -- Philippe Spriesterbach One of the (numerous) Mad Scratchbuilders http://www.ping.be/phillipe_models/ philippe.spriesterbach@ping.be IPMS Belgium Member #F015 IPMS Brussels Secretary ------------------------------ Date: Tue, 22 Jun 1999 18:01:08 EDT From: Modelhound@aol.com To: wwi@pease1.sr.unh.edu Subject: Re: Very bad news Message-ID: <261bb951.24a161a4@aol.com> << On Tue, 22 Jun 1999 15:41:11 -0400 (EDT) philippe.spriesterbach@ping.be (Philippe Spriesterbach) writes: > I am deeply afflicted. My best friend Michel Lefort, one of our list > members, is dead this day. > He had a heart attack monday 7 June and falled in coma. > Please, remember him. >> May Michel cruise the heavens in a Hanriot, and only have to waggle his wings to the passing 'boche'. Mike ------------------------------ Date: Tue, 22 Jun 1999 17:19:48 -0500 From: Tom Solinski To: wwi@pease1.sr.unh.edu Subject: Re: vacs for beginners Message-ID: <37700C04.ACA3E7E@ionet.net> --------------CE428A0863EA478B7CA6C172 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit > Usually this is done wet. Means get as sheet of the black aluminum oxide type sandpaper, and place it on a sheet of glass or Plexiglas and sand in the sink or tub with water gently running over the whole mess. The water will keep the paper in place and carry off the sanding bits so the paper stays sharper and uncluttered. > Taking a curved X-Acto blade (not sure of the number) scrape the excess > plastic away. Follow this up - especially > on fuselage mating surfaces - with the sanding technique outlined above. The curved blade is a #10. But... If you will look closely at the flat portion of a standard #11 blade, the edge opposite of the sharp, hurty part, you will see the tip has a very nice and effective scraper cut into it. I've used this small hidden edge to remove glue seams for years. Might save you the cost of a pack of #10s. Tom Sl --------------CE428A0863EA478B7CA6C172 Content-Type: text/html; charset=us-ascii Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit  
 
  Usually this is done wet.
Means get as sheet of the black aluminum oxide type sandpaper, and place it on a sheet of glass or Plexiglas and sand in the sink or tub with water gently running over the whole mess.  The water will keep the paper in place and carry off the sanding bits so the paper stays sharper and uncluttered.
Taking a curved X-Acto blade (not sure of the number) scrape the excess plastic away.  Follow this up - especially
on fuselage mating surfaces - with the sanding technique outlined above.
The curved blade is a #10.  But... If you will look closely at the flat portion of a standard #11 blade, the edge opposite of the sharp, hurty part, you will see the tip has a very nice and effective scraper cut into it.  I've used this small hidden edge to remove glue seams for years.  Might save you the cost of a pack of #10s.

Tom Sl
  --------------CE428A0863EA478B7CA6C172-- ------------------------------ Date: Tue, 22 Jun 1999 23:44:07 +0100 From: geoff-smith@cwcom.net To: wwi@pease1.sr.unh.edu Subject: Re: Very bad news Message-ID: <0bdb74240221669DEEPTHOUGHT@cwcom.net> > Dear WWI Members, > > I am deeply afflicted. My best friend Michel Lefort, one of our list > members, is dead this day. > He had a heart attack monday 7 June and falled in coma. > Please, remember him. > > TIA > > > -- > Philippe Spriesterbach > One of the (numerous) Mad Scratchbuilders > http://www.ping.be/phillipe_models/ > philippe.spriesterbach@ping.be > IPMS Belgium Member #F015 > IPMS Brussels Secretary Phlippe, Though I knew him only from his contribution to this list, I feel deep sorrow at this news. We have lost a friend. My condolences to his relatives and yourself. Rest in Peace, Michel. Geoff ------------------------------ Date: Tue, 22 Jun 1999 15:57:43 -0700 From: "Mike" To: Subject: Re: Very bad news Message-ID: <005001bebd02$a3edaf80$c98c3ace@default> Very sad news that one of our own has past. May he rest in peace. May his workbench in heaven have all the kits waiting for him he wanted to build. Mike Dicianna "Der Rote Modellflugzeugbauer" ------------------------------ Date: Tue, 22 Jun 1999 18:09:32 -0500 From: "P. Howard" To: Subject: Re: Very bad news Message-ID: <004301bebd04$4a6c8f60$a0898ece@phoward> A truly harsh reminder of just how short life is. Our prayers are with him, and all those he leaves behind. Paul Howard -----Original Message----- From: Philippe Spriesterbach To: Multiple recipients of list Date: Tuesday, June 22, 1999 2:46 PM Subject: Very bad news >Dear WWI Members, > >I am deeply afflicted. My best friend Michel Lefort, one of our list >members, is dead this day. >He had a heart attack monday 7 June and falled in coma. >Please, remember him. > >TIA > > >-- >Philippe Spriesterbach >One of the (numerous) Mad Scratchbuilders >http://www.ping.be/phillipe_models/ >philippe.spriesterbach@ping.be >IPMS Belgium Member #F015 >IPMS Brussels Secretary > ------------------------------ Date: Tue, 22 Jun 1999 17:52:26 -0500 From: "DAVID BURKE" To: Subject: Re: Very bad news Message-ID: <00a401bebd05$0aec5860$d2ff10d1@dora9sprynet.com> My condolences as well. Always sad to hear that another comrade is gone. ------------------------------ Date: Tue, 22 Jun 1999 18:13:42 -0500 From: "DAVID BURKE" To: Subject: Re: vacs for beginners Message-ID: <00a501bebd05$0bf8e660$d2ff10d1@dora9sprynet.com> >I am thinking about doing a vac Good for you! >I need some advice and instructions on how to cut these things out of the plastic they are molded >in. Step-by-step instructions would be nicest since I'm not to clever but >can sometimes follow instructions. > >Michael First off, let me congratulate you on your intestinal fortitude. In this day and age, it seems that vac-builders are more and more an oddity (watch it, the rest o' ya!), as kit manufacturers are able to quickly tool up and spit out a wide variety of kits. However, it is the only way - other than scratchbuilding - to model those truly unique and head-turning, or HUGE, subjects that make the eyes bulge! Vac also allows for better detailing IMNSHO, as fuselage and wing surfaces are thinner and closer to scale thickness. That extra 1/32 of an inch can come in mighty handy!! Suggestions? Here's mine, and I've done a bit of vac, and I continue to today! First: Get every little scrap of info and reference material that you can about your chosen subject. You can NEVER have too many references. Most of the time (in my experience), the vac kit is going to be even more accurate than comparable big-name manufactured kits, but if you get to a fit problem, a question as to what goes where, and other such troubles, you'll be glad to have the references! Second: Before you start to cut things from the sheet, spray the OUTER side of the sheet with gray automotive primer. Then, using either a panel-scribing tool or an X-acto, scribe the outline of the pieces to be removed from the sheet. Flex these scribed marks and the sucker should come away clean! The edge of the piece should be white. That's the stuff that needs to be sanded away. Sand down to the gray, and your parts should be ready. Third: Make your locating tabs from strip styrene, or from leftovers and scrap from the master sheet that you popped the parts from. Size is up to you, but the bigger the tab, the more surface area and therefore the more adhesion. Use slow-curing AC, or super glue. Did you remember to dry-fit them first? Fourth: Fill the gaps with gap-filling AC. Sand 'em a little and prime the Hell out of it on the joint or seam. From now on, it can be treated as an injection-molded kit. Fifth (and VERY important): Use brass tube, or styrene, to pin or spar your wings! DON'T just glue them on! This will help your baby to survive the trip to the show where some ~!#$^#^&(%^%@% will tell you that it's the wrong color. Sixth: Realize that the world is full of people that have too much time on their hands. Relax. Have a beer. Dave B. ------------------------------ Date: Wed, 23 Jun 1999 00:11:53 +0100 From: Pedro e Francisca Soares To: wwi@pease1.sr.unh.edu Subject: Re: Very bad news Message-ID: <37701839.5BB10841@mail.telepac.pt> Philippe Spriesterbach wrote: > Dear WWI Members, > > I am deeply afflicted. My best friend Michel Lefort, one of our list > members, is dead this day. > He had a heart attack monday 7 June and falled in coma. > Please, remember him. > > TIA > > --. Au revoir Michel, I'm sure you'll be able to keep reading our messages among the stars. This is a sad day indeed. Um grande abrašo to you Phillipe. Pedro ------------------------------ Date: Tue, 22 Jun 1999 18:12:56 -0500 From: "richard eaton" To: Subject: Re: Very bad news Message-ID: <199906222333.SAA16193@sierra.onr.com> It is obvious from the list reaction that Michel was close to many. Peace be with you Philippe and to Michel's family. Regards, Richard ---------- > From: Philippe Spriesterbach > To: Multiple recipients of list > Subject: Very bad news > Date: Tuesday, June 22, 1999 2:41 PM > > Dear WWI Members, > > I am deeply afflicted. My best friend Michel Lefort, one of our list > members, is dead this day. > He had a heart attack monday 7 June and falled in coma. > Please, remember him. > > TIA > > > -- > Philippe Spriesterbach > One of the (numerous) Mad Scratchbuilders > http://www.ping.be/phillipe_models/ > philippe.spriesterbach@ping.be > IPMS Belgium Member #F015 > IPMS Brussels Secretary ------------------------------ Date: Tue, 22 Jun 1999 19:54:43 -0400 From: "Brad Gossen" To: Subject: Re: Very bad news Message-ID: <199906222356.TAA04249@mail5.globalserve.net> Condolences Phillipe and to Michel's loved ones. This is indeed a shock. Brad ---------- > From: Philippe Spriesterbach > To: Multiple recipients of list > Subject: Very bad news > Date: Tuesday, June 22, 1999 3:41 PM > > Dear WWI Members, > > I am deeply afflicted. My best friend Michel Lefort, one of our list > members, is dead this day. > He had a heart attack monday 7 June and falled in coma. > Please, remember him. > > TIA > > > -- > Philippe Spriesterbach > One of the (numerous) Mad Scratchbuilders > http://www.ping.be/phillipe_models/ > philippe.spriesterbach@ping.be > IPMS Belgium Member #F015 > IPMS Brussels Secretary ------------------------------ Date: Tue, 22 Jun 1999 20:11:40 EDT From: Albatrosdv@aol.com To: wwi@pease1.sr.unh.edu Subject: Some good news: Spin Models' Ansaldo SVA.5 Message-ID: Jut thought some of you might be interested in this: I received a review copy of Spin Models' Ansaldo SVA.5 today. First thing to say is, this kit is proof that the Bristol M.1C wasn't a freak accident; the Ansaldo is of equal quality. Nice wings and tail surfaces with Eduard-style rib detail and sharp trailing edges, a holldw-cast two part fuselage, fully-detailed cockpit like the Bristol. A set of decals for three different aircraft. I for one will be doing the Lion of Venice. This is far and away from the old Merit kit - another one you won't be able to distinguish from your Eduards when you set it down next to them on the shelf. As with the Bristol, this kit came from the list's own Lubos Vinar, and I suspect he'll be quite happy to deliver one to you, too. And yes, it's in The Manly Scale. Come, young ones....the dark side is FUN. Tom Cleaver ------------------------------ Date: Tue, 22 Jun 1999 18:01:06 -0700 From: Dave Wadman To: wwi@pease1.sr.unh.edu Subject: Re: Very bad news Message-ID: <377031D2.1DE1@nucleus.com> richard eaton wrote: > > It is obvious from the list reaction that Michel was close to many. > Peace be with you Philippe and to Michel's family. And from me too. Dave W. ------------------------------ Date: Tue, 22 Jun 1999 20:13:38 EDT From: Albatrosdv@aol.com To: wwi@pease1.sr.unh.edu Subject: Re: Very bad news Message-ID: <92e909ac.24a180b2@aol.com> In a message dated 99-06-22 19:11:34 EDT, you write: << >Dear WWI Members, > >I am deeply afflicted. My best friend Michel Lefort, one of our list >members, is dead this day. >He had a heart attack monday 7 June and falled in coma. >Please, remember him. > >TIA >> It's always hard to lose a friend, even when - and if - it is a release for the friend to go. I always think "He was too young to die!" which is proof to us all that one never knows. We must enjoy the presence of those we love while we have it. Tom Cleaver ------------------------------ Date: Wed, 23 Jun 1999 08:31:40 +0800 From: "Robert Woodbury" To: Subject: RE: Very bad news Message-ID: <000301bebd0f$c2c370e0$91107482@per.clw.csiro.au> I'm very sorry to hear this sad news. My thoughts are with his family. Rob > -----Original Message----- > From: wwi@pease1.sr.unh.edu [mailto:wwi@pease1.sr.unh.edu]On Behalf Of > Philippe Spriesterbach > Sent: Wednesday, 23 June 1999 3:41 > To: Multiple recipients of list > Subject: Very bad news > > > Dear WWI Members, > > I am deeply afflicted. My best friend Michel Lefort, one of our list > members, is dead this day. > He had a heart attack monday 7 June and falled in coma. > Please, remember him. > > TIA > > > -- > Philippe Spriesterbach > One of the (numerous) Mad Scratchbuilders > http://www.ping.be/phillipe_models/ > philippe.spriesterbach@ping.be > IPMS Belgium Member #F015 > IPMS Brussels Secretary > ------------------------------ Date: Tue, 22 Jun 1999 20:28:16 EDT From: Modelhound@aol.com To: wwi@pease1.sr.unh.edu Subject: Re: Some good news: Spin Models' Ansaldo SVA.5 Message-ID: <15f80f1c.24a18420@aol.com> In a message dated 6/22/1999 5:14:56 PM Pacific Daylight Time, Albatrosdv@aol.com writes: << This is far and away from the old Merit kit - I write: The now Smer Ansaldo SVA-5 kit was not ever a Merit kit. It was made by Artiplast to add to the Merit line when Artiplast bought them from Merit. Mike ------------------------------ Date: Tue, 22 Jun 1999 19:49:58 -0500 From: John Huggins To: wwi@pease1.sr.unh.edu Subject: RE: Very bad news Message-ID: > > Dear WWI Members, >> >> I am deeply afflicted. My best friend Michel Lefort, one of our list >> members, is dead this day. >> He had a heart attack monday 7 June and falled in coma. >> Please, remember him. >> >> TIA >> >> >> -- > > Philippe Spriesterbach > I'm very sorry to hear this sad news. The loss of a friend is always hard to handle. God Bless. JPH ------------------------------ Date: Tue, 22 Jun 1999 18:10:10 -0700 From: "Bob Pearson" To: ww1 mailing list , Avisoc Subject: No 3 Wing RNAS article Message-ID: <199906230127.SAA24066@mail.rapidnet.net> Greetings all, Just to let those of you who don't subscribe to Over the Front (shame on you) that my article on No.3 Wing RNAS in the Winter 1998 issue (13/4) is now available on their website at http://www.overthefront.com/SiteMill.html/No3Wing1.html I should point out that the heading illustration was done by WW1 list member Brad Gossen. Regards, Bob Pearson Visit my WW1 Aviation page http://members.xoom.com/Sopwith_5F1 Managing Editor / Internet Modeler http://www.internetmodeler.com ------------------------------ Date: Tue, 22 Jun 1999 18:17:38 -0700 From: "Bob Pearson" To: wwi@pease1.sr.unh.edu Subject: Re: Very bad news Message-ID: <199906230127.SAA24070@mail.rapidnet.net> Philippe, My condolences to Michel's wife and yourself. .. I hope both are comforted by the thought that he will be missed by those of us who have only dealt with him over the internet. regards, Bob Pearson >Dear WWI Members, > >I am deeply afflicted. My best friend Michel Lefort, one of our list >members, is dead this day. >He had a heart attack monday 7 June and falled in coma. >Please, remember him. > >TIA ------------------------------ Date: Tue, 22 Jun 1999 17:08:35 -0700 From: David & Carol Fletcher To: wwi@pease1.sr.unh.edu Subject: Re: Very bad news Message-ID: <37702583.4D61@mars.ark.com> Philippe Spriesterbach wrote: "My best friend Michel Lefort, one of our list members, is dead this day." I knew Michel by name and perhaps be face as well, although I never connected the two. Our paths must have crossed at IPMS/Belgium Nationals during this past decade. His loss will be greatly felt not just by his family and friemds, but by the modelling community at large. My condolences to all. Dave Fletcher IPMS/Canada and formerly IPMS/Belgium ------------------------------ Date: Tue, 22 Jun 1999 21:31:24 EDT From: BStett3770@aol.com To: wwi@pease1.sr.unh.edu Subject: Re: vacs for beginners Message-ID: <261da126.24a192ec@aol.com> Hi Michael Go to my we page & visit the Modeling tips section. I have a whole page on vacform kits. Keep modeling Barry Rosemont Hobby www.swiftsite.com/rosemonthoby ------------------------------ Date: Tue, 22 Jun 1999 20:31:22 -0500 From: Matthew E Bittner To: wwi@pease1.sr.unh.edu Subject: Re: No 3 Wing RNAS article Message-ID: <19990622.203146.-11317.1.mbittner@juno.com> On Tue, 22 Jun 1999 21:17:44 -0400 (EDT) "Bob Pearson" writes: > (shame on you) Hear, here! Matt Bittner http://www.geocities.com/~ipmsfortcrook http://www.discoveromaha.com/community/groups/plasticmodelers/index.html ------------------------------ Date: Tue, 22 Jun 1999 20:44:00 -0500 From: Ernest Thomas To: wwi@pease1.sr.unh.edu Subject: Re: Very bad news Message-ID: <37703BE0.1DA9@bellsouth.net> Philippe Spriesterbach wrote: > > Dear WWI Members, > > I am deeply afflicted. My best friend Michel Lefort, one of our list > members, is dead this day. > He had a heart attack monday 7 June and falled in coma. > Please, remember him. This is sad news. I only had a couple of brief e-converstions with him, but they were always plesant. Dittos to the wishes for an afterlife in the office of a Hanriot, and my condolences to Michel's family and to you Phillippe. If a man's worth can be measured by the love of his friends, then Michel died a very rich man. E. ------------------------------ Date: Tue, 22 Jun 1999 20:46:24 -0500 From: Ernest Thomas To: wwi@pease1.sr.unh.edu Subject: Re: Some good news: Spin Models' Ansaldo SVA.5 Message-ID: <37703C70.6293@bellsouth.net> Albatrosdv@aol.com wrote: fully-detailed cockpit like > the Bristol. Not as nice looking as my scratchbuilt one. :p A set of decals for three different aircraft. I for one will > be doing the Lion of Venice. > What are the other two? E. ------------------------------ Date: Tue, 22 Jun 1999 20:54:04 -0500 From: Ernest Thomas To: wwi@pease1.sr.unh.edu Subject: Re: Naughty Spit and Rhinebeck :-) Message-ID: <37703E3C.3856@bellsouth.net> Sharon Henderson wrote: > As for Rhinebeck, Ernest, was it you who asked if the Rhinebeck planes > just fly around in circles? No, they don't. Yes it was, and thank you for the reply. I was beginning to feel un-loved by my modeling brethren. Flying underwear? Tell me more... :) And why would ANYONE explode a perfectly good brothel? Shouldn't there be a law or something? E. ------------------------------ Date: Tue, 22 Jun 1999 19:04:09 -0700 From: "Bob Pearson" To: wwi@pease1.sr.unh.edu Subject: Re: Naughty Spit and Rhinebeck :-) Message-ID: <199906230213.TAA25576@mail.rapidnet.net> >Yes it was, and thank you for the reply. I was beginning to feel >un-loved by my modeling brethren. >Flying underwear? Tell me more... :) >And why would ANYONE explode a perfectly good brothel? Shouldn't there >be a law or something? >E. Well that is what happens when you try to use a tuba as a mortar Bob (four visits to Rhinebeck in 95/96) ------------------------------ Date: Tue, 22 Jun 1999 21:20:13 -0500 From: "richard eaton" To: Subject: Re: No 3 Wing RNAS article Message-ID: <199906230220.VAA15346@sierra.onr.com> And an excellent article it is Bob! One of my favorites. Of course you might guess this is one of my OT passions. OTF is one reason I check the old mailbox often when it is about that time! Regards, Richard ---------- > From: Bob Pearson > To: Multiple recipients of list > Subject: No 3 Wing RNAS article > Date: Tuesday, June 22, 1999 8:17 PM > > Greetings all, > > Just to let those of you who don't subscribe to Over the Front (shame on > you) that my article on No.3 Wing RNAS in the Winter 1998 issue (13/4) is > now available on their website at > > http://www.overthefront.com/SiteMill.html/No3Wing1.html > > > I should point out that the heading illustration was done by WW1 list member > Brad Gossen. > > > Regards, > Bob Pearson > > Visit my WW1 Aviation page > http://members.xoom.com/Sopwith_5F1 > > Managing Editor / Internet Modeler > http://www.internetmodeler.com > > ------------------------------ Date: Tue, 22 Jun 1999 21:35:38 -0500 From: Ernest Thomas To: wwi@pease1.sr.unh.edu Subject: Re: Naughty Spit and Rhinebeck :-) Message-ID: <377047FA.7465@bellsouth.net> Bob Pearson wrote: > Well that is what happens when you try to use a tuba as a mortar What? The brothel explodes or your modeling brethren stop loving you? ------------------------------ Date: Tue, 22 Jun 1999 21:47:03 -0500 From: Ernest Thomas To: multiple recipients of list Subject: some 'slightly' bad news Message-ID: <37704AA7.5944@bellsouth.net> Steve Perry(hater of N.28's) called me on the telephone tonight.(what a novel idea) Seems his hard drive went kaput over the weekend and he figures he'll be down for about a week. He asked that I apologize to anyone who may have been expecting a reply from him, also to let Dave Wadman(I think)know that he did recieve the book, and that Alan should unsubscribe him until he can get back on line. He also asks that the gun control argument be put on hold until he can throw in his own two silver bullets worth. THAT WAS A JOKE! PLEASE DO NOT START THAT UP AGAIN! E. ------------------------------ Date: Tue, 22 Jun 1999 21:53:48 -0500 From: "P. Howard" To: Subject: Re: Some good news: Spin Models' Ansaldo SVA.5 Message-ID: <001d01bebd23$a0277cc0$85888ece@phoward> Tom, Do you have an address or web page to contact Spin Models? Paul H -----Original Message----- From: Albatrosdv@aol.com To: Multiple recipients of list Date: Tuesday, June 22, 1999 7:28 PM Subject: Some good news: Spin Models' Ansaldo SVA.5 >Jut thought some of you might be interested in this: I received a review copy >of Spin Models' Ansaldo SVA.5 today. First thing to say is, this kit is >proof that the Bristol M.1C wasn't a freak accident; the Ansaldo is of equal >quality. Nice wings and tail surfaces with Eduard-style rib detail and sharp >trailing edges, a holldw-cast two part fuselage, fully-detailed cockpit like >the Bristol. A set of decals for three different aircraft. I for one will >be doing the Lion of Venice. > >This is far and away from the old Merit kit - another one you won't be able >to distinguish from your Eduards when you set it down next to them on the >shelf. > >As with the Bristol, this kit came from the list's own Lubos Vinar, and I >suspect he'll be quite happy to deliver one to you, too. > >And yes, it's in The Manly Scale. > >Come, young ones....the dark side is FUN. > >Tom Cleaver > ------------------------------ Date: Tue, 22 Jun 1999 20:05:17 -0700 (PDT) From: peter crow To: wwi@pease1.sr.unh.edu Subject: Re: Very bad news Message-ID: <19990623030517.3373.rocketmail@web708.mail.yahoo.com> --- Ernest Thomas wrote: > Philippe Spriesterbach wrote: > If a man's worth can be measured by the love of his > friends, then Michel > died a very rich man. > E. Well said... my feelings also. P. Crow _________________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? 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