[WWI] New list member introduction...

Chris Savaglio csavaglio at hotmail.com
Sun Jan 2 21:06:09 EST 2005


Welcome to the list, James.  I just joined a little while ago, so it's kind 
of wierd, a new guy welcoming a new guy.  Kinda like the captain of an 
airliner welcoming you to a city he just flew into.

Chris

>From: James Duffy <jduffy at mac.com>
>Reply-To: World War I Modeling Mailing List <wwi at wwi-models.org>
>To: <wwi at wwi-models.org>
>Subject: [WWI] New list member introduction...
>Date: Sun, 02 Jan 2005 19:13:49 -0600
>
>Greetings!
>
>As a new member of this fine group, I thought I might take a few moments to
>formally introduce myself...
>
>My name is James Duffy, and I live in Georgetown, TX (just north of 
>Austin).
>I'm a long-time model builder, having spent the last decade focused
>exclusively on real-space subjects, and have a nasty little habit of
>actually flying the rocket models in which I've invested many, many hours.
>My most recent project was a 1/26.5 scale model of a rocket called Bumper
>WAC, a US-modified two stage version of the German V2 missile.  As a member
>of the US Spacemodeling team I recently flew this model at the World
>Spacemodeling Championships, taking the Silver Medal in the scale altitude
>event.  If you're interested in learning more about our little adventure, I
>encourage you to visit the following links:
>
>www.spacemodeling.org
>www.rocket.aero/bumperwac.html
>
>I also put together DVD packages covering various aerospace topics.  My
>first release covered an early NASA project called Little Joe, and I'm
>currently working on a ME-163 package.  To learn more about that, check 
>out:
>
>www.rocket.aero
>
>Like many of you, I spend far too much time and money in hobby shops, and
>I've always admired the magnificent jewel-like WWI aircraft in the display
>case.  After reading Charles Wooley's "Echoes of Eagles," I resolved to
>learn more about WWI aircraft and aircraft modeling, and a quick Google
>search led me to this list.
>
>So, to make a long story short, I've decided to take a break from my
>data-obsessive scratchbuilding for a while, and a couple of 1/32-scale kits
>are on the workbench: a Nieuport 17 and a Sopwith Camel.  If I can hold off
>the urge to hyperdetail these suckers, I may actually finish one on the 
>next
>month or so.  As I plunge into these over the next few weeks, I hope that
>the members of this august body will tolerate a few newbie questions from
>time to time.
>
>Thanks, and I look forward to participating!
>James
>________________________
>
>James Duffy
>jduffy at mac.com
>www.rocket.aero
>
>"What a long, strange product rollout it's been."
>- Krusty the Clown
>
>




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