[WWI] New list member introduction...

Mike Muth mikemuth at ptd.net
Sun Jan 2 23:13:35 EST 2005


James
    Welcome from the Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania. I finished the 1/32 
Nieuport recently. It is a nice, simple build. As for the 
super-detailing...there's not much in them Nieuports to detail!
Mike Muth
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "James Duffy" <jduffy at mac.com>
To: <wwi at wwi-models.org>
Sent: Sunday, January 02, 2005 8:13 PM
Subject: [WWI] New list member introduction...


> 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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