I’ve liked Amy Adams ever since Enchanted and the latest Muppet Movie. Now I like her even more. A classy lady.
June 27, 2014
June 24, 2014
June 22, 2014
As you know by now, RT (Random Thoughts) is the magazine of IPMS/Canada. I’ve said it before, but it bears repeating, this is without a doubt the best modeling magazine out there, either profit or non-profit. It reminds me of the early FineScale modeler magazines. Fellow modeler Jim Bates put it best when he said that the magazine has found the right balance of words and pictures. It is the only magazine that I read all the articles, regardless of the subject being covered.
All the IPMS branches are celebrating their 50th anniversary this year. Our friends in the great white north are going all out. This issue is jam packed with great articles, particularly for the 72nd scale modeler. There is a very nice build of a 72nd scale medieval lifeboat and a build of a 72nd scale F-86H target tug in a bright read and silver scheme.
There are very good historical articles on the Beaufighter and RCAF Ventura. In other scales there is a 35th scale Firefly tank and 48th scale CT-155 Hawk.
I know this sounds like a broken record, but if you aren’t a member of IPMS/Canada. They’ve just gone thru a price increase due to a postage increase in Canada. It now costs a person in the US $45 per year. However, I still consider that a bargain. I hope you’ll consider joining up.
June 20, 2014
Best line I read today, “OMG WHY ARE WE MILITARIZING THE LETTUCE INSPECTORS?”
June 19, 2014
I’ll be attending the IPMS/USA Nationals in Hampton VA this year. It will be the 20th National I have attended. The previous ones were:
1985 Indianapolis, IN IPMS Roscoe Turner
1988 Dayton, OH Dayton Area Plastic Modelers
1991 St. Louis, MO IPMS Gateway
1993 Atlanta, GA IPMS Atlanta
1995 Albuquerque, NM IPMS Albuquerque
1996 Virginia Beach, VA IPMS Tidewater
2000 Dallas, TX IPMS North Central Texas
2001 Chicago, IL IPMS Lakes Region/ IPMS Will Cook
2002 Virginia Beach, VA IPMS Tidewater
2003 Oklahoma, City, OK IPMS Metro
2004 Phoenix, AZ IPMS Craig Hewitt
2005 Atlanta, GA IPMS Northmen
2006 Kansas City, MO IPMS Great Plains/IPMS Wast Central Missouri
2007 Anahiem, CA IPMS Orange County
2008 Virginia Beach, VA IPMS Tidewater
2009 Columbus, OH IPMS Eddie Rickenbacker
2010 Phoenix, AZ IPMS Craig Hewitt
2011 Omaha, NE IPMS Ft. Crook/IPMS Lincoln
2012 Lake Buena Vista, FL IPMS Pelikan
Story here. The efforts of this genius and this worldwide company will be doing more for the world’s poor, than all the NGOs and UN agencies combined.
June 18, 2014
Story here. Short version, police using a technology to track cell phones in law enforcement matters. Doing so without a warrant and POSSIBLY lying to the courts about it. ACLU files suit to obtain information on the use of the technology to see if a possible constitutional violation is occurring. Court orders turnover of information and to prevent the turnover, the US Marshal’s service to seize the records and move them into federal custody. Simply unbelievable.