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Updated: January 17, 2018
17. January at 02:41:58 Share
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Peter Jenssen Thanks Kerry,
Found it!
( I only looked in my paper catalogue and couldn't find it in there. Old tech.. ;) )
17. January at 08:38:59
Peter Hardy Kerry, I'm 192cm and 140 kilos of bull in a China shop.
17. January at 08:44:36
Peter Jenssen Good looking models.
I like the bikes. I haven't built a bike yet.. :)
17. January at 08:46:01
Holger Kranich What great composition of builds! Cool stuff, I love it!
17. January at 09:09:03
Rui S Hi Kerry,
I've one of this and I was lucky because I mounted it alone and I was afraid of breaking the all thing together but in the end it was Ok.
My is also a bit 'jelly'. and the more you tight the bigger the glass warp.
I think, this things will never work laying on the side for long before the glass starting to warp or break.
They also have a problem, The door isn't dust proof, there is a big gap on either side.
I've bought a PVC profile from W.C. glass showers to seal up that gap.
I'm also looking a way to had some more shelf space. Possible, but without soldering, it's not going to be easy.But being 38cm the original space between the shelf's, with another in the middle will be a bit tight. :(
Nice models in there
17. January at 09:28:05
Spanjaard yes, i have one of those for more than 10 years.... not dust proof as Rui said (good idea to seal the door, i may try that), and certainly a pity that there is no chance of adding more shelves or to change the hight. but everything considered, it is a good and not expensive option.
17. January at 11:15:17
Rui S Yes, I agree and I've to buy another one :)
17. January at 11:18:26
Kerry Cox Hi everybody. Good to see you all. :)
I have worked out a way of adding more levels.
Just before assembly, a mate of mine who does specialist welding and heavy gauge wire work can add some extra rods in between the ones all ready there and I end up with 8 levels. Just enough without getting too heavy.
Dust will get in no matter how well you seal them up. but that's ok, as it gives me something to do when I am in between models. :)
I can prevent the wobbles of the shelves by adding a spacer to brace the frame and restrict any movement when opening the door.
Having extra levels I can thin out what I have to bikes, cars, armour and what ever aircraft I have.

I will post some images of the new and improved IKEA multi level display case as it comes on line. :)
17. January at 12:07:29
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January 16, 2018

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Updated: January 16, 2018
09. January at 10:05:36 Share
Peter Hardy As a Moto GP tragic I look forward to this!
09. January at 10:35:05
Peter Hardy Kerry I have just spent half an hour going through these photos. I have learned more in that 30 minutes than the last three years. Thank you!
09. January at 11:01:19
Ronald Sorrell very nice detail build so far. the exhaust is a master piece
09. January at 14:18:11
Kerry Cox Peter and Ronald. Thank you so much for your encouraging words.
Peter, what was it that you found that helped you mate. ?
I am always fascinated to know how I have been a help. :)
09. January at 22:14:27
Peter Hardy I'll PM you later today if I can Kerry, boss expects something for all the money he throws at me so I had better get out from behind this computer!
09. January at 23:53:50
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January 13, 2018

Kerry Cox will attend 6´th Annual Scalemates Meeting Wangerooge
6´th Annual Scalemates Meeting Wangerooge
DE 17-25 February 2018, in Wangerooge
18. September 2017 at 14:41:01 Share
Joerg R. Yeah Kerry
18. September 2017 at 15:47:30
Ingmar Stöhr Looking forward!
18. September 2017 at 18:07:58
Holger Kranich I like what I see ;)
18. September 2017 at 19:44:09
Holger Kranich And news over here?
13. January at 14:02:08
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December 26, 2017

Kerry Cox
To all my mates world wide, no matter what your faith. Merry Christmas and see you all in the New Year.
Cheers to all.
Kerry COX.
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Erik Leijdens Merry Christmas to you too Kerry(and all the other Scalemates!) Fijne Kerstdagen!
25. December 2017 at 14:29:17
Matthias Weiss Merry Christmas Mate
25. December 2017 at 15:22:09
Maciej Bellos Merry Cristmas Kerry!
25. December 2017 at 17:50:16
Rui S Hi Kezza,
Merry Cristmas & Happy Prosperous New Year
25. December 2017 at 22:43:44
Dave Flitton Merry Christmas
25. December 2017 at 22:56:55
Kees Kleijwegt Merry christmas everybody!
25. December 2017 at 23:17:07
Joerg R. Merry Christmas, Kerry, see you next year :D
26. December 2017 at 00:36:37
Gordon Sørensen Merry Christmas, Kerry!
26. December 2017 at 01:48:59
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December 23, 2017

Travis Blackburn@Kerry Cox
Hello Young man. How is Kerry doing. Wishing you A Merry Christmas and A very Plastic New Year. Travis
20. December 2017 at 17:25:18 Share
Kerry Cox Greetings from a sunburned land mass. !! Travis, thank you for your Christmas wishes, and I hope and pray that yours is just as welcome as mine will be.
Cheers my friend. :)
Take care.
Kezza. :)
20. December 2017 at 22:12:58
Travis Blackburn Thank you Kerry. Be careful with the sun burn. I had a lot of them growing up in Florida, lol I am seriously thinking about building a wood sailing ship as I have never built one before. Looks a little difficult. I am working on 2 plastic ships, The lindberg jolly roger and revel golden hind. Love those old sail driven ships. Later Mate.
22. December 2017 at 14:21:56
Kerry Cox I have built the HMS Endeavour, the former collier that was used by Lt James COOX when he discovered Australia (Terra Australis ) as he named it, but a great kit. Good luck with yours mate. :)
22. December 2017 at 19:05:27
Travis Blackburn Thanks Kerry. It might be a little while for the wooden kit but pressing on with the plastic one for now. Have a great Christmas. Travis
23. December 2017 at 15:38:03
Kerry Cox Thank you TB. Wishing for some calm. :)
23. December 2017 at 20:02:47
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December 13, 2017

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Updated: December 13, 2017
09. December 2017 at 05:22:47 Share
Kerry Cox These are just so unusable. The detail is non existent. Mis shapen in every way, and what I did build as an experiment was just crap.
09. December 2017 at 05:27:16
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December 07, 2017

Kerry Cox added a new photoalbum.
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Chris Nally Cheers mate, what a silly bugger I was...mad as a cut snake
01. December 2017 at 04:30:44
Chris Nally Don't forget your own Service too Kerry
01. December 2017 at 04:31:03
Kerry Cox Thanks Chris. :) I was motivated by Menzies talk of the "yellow hoards" coming down to take over Australia, and, I wanted to kill gooks. !!!
But once the issue of American style basic webbing was the order of the day and the training at the SME at Casula down the tunnels started. I saw all that bravado take a big step back and started thinking seriously of what my options were.
I'm no chicken mate, stand up to anyone who wants a piece of me, but the horror stories that started to filter back really had all of us behaving in a way that spoke of preservation, and as I had worked on the SS Cape Leeuwin, a lighthouse tender on the Queensland coast, they wanted my skills in 32 Small Ships Sqn, so that was me for 6 years. Joined at 17 in 64 and still in tact at discharge in 70. I have 70 years under my belt and I syill get rubbished at the RSL on Anzac day for not being a 'real' soldier. But hey. ! thats life and some of the good deals we are handed. :) I was really lost for a few years after discharge, as all I had were military 'skills' and none of which were compatable in civy street, so I had to be creative to get the black dog to stay in it's kennel.
01. December 2017 at 08:46:53
Chris Nally Hey Kerry , when it comes to metal flying around and tunnels and bunkers etc , plus initiating contacts at 2 meters in the jungle is dam well not for everyone. You were smart mate. I don't have a bar of the RSL, cannot stand them, I am only a Member of the TPI Assoc. No other. Black dog got me big time through the 2000's and I have lost so much memory of events and things that happened I have to ask about photos, when that happened , it is a bastard injury I would wish on no one. I can accept physical injury as par for the course , but never thought I would get PTSD. Worst injury ever, and it wrecked my life, my working life, and dam near my marriage. She is my carer now. F**K the RSL...my only skills available on civvy street I found later were as "plant management" {for driving tracked vehicles} and lots of skills for the new Outdoor Adventure Taring stuff going on. I managed for a while doing that and loved it.
02. December 2017 at 05:43:46
Kerry Cox Well Chris. It does seem that we have landed on our feet, but not exactly as planned.
What keeps me going is a saying my mum would always take great delight in reminding me of every time I had a winge. "I once complained when I had no shoes.....................then I met a man who had no feet." . My modelling helps me stay focused on better things. :)
My engineering brain eventually saw me go to Uni and attain a civil emgineering degree, putting me in places I only ever saw in tour books.
I am also a bit of a pedantic perfectionist with the modelling, doing detailing that at time I have to check myself on. I go too far. :-/

02. December 2017 at 09:33:13
Chris Nally Yeah Kerry, I read Stoic Philosophy, but that only helps so far, nevertheless, get on with it is the motto. Ha I wish I did Engineering or the like, I instead di Ancient History/Classics and am slowly doing Geology { I like Archaeology most}. It only helps with my personal interests, but geez I have travelled a lot and seen amazing things Nat Geo is only putting in their Mags now!
Me too I am too pedantic which is why I am so slow and finish too few per year, but hey I like the research and study and trying to make things look real in scale mate, :-}
06. December 2017 at 15:47:13
Kerry Cox Chris. I must admit, I too am quite pedantic about the modelling I do. To an extreme at times and loosing the 'have fun' aspect of the whole thing, but that is just the way I have approached most things. Some may say 'anal'. But I don't like rough edges so to speak.
Geology. !! Wow. That is something that has had a strange history. Being those who see a world of civilizations light years ago and are told, 'You can't publish that'.
I remember reading the story of the giant skeletons found in the middle east and of the one that is in the Smithsonian Museum that was never to see the light of day, as the 'establishment' feared it would change the whole picture of how it all happened and the conservative view on humanity and it's development.
I am more curious about the world now that I can seek the information that interests me and get some answers, some truth, other stuff just theories, but fun to do.
I am dreading the day oldtimers disease grabs me, but in the meantime, the sponge I am, soaking in as much as I can, keeping the grey matter from becoming a blob. hahahaha
:)
Like how the pyramids are still being called 'tombs', and not wanting to admit that there are other aspects about them that are slowly being uncovered that is going to possibly upset the whole theory of the Egyptologists that don't want to let go of the unscientific beliefs and embrace the rethink that is taking place. :(
06. December 2017 at 23:35:54
Peter Hardy Hope you guys don't mind me jumping in here to what has been a bit of a private conversation but...Strewth Kerry! You are getting to be a conspiracy theorist! If all the information withheld from the world's general population were available would we all run around in a panic? Who knows? However, on the same subject I have been amusing myself by making note of the difference in reporting of the North Korea issues at present between the American media and the rest of the world's press. There is a substantial difference. I fear there is as much political propaganda on one side of the Pacific as on the other? Back on subject, I have the same "control issues" as you with the loss of the fun aspect in the very real drive to create the best model you can do. I am embarrassed by the last model I built when I have finished the next one. I have only a four year history of model building so the development rate is still pretty steep and this is a common occurrence. I have a Takom Porsche King Tiger with full interior in the stash and will build it only when that embarrassed feeling dissipates.
On the subject of wise advice, my late mother in law once told me "if I don't use my head I'll end up using my legs". Every day I repeat that to myself after I have had to use my legs after failing to use my head.
07. December 2017 at 03:24:26
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November 29, 2017

Kerry Cox added a new photoalbum.
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Kerry Cox Vlad. Thank you my friend. :) I thought you would enjoy it.
Cheers again mate. :)
14. October 2017 at 23:35:16
Timothy Heimer It's amazing of how alike we think! LOL
15. October 2017 at 08:23:54
Kerry Cox Hi Tim, I am glad someone is in sync with me. hahaha
15. October 2017 at 09:45:05
Chris Nally Lovely car, seen it race and know some of those who drove this beast, the kit is good, getting scale colour is not as it was a very very Dark {midnight} Blue/Black when you were close up to it Kerry
27. November 2017 at 15:31:17
Roland K Great Work Kerry, looks fantastic!
27. November 2017 at 15:39:04
Kerry Cox Chris. I do believe I got the blue/black colour right, and I really had to convince myself that it did have some blue in there somewhere. LOL :)
27. November 2017 at 21:04:50
Kerry Cox Thanks lads. It was a gold winner in 2014 at the QMHE comp in Brisbane.
27. November 2017 at 21:05:29
Chris Nally Bloody lovely Kerry, Glad you got that Blue/Black ok and it being a Winner:-}
29. November 2017 at 05:59:11
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November 28, 2017

Kerry Cox added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: November 23, 2017
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Spanjaard good for you Kerry :)
24. November 2017 at 23:56:42
Kerry Cox Augie. It's just like buying the kit all over again, less the instructions, but a stack of fun. :)
25. November 2017 at 06:06:17
Christian Bruer Very nice revival
25. November 2017 at 20:53:42
Kerry Cox Thank you all for your interest and support. :)
26. November 2017 at 07:34:02
Chris Nally Very bloody nice mate
27. November 2017 at 15:25:59
Kerry Cox All those years ago, the humbrol paints had terrible pigments in their paints, and the white soon became a discoloured yellow mess, and as it was such an unusual colour scheme that only one or two modellers have done, I just had to do a repaint. It is one of the few kits I actually like and kept.
27. November 2017 at 21:09:06
Steve - Well Kerry, leave it to you to resurrect an old kit and doing a "sterling" -Oh that's British isn't it?- job. :D Have you considered making your own decals on an inkjet printer? It could be a way to get the more obscure or change the colour of some your want. :S Regardless I'm looking on with interest.
27. November 2017 at 22:03:17
Kerry Cox That decal production is an option I will certainly look at Steve. Especially reproducing the 'Bell-Boeing' style of font was one I had done on a lazer printer all those years ago and I will do again. Yes, a stirling bang up job I hope will happen. hahahaha :)
28. November 2017 at 02:06:55
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October 17, 2017

Kerry Cox and Michael Phillips are now mates.
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October 16, 2017

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Updated: October 16, 2017
16. October 2017 at 03:34:01 Share
Spanjaard thanks for your other post, i started looking for them, and finally found them in Europe and got a few in different colors and sizes... great stuff!!! and not expensive :)
16. October 2017 at 20:10:53
Spanjaard about pic 8, why not simply inject some black paint inside of the transparent tube? it should look pretty close.... and a lot easier than inserting a cable i think.....
16. October 2017 at 20:12:47
Kerry Cox Yes. The potential for the uses of this stuff is boundless. I have also just received some of the smallest hex and acorn headed nuts plus some screws. This is the link to RB Motion web site. what he has there will blow your mind. rbmotion.com
16. October 2017 at 20:14:00
Spanjaard thanks Kerry :)
16. October 2017 at 20:30:34
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October 15, 2017

Kerry Cox added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: October 15, 2017
15. October 2017 at 00:19:00 Share
Rui S Hi Kezza.
Nice tip on that method to retire the clear parts
15. October 2017 at 00:35:52
Kerry Cox Rui, many tears were shed with previous attempts to cut clear parts from the tree, as 'shatter' would happen and the spider web effect would radiate out from the stressed area. Not a pretty sight. Then I saw a photo in Finescale Modeller Magazine of how to remove clear bits with no damage, and I have done the candle and hot blade ever since. :)
15. October 2017 at 00:42:34
Rui S Yah, Finescale Modeller has lots of nice and interesting tips.
The last one I saw was:
Aircraft lights from pin tops:
The curved tops of translucent pushpins
can be cut to look like wingtip lights for
1/32 and 1/48 scale aircraft.
When my 1/32 scale F-14 Tomcat did
not include translucent plastic for the
lights, I quartered the pushpin tops and,
with a little fine tuning, had realistic lights
— and even a taillight. After sanding down
the bottom of a purple pin, I also had an
aircraft sensor light.
– Michael Spehar
North Ogden, Utah

I think Holger could use this one in his 1/48 Italeri helicopter ;) :S
Booze
15. October 2017 at 00:53:05
Rui S 8)???
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October 13, 2017

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Rui S Ok, that's true, Mate. I might miss understood your words.
As to the dio. reminds me, my very first one, where I used also my very first 1/32 vehicle the 250/3 Greif from Airfix ;) Remember?

Half-Track Sd Kfz 250/3 (Airfix 06501-6, 1:32)

1:32 Half-Track Sd Kfz 250/3 (Airfix 06501-6)
13. October 2017 at 00:51:45
Kerry Cox In fact Rui, I went looking through your albums for that build but it wasn't there. !!! Because I remember remarking on how hot it looked and how you had captured that 'feel' of the desert heat. YES I do remember it well and now I get to see it again. :) :) :)
13. October 2017 at 02:33:13
Kerry Cox Choppa, the figures you see there at the moment are the Dragon kit figures, including driver.
13. October 2017 at 02:35:02
Rui S Kezza it is still there you can see it here: mig

But I think that comments where about the Sd.Kfz.10/4 another more recent Afrika Korps model: mig

I'm uploading a surprise for you in my MT3 Album. Hope you like it... ;) mig
13. October 2017 at 02:39:24
Dan M Nice info with the glue for decals. I'm always learning something new from your albums Kerry. Thank you for being so generous with the explanations.
But speaking of your albums, i've tried recently to look at your M40 one as I know you built one in the past (and I am building one right now) and the album is gone :( (and it's not the only one apparently gone from your older work)
13. October 2017 at 10:14:18
Kerry Cox Thanks for letting me know that what I posted was of some help, as I was always pissed off that I could not get over the 'silvering' of decals until I tried the clear gel and all went well. The M40, I can repost it for everyone Dan. I had an issue with myself and deleted quite a few albums, but now I am over my ego, I will get it all reposted. hehehehe
13. October 2017 at 10:41:34
Dan M Sorry to hear about your troubles Kerry and thank you for adding it again. I find your builds to be very interesting and useful, having so many detailed explanations. My thanks for your sharing!
13. October 2017 at 13:10:50
Kerry Cox Dan. I really do appreciate your words and support mate. :) I have uploaded what I have and there are more to come. .
Cheers. :)
13. October 2017 at 17:11:10
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Kerry Cox and Dan M are now mates.
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Kerry Cox and Vladislav K. are now mates.
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October 01, 2017

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Kerry Cox Spanjaard, At the moment, I have to content myself with what is in the box, but here is the link to the video where I saw the micro tubing used. Youtube Video Go to the 47th minute on the timeline and he discusses the tubing. Cheers.

01. October 2017 at 12:10:12
Spanjaard those micro tubes may come handy... i found a couple of things
hareline.com/tub123.html
hmhvises.com/tubeflygear.php#tubes
even one shop around here https://flyandspin.nl/hareline-tubing-serie.html
01. October 2017 at 12:48:35
Kerry Cox By the looks of it, one can replicate the double tube system on the front brakes quite nicely. :) I will post an image of what I mean.
01. October 2017 at 13:25:47
Choppa Nutta That last photo looks so real !! ;) :D
01. October 2017 at 13:53:21
Spanjaard the clear should be possible with the thinnest and transparent of hareline, or maybe the middle one. right?
01. October 2017 at 14:58:55
Kerry Cox Even thin fishing line would give the same result. It 's not like its going to actually be hollow. I am going to get some, but first, I need to see what it is like. So I will get a pack of each and do an album on it and all that jazz. Yes. ? AND, In that video or one of the ones he made, he had bought some hexagonal bolt heads that were "Acorn Nuts" .050". from RB Motion.com Amazing stuff, all for the scale modeller of vehicles mainly, but there are certainly many other applications for what they have. https://google.com.au/url?sa..AOvVaw2CXA3dFI6RVDS5LluG9Tj5
01. October 2017 at 15:17:17
Spanjaard pretty detail stuff there! thanks for the link
01. October 2017 at 18:33:04
Kerry Cox A world of discovery at every touch of the keyboard guys. Anything and everything is out there. All for our pleasure and the spectators delight. hehehehe :) .
01. October 2017 at 22:58:20
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September 26, 2017

Travis Blackburn@Kerry Cox
Hello Kerry, Just dropped a few pictures of the micro armor that goes with the diorama. Good day, Travis
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September 25, 2017

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23. September 2017 at 23:59:35 Share
Martin Oostrom Great work Kerry. Thanks you for sharing your wealth of techniques
24. September 2017 at 08:55:08
Kerry Cox Martin, I thank you for you kind words mate. :)
24. September 2017 at 09:29:53
Alexander G. Very interesting and informative, thanks!
24. September 2017 at 13:29:10
Kerry Cox For an oldish kit, I am really happy with how it's taking shape. Thank you Alexander.
24. September 2017 at 15:02:30
Choppa Nutta Nice work so far :)
apart from the seem issues looks quite a good kit, detail is pretty good,
better than the 1/6 Honda RC211v from Italeri :)

Anyhow, some thing is missing .....
where are the legs ? ;) :D
25. September 2017 at 13:04:42
Kerry Cox Choppa. After seeing your creation, I am sorely tempted to try my hand at some sci-fi job myself. :) :) :)
The legs are not the only thing missing from this kit mate. :(
The carby seems incomplete. No ignition system, but that can be overcome.
Cheers.
25. September 2017 at 18:49:11
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Travis Blackburn@Kerry Cox
almost forgot, My camera isn't good for close ups, it's 17 years old. Sometimes if the detail is light it doesn't show up. Later mate.
25. September 2017 at 00:11:54 Share
Kerry Cox Roger that. ! :)
25. September 2017 at 00:41:11
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September 23, 2017

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Rui S I've also lots of 8mm film's (no sound) and also super 8. Really nice like mute cinema black and white and in colours projection.
I also leave 36 photo films as soon as digital appeared. To expensive to reveal the negatives and lot's of them where to trash.
I've lots of family photos in physical albums, but digital (like you say) permits to take exponential more photos and in that some will be much nicer and cheap, and the speed you have until you can see the results..., instantly :)
23. September 2017 at 16:37:34
Edward May Spanjaard, I tried to send you a lengthy PM in response but Scalemates is being wonky. I don't know how much of it you received. lol No F-14s around here, sadly, but we've got one of everything the 119th Fighter Wing except for the Learjet and Predator. (And only one variety of F-89.) The air museum also has a fair selection though their star, the F2G Super Corsair, has since been destroyed.
23. September 2017 at 17:32:24
Spanjaard yes Edward the post got "interrupted" and i can see only part of it, maybe half. there is a message that there are 576 characters , but when i click to see them... nothing happens. what pity :(
I have seen some nice museums around Europe, and for example enjoyed greatly the F-4J in Duxford. but i have never seen an F-14 face to face.... is there any to be seen at this side of the Atlantic?
sorry Kerry for hijacking your post!

23. September 2017 at 21:15:07
Kerry Cox I still have heaps of "LP;s". Long Play for those unfamiliar with the 'vinyl' world of music. So popular that they are being made again, and don't be surprised if film' cameras make a comeback.
23. September 2017 at 21:33:29
Edward May Kerry, yes, I've heard vinyl is making a comeback. I actually prefer the sound from records - it has something to it that just can't be matched through digital means somehow. I still have a functioning CD/Cassette/Record Player though it was only purchased a few years ago and is stylized to look like a miniature console player.

Spanjaard, I bet you have. Before the world went insane it was one of my greatest dreams to go on a grand tour of museums throughout Europe, especially the aviation/military museums or any military museum ships, plus a few castles, rusty old suits of armor, swords and the like for good measure. ;) Unfortunately you'd have to cross the pond or sneak into Iran to see a Tomcat face to face. Our government was so paranoid about F-14 parts falling onto the black market and into Iranian hands they shredded the majority of the F-14s and stripped down MOST of the others of anything of even semi-sensitive nature. They're spread out from coast to coast with one on display in Hawaii. It shocked me a bit to learn that there is one only three hours from my present location, someone took some nice close up photos of her here; midwaysailor.com/photos/tomcat-mnangmuseum.html
23. September 2017 at 22:33:52
Edward May Haha! That Tomcat caught itself a bird! Check out the first two pics in the 9th row of photos down! :D
23. September 2017 at 22:39:41
Spanjaard thanks for those pictures. funny that the bird made the nest there :D
23. September 2017 at 22:44:57
Kerry Cox I have a pile of LP's numbering the 100's. :) From early Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis, right through to Pink Floyd, Roxy Music and a guy called Jim Post. All have been burned to disk, thinking that they were eventually going to go the way of the cave man, but I am so glad I kept them, as I now have a new 'turntable' and amp system that gives me chills when I play them. "Click, Pop, zzzzzit, Oh, the JOY. LOL :)
23. September 2017 at 23:54:58
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Steve Wilson I hope he's not full O' beans, I'd smell the results from here!!! :o
22. September 2017 at 23:35:51
Kerry Cox Thank you for noticing that the beans are working LOL :)
Choppa. At the age I am now, (70), I had thoughts that I would be in a "retirement home" by now, like a lot of my friends have ended up in, :(, rotting away at someone elses speed. But thankfully, I have always been a bit of a Monty Python addict and I constantly look on the bright side of life instead of 'acting my age'. hehehehe :)
In truth, my hobby has saved my sanity and, my will to be just as I was yesterday. :)
Scale mates has been a BIG player in this thinking too mate, as I do look forward to opening up the site and seeing just what we have all been up to. Much better than FB and all the worlds dramas. :)I owe the lot of you a big hug. . :)
23. September 2017 at 02:39:08
Brad Furminger Good on ya, Kerry. At 47, I still tell my students that though I may look my age, I've never been accused of acting it.
23. September 2017 at 03:24:23
Kerry Cox Brad. All too often, it was those who sadly missed out on some great adventure in life that say "You should act your age". Poor tossers. LOL :)
If this is mental deficiency, then give me more of it. hahahaha
What do you teach to your students, or, what subject do you impart.?
23. September 2017 at 05:25:05
Brad Furminger I teach videogame design and production. A field in which still possessing the exuberance of youth is a definite asset. :) But I love my scale model building to "unplug" and step away from the screen to unwind.
23. September 2017 at 13:32:25
Kerry Cox "Coding". ? !!! As THAT is just hitting BIG TIME here in Australia. Schools everywhere are getting in on the act too. :) :) :)
23. September 2017 at 14:21:11
Brad Furminger Not so much the coding, but the design/architecture. Coming up with the hows, the whys, and the fun. The coders help us put those ideas into motion. (Not to hijack your thread)
23. September 2017 at 16:27:16
Kerry Cox No hijack here Brad. :) I am pleased to know just how diverse we modellers are. :) I was a civil engineer all my life, slide rule and blue prints world hehehehe. :)
I like how we as humans have learned to adapt to or rapidly changing world, and that robot companions are just around the corner. .
Frightening for some, but, that's the nature of the human. To always look for 'better'. LOL
23. September 2017 at 21:38:13
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September 15, 2017

Travis Blackburn@Kerry Cox
Oh yea, almost forgot. 2 things. 1. The arial is the kits base but metal tubing for the mast. I couldn't find a kit of the extended one. and @. I don't know if you have Lowes home improvement down under . I found styrene plastic sheets 4x8 feet in various thickness for about 25.00 USD. been meaning to tell you but always slips my mind. Have a good day. Travis
15. September 2017 at 00:17:42 Share
Kerry Cox I get my plastic sheeting.(A good bench cover too) from a sign maker, some as thin as paper 8'x4' that will last me for years. If you are looking for the fully extended arial in a kit. The 1/35 Zvezda Sd.kfz.251/3 has a fully extended one. !! Thanks for the thought buddy. I will pass on some tips too when I remember some as I build. :)
Kezza.
15. September 2017 at 00:45:35
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Travis Blackburn@Kerry Cox
Hello again . I made another short album of the almost finished truck, on a temporary platform and will finish it when I put it in a diorama. Later. Travis oh yea, I found your facebook account.
14. September 2017 at 21:28:36 Share
Kerry Cox You found me on FB !!!. ? God, don't hold what I have to say there against me, as I do get a bit political at times, but at 70, I guess we have a pretty fixed view of things. hehehehe :)
14. September 2017 at 21:38:21
Travis Blackburn Every one is entitled to their opinions and I tend to be like that as well. I always tell people I have a opinion about most stuff but it's just that, My opinion. Doesn't make me wrong or right but it's mine . LOL.
15. September 2017 at 00:07:25
Kerry Cox Spot on mate. So true. :) :)
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September 14, 2017

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Sören Reifert Thats my goal. :D
But I also need to finish more stuff. The P-400, the Ki27 and the X-1 are hopefully done in the next few weeks.

Btw where did you find RAAF markings for the F-4?
07. August 2017 at 14:56:35
Donald Dickson II Great work on the seats sir! But they need something to go in! :D
07. August 2017 at 15:04:58
Christian Bruer Very nice work on the seats Looking forward to your start on the F4 :)
07. August 2017 at 20:34:09
Erik Leijdens Amazing seats indeed Kerry!
07. August 2017 at 20:59:50
07. August 2017 at 22:34:52
Kerry Cox The F-4 builds will start after I am over the QMHE competition in two weeks. :)
There will be a whole lot of activity with all the new goodies I will be buying (As we do. ! ) But before that, I have a whole man cave to clean out and make it dust free. :)
07. August 2017 at 23:04:18
Travis Blackburn beautiful seat . Travis
14. September 2017 at 21:30:02
Kerry Cox Travis. Pull up a seat mate. Have a beer. hehehe :) The Brassin update sets are just fantastic. Not much to the actual assembly except for not getting too much super glue on your fingers and the part your attaching. :)
These would have to be the pick if you want to get accuracy. I love them. :)
14. September 2017 at 21:36:19
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September 13, 2017

Travis Blackburn@Kerry Cox
Absolutely amazing King tiger. The detail on this kit is so good I had to check the scale again. Looks more like detail on a 1/25 tank. Great job. Travis
13. September 2017 at 14:21:05 Share
Kerry Cox Thank you my friend, that makes me happy to know you like my work. :)
13. September 2017 at 14:47:24
Travis Blackburn Oh god yes . My senior drill sergeant used to say it all the time. lol
13. September 2017 at 23:40:13
Travis Blackburn While it's still on my mind I will be working on a huge diorama down stairs sometime mid next year. I also just received 2 Trumpeter Strv 103c Swedish S tank kits. I love this tank. I built the old aroura 1/48 s-tank when I was 12 or as I tell everyone, my first year of middle school 1971. I still have it in the basement. I am thinking about building 2 Centurions in Swedish service. Love this tank also. Catch you later.
13. September 2017 at 23:52:33
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Travis Blackburn@Kerry Cox
Hello Kerry. Thank you so much for catching all of the little stuff. Yep that's an enigma machine. It was a bugger to paint lol. I am just now finishing the outside details and painting. I will add to the album when it's done. Have a great day Mate, Travis
13. September 2017 at 14:15:29 Share
Kerry Cox There is an énigma' machine in my Sdk 251 A with all the wheat. You may see it in the back too. hehehe
13. September 2017 at 14:51:52
Travis Blackburn Great I'll look for it.
13. September 2017 at 19:32:46
Kerry Cox That may take a while, as I have just got myself a brand new computer and the hard drive from the old one I am yet to have all the contents transferred to an external HD then uploaded into this one.(HP Pavillion). Sorry mate but it will appear. hehehe
13. September 2017 at 20:41:54
Travis Blackburn That's great Kerry. No worries - no hurries. I', sure it's worth waiting for. Later, Travis
13. September 2017 at 23:38:31
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Travis Blackburn@Kerry Cox
Hello Kerry. Long time since we have talked. I hope all is well with you. I added a new album of the Opel Blitz radio truck. With little references of the interior I kind of just tried to make it believable. My family got through the hurricane safely. Hope to hear from you again. Travis
12. September 2017 at 17:38:14 Share
Kerry Cox Hi Travis. :) I am really pleased to know you are all safe and well my friend. :)
I DO apologise for not remembering you and where you live mate, even though I watched every minute of what was happening over there.:-O
We here have had our terrible weather events, but nothing on the scale of what your experiencing there. :(
But I had to have a quiet chuckle to myself here.................No matter WHAT the weather.......the modelling still has a role to play. :) :) :)
I will zip over to newsfeed and take a look at your handy work, and make some comment on what I see, but knowing your skill, it's bound to be a stunner.
Cheers mate.
Kerry. :)

12. September 2017 at 20:31:52
Travis Blackburn Thanks for the compliment . Coming from another modeler of your caliber means a lot. Not remembering where I am from is very understandable. I know you are in Australia but I'm not sure exactly what part. Thank you for concern though, that means a lot too. Your Mate, Travis
13. September 2017 at 14:04:44
Kerry Cox Hi Travis. As for where I live. Well, on the glitter strip. The Gold Coast in Queensland, 40 miles of gold sand beaches and women to match. hahahaha :)
13. September 2017 at 14:49:18
Travis Blackburn I know what you mean. I live in Indiana [ my wife is from here. I am from Sarasota Florida and learned to swim at Siesta key beach. Warm water and hot bikinis lol. Take care. Travis
13. September 2017 at 19:36:14
Kerry Cox Millersberg.?
13. September 2017 at 20:52:01
Kerry Cox I ask that because I have found you, (I think) on FB. :-/
13. September 2017 at 20:53:19
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September 02, 2017

Kerry Cox added a new photoalbum.
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Choppa Nutta haha Martin, there are times I think I suffer the same affliction lol :D
01. September 2017 at 15:06:57
Kerry Cox Does thumb sucking still mean I have some growing up to do too. ? 'Cause my mummy said it would pass soon, but since then I have learned to do all kinds of cool things like.......................well.............you know what I mean. hehehehehe.
01. September 2017 at 23:01:56
Choppa Nutta haha, well that conversation took a turn didn't it .... haha :D
I can't type for laughing !
01. September 2017 at 23:24:13
James C Just had a look through the rest of the pictures. Really fantastic work. Cheers for taking the time to share Kerry.
02. September 2017 at 00:31:45
Kerry Cox Auto fellatio?................Now THAT was 'instinct' :)
02. September 2017 at 04:37:38
Kerry Cox I do like having tea at my place. hehehehe :)
02. September 2017 at 04:38:09
arne vd burg Thanks for sharing Kerry , I enjoyed the pictures.
02. September 2017 at 07:56:48
Kerry Cox I will be posting the link to the official images of the QMHE once they have them all posted on their site. Many more than what I have posted here.
02. September 2017 at 14:15:06
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