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1/48 B-17F Build - 303rd BGs Luscious Lady
Joel_W
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New York, United States
Joined: December 04, 2010
KitMaker: 8,500 posts
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Posted: Monday, June 11, 2018 - 12:41 AM UTC

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Well, well, Brian: the story is complicated. The reason I stopped in the first place it was because I lost contact with the commissioner and I lost my drive with it too.
I intended at some point to donate it to the Chow Hound association in US... but it was obvious I lost the tide and I fundered with this project... Then Irma... now I am engaged on multiple modeling fronts with a building schedule stretching until September or so... I just don't know yet - maybe one day I go ballistic, shake the dust on it and keep going...

Thanks!
Gabriel



Gabriel,
I really feel for you with the destruction caused by the hurricane. Hopefully, that was the worst of the damage in your home. Living on LI which sticks out into the Atlantic, we do get our share of them over the years.

I really admire you for even coming up with a restoration plan to repair and finish your B-17. Most modelers, including me would have tossed it into the recycle bin and moved on, especially if the person who commissioned the build just walked way from it.

Joel
Szmann
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Netherlands Antilles
Joined: September 02, 2014
KitMaker: 741 posts
AeroScale: 232 posts
Posted: Monday, June 11, 2018 - 01:01 PM UTC

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Gabriel,
I really feel for you with the destruction caused by the hurricane. Hopefully, that was the worst of the damage in your home. Living on LI which sticks out into the Atlantic, we do get our share of them over the years.



Thank, Joel! Last hurricane season was really mad. I had my share of damage, but that was nothing in comparison with my neighbors. My immediate neighborhood was bulldozed. A cluster of three houses still stood at the end - one of the three is mine. But now it's for the past and bitter memories - I fixed everything back and I took the opportunity to upgrade.


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I really admire you for even coming up with a restoration plan to repair and finish your B-17. Most modelers, including me would have tossed it into the recycle bin and moved on, especially if the person who commissioned the build just walked way from it.


I'm one of the lucky modelers that build for the pure pleasure of it. After I finish a model and took the last pictures, I can dispose with it without much drama (exceptions allowed). I even intend to give away my completed models to my yt crowd if they pay for shipping. I had some 6 models damaged by Irma, of which the most important for me was a 1/350 Bismarck. I trashed them without flinching, but I couldn't part ways with Chow Hound just because isn't completed. Strange, huh?

I appreciate your warm feelings, and I am pretty sure you understand best for living in Long Island...

I guess you and Brian will 'trick' me into restarting that project after all.


Gabriel
Joel_W
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New York, United States
Joined: December 04, 2010
KitMaker: 8,500 posts
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Posted: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 07:59 AM UTC

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Gabriel,
I really feel for you with the destruction caused by the hurricane. Hopefully, that was the worst of the damage in your home. Living on LI which sticks out into the Atlantic, we do get our share of them over the years.



Thank, Joel! Last hurricane season was really mad. I had my share of damage, but that was nothing in comparison with my neighbors. My immediate neighborhood was bulldozed. A cluster of three houses still stood at the end - one of the three is mine. But now it's for the past and bitter memories - I fixed everything back and I took the opportunity to upgrade.


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I really admire you for even coming up with a restoration plan to repair and finish your B-17. Most modelers, including me would have tossed it into the recycle bin and moved on, especially if the person who commissioned the build just walked way from it.


I'm one of the lucky modelers that build for the pure pleasure of it. After I finish a model and took the last pictures, I can dispose with it without much drama (exceptions allowed). I even intend to give away my completed models to my yt crowd if they pay for shipping. I had some 6 models damaged by Irma, of which the most important for me was a 1/350 Bismarck. I trashed them without flinching, but I couldn't part ways with Chow Hound just because isn't completed. Strange, huh?

I appreciate your warm feelings, and I am pretty sure you understand best for living in Long Island...

I guess you and Brian will 'trick' me into restarting that project after all.


Gabriel



Gabriel,
Brian's a "Jersey Boy" and for some reason never seem to get the worst of these storms as LI takes the brunt for them.

Many years ago hurricane Gloria hit us hard in Sept, and we had a 40 ft tree on our front lawn. Well, I procrastinated in having it cut down as it was Termite invested, so Gloria took it down free of charge. It went right through the garage taking a good section of that roof as well.

13 years ago our house burnt down, so we lost literally everything except the cloths on our backs,luckily my fishing gear is kept in the garage and survived, but nothing else did. We lived in a 40 ft trailer on our front lawn for almost a year so that our son could go to his school. Like you, we upgraded just about everything, so the new house is so much better then the old house. But that year was a killer for sure.

Joel

Szmann
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Netherlands Antilles
Joined: September 02, 2014
KitMaker: 741 posts
AeroScale: 232 posts
Posted: Saturday, June 16, 2018 - 01:07 PM UTC

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Gabriel,
Brian's a "Jersey Boy" and for some reason never seem to get the worst of these storms as LI takes the brunt for them.

Many years ago hurricane Gloria hit us hard in Sept, and we had a 40 ft tree on our front lawn. Well, I procrastinated in having it cut down as it was Termite invested, so Gloria took it down free of charge. It went right through the garage taking a good section of that roof as well.

13 years ago our house burnt down, so we lost literally everything except the cloths on our backs,luckily my fishing gear is kept in the garage and survived, but nothing else did. We lived in a 40 ft trailer on our front lawn for almost a year so that our son could go to his school. Like you, we upgraded just about everything, so the new house is so much better then the old house. But that year was a killer for sure.

Joel



Joel sorry for my days long silence... your share of bad happenings took me a little by surprise and switched me on "mute"

There's a said going around here: "Bad things happen to good people" and very rarely applies better than for you

As for myself, I chose to paraphrase Nietzsche: "Whatever doesn't kill me, makes me stronger"

I'm fully sympathetic and empathetic towards your past hardship. I'm glad you get over it and you're again engaged in the modelling community as one of the stalwarts.

Gabriel