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US Flag, some assembly required by master-ninjabear
US Flag, some assembly required
Some time ago I won a set of commercial aircraft decals on ebay.
Along with the usual stripes and logos, there was this, a set of 1/200 scale U.S. Flags.
To give you a sense of just how tiny these things are, I included a U.S. penny and nickel coins in the photo.
Sometimes during a model build I can't help but ask myself where fun ends and misery begins, now I know it begins here.
A flag decal in three pieces is unnecessary, but in 1/200 scale?
Oh HELL no.
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This week, a few terrorists lugnuts opened fire on the editorial staff of a French satirical magazine, because they didn't like a cartoon.
While humans baffle me, I do enjoy the music (I used to be a DJ) so, as a way of standing with the French people, a few inspirational lyrics...

Nous pouvons faire un peu de combats entre nous,
mais vous en dehors des personnes les mieux nous laissez tranquilles.
Parce que nous allons tous bâton ensemble,
vous pouvez prendre cela à la Banque,
bénir les cowboys et les hippies, les rebelles et les ricains,
Vous allez simplement jeter votre main,
sur un fan des Steelers de Pittsburgh,
et je pense que vous allez enfin comprendre...

Traduction de Bing.com,
avec égards pour le Charlie Daniels Band.
My computer caught a virus, apparently because I wanted to watch an episode of Mythbusters on HULU (or it was The Weather Channel, because that's all I did before the virus showed itself).
Took some effort to track it down, isolate and kill...wait, it's back.
This goes on for a while until, on the advice of my techspert, I go nuclear---optimize the hard drive.
Great, seems to have done the job, but years of software updates are gone in an instant.

This thing still has the dance moves of a geriatric drunk, but I'm working on it.
To make matters worse, everything I saved to the thumb drive somehow lost all identification---no names, no dates, no folders, just a 990 piece jigsaw, which includes everything I saved from deviant art.
Going to take a while to sort it all out...like I don't have other labors to perform....nuts.
I'm going to busy for a while.
My Old Skyhawk by master-ninjabear
My Old Skyhawk
The A-4 Skyhawk was a favorite of the U.S. Navy and Marines, who used it as a nimble little ground attack aircraft.
U.S. Senator John McCain was flying one, when he was shot down over North Vietnam.

This is 1/72 scale, and one of the oldest examples of my model building art that survived the move to my new apartment.
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To honor slain President John F. Kennedy, the U. S. Mint began issuing a new half dollar coin in 1964.
This, being the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy half dollar, and since the bank didn't have nor were they willing to get them for me, I placed an order with the U.S. Mint.
To me coins are real money, not paper, so ordering direct from the Mint was a dream...turned nightmare.

Instead of a 200-count bag of half dollars I got a single, 25-count roll of dollar coins featuring President Millard Fillmore, which I shipped back at my cost the next day.
Well, so much for my little birthday treat for myself, but I want something to dispense for Trick or Treat this Halloween so I reordered and got my bag of big, silvery coins.

The U. S. Mint has been promising me a refund for the screwed up first order in 3-5 business days, for the last two months.
Today they tell me they never got the dollar coins back, but my USPS tracking number says they are lying.
After a frustrating hour on the phone with customer service, I went to my mailbox and found one piece of mail.
Yup, you guessed it,
I just got
a catalog from THE U. S. MINT!
SERIOUSLY?
This week, a few terrorists lugnuts opened fire on the editorial staff of a French satirical magazine, because they didn't like a cartoon.
While humans baffle me, I do enjoy the music (I used to be a DJ) so, as a way of standing with the French people, a few inspirational lyrics...

Nous pouvons faire un peu de combats entre nous,
mais vous en dehors des personnes les mieux nous laissez tranquilles.
Parce que nous allons tous bâton ensemble,
vous pouvez prendre cela à la Banque,
bénir les cowboys et les hippies, les rebelles et les ricains,
Vous allez simplement jeter votre main,
sur un fan des Steelers de Pittsburgh,
et je pense que vous allez enfin comprendre...

Traduction de Bing.com,
avec égards pour le Charlie Daniels Band.

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Bill
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United States
Frustrated by pencil, charcoals, ink & paint, I turned first to model building, then to photography, then to my true joy, wooden toys.
Had to give up all of this as I went blind, but modern medicine and a "borg implant" allow me to pursue some of my passions again; though my one true talent is painting pictures with words---the mind's eye is my canvas.
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Nicholas2004 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015
Thank you for watching and faving!
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scifilicious Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014  Professional Artist
Happy ***2015*** bear: scifilicious.deviantart.com/ar… 
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Alucard234564 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Student General Artist
It's sad about what happened to your eyes like that, very inspiring!:D
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master-ninjabear Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you, I appreciate your support.
Before I start whining poor, poor, pitiful me, I remind myself there are a lot of people far worse off than I.
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Alucard234564 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  Student General Artist
Like me, I'm currently dead
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master-ninjabear Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
"Well you're dead, but you're not 'dead' dead cuz you're still here, aren'cha?"
Dave Lister to Arnold Rimmer,
on the BBC series Red Dwarf
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NEWATLAS7 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014
Thanks for the :+devwatch:! :)
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Seridan Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the watch!
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rlkitterman Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the Watch!
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