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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?
I broke a tooth a couple of days ago, so I was glad to get a dental appointment today.
As much as it sucks to have a broken tooth extracted one day before Thanksgiving, it could have been worse.
For me every day is Thanksgiving, because I know I have a more comfortable life than so many others on this planet.

That said, I wish the dentist had given me a prescription for the pain (just because I have a high tolerance, doesn't mean I enjoy it) but then, that's why I stashed a bottle of rum in the fridge.

Tomorrow my woman will be preparing a wonderful feast of soft foods for us, so I hope the holiday goes as well for all of you, my dA friends.
ST-III phaser 2, unfinished by master-ninjabear
ST-III phaser 2, unfinished
I bought one of these from a guy on ebay, who had a Dremel-happy employee.
This is the second 1:1 scale prop I bought, with the promise that it would come straight from the mold.

I have yet to do any more than buff down the rough edges, but I'm not sure I really want to do a full paint job.
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The Last Battlestar by master-ninjabear
The Last Battlestar
I built this before the original series finished its run...ah, good times.
This is one of the original Monogram model kits, though she had to be refinished a few years back so I gave the old girl a new coat of light ghost grey.
I guess I'm just missing Glen A. Larson, lost to us this week, but treasuring his legacy and one of his truly brilliant works, the Classic Battlestar Galactica.
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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?

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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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:iconalucard234564:
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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SormiPoro Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the watch!
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DapperMan Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the watch, and right back at you since you're a modeler. :D
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