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Username: Grumpyoldman

  



About Grumpyoldman
I'm rewriting this in a much more humoristic way, to help over inflate my ego, and place my self on a pedestal, because I don't have a life, and plastic models are the only thing I live for. I plead guilty as charged to excessive babble, light hearted humor, and continued encouragement to youngsters, and returnees to find the fun, excitement, enjoyment, and relaxation that I have found this last half century. My interest run the entire spectrum of modeling interest. I'm an expert in nothing, but do have a lot of experience building models from old carve yourselves to plank on frame, and working through each problem as they came up. I personally threw away 3 cases of awards, my micrometer, digital rivet counter, and computer-color- spectrograph years ago, and I'm not about to go looking for them. If anyone finds them, I hope they use them in good health. Over the years I've learned that no matter how much research you do, someone is going to find a missing rivet, or have a different color perception than you have, and that crazy glue stops excessive bleeding until the emergency services arrive, and there is no need to argue over any of them. I was a fine art major, but found out I enjoyed living in a home, and eating real food, and wearing real clothes, more than the starving artist syndrome, and returned to doing my trade that I started before my "OLD" Navy days, when I earned the mighty sum of .60 cents an hour shoveling coal into a boiler. I don't shovel anything now, and make a heck of a lot more than .60 per hour. My main building interest are soft-skins, figures and aircraft, although I actually jump from area to area. My favorite forum is the JUNK DRAW, because we laugh and joke a lot, and develop good friendships. Life is too short to not take time to laugh, joke, and develop good friendships. I'm a firm believer in edification, not degradation, lead and guide, not push and shove. Feel free to say HI when you see me on line via instant messenger, and yep, you can even call me "Fluffy-Grumpy"....

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My Feature Articles

1.AMPS East ShowARMOR/AFV ENGLISH
2.National Museum of the Marine CorpsARMOR/AFV ENGLISH
3.AMPSEAST show reportARMOR/AFV ENGLISH
4.The Ships of MosquitoCon 2009SHIP SHOWS & EVENTS ENGLISH
5.M29 WeaselAMPHIBS/TRANSPORTS ENGLISH
6.NJIPMS MosquitoCon 2008 - Sci-FiSCIENCE FICTION ENGLISH
7.NJIPMS MosquitoCon 2008 - AutomobilesEVENTS & SHOWS ENGLISH
8.MosquitoCon 2008AIRCRAFT ENGLISH
9.NJIPMS MosquitoCon 2008 Show ReportSHIP SHOWS & EVENTS ENGLISH
10.The Figures of NJIPMS MosquitoCon 2008MULTIPLE FIGURES ENGLISH
11.Trakz German Staff CarSOFTSKINS ENGLISH
12.Chinese B1212A SOFTSKINS ENGLISH
13.Armorama.com AMPS 2007 Award TROPICAL ENGLISH
14.Mystic Seaport Diorama GENERAL SHIPMAKING ENGLISH
15.Mototriciclo Benelli M35 500ccSOFTSKINS ENGLISH
16.Airbrush 101 - Cleaning a Badger 150PAINTING ENGLISH
17.Danbury Military MuseumSOFTSKINS ENGLISH
18.AMPS East 2006 Show ReportSHOWS/EVENTS ENGLISH
19.Whippany Railway MuseumMUSEUMS & COLLECTIONS ENGLISH
20.GMC Fuel TruckSOFTSKINS ENGLISH
21.Sherman M4A3TANKS ENGLISH
22.MFCA Show - May 2006FIGURES ENGLISH
23.The Ships of MosquitoCon 2006SHIP SHOWS & EVENTS ENGLISH
24.A Close ShaveAIRCRAFT: PROPS ENGLISH
25.New Jersey Historical Miniature Associates - Annual Show 2006FIGURES ENGLISH
26.'41 ChevyARMOR/AFV ENGLISH

My Reviews

1.Various Groundwork BY ARMOR FARM ENGLISH
2.Los Angeles Class Flight IIBY RIICH MODELS ENGLISH
3.Generic WW1 Instrument DecalsBY AIRSCALE ENGLISH
4.AerosanBY TANKOGRAD PUBLISHING ENGLISH
5.Animal Set 1BY MANTIS MINIATURES ENGLISH
6.German Soldiers at WorkBY MINIART ENGLISH
7.Wheels for L4500ABY PLUS MODEL ENGLISH
8.Panzerwrecks 9BY PANZERWRECKS ENGLISH
9.Antenna Unit BasesBY LIONROAR ENGLISH
10.Chinese DrumsBY BRONCO MODELS ENGLISH
11.221 Early WheelsBY BRONCO MODELS ENGLISH
12.Type 97 Motorcycle w/ sidecarBY PIT-ROAD ENGLISH
13.1/35 US Tanker FigureBY NEOGRADE MILITARY ENGLISH
14.Wehrmacht Radio EquipmentBY EDUARD ENGLISH
15.Horse Drawn Breda 20/65 Mod 35BY ITALERI ENGLISH
16.Screws and Hex HeadsBY LIONROAR ENGLISH
17.Enamel SignsBY REALITY IN SCALE ENGLISH
18.Diamond T 4-Ton 6x6BY TANKOGRAD PUBLISHING ENGLISH
19.Bolts and NutsBY LIONROAR ENGLISH
20.M5A1 StuartBY KAGERO PUBLISHING ENGLISH
21.Studebaker US6BY ICM HOLDING ENGLISH
22.Sherman PeriscopesBY TRAKZ (VLS) ENGLISH
23.Sanding ToolsBY WAVE ENGLISH
24..30 Cal Machine gunsBY VOYAGER MODEL ENGLISH
25.M2/M3 Halftrack Wheels ComparisonBY TRAKZ (VLS) ENGLISH
26.Sherman-HunnicuttBY HISTORICAL ARCHIVE PRESS ENGLISH
27.Toyota VitzBY FUJIMI ENGLISH
28.Spray BoothBY PAASCHE ENGLISH
29.Air Compressor D-3000BY PAASCHE ENGLISH
30.Bell YNF-1 AiracudaBY AOA DECALS ENGLISH
31.Italian Motorboat MAS2BY CHOROSZY MODELBUD ENGLISH
32.Jeeps 1941-45BY OSPREY PUBLISHING ENGLISH
33.Spirit of St. LouisBY REVELL-MONOGRAM ENGLISH
34.Ford GTB (Burma Jeep)BY C.G.M. PRODUCTS ENGLISH
35.WWII MoH RecipientsBY OSPREY PUBLISHING ENGLISH
36.The British Home Front 1939-1945BY OSPREY PUBLISHING ENGLISH
37.British Mark I Tank 1916BY OSPREY PUBLISHING ENGLISH
38.M3 Lee/Grant In ActionBY SQUADRON PRODUCTS ENGLISH
39.Mototriciclo Benelli M35 500cc.BY MODEL VICTORIA ENGLISH
40.World War I Trench Warfare (2)BY OSPREY PUBLISHING ENGLISH
41.Chevrolet 1941BY PANZER RESIN MODELS ENGLISH
42.World War I Trench Warfare (1)BY OSPREY PUBLISHING ENGLISH
43.Polish Fiat 508/518BY S MODEL ENGLISH
44.Maquette Russian Cavalry 1914-45BY MAQUETTE ENGLISH


My Awards


Bill Mauldin Award: This award signifies this member finished the Up Front Campaign of 2004-2005.
Dive!Dive!Dive! Campaign Ribbon: This award signifies that the bearer has successfully completed the Dive!Dive!Dive! Campaign dedicated to the brave men who served beneath the waves.

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Garry's Tank Destroyers Ribbon: This award signifies this person completed Garry Beebe's Tank Destroyer Campaign
Heavy Haulers: Ribbon to be awarded to all participates who complete the project on time.
Korean Campaign (2005): This award signifies that this member completed the Remember Korea Campaign of 2005.
M1 Abrams Award: This award signifies this member completed the first Abrams group build.
On 2 wheels ribbon: This award signifies this person completed the On 2 wheels campaign
Operation Incoming: This ribbon signifies that bearer has completed the Incoming Campaign with honor and distinction.
Operation Move It! (2004): This award signifies this member completed the Move It! Campaign Mission with full honors.
Order of the Golden Rivet: Holders of this medal have been recognized by their piers as a 'User of the Month' for outstanding help and contributions to fellow users and the site.
Staffers Build Contest Ribbon:
Wheels Participant Award: This award signifies participation in the Wheels and Tires Campaign
Wheels: Move It Again! Ribbon: This award signifies that this member has completed and entered at least one entry for the Wheels campaign.