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About Sirex

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  1. Very cool models. I loved building models when I was young. Don't have the time, patience or space to build models anymore. Still have a few kits in the attic, probably melted by now. I really should yard sale them. I built cars, ships, and planes. My favorite I think was my old B17 bomber. I built it to look like it had been thru hell. I took a lighter, tipped the plane nose down, and just past the edge of the flame, circled 2 of the engines to produce a sooty engine fire look. I took a soldering iron and carefully dotted the plane with bullet marks. I created some flak damage with a heat gun softening up the plastic a little and pressing a old iron pyrite rock into it, then pulling it away and using the lighter for the soot marks. I loved that plane. Not sure what happened to it. I built models differently. My 64 had rust holes, cracked windshield, missing hubcaps, etc.. I had nice cars too. But always liked being different. We had a local hobby shop years ago that had competitions and I won a couple times (we get a gift certificate for more crap to build, lol). I also liked Star Trek ships, light kits, battle damage. I used sparklers drawn across the ship to simulate phaser damage. My son did get interested in building models, but he's 8 so he can't help but playing with them. We built a snap together General Lee and he already broke it. Even though he has a diecast General Lee to play with. Also built a model of my CRX.
  2. Sell the 54r Vepr and buy a 30-06 or 308 Vepr. I had 3 Veprs in 7.62x54r (not all at once). My 20" being the most accurate but never falling in love with any of them. The mags suck, the extractors are more prone to breakage, and surplus is no longer cheap and plentiful. Unless you have a ton of surplus the 308 is a better option IMHO. The 30-06 looks cool, but mags look to be short, although double stack.
  3. I was disappointed there was not a single Corellian Cruiser or Neb B frigate. Oh well maybe next time. Well, at least they kept the Falcon, and didn't try to redesign it like Abrams did with the Enterprise, in the Star Trek reboot. That was an ugly ship.
  4. Used my gift certificate to Sportsmans Guide to buy a 700 round spam of 7.62x39.
  5. Is 1500 rounds a lot for an S12? I currently only own pump shotguns, so 1500 seems high in my limited scope of shotguns
  6. So, there is a possibility of me getting a Saiga 12 in a gun trade. He says it runs fine and has run about 1500 shells thru it. Anything I should look for, or be wary of? I am not familiar with the S12, mainly rifles. Thanks in advance.
  7. We finally saw it this weekend. Now, I am not a film critic. I watch films for their entertainment value, and to whisk me away from reality for a couple hours. This film did it. I was not concerned with the story, or plot holes, just pure enjoyment of a childhood obsession reanimated. I grew up in the 70s and 80s, and Star Wars was a huge part of my life. I saw the movies, the TV shows and cartoons spawned off, had all the toys, bed sheets, curtains, etc.... Then when Lucas did the prequels I was optimistic, but sadly disappointed as most were. 2 years ago, I bought the box set of the original Star Wars movies and both my son and daughter loved them. The Star Wars Rebels, and Clone Wars were popular on the cartoon TV channels, and my son (8 now) became obsessed with Star Wars, as I had as a child, so it was both fun and nostalgic for me. Then we got excited when we heard the new movie was coming out, and we couldn't wait. This past Sunday we all went a little ways away to a nicer theater and saw the new Star Wars The Force Awakens. We loved it. It was nice to see the old cast, and ships. I kept looking over at my son to see his excitement. We all had a great time, the movie was very entertaining, and we talked about it a lot afterwards. It won't win any Oscars, but I think it has won a new generation of fans. It did what it was made to do, entertain. We loved it. But, then again, I am still a kid at heart.
  8. I wonder if this guy is on the list; http://www.polygon.com/2015/7/2/8882359/former-sen-leland-yee-pleads-guilty-admits-to-gun-running-extortion
  9. And I expect a few others to try too... Connecticut , Maryland, New Jersey and perhaps a few more. Normally I would agree with the MD thing, but we lucked out and got a good, Republican governor last election cycle. So, we have a couple years before we have to deal with that. BUT.......I know our commie attorney general is licking his chops.
  10. My understanding is he left his unit to be the next Jason Bourne, so, he's probably going to get a medal from Obama.
  11. Ouch. That's pretty harsh. Chimpanzees are kinda cute, no reason to insult them like that. Where is that from, Israel? (The writing)
  12. Well, it is France. I doubt it will happen here. I, as a high blood pressure, slightly overweight, consumer need my bacon burger. However, I find it odd how they have special rituals and procedures they have for slaughtering their food, but have total brutality and indiscretion when torturing and slaughtering other humans.
  13. Since I grew up on the original Star Wars movies, I can't wait to see the new ones. I know that George Lucas almost killed the franchise with the last 3 clunkers, but I still have hope. JJ Abrams did a great job restarting the Star Trek franchise, in my opinion. So, I am optimistic. The joy I have is seeing my son so into the Star Wars universe as I was. When I was a kid back in the late 70s and 80s, I had Star Wars ships, figures, lunch box, read along records, VHS movies, bed sheets, curtains, cups, plates, and anything else they could put Star Wars on. My son has tons of Star Wars stuff. I actually replaced my VHS collection about 2 years ago with the DVD collectors set, and both my son and daughter have been watching it like crazy. I think when my son saw Princess Leah in the gold slave bikini, he became a man, just as when I saw it in what, 1983? As much as I can't stand the newer 3 prequel movies, I think Natalie Portman is really cute, but she, along with princess Leah is a strong female lead my daughter can root for. As far as Jar Jar Binks, I hate him as well. But, just maybe, we hate him because was an evil Sith Lord???? https://www.reddit.com/comments/3qvj6w (Not my blog)
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