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    Post  mike3121 on Tue Dec 06, 2011 2:48 am

    Retired draftsman/designer. Now I do 3D objects, mostly WW2 military stuff.

    Also a retired US army reservist. I was combat wounded in Viet Nam. I carry a bit of Russia around with me at all times; Bits of an RPG are still lodged in my right leg. Wounded during Tet 68 when 2 RPG's destroyed the M113A1 I was driving.

    While in the US Army Reserve I, for a time, wore a Soviet Officers uniform and conducted classes on Soviet military equipment, especially armor while at Ft Benning, GA. Cold war stuff. Russians make some fine "affordable" military equipment. Even in Viet Nam we would have loved to carry AK's instead of the always jamming M16.

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    Re: New Guy Here

    Post  GarryB on Tue Dec 06, 2011 3:09 am

    A Vietnam Vet that models WWII stuff... I very much like military equipment from design and performance perspectives, but I could understand someone being wounded in war being turned off weapons completely.

    welcome

    Look forward to hearing your views and comments... Smile

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    Links to some of my 3D stuff

    Post  mike3121 on Tue Dec 06, 2011 9:43 pm

    As for the above question. Having been in war I am not turned off by working on 3D objects. It is more of a technical challenge. I don't hunt anymore or own a gun. I don't like early morning fog because we were often ambushed within it. The same for tall elephant grass; the stuff scares me. Also the smell of gun powder or diesel. These things effect me much more than modeling a Tiger Tank.

    Links to my 3D stuff: (Note I've done way more than these but never bothered loading pictures into Photobucket)
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v713/mike_w123/KALPIC-3A.jpg
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v713/mike_w123/DUCKPIC-4.jpg
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v713/mike_w123/IROQPIC-1-1.jpg
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v713/mike_w123/CHRYSLER19.jpg
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v713/mike_w123/BATTLESHIPOREGON.jpg
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v713/mike_w123/BALTPIC-3.jpg
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v713/mike_w123/KINGFISHERS.jpg
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v713/mike_w123/SalmsonPIC-1.jpg
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v713/mike_w123/FLINT21.jpg
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v713/mike_w123/HEIANPIC-1c.jpg
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v713/mike_w123/WARRIORPIC-3-1.jpg
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v713/mike_w123/VBCIDESERTPIC2-1.jpg
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v713/mike_w123/He177A5Picture-4.jpg

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    Re: New Guy Here

    Post  GarryB on Tue Dec 06, 2011 9:58 pm

    Yes, traditional war movies rarely cover the after effects of war... in fact I have heard of people making jokes about old men cringing or even jumping under their seats in picture theatres when the Stuka sirens sounded in movies.
    Still there is no way someone could go through such a thing with no effect.

    BTW also... nice models, but I should be more responsible... being a moderator, and suggest we move any discussions to a different thread as this thread is for introductions and "welcomes".

    Look forward to chatting. Smile

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    Re: New Guy Here

    Post  Russian Patriot on Thu Dec 08, 2011 8:27 pm

    GarryB wrote:Yes, traditional war movies rarely cover the after effects of war... in fact I have heard of people making jokes about old men cringing or even jumping under their seats in picture theatres when the Stuka sirens sounded in movies.
    Still there is no way someone could go through such a thing with no effect.

    BTW also... nice models, but I should be more responsible... being a moderator, and suggest we move any discussions to a different thread as this thread is for introductions and "welcomes".

    Look forward to chatting. Smile

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    Re: New Guy Here

    Post  solo.13mmfmj on Sat Dec 17, 2011 4:23 am

    Hi Mike3121.
    Yes, traditional war movies rarely cover the after effects of war... in fact I have heard of people making jokes about old men cringing or even jumping under their seats in picture theatres when the Stuka sirens sounded in movies.
    Still there is no way someone could go through such a thing with no effect.

    That is because most peoples believe that if you give them a gun they become Rambo.

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