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August (2017)
« on: August 01, 2017, 10:45:56 AM »
August 1, 1943 PT-109 Sinks



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On this day in 1943, a Japanese destroyer rams an American PT (patrol torpedo) boat, No. 109, slicing it in two. The destruction is so massive other American PT boats in the area assume the crew is dead. Two crewmen were, in fact, killed, but 11 survived, including Lt. John F. Kennedy.

Japanese aircraft had been on a PT boat hunt in the Solomon Islands, bombing the PT base at Rendova Island. It was essential to the Japanese that several of their destroyers make it to the southern tip of Kolombangara Island to get war supplies to forces there. But the torpedo capacity of the American PTs was a potential threat. Despite the base bombing at Rendova, PTs set out to intercept those Japanese destroyers. In the midst of battle, Japan’s Amaqiri hit PT-109, leaving 11 crewmen floundering in the Pacific.

After five hours of clinging to debris from the decimated PT boat, the crew made it to a coral island. Kennedy decided to swim out to sea again, hoping to flag down a passing American boat. None came. Kennedy began to swim back to shore, but strong currents, and his chronic back condition, made his return difficult. Upon reaching the island again, he fell ill. After he recovered, the PT-109 crew swam to a larger island, what they believed was Nauru Island, but was in fact Cross Island. They met up with two natives from the island, who agreed to take a message south. Kennedy carved the distress message into a coconut shell: “Nauru Is. Native knows posit. He can pilot. 11 alive need small boat.”

The message reached Lieutenant Arthur Evans, who was watching the coast of Gomu Island, located next to an island occupied by the Japanese. Kennedy and his crew were paddled to Gomu. A PT boat then took them back to Rendova. Kennedy was ultimately awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Medal, for gallantry in action.

The coconut shell used to deliver his message found a place in history—and in the Oval Office.

PT-109, a film dramatizing this story, starring Clift Robertson as Kennedy, opened in 1963.
... History.com

Gotta go with Dave's PT-Boat, http://papermodelshop.com/html/elco_pt_boat.html.
Make sure you download the Conversion Kit for PT-109
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Re: August (2017)
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2017, 05:25:17 PM »
August 2, 1990 Iraq Invades Kuwait



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At about 2 a.m. local time, Iraqi forces invade Kuwait, Iraq’s tiny, oil-rich neighbor. Kuwait’s defense forces were rapidly overwhelmed, and those that were not destroyed retreated to Saudi Arabia. The emir of Kuwait, his family, and other government leaders fled to Saudi Arabia, and within hours Kuwait City had been captured and the Iraqis had established a provincial government. By annexing Kuwait, Iraq gained control of 20 percent of the world’s oil reserves and, for the first time, a substantial coastline on the Persian Gulf. The same day, the United Nations Security Council unanimously denounced the invasion and demanded Iraq’s immediate withdrawal from Kuwait. On August 6, the Security Council imposed a worldwide ban on trade with Iraq.

On August 9, Operation Desert Shield, the American defense of Saudi Arabia, began as U.S. forces raced to the Persian Gulf. Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, meanwhile, built up his occupying army in Kuwait to about 300,000 troops. On November 29, the U.N. Security Council passed a resolution authorizing the use of force against Iraq if it failed to withdraw by January 15, 1991. Hussein refused to withdraw his forces from Kuwait, which he had established as a province of Iraq, and some 700,000 allied troops, primarily American, gathered in the Middle East to enforce the deadline.

At 4:30 p.m. EST on January 16, 1991, Operation Desert Storm, the massive U.S.-led offensive against Iraq, began as the first fighter aircraft were launched from Saudi Arabia and off U.S. and British aircraft carriers in the Persian Gulf. All evening, aircraft from the U.S.-led military coalition pounded targets in and around Baghdad as the world watched the events transpire on television footage transmitted live via satellite from Iraq. Operation Desert Storm was conducted by an international coalition under the supreme command of U.S. General Norman Schwarzkopf and featured forces from 32 nations, including Britain, Egypt, France, Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait.

During the next six weeks, the allied force engaged in an intensive air war against Iraq’s military and civil infrastructure and encountered little effective resistance from the Iraqi air force or air defenses. Iraqi ground forces were helpless during this stage of the war, and Hussein’s only significant retaliatory measure was the launching of SCUD missile attacks against Israel and Saudi Arabia. Saddam hoped that the missile attacks would provoke Israel to enter the conflict, thus dissolving Arab support of the war. At the request of the United States, however, Israel remained out of the war.

On February 24, a massive coalition ground offensive began, and Iraq’s outdated and poorly supplied armed forces were rapidly overwhelmed. By the end of the day, the Iraqi army had effectively folded, 10,000 of its troops were held as prisoners, and a U.S. air base had been established deep inside Iraq. After less than four days, Kuwait was liberated, and the majority of Iraq’s armed forces had either surrendered, retreated to Iraq, or been destroyed.

On February 28, U.S. President George Bush declared a cease-fire, and on April 3 the U.N. Security Council passed Resolution 687, specifying conditions for a formal end to the conflict. According to the resolution, Bush’s cease-fire would become official, some sanctions would be lifted, but the ban on Iraqi oil sales would continue until Iraq destroyed its weapons of mass destruction under U.N. supervision. On April 6, Iraq accepted the resolution, and on April 11 the Security Council declared it in effect. During the next decade, Saddam Hussein frequently violated the terms of the peace agreement, prompting further allied air strikes and continuing U.N. sanctions.

In the Persian Gulf War, 148 American soldiers were killed and 457 wounded. The other allied nations suffered about 100 deaths combined during Operation Desert Storm. There are no official figures for the number of Iraqi casualties, but it is believed that at least 25,000 soldiers were killed and more than 75,000 were wounded, making it one of the most one-sided military conflicts in history. It is estimated that 100,000 Iraqi civilians died from wounds or from lack of adequate water, food, and medical supplies directly attributable to the Persian Gulf War. In the ensuing years, more than one million Iraqi civilians have died as a result of the subsequent U.N. sanctions.
... History.com

Besides the Humvee, two military items came to be known worldwide:  the A-10 Warthog and the SCUD Missile.

For the models, you can find Aaron's A-10 at https://www.ecardmodels.com/index.php/1-54-a-10-thunderbolt-ii-paper-model.html and you can get your SCUD missile and launcher at https://www.ecardmodels.com/index.php/1-100-ss-1-scud-b-and-maz-543-paper-model.html
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Re: August (2017)
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2017, 11:43:07 AM »
August 3, 1492 Columbus Sets Sail



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From the Spanish port of Palos, Italian explorer Christopher Columbus sets sail in command of three ships—the Santa Maria, the Pinta, and the Nina—on a journey to find a western sea route to China, India, and the fabled gold and spice islands of Asia.

On October 12, the expedition sighted land, probably Watling Island in the Bahamas, and went ashore the same day, claiming it for Spain. Later that month, Columbus sighted Cuba, which he thought was mainland China, and in December the expedition landed on Hispaniola, which Columbus thought might be Japan. He established a small colony there with 39 of his men. The explorer returned to Spain with gold, spices, and “Indian” captives in March 1493 and was received with the highest honors by the Spanish court. He was the first European to explore the Americas since the Vikings set up colonies in Greenland and Newfoundland in the 10th century.

During his lifetime, Columbus led a total of four expeditions to the New World, discovering various Caribbean islands, the Gulf of Mexico, and the South and Central American mainland, but never accomplished his original goal—a western ocean route to the great cities of Asia. Columbus died in Spain in 1506 without realizing the great scope of what he did achieve: He had discovered for Europe the New World, whose riches over the next century would help make Spain the wealthiest and most powerful nation on earth.
...History.com

FiddlersGreen has models of the three ships, https://www.fiddlersgreen.net/shop/category/name/Miscellanous.html

I was researching maps a few weeks back, and was reading that Columbus was using copies of Ptolemy's maps.  Between some errors on Ptolemy's part and mis-translation, Columbus grossly underestimated his trip to India and China.  As we used to say in computer class, 'Trash in. Trash out.'  Poor data.  It's no wonder his men almost mutinied.  He probably was keeping the officers informed of their progress and expected to be to China weeks before he hit anything.
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Re: August (2017)
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2017, 03:54:05 PM »
August 4, 1960 X-15 Unofficial Speed Record



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NASA research test pilot Joseph Albert Walker set an unofficial world speed record when he flew the number one North American Aviation X-15, 56-6670, to 2,195 miles per hour (3,532.5 kilometers per hour). This was the 18th flight of the X-15 Program. It was 56-6670’s eighth flight and Walker’s fourth X-15 flight. The purpose of this test was to gradually increase the rocket plane’s speed toward its design limit.

Airdropped from the Boeing NB-52A Stratofortress mothership, 52-003, over Silver Lake, near the California-Nevada border, at 08:59:13.0 a.m., PDT, Walker fired the X-15’s two Reaction Motors XLR11-RM-13 rocket engines for 264.2 seconds. The X-15 accelerated to Mach 3.31 and climbed to a peak altitude of 78,112 feet (23,809.5 meters). [The two XLR11s were used as an interim powerplant until the Reaction Motors XLR99 was ready. The combined thrust of both LR11s was only slightly more than the idle thrust of the XLR99.]

Walker touched down on Rogers Dry Lake at Edwards Air Force Base, California, after a flight of 10 minutes, 22.6 seconds.
... This Day in Aviation

Seems like I point to this model a lot, but here you go... https://www.ecardmodels.com/index.php/1-32-x-15.html
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Re: August (2017)
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2017, 11:46:05 PM »
August 5, 1962 Marilyn Monroe Found Dead



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On August 5, 1962, movie actress Marilyn Monroe is found dead in her home in Los Angeles. She was discovered lying nude on her bed, face down, with a telephone in one hand. Empty bottles of pills, prescribed to treat her depression, were littered around the room. After a brief investigation, Los Angeles police concluded that her death was “caused by a self-administered overdose of sedative drugs and that the mode of death is probable suicide.”

Marilyn Monroe was born Norma Jean Mortenson in Los Angeles on June 1, 1926. Her mother was emotionally unstable and frequently confined to an asylum, so Norma Jean was reared by a succession of foster parents and in an orphanage. At the age of 16, she married a fellow worker in an aircraft factory, but they divorced a few years later. She took up modeling in 1944 and in 1946 signed a short-term contract with 20th Century Fox, taking as her screen name Marilyn Monroe. She had a few bit parts and then returned to modeling, famously posing nude for a calendar in 1949.

She began to attract attention as an actress in 1950 after appearing in minor roles in the The Asphalt Jungle and All About Eve. Although she was onscreen only briefly playing a mistress in both films, audiences took note of the blonde bombshell, and she won a new contract from Fox. Her acting career took off in the early 1950s with performances in Love Nest (1951), Monkey Business (1952), and Niagara (1953). Celebrated for her voluptuousness and wide-eyed charm, she won international fame for her sex-symbol roles in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953), How to Marry a Millionaire (1953), and There’s No Business Like Show Business (1954). The Seven-Year Itch (1955) showcased her comedic talents and features the classic scene where she stands over a subway grating and has her white skirt billowed up by the wind from a passing train. In 1954, she married baseball great Joe DiMaggio, attracting further publicity, but they divorced eight months later.

In 1955, she studied with Lee Strasberg at the Actors Studio in New York City and subsequently gave a strong performance as a hapless entertainer in Bus Stop (1956). In 1956, she married playwright Arthur Miller. She made The Prince and the Showgirl–a critical and commercial failure–with Laurence Olivier in 1957 but in 1959 gave an acclaimed performance in the hit comedy Some Like It Hot. Her last role, in The Misfits (1961), was directed by John Huston and written by Miller, whom she divorced just one week before the film’s opening.

By 1961, Monroe, beset by depression, was under the constant care of a psychiatrist. Increasingly erratic in the last months of her life, she lived as a virtual recluse in her Brentwood, Los Angeles, home. After midnight on August 5, 1962, her maid, Eunice Murray, noticed Monroe’s bedroom light on. When Murray found the door locked and Marilyn unresponsive to her calls, she called Monroe’s psychiatrist, Dr. Ralph Greenson, who gained access to the room by breaking a window. Entering, he found Marilyn dead, and the police were called sometime after. An autopsy found a fatal amount of sedatives in her system, and her death was ruled probable suicide.

In recent decades, there have been a number of conspiracy theories about her death, most of which contend that she was murdered by John and/or Robert Kennedy, with whom she allegedly had love affairs. These theories claim that the Kennedys killed her (or had her killed) because they feared she would make public their love affairs and other government secrets she was gathering. On August 4, 1962, Robert Kennedy, then attorney general in his older brother’s cabinet, was in fact in Los Angeles. Two decades after the fact, Monroe’s housekeeper, Eunice Murray, announced for the first time that the attorney general had visited Marilyn on the night of her death and quarreled with her, but the reliability of these and other statements made by Murray are questionable.

Four decades after her death, Marilyn Monroe remains a major cultural icon. The unknown details of her final performance only add to her mystique.
... History.com

A client of one of my agents is a noted memorabilia collector and has the note to Joe DiMaggio that was found at the scene.  The note just doesn't add up with the rest of the scene.

For the model, we'll use JOssorio's Marilyn, http://librosgratispapercraftymas.blogspot.com.es/2013/02/marylin-monroe-cine.html

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Re: August (2017)
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2017, 11:06:36 AM »
hahahahahahahaha
That totally freaked me out!

I opened up this thread, and the latest post, and all I saw (at first)) was the headline "Marilyn Monroe found dead".
And I panicked!
And thought "what? how?!! oh no!".
In an instant I realized what was happening, but just for a nano-second I was fooled!! lol
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Re: August (2017)
« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2017, 10:22:22 AM »
August 6, 1945  Enola Gay Drops Little Boy on Hiroshima



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At 0245 hours, a four-engine, long range heavy bomber of the 509th Composite Group, United States Army Air Force, took off from North Field, Tinian Island in the Marshall Group, on the most secret combat mission of World War II.

The Martin-Omaha B-29-45-MO Superfortress, 44-86292, under the command of Colonel Paul W. Tibbets, Jr., was carrying Bomb Unit L-11, the first nuclear weapon to be used during war. This was a 9,700-pound (4,400 kilogram) “gun type” fission bomb, the Mark I, code-named Little Boy. It contained 64 kilograms (141.1 pounds) of highly-enriched uranium. The bomb was 120 inches (3.048 meters) long with a diameter of  28 inches (0.711 meter). Although it was a very inefficient weapon, it was considered to be such reliable design that it had not been tested.

The bomber’s crew consisted of 12 men. The B-29 was fueled with 7,000 gallons (26,500 liters) of gasoline, and carried 1,000 rounds of ammunition for each of the two .50-caliber machine guns in the tail.

On the morning before the mission, Colonel Tibbets had his mother’s name painted on the nose of the airplane: Enola Gay. He had personally selected this bomber while it was still on the assembly line at the Glenn L. Martin plant, Bellevue, Nebraska, 9 May 1945. It was accepted by the Army on 15 May and flown to the 509th’s base at Wendover, Utah by Captain Robert A. Lewis, a B-29 aircraft commander who was acting as Tibbets’ co-pilot on the atomic bombing mission.

44-86292 was a specially modified “Silverplate” B-29. It differed from the standard production version in many ways. It had new fuel-injected 3,347-cubic-inch-displacement (54.86 liter) air-cooled Wright Aeronautical Corporation R-3350-41 Duplex-Cyclone two-row 18-cylinder turbo-compound radial engines with Curtiss Electric reversible propellers. This engine was rated at 2,200 horsepower for take-off, and 2,300 horsepower at 25,000 feet (7,620 meters), War Emergency Power. With the exception of the tail gunner’s position, all defensive armament—four powered remote gun turrets with their 20mm cannon and .50-caliber machine guns—were deleted. Their remote sighting positions were also removed. The bomber had no armor. The bomb release mechanism in the forward bomb bay was replaced by a single-point release as used in special British Lancaster bombers. Additional fuel tanks were installed in the rear bomb bay. The bomb bay doors were operated by quick-acting pneumatic systems. A weaponeer’s control station was added to the cockpit to monitor the special bomb systems. With these changes, the Silverplate B-29s could fly higher and faster than a standard B-29, and the new engines were more reliable.

At 09:15:17 hours, mission time (8:15 a.m., local), Enola Gay was at 31,000 feet (9,500 meters) over the Japanese city of Hiroshima, an industrial center with a population of about 340,000 people, on the island of Honshu. The bombardier initiated the automatic release sequence and the the atomic bomb was dropped. It fell for 44.4 seconds and detonated at an altitude of 1,968 feet (600 meters), about 800 feet (244 meters) from the aiming point, the Aioi Bridge over the Ota River. The resulting explosion was approximately equivalent in explosive force to the detonation of 16,000 tons (14,515 metric tons) of TNT (16 “kilotons”). An estimated 70,000 people were killed immediately, and another 70,000 were wounded. As many as 160,000 people may have died as a result of the atomic bombing by the end of 1945. An area of the city with a radius of 1 mile (1.6 kilometers) from the point of detonation (“hypocenter”) was totally destroyed, and combined with the fires that followed, 4.7 square miles (12.17 kilometers²) of the city were destroyed. 69% of all building in Hiroshima were completely destroyed and another 6% damaged.

As soon as the bomb was released, Colonel Tibbets turned his B-29 away to avoid the blast. It was just over 11 miles (17.7 kilometers) from the detonation point when the shock waves hit, but no damage resulted. The bomber was then flown back to Tinian, landing after 12 hours, 13 minutes.

Enola Gay was placed in storage at Davis-Monthan Army Air Field, Tucson, Arizona, 26 July 1946, and was transferred to the Smithsonian Institution just over one month later, 30 August 1946. For decades it sat in storage at different locations around the country, but finally a total restoration was performed. Today, the B-29 is on display at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, National Air and Space Museum.
... This Day in Aviation

Since the Enola Gay would not have been important without Little Boy, I'm going to use Little Boy as today's model, https://www.ecardmodels.com/index.php/1-24-little-boy-atomic-bomb-paper-model.html
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Re: August (2017)
« Reply #7 on: August 07, 2017, 12:46:18 PM »
August 7, 1919 First Flight Across Canadian Rockies




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Vancouver to Calgary leaving from Minoru Park in Richmond at 4:14 am.   This may not sound like anything too exciting, but it is remarkable given the mountains of BC that had to be flown over.  This was a flight that in most ways was a much harder task than Lindbergh's solo over the Atlantic eight years later or the first transatlantic flight by Brown and Alcock in May 1919.  By all rights he should be better known in Canada at least than Charles Lindbergh.

 He flew a Curtis JN-4 Jenny (or Canuck as ones built in Canada were called).  This plane had a speed of about 115 kmh and a maximum altitude of between 2000 and 2150 meters.  The Jenny was barely able to manage the altitude needed and landscape of BC is not forgiving for planes that need to land.

This is the first real crossing of a major mountain range by airplane in the world.  There was a short hop of 80 kilometers through Mullan Pass in Montana in 1911 but nothing on the scale of this flight.    There were also some over the mountains in the US Southwest before 1919 but the scope and scale of those mountains is not on the scale of the Cascades or the Rockies.   This was really a global aviation first.

 Ernest Hoy was born in Dauphin Manitoba May 6th 1895.  He moved west to Vancouver before the war.  He enlisted on March 3rd 1915 shortly before his 20 birthday for active service overseas as part of the 102 Regiment.  The 102nd was sent to Britain June 18th 1916 and arrived in France on August 12th 1916.  He ended up as a private in the 3rd Pioneer Battalion of the Canadian Engineers.  It seems possible he would have been at the battle of Vimy Ridge.

 He came down with trench fever in 1917 before May 9th.  While recovering in England joined the Royal Flying Corps.    He was assigned to the 29 Squadron in January 1918 but hospitalized in the spring only returning to active flying in August of 1918.

 In only six weeks from the start of August he shot down 11 German airplanes and two balloons, that is more than two a week, a remarkable tally.  Few pilots managed so many kills so quickly.   He was shot down on September 28th 1918 and taken POW.  In December 1918 he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross.
Lieut. (A./Capt.) Ernest Charles Hoy. (FRANCE)
 A bold and skilful airman who has accounted for four enemy machines and shot down a balloon in flames, displaying at all times a fine fighting spirit, disregarding adverse odds.
Supplement to the London Gazette, 3 December 1918 (31046/14322

 It was less than year after his first aerial victory in Europe, he made his historic flight through the mountains of BC.    The reason he made the flight was because of a prize of offer for the first person to fly from Vancouver to Calgary in under 18 hours.   The prize was offered by three papers - the Vancouver Daily World, the Calgary Herald, and the Lethbridge Daily Herald.

With such a low maximum altitude, he could not fly a direct route from Vancouver to Calgary but had to follow the valleys and fly through mountain passes.  His route went via Vernon, Grand Forks, Cranbrook and Lethbridge.   The whole route was about 1,400 kilometers long, the direct air route is about 700 kilometers.  It is also worth remembering that none of the communities along the way had airfields.   He was relying on locals to choose a flat field that would suit his needs.

 He crossed the following major mountain passes:
 Coquihalla - 1244 meters
 Bonanza - 1,535 meters
 Rose (Crawford) - 1,200 meters
 Crowsnest - 1,358 meters

He made the trip in 16 hours and 42 minutes, an hour and 18 minutes faster than the limit for the prize.  He was actually in the air for 12 hours and 34 minutes meaning he averaged 112 kmh in the Jenny, pretty damn close to all out for the plane while in the air.  A train trip from Calgary to Vancouver at the time took 25 hours.
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August 8, 1963  Land Rovers Used in Great Train Robbery Escape



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On this day in 1963, the 15 thieves involved in the Great Train Robbery, one of the most famous heists of all time, escape in an ex-British Army truck and two stolen Land Rover four-wheel drive all-terrain vehicles, making off with some $7 million in stolen loot.

The mastermind of the Great Train Robbery was Bruce Reynolds, a known burglar and armed robber. Inspired by the railroad heists of the Wild West in America, Reynolds and 14 other men wearing ski masks and helmets held up the Royal Mail train heading between Glasgow, Scotland, and London, England. They used a false red signal to get the train to stop, then hit the driver with an iron bar, seriously injuring him, in order to gain control of the train. The thieves loaded 120 mailbags filled with the equivalent of $7 million in used bank notes into their Land Rovers and sped off. The vehicles had been stolen in central London and marked with identical license plates in order to confuse the police.

In their hideout at Leatherslade Farm in Buckinghamshire, England, the robbers divided their loot. Viewed as folk heroes by the public for the audacious scale of their crime and their flight from justice, 12 of the 15 robbers nevertheless were eventually captured. In all, the gang of thieves received a total sentence of some 300 years. One of them, a small-time hood named Ronnie Biggs, escaped from prison after just 15 months and underwent plastic surgery to change his appearance. He fled the country and eluded capture for years, finally giving himself up in 2001 when he returned from Brazil voluntarily to serve the 28 years remaining in his sentence.

The two Land Rovers used in the robbery were discovered at the thieves' hideout; a car enthusiast still owns one of them today.
... History.com

You can find Volker's Land Rover at http://www.racepaper.de/street/diorama/rover.htm
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Re: August (2017)
« Reply #9 on: August 09, 2017, 12:57:29 PM »
August 9, 1995 Jerry Garcia Dies



Well, I've been a Grateful Dead fan for as long as I can remember.  So this one means more to me than most, probably.

I do enjoy listening to the Dead while I am doing paper models, and of the fifty or so neckties that I have, a good twenty of them are Jerry Garcia ties.  Early 80's was the first time I had tickets to see them, and Jerry went into a diabetic coma.  Dangit.  Got tickets again in the mid-80's and he went into a coma again.  Double Damn.  Then I had tickets again and he died.  Son of a Buck.

Helpful hint here:  If you are in a band, don't let me buy tickets.

Not a whole lot of Dead models out there and most aren't all that great, so we'll do the paper doll.
http://thepapercollector.blogspot.com.br/2013/04/jerry-garcia-paper-doll-by-trina.html


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Re: August (2017)
« Reply #10 on: August 10, 2017, 11:42:53 AM »
August 10, 1960  Antonio Banderas Born



Okay, this is one of those deals when I let my stubborn streak get the best of me.  Saw his birthday, remembered the HP papertoys that are no longer available and remembered that they were also available from the movie site, but the site didn't give the option to get to them any more.  Hmmm.  Played around and found out you can still get to them.

You can get your Puss in Boots 3d papertoys at http://create.dreamworks.com/crafts?ecmp=tv_puss_internal_foldables



They also have the HP Kung Fu Panda toys and How to Train Your Dragon (only they don't have the original Toothless, only the second version)
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