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Old 28-09-2016, 10:12 PM   #21
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Most forums I am a member of all seem to be heading the same way.
There is the odd exception to the rule but most people seem happy to use social media.
One of my other hobbies, 1/14 scale rc trucks and trailers, the majority of the internet activity is on facebook with the forums being quieter than here. When I have looked at the facebook groups for rc trucks there is the odd bit of useful information but the majority same old same old so I realised by not partaking in facebook I really am not missing much.

I am doing lots of research for my upcoming 12 & 22 inch builds plus keep finding other stuff that's of interest on this forum so am here looking about a couple of times a day & enjoying the visits.
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Old 30-09-2016, 11:42 AM   #22
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Default Pace of life......

Whether we like it or not, work and other commitments have a huge part to play in the amount of time we can all dedicate to our pastimes. There are people on the ETF who have the ability to create magnificent models and replicas in what seems to be just a few days, while the rest of us plod on at a snail's pace. Facebook? Forget it - in cyberspace no-one can hear you reason. This is the site for me and, if I post less frequently, it's no reflection on the fine work it continues to promote.

On a morbid note, what will eventually happen to all the 44 inch Eagles in the future? None of my three offspring will have the space (excuse the pun) or, indeed, the interest in holding on to my own, so what's the alternative? eBay? Sale room? Charity shop? Eventually there will be hardly anybody left who'll even know what these iconic models actually stand for.

Food for thought......

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Old 30-09-2016, 12:04 PM   #23
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The other day I was thinking along these same lines. I don't know but I suppose the vast majority on this and other similiar sites grew up with these programmes etc from the sixties and are now getting on a bit (myself included) Being very morbid I have printed details of all my projects for those who come after me in the hope some of them might find a good home somewhere. Once we are gone the programmes might eventually just be forgotten and what happens to all those replicas around the world?
Sorry for being rather depressing.
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Old 30-09-2016, 12:57 PM   #24
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I plan to live forever, or die trying!
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Old 30-09-2016, 01:23 PM   #25
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My eldest, she is 13 now, has been into captain scarlet (both the original series & the reboot animated series), joe 90 & stingray for quite a few years.
A couple of years ago she had me hunting high and low for captain scarlet/stingray/joe 90 toys that she wanted for xmas.

Now she is a little older I have introduced her to UFO and Space 1999 which she likes & has already stated that she wants to build a model eagle to replace the model tie fighter that's suspended from her ceiling with fishing line.
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Old 30-09-2016, 01:38 PM   #26
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I plan to live forever, or die trying!
Thus far my experiment with immortality has been successful...


My 13 year old son likes the classic Thunderbirds- his second glue kit was a 1:350 TB-2 that I had in my stash. We have a some kits on hand in different subjects for him to learn with and then we are going to return to the Anderson universe for a while.
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Old 30-09-2016, 04:55 PM   #27
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Malcolm, I think that's a great idea - the plan goes with the model!

Unfortunately the age in which we now live is very much geared towards digital images, stored in the ether - and for all the current revival in vinyl for music, that's not the future, either. Hand built toys and models will become quaint reminders of a bye-gone age, but, in the meantime......

I have got my forty year old Airfix Eagles out AGAIN, reworking the spines, the landing gear and taking the paintwork back to the plastic to try and make a better Eagle.

And I still pick one up and fly it over my head before landing it on the kitchen table. Happy days in Technical!!!!!!

Forever young at heart, like the rest of us,

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Old 30-09-2016, 05:13 PM   #28
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The other day I was thinking along these same lines. I don't know but I suppose the vast majority on this and other similiar sites grew up with these programmes etc from the sixties and are now getting on a bit (myself included) Being very morbid I have printed details of all my projects for those who come after me in the hope some of them might find a good home somewhere. Once we are gone the programmes might eventually just be forgotten and what happens to all those replicas around the world?
Sorry for being rather depressing.
True.
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Old 30-09-2016, 05:49 PM   #29
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Just a little hope for you "old" boys concerned of your demise (larghing out loud but refusing to use the acronym and showing my age). I hazard a guess; I bring down the member average age (at 45!).

My last read novel was written in 1920 (We, Zamyatin). I don't suppose 1999 is in the same league to most but I think considered a classic.

My wife is hoping I finish the 44; she would sell it straight away but I have told the kids it is being written in to my will. Which ever one of them elects to keep it will get the bigger share.
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Old 30-09-2016, 10:26 PM   #30
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Good on you Julian - keep it going! There should always be enough room on the ETF to promote all kinds of culture, be it construction, writing, artwork or simply discussion. It's not all doom and gloom - get those Eagles on the launch pads, and fast!!!!

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Old 30-09-2016, 11:11 PM   #31
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I will say that the pages on here take longer to load than they used to but the stupid thing about Facecrap is that it's not actually that user friendly. It's much easier to post on a site like this.

Why anyone would want to ditch proper specialist sites like this for that site I don't know.
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ETF threads have many interesting discussions and information here of past activity. I prefer this site to Facebook.
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Old 09-10-2016, 06:14 PM   #33
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Don't use facebook, can't stand twitter.
Still buy from actual model shops spend so much time building and reviewing for Happy Medium that I have no time for forums anymore.
Which is a shame...
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Old 09-10-2016, 07:46 PM   #34
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Just starting my first Eagle kit. So maybe there is hope!
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Old 09-10-2016, 07:51 PM   #35
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ETF threads have many interesting discussions and information here of past activity. I prefer this site to Facebook.


There's no comparison. As I said sites like this and Starship Modeler are easier to use anyway and they're specialist sites.
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Old 11-10-2016, 09:26 AM   #36
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I'm planning on buying the 22" kit for my birthday, so I'll be needing all the help I can get.

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Old 11-10-2016, 04:33 PM   #37
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I'm planning on buying the 22" kit for my birthday, so I'll be needing all the help I can get.
Ive got one of the 22 kits in the loft that my wife is getting me for xmas & I cant wait.
Its a while since I did any non rc model making & have got a few plastic kits to get my hand in with but as I remember the boxes are always very full of fresh air & quite empty.

The 22 inch eagle kit is quite impressive when the box is opened as there is a lot of building to be done as its quite a big box and very full.
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Old 11-10-2016, 05:23 PM   #38
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... and when you finish the kit, keep the box as its perfect for transporting it to model shows



and Brian Johnson's autograph

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Old 12-10-2016, 12:08 AM   #39
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Believe it or not I haven't got one yet. But hopefully that'll be rectified at Xmas.
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Old 12-10-2016, 10:21 PM   #40
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Same as you, Falling star - haven't got one, haven't seen one, but I'm about three quarters of the way to the purchase price. Cannot wait either!

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