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    Quote Originally Posted by Crystal View Post
    I enjoy playing Chinese chess, drawing and reading.
    Sounds good, but I have not heard of Chinese chess. But I suspect it is more than just having Chinese characters for the pieces in a regular chess game. I have heard of and played Chinese checkers though.
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    I've just built another model. This is a 1930s DC3. 1/72 scale. Five months off and on building and painting this model. The painting took months, the building and gluing a couple of weeks. The paint took a long time because my first paint job wasn't shiny enough, I wanted a real metallic look. I started again, so overall, the wings have about seven coats of paint. I'm happy with this result. I could keep tinkering with it, but I don't want to be an obsessive perfectionist.




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    Quote Originally Posted by senza sordino View Post
    I've just built another model. This is a 1930s DC3. 1/72 scale. Five months off and on building and painting this model. The painting took months, the building and gluing a couple of weeks. The paint took a long time because my first paint job wasn't shiny enough, I wanted a real metallic look. I started again, so overall, the wings have about seven coats of paint. I'm happy with this result. I could keep tinkering with it, but I don't want to be an obsessive perfectionist.
    That is impressive senza I assume scratch built.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Ante View Post
    That is impressive senza I assume scratch built.
    Thanks. From scratch? Depends on what you mean? I built this model from a plastic model that was in about a 70 pieces. I did not mould my own plastic pieces. It's a kit I built. I did all the painting. Here are two early photos, taken last March. The plane without wings, and then with wings.



    As an aside, you can just see a few CDs in the second photo, Grieg and Sibelius. I do my modelling and listen to classical music.
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    Quote Originally Posted by senza sordino View Post
    Thanks. From scratch? Depends on what you mean? I built this model from a plastic model that was in about a 70 pieces. I did not mould my own plastic pieces. It's a kit I built. I did all the painting. Here are two early photos, taken last March. The plane without wings, and then with wings.
    As an aside, you can just see a few CDs in the second photo, Grieg and Sibelius. I do my modelling and listen to classical music.
    And you taste in music is faultless also.

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    OK. I will confess that my wife and I are board gamers, particularly eurogames like Pandemic and wargames. Our favorite game right now is a wargame Command and Colors: Ancients. This is a wargame that has scenarios covering ancient battles from the Greeks to the fall of Rome.

    Right now we are playing a game about the Roman attempts to conquer Scotland in 82AD.
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    Recently I have taken up critiquing people's literary drafts on the SCP Wiki.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abraham Lincoln View Post
    Recently I have taken up critiquing people's literary drafts on the SCP Wiki.
    Giving feedback to writers is a wonderful hobby, and in fact it could potentially turn into a career, if you decide to become an editor someday (I think you're still in high school or college, if I remember correctly...?)

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