Airbrush holders and spliter.

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So where do you store your airbrush? I have two, do I have to swap between the two? Where do you put your brush during a painting session? I use an integrated cleaning pot and holder like the one on the left.

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Museum of the American Revolution

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This museum opened in Philadelphia April 2017 and my visit was a year later in 2018.  If you have an interest in the American revolution - and not just the military aspects - this is a good place to visit.


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His Excellency: George Washington

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The current preeminent historian of the American revolution and it's immediate aftermath, Josef J. Ellis, gives us a insightful book on George Washington. 

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Cordless Paint Mixer



Sometimes having a simple tool for the job just makes life easier - and so is the case for an electric cordless paint mixer. 

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National World War Two Museum



This museum started intially as the National D-Day Museum, but quickly grew to become the National WW2 Museum in New Orleans.


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Mr. Gatling's Terrible Marvel

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The Gatling gun, was the start of a revolution in warfare where it became a 'force mulitiplier' to use a modern military term.  The fire power available to a small team was revolutionary, and this book talks about the period, the inventor, and some historical perspectives. 

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BA-64 Soviet Armor Car


This is Tamiya's BA-64 Soviet Armored Car in a vingette, as I try my hand at more involved ground work and figure painting.  Here we have a solider who just made some editorial comment to a German War Poster ("Victory") with red paint, and giving directions to the next destination.

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Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era

"Battle Cry of FreedoBattleCryofFreedomJamesMcPhersonm" is simply the best single volume history of the United States Civil War. It’s a big book at over 1000 pages, but the narrative and writing style will grip your attention from the beginning.

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Ilyushin Il-2 Stormovik "single seat" - Accurate Miniatures


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This is the orginal IL-2 kit from Accurrate Miniatures released in the 1997 (20 years already, how time files).  While we now have the ultimate 1/48 IL-2 with Tamiya's release, this kit can still hold its own, as AC kits were wonderfully detailed if somewhat fiddly'' in construction due to engineering.

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