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Old 12-13-2011, 10:12 PM
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Glad you're OK, Tim. I thought the first thing done on the scene was to kill the electric, or am I way behind the times? At least you are OK, and that's the important thing.
Old 12-14-2011, 01:52 AM
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ORIGINAL: Fireman Tim

Well I and nearly died last week at work. I was almost electrocuted at work while fighting a fire last Tuesday night. While commanding an interior attack team at a fire in an abandoned night club, a spiders nest of arcing power lines nearly fell on my head. We had zero visibility and no second means of escape (both carnal sins in the Fire Dept). Afterwards, I had some hard questions for the Incident Commander like 'Why didn't you have a ventilation plan?', and 'why are we risking our lives for an abandoned property?'. The fire could have gotten much worse if we had not found it so quickly as there was flash-over potential (think room exploding into flame). I been pretty shook up about it over the past few days and I am glad to be alive.






Glad you and your team are ok Tim
must have been a very scary situation
hope things get back to normal i guess the first thing is just talking about it
get it off your chest , but the main thing is you guys are still with us and we are glad you are
Old 12-14-2011, 06:03 AM
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It was our first fire with a new Platoon Chief. We assumed that he paid attention to his training , that he did a risk assessment, that he had a plan. We can't always have the power shut off before we make entry and none of us had any idea of the wiring conditions inside, but it was a tacticly irresponsible to send crews inside. Now the platoon has lost confidence in his abilities.


Happy thoughts! SLU order is in! Gotta get them out so Santa can deliver them in time for Christmas.
Old 12-14-2011, 06:53 AM
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Hi Tim

I am glad you are OK. Stuff like that has a way of putting things in perspective.

Cheers
Old 12-14-2011, 07:35 AM
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Good to hear you and your team made it out safe and sound Tim!!! Hope you get back to yourself quick! You are still here with us which is very cool!!!
Old 12-14-2011, 09:48 AM
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sounds like his clothes need a Icy Hot(bengay) wash....glad you are ok...
Old 12-14-2011, 10:10 AM
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Tim,



 

We sometimes forget that our firefighters and police officers put their lives on the line for us with every call that they make to save our lives and property, until something like this event that Tim just went thru is brought to our attention.  They are true heroes in my book and deserve our gratitude and thanks.  To all firefighters and police officers past, present and future -  THANK YOU!



 

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Old 12-14-2011, 10:30 AM
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I have seen parts of the german training movie but this looks like the whole thing....

http://www.allworldwars.com/videos/C...0Fighting.html
Old 12-19-2011, 02:41 PM
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Thought a good story would be nice.Back in the middle 50's (wow where did all the years go ) I have to give credit to my 5 th grade teacher who got me started in hobby's.He was not only a great teacher when it came to teaching,but also injoyed building model airplanes.For several months every day of the week we had hobby time in the class (one hour in the afternoon) to work on any hobby related item we chose to work on.In those days the stick model rubberband powered airplanes where cheap to buy and fun to build.(don't know if they even make them anymore) Some of the older members will mabe remember them,they were paper covered and we used the old testers fast drying glue.Now they keep this glue locked up if they even carry it to keep the morons from sniffing it.This teacher started me in a lifelong injoyment in building model airplanes and other hobbys.

How much i miss the way life in America was in the 50's & early 60"s.

Have a happy Holliday and a better new year.........

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Old 12-20-2011, 06:18 PM
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started painting this tonight told my Daughter i would paint a pic of a wolf for Christmas since she likes wolves so much
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Old 12-20-2011, 06:37 PM
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Old 12-20-2011, 07:24 PM
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added some colour, did some stars and more detail i think just a coat of matte clear and it's ready
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Old 12-20-2011, 09:33 PM
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Well my son had a wing and the guts out of a plane he and a friend had crashed many times so he handed me the wing and a bag full of batterys,motor,and radio gear and asked me if i could use them..........Well decided to take a shot at building one that looked something like the original.Had all the stuff sitting around waiting to be used and this is what i spent the last couple of weeks off and on building.It,s not fancy but was a fun project............What i started with and what i ended up with....

BIGMIG
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Old 12-21-2011, 07:36 AM
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first attempt at the e50 build....



what it should look like....



time to cut er up.......
Old 12-21-2011, 09:03 AM
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Not to sound like I'm tellin' ya what to do, but start your own build thread because this could get interesting!

Now where's my popcorn?








~ Jeff
Old 12-21-2011, 11:25 AM
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The holiday prep has been eating all my time but I will do a build thread thread once i really get cutting...I have not decided if I want to make the tank rwd or not....panzertracks 20.1 says the e50 was supose to be rwd but thedrawings are for a fwdtank. As it stands, a fwdbuild will just mean just changing the angles of the front hull to 60 degrees upper and lower. A rwd build should lower the hull roof and maybe movethe turret forward...the turret is going to be a modded king tiger turret as there was no turret designfor the e-tanks.
Old 12-22-2011, 05:54 PM
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Next years egg producers...Third batch of chicks this hen has hatched this year.Raised a lot of different chickens over the years and have never seen this before.Fun to raise them as pets.......and there is a bonus............fresh eggs....

BIGMIG

Have a great holliday
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Old 12-23-2011, 01:26 AM
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finished the wolf pic for myDaughter's Christmas present hope she likes it
airbrushed freehand no masksafter the holidays i'm going to start my Tank pics
start doing some artwork of Tanks and Armoured Vehicles
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Old 12-24-2011, 10:20 PM
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i had these in my garage for like 3 years i just never got to doing them totally just bits and pieces here and there
they are my Moms...im bringing them to her for Christmas tomorrow for a joke
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Old 12-26-2011, 01:41 AM
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don't know if you guys ever seen this i always thought it was halarious

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2xnW...yer_detailpage
Old 01-01-2012, 12:53 AM
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oh my the last 4 post on here are mine
well this is what i found to paint on my New Years at home
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Old 01-01-2012, 04:19 AM
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ORIGINAL: mustclime

The holiday prep has been eating all my time but I will do a build thread thread once i really get cutting...I have not decided if I want to make the tank rwd or not....panzertracks 20.1 says the e50 was supose to be rwd but the drawings are for a fwd tank. As it stands, a fwd build will just mean just changing the angles of the front hull to 60 degrees upper and lower. A rwd build should lower the hull roof and maybe move the turret forward...the turret is going to be a modded king tiger turret as there was no turret design for the e-tanks.
Hey ... I finally found that E-50 scratch build thread I was telling you about.

[link=http://www.battletanksnederland.nl/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=60&t=5310]E-50[/link]

It's pretty impressive to say the least!!










~ Jeff
Old 01-01-2012, 07:25 PM
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Want to wish all a happy new year....... This month and year will be very special to my wife and myself as we will celebrate our 50 th wedding anniversary.Our kids will be taking us to LasVegas for a few days,and we are looking forward to that..........

Have a good year to come.........BIGMIG

Seeing this is going to ba a special event for us, thought i would post a couple of pictures for some on here who think i'm some sort of monster.......posting a couple of pictures so you have a face with the name......those who don't care for me can make a poster and use it fror a dart board....lol

First picture is my wife and I when we was married January 1962 Philippine islands....she 19 & me 18

Second picture taken 42 years later in the Philippins 2004.............We both still look pretty much the same today but each may be a few pounds lighter............

Forgot to post the pictures......not the best...pictures of pictures on the wall...



P.S. Please hold your applause.........LOL
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Old 01-01-2012, 07:33 PM
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Happy new year to you and yours BIGMIG!
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Old 01-01-2012, 07:38 PM
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Thank you Martin,

Lets give it our best shot..........

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