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Christmas Cheer and a Panther in a Pear Tree........?

December 23, 2014 · in Armor · · 17 · 1K

More work on the , added the casting numbers to the mantlet, metal barrel, and debris cover, also a look at one of the stowage bins, and a couple of pics of some good beers from the Pacific Northwest! This si the best time of the year for craft beers here in Seattle! Merry Christmas, everyone!

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  1. Good work on this kit, looks like a great kit is here on approach !
    Cheers 🙂

  2. Looks good Rob, so does the Panther.
    Have a great Xmas mate.

  3. Ever think about a tutorial on beers in your neighborhood? Looks like you're off to a good start. Off topic, but worthwhile for all us pursuers of the fermented fruit of the nightblooming hops plant. Sounds better than various unkind words, don't it? Plus, you don't have to go to meetings...
    Anyhow, you got my vote. Shame I'm across the country, and my brother-in-law would be REAL interested.

  4. rollin rollin rollin

  5. Thanks guys, Bernard maybe I will do an off topic post at some point! The two from last night were both Oregon brews, Sleigher is from Ninkasi out of Eugene Oregon (Home of my beloved Oregon Ducks! Go Ducks beat FSU!)They have a great variety year round. Bad Santa is from Pelican Brewery out of Pacific City Oregon, just down the road from Tillamook just south of which lies the the Tillamook air museum that houses the Spruce Goose! ANyway both of these seasonal brews are dark, strong, and smooth with a roasted flavor.

  6. Nice to see you are building while involved in "the pursuit of happiness"
    Continue to do your part for the economy Rob & have a merry Xmas.

  7. Better stop right there, Rob...I see several bottle caps (which don't mix well with tiny pieces of photo-etch). 🙂

  8. LOL Craig, I save my bottle caps for mixing paint and as super glue holders, those are several sessions worth of brews!

  9. Neat looking bomber (Bad Santa), like the tank too. Somehow being tanked and bombed ... just keep the scalpels in a safe place. Looking forward to the painting and the final post shading and dirtying up of the kit. Keep us posted with more pics please.

  10. That's coming on nicely,but I can't help thinking modeling knives and 7.5 % beer is a trip to the hospital waiting to happen !
    Can't wait to see the tank finished though - N.

  11. Rob, I honestly don't know what to commend, your modelling or your choice of beers 🙂 Nice work, both ways.

  12. Thanks again guys and Neil, the trick is to know when you've had enough and it is time to play guitar or watch TV rather than continue building.

  13. I tried mixing model building with beer swilling but it resulted in super gluing parts to my fingers instead of the model. Happy holidays, Rob!

  14. Well Mike, the other day even though I hadn't been drinking I glued part of my mustache to by lip! Still not sure how I did that!

  15. Wow, 7.5%! That must have hit that mark!

  16. Yep, it sure did I am definitely not in the Lite Beer fan base 🙂 I aim for at least 6.5, but prefer darker brews in the 7 - 8 range. One of my favorite locals is a triple Belgian style that is a 9.0!

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