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I have great respect for artists or other such creators who put love into what they do. I have some things that I do very well but there are other things I wish I did better. Drawing is one of them and building models is another.
I had tons of model kids as a kid (and sniffing the glue was only part of the appeal). You learn how to follow instructions and how to develop your fine motor skills. I rarely built the same kind of model twice. My dad would help me by taking the pieces to work after we had taped up the windows and before putting on the decals and have the guys he knew in the auto body shot paint them for me. They had a fine misting paint gun for really delicate work.
However, like most everything in life I moved on from models. Partly because of my lack of satisfaction with my work and partly because I enjoyed reading comics and playing with my action figures more. Models were just too much stress. When I taught at several native reserves I did have a modelling club after school because the Band payed for all the kits and paints.
So I have respect for anyone who can built something from pieces and make it look so good. Warren is a true craftsman and his attention to detail on these planes is amazing. Check out his site here.
He is Canadian too so I choose to highlight a Canadian plane he made. 'Here are some images of my model of Kinetics 1/32 scale Canadair F 86 F Sabre with the Canadian Golden Hawks Aerobatic team markings.'
Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness
I forever stand vigilant to protect this planet from the myriad of forces that are always against us. Be it the octopus, zombies, aliens or the robots my team of human agents, and our feline allies, circle the globe in a never ending struggle for human freedom.
I learn all I can on every subject that interests me. I especially enjoy ancient history because in the past there are valuable lessons to be found. Also, if I ever get my time machine to work properly, it would be good to know a bit about possible destinations and what to expect when I get there.
I greatly appreciate beautiful design. Be it manufactured or found naturally I am fascinated by the process of invention. I am attracted to the unique, the strange, the haunted. I like to share what I find on this blog.
And not let us forget the 'Cephalopod Menace' who, if allowed to, would wrap their tentacles around all that is good and pure in this life and crush it until it remained no more. They are creatures of pure spite. Hate is all they know. Death is all they do. They are our most ruthless and determined enemy.
So we fight. Selena has the celebrity contacts, the cat is ruthless and without pity, Roosevelt's ghost has the experience and I do the wetwork.
Fighting for the future of the planet doesn't have to be a chore, however. We can take the time to appreciate all that is cool in this world even as we cut the octopus into bite sized chunks.
This is the reason there has always been and must forever be, a Cave of Cool. Be sure to wipe your feet before you enter.