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I am watching posts in another forum as a modeler makes an absolutely perfect 1/8 scale Cobra from the original blueprints. Without something for scale in the picture, it's hard to tell his parts from the real thing. Simply beautiful.

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Blackhawk --

I live in Huntsville. Did you have some of these on display at a show here at the Jaycees building last year? They look familiar.

What part of Alabama do you live in?

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I think the decline in modeling comes from several sources.

A) the obsession with sniffing glue in the seventies drove the models off the shelves of neighborhood drug stores, Kmarts, grocery stores, and the like.

B) since they are no longer visible to kids, kids don't do them.

C) we are moving away from Yankee know-how, tinkering, do-it-yourself culture. Twenty years ago, all of my students could disassemble and repair their own cars; last time I polled them, two of them could.

D) Patience is a virtue we are losing. Modeling requires patience.

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