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 Author  Topic: I met Frank Ryczek !!!


Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of ducati650   Send Email To ducati650 Posted on: Mar 25, 2008 - 4:28pm
I had the extreme pleasure of meeting a truly fine gentleman and patriot last week during a trip to Jacksonville. We got to spend a couple of hours together and to look at his Tulagi diorama. Two hours is not enough time to soak in all the details. I was totally impressed.

If any of you get a chance to be in Jacksonville, do yourself a big favor and meet Frank. You will not regret it.

Thanks for your hospitallity Frank and thanks for sharing your window into a piece of history.

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of FRANK  Posted on: Mar 25, 2008 - 5:26pm
Ahoy there Ed-

The welcome mat is always out to you and everyone on this here message board.

Ed and I hit it off as if we had known each other from old school days. Ed even had his son in law and grand kids eyeball my makeshift diorama which was scattered hither and yon whereever there was room to display it all. The whole shooting match takes up 6 banquet tables 8 feet in length or 8 x 14 feet with all the paperwork and documentation and all.

The expression on Ed's grandson's face was, as the commercial goes, "PRICELESS" when he first eyeballed the 'dogfight' over a section of my diorama. I use a battery powered rotisserie unit, a clear plexiglass rod and two stiff wire to get my 1/32 scale Wildcat and Jap Zero locked up in mortal combat. The unit itself is well consealed within the base of the diorama section. The Wildcat is the winner in this matchup and the Zero goes down in simulated 10 x steel wool air brushed flames. You guys out there have to see this to believe it! The door mat is ALWAYS out for you guys! Ed, when ya coming back to JAX?

Thanks for the good time, Ed, all too short!

Frank Ryczek
Modeler/ Friend RON 10 PT-169



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