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Black Ops

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message   Posted on: Jun 9, 2012 - 10:39pm
Hey there Dick
I was going way back thru these paragraphs and ran across you 77' project.
Its been over a year, have you finished it up yet?
Boy how time flyes when we are haviing fun. Been trying to catch up with all the reading.


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Hi Dick,
Wow! You did it again. One small suggestion: put the date of completion right on the
drawing so people will know which one is the latest one.
Victor

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of smallwi  Posted on: Jun 10, 2012 - 4:41pm
Dick,

Very nice! So... any chance you can contact Alyce about the film that Ed donated to the museum. I think a number of us would pay for a DVD with some of the proceeds going to PT Boats, Inc.

By the way, come down and join us on the USS Iowa. We could use a couple of extra hands. Yes I know, it is not a PT boat, but it is about as Navy as we are going to get. The PT boat option is tough for us as the drive to Portland is a bit extreme.



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DICK;
GHEEEZZ, YOU DO GOOD WORK!

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Jerry Gilmartin   Send Email To Jerry Gilmartin Posted on: Jun 10, 2012 - 9:27pm
Wow Dick that is as always fantastic! Hey Bill Portland is also served by trains and airplanes you know! You and Frank should both ride the train (The Amtrak "Empire Builder" from Chicago) to come see the PT658. We even have a bus station! I would even volunteer to pick you up and give you a ride to the boat. We just completed Rose Festival Fleet Week and everybody had a blast. We got a lot of publicity in the local press as well. All good for PT boats.

Dick keep up the great work!
Jerry PT658
PORTLANDIA ORY-GUN

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Dick   Send Email To Dick Posted on: Jun 10, 2012 - 11:40pm
Well . . . I'm doing my nightly Spammer troll, I saw the messages, please see below:

Black Ops - Sorry to say very little progress has occurred over the last many months. Too much paying work and little play time.

Vic - Yeah, I normally do date the material, just forgot. All the detail interior stuff was done in 2011, while the last drawing (exploded Isometric) was started and finished up prior to 1998. You can see by its simplicity I had little detailed information at the time.

Bill - I've tried twice to barrow the microfilm for conversion to digital, but I think my timing was off. I'll ask Alyce again. My hope is to barrow all the microfilm (specially Ed's), analyze it and scan all worth the cost of scanning. Then provide DVD's to HQ for selling, like I have with the two previous DVD's. I also want to barrow the old film clips and convert them also to digital, before they degrade anymore then they have. With the film clips I plan to re-create the old VHS tapes HQ use to sell. I've already burned sample DVD by converting the old VHS tapes I bought from HQ (mid 1990's) into my Mac, added a sound track - it's real nice but the quality from the old VHS tapes was pretty horrible, need the to convert the actual film strip with todays' technology.

Steve - Thanks, your a man with an exceptional and discriminating taste for artwork Sorry I could help myself, thanks.

Jerry - Thanks Jerry, you too, are a man with an exceptional and discriminating taste for artwork .
I think Bill, like myself, is waiting for the great "California Bullet Train" planning to be built sometime between now and the year 3010, at a cost to the tax payer of about 90 Ga-Jillion dollars.
If this is true his best bet would be to catch "Amtrack's Pacific Surfliner north from Orange County to Santa Barbara, then a Greyhound bus due east to Bakersfield CA. There he can catch the "The Great California Bullet Train" for the entire 375 mile run through central California, north from Bakersfield to Fresno. He will then transfer by Greyhound bus again, northwest to Sacramento were he can catch "Amtrak's Coast Starlight Train" (not anywhere near the coast) and take it all the way up through northern California through Oregon and the Willamette Valley to Portland.
Where you can pick him up at the local mental health clinic from eating those ready-made sandwiches from the Bus Depot's vending machines. Or he might just catch a two hour flight straight up the coast to Portland OR. Bill lives a few beach cities south of me here in southern California, and the USS Iowa is new to us, here in Long Beach port or maybe it LA's port or San Pedro - its all the same waterway just divvied up by near-by cities.

Thanks all,
Dick . . .



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You forgot to mention hitchhiking to Portland, but watch out for serial killers....

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message   Posted on: Jun 11, 2012 - 7:18pm
Thanks Dick. Hope you get a chance real soon to finish them all. Your drawings are so informative, you should make a book.




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