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Post  Kim on Mon Mar 02, 2020 4:39 pm

Took an afternoon nap, and was trying to spur myself into heading out to the shop, then sat down at the computer...
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So, the "Engine Sniper" moves stealthily through the tall grass of internet anonymity, eyeing his Ebay target in the manner of a mountain lion stalking a fawn. His PayPal is locked and loaded as the time ticks down.

Cold-blooded, he has little compassion for his fellow model airplane nerds that he KNOWS are lusting after the same treasure...for THEY are JUST as cold and unfeeling...and deserve no mercy.

In a low whisper that barely crosses the darkened room, the Engine Sniper's utterance is more breath than spoken word,
"Not today, my friends...not today..."

With a few moments to spare, he allows himself to recall his victory of the previous evening, when he snapped an Ohlssen & Rice .049 from the midst of a group of week-long competing bidders...
With a sum so massive, it was akin to aiming a cannon at a hamster, he'd waited 'till the last 5 seconds to unleash the Fury of "Auto Bid". Taking a deep breath, and exhaling slowly, he punched the "B" button.

His fellow nerd bidders were scattered like so many hyenas forsaking fresh carrion to a pride of hungry lions.

The surge of electronic money swamped and exhausted all other efforts, and then shut itself down after claiming it's prize with only a few dollars above the previously high bid. Before the dust had settled, it's seller had received payment, and the Engine Sniper once again disappeared into the internet marsh.

Now, the target is a fairly nice Anderson Royal Spitfire 065. From the 1950's, it's severely cool name alone beckons to the Engine Sniper, plus, the vintage powerplant has garnered but two bidders...why, it's almost an insult!
"Well, little castor-slinger, you will be respected among MY brood."

Following the same scenario as the evening previous, the half-hearted bidders were no match for the PayPal-fueled tsunami that came blasting across the Plains of Ebay. The destruction was such that the high bidder never fought back, and the silver mini-engine was taken for pennies above the highest bid.

With the seller paid within seconds, the Engine Sniper once again returns to the never ending pursuit of precious metal. Where? Well, wouldn't YOU like to know!!!!!

And...it turns out that several cups of Folgers in the afternoon may NOT be such a good idea...

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Post  dckrsn on Mon Mar 02, 2020 5:00 pm

Excellent, Kim!
Masterpiece Theatre got nothin on you.
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Post  Davenz13 on Mon Mar 02, 2020 6:14 pm

Kim, that could well be the fly cover for a best selling novel.
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Post  Marleysky on Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:33 pm

ZOUNDS!
Not only are you very talented at filming and editing Flight videos, but now you show us your literary skills are as sharp as your "Hunter-Sniping" Skills on Ebay! !
Congrats on your wins!

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Post  Kim on Mon Mar 02, 2020 11:04 pm

Appreciate it guys!
I was totally prepared for Jacob to tell me to quit choking up forum space with blathering babble!
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Post  Davenz13 on Mon Mar 02, 2020 11:18 pm

[quote="Kim"]Appreciate it guys!  
I was totally prepared for Jacob to tell me to quit choking up forum space with blathering babble!

I didn't get where I am today without a bit of blathering babble Reggie
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Post  Kim on Mon Mar 02, 2020 11:26 pm

Davenz13 wrote:
Kim wrote:Appreciate it guys!  
I was totally prepared for Jacob to tell me to quit choking up forum space with blathering babble!

I didn't get where I am today without a bit of blathering babble Reggie
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Post  Oldenginerod on Tue Mar 03, 2020 3:54 am

And first prize for "Literary excuse of the year" goes to........ Eyebrows
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Post  getback on Tue Mar 03, 2020 5:29 am

And that is exactly how it feels when snipping that want it BAD engine . I just recently did this one but it wasn't pennies LOL https://www.ebay.com/itm/Cox-Engines-Lot-of-7-1-Tee-Dee-010-5-049-1-074-with-props-amp-accs-/223906049955?_trksid=p2047675.l2557&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&nma=true&si=QwPks5wj5P%252Bpjqco141od8yEw5A%253D&orig_cvip=true&nordt=true&rt=nc Congrads on the Spitfire can't wait to hear it .. well spit !! I Love This Forum!
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Post  rsv1cox on Tue Mar 03, 2020 6:44 am

That was so good Kim I had to read it a second time.

Kim waxing poetic, made my day.

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Post  fredvon4 on Tue Mar 03, 2020 9:18 am

Eric 7 desirable engines for 32 each is not a bad trade at all....ya done good


Kim I loved the snipers hide....clap clap clap I Love This Forum!
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Post  Levent Suberk on Tue Mar 03, 2020 10:17 am

Kim, you have a talent about writing screenplays Very Happy lol!
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Post  balogh on Tue Mar 03, 2020 10:44 am

Had he not died a year ago in Budapest, Hungarian film producer Andy Vajna - reputed for Rambo , Terminator and other Stallone and Schwarzenegger action movies, - could have built a nice block buster around this story of scriptwriter KIM!!
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Post  Kim on Tue Mar 03, 2020 10:53 am

balogh wrote:Had he not died a year ago in Budapest, Hungarian film producer Andy Vajna - reputed for Rambo , Terminator and other Stallone and Schwarzenegger action movies,  - could have built a nice block buster around this story of scriptwriter KIM!!

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Post  fredvon4 on Tue Mar 03, 2020 12:27 pm

OK Andras....that was a tease.....KIM is perfectly fine with thread drft

tell us more of Hungry and impact on cult American films...yes I could google but they wont have your I am here flavor
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Post  balogh on Tue Mar 03, 2020 12:35 pm

Fred, George Zukor, Gabor ZsaZsa, Laszlo Lugossy are just a few others who were famous or infamous Hungarian Americans working in Hollywood. Làszlò Kovàcs was the cameraman of Easy Rider, another cult film featuring Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper..I am not saying Hungarians were very influential to American cinematography but at least some made their mark. Tony Curtis was Hungarian too. So was Johnny Weismuller, the first Tarzan too.


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Post  rsv1cox on Tue Mar 03, 2020 12:40 pm

balogh wrote:Fred, George Zukor, Gabor ZsaZsa, Laszlo Lugossy are just a few others who were famous or infamous Hungarian Americans working in Hollywood. Làszlò Kovàcs was the cameraman of Easy Riders  featuring Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper..I am not saying Hungarians were very influential to American cinematography but at least some made their mark.

Also Eva...……….Ya think

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Post  balogh on Tue Mar 03, 2020 12:45 pm

And I also keep sending my demo VHS casettes to Hollywood for a Brad Pitt impersonator role but so far no reply... lol!
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