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hiss srq
2006-12-25, 11:33 AM
Well today has been an awesome day..... My parents tossed a major curve ball on me........ They bought a XTi and stuff at Best Buy but I guess they returned it to screw with me but kept a copy of the receipt around none the less and left it out knowing I would see it.... well I have been all juiced up about getting this camera now for a few weeks as Ron, Tom, Justin, Joey and Josh can attest to and today I got the Sony a100k image stableizing 10.2 megapixel camera with a 18-70 lense a tripod and a bunch of other very nice goodies..... I have a big family BTW and it looks like you will start to see many more of my shots on a.net soon...... How about everyone else?

2006-12-25, 11:55 AM
I'm drooling right now over my TWA and UAL 747s right now. My two babies! I love my UAL Heavies and TWA well just speaks for itself! I also got a wheeled Travel Pro laptop case which my shoulder from running through airports is very thankful for.


hiss srq
2006-12-25, 11:57 AM

2006-12-25, 12:40 PM
A couple of weeks ago after an incident while shooting at Albany, a friend dubbed me with the nickname "photo-terrorist." Now I have a new weapon of mass destruction...Black Rebel XT with the kit 18-55 lens and two 512 cards :D :D :D Now I can finally get away from film! Since im off from work tomorrow, I'll be driving around the Island breaking it in...

Iberia A340-600
2006-12-25, 03:36 PM
In terms of models:

Hogan 1:200 LAN 767-300
Hogan 1:200 Iberia A340-300
Hogan 1:200 Corsair 747-300 "Sex"
Hogan 1:200 KLM 777-200
Herpa 1:200 Qantas 747-400ER "Wunala"
Gemini 1:400 Aeromexico 777-200
Gemini 1:400 Continental 787

And I got a Starbucks card, Ihome, camera cleaner, new sunglasses, FSX, and *drumroll* my dad's old D100 and a new 80-400mm lense. :D

I also got those Hub Wear t-shirts and they say EWRSXM and JFKMAD.

Alex T
2006-12-25, 03:42 PM
I got a rollerbag for my travel duties.

Two laptop cases one to carry on ur shoulder or connect to suitcase and the other is a backpack version.

Got money and certificates.


Southwest Airlines giftcard (2 of them)

a jostick, but it isnt compatible so im going to return it.

ice scraper, keylock holder for when i lock myself out.

windshield de icer.

candy and stuff.

and i bought myself a laptop which im expecting this week!


2006-12-25, 05:32 PM
I got a laundry bag.....that was the best gift of the year

2006-12-25, 10:09 PM
Nice stuff, everyone...Tommy, I love that TWA 747. And I hope to see everyone out with their new cameras real soon.

I got the usual stuff, some clothes, a calendar, a couple of DVDs...oh, and one of the best presents I've gotten in a long time, a gift certificate for a stock car driving session at Pocono Raceway :D

PHL Approach
2006-12-25, 11:15 PM
SkyMarks 1:200 US Airways A333 O/C
SkyMarks 1:200 US Airways B752 N/C
SkyMarks 1:200 Virgin A346

Also got an iHome, a book about the 1981 PATCO strike and one with technical information about every Diesel locomotive ever made.

Probably have some more models on the way for my birthday tomorrow and I hope to god I get a 500GB External HD I wanted.

2006-12-25, 11:25 PM
ice scraper, keylock holder for when i lock myself out.

windshield de icer.

LOLOL That has to be a south Illinois thing!

2006-12-25, 11:43 PM
$50,000 worth of flight training at the Delta Connection academy :)
I hope it will be enough.
(Its only a "present" because its Xmas)

And a check.
Theres nothing I really want so I just get money.

Alex T
2006-12-25, 11:47 PM
ice scraper, keylock holder for when i lock myself out.

windshield de icer.

LOLOL That has to be a south Illinois thing!

Indeed it is Nik!

What you don't have them up there in the northeast?! :P


2006-12-25, 11:58 PM
Well.. I got a load of cash to get my XTi ($300), a new cell phone and plan, and some other random stuff.

Nice InFlight models, I always feel InFlight makes the best large scale models (I.E. 1:200 and up)

I was going to ask for this:


But I opted for the money instead, this was the only decent DC-9 model that wasn't a 1:400 or 1:500 (I only really buy 1:200's and up)

2006-12-26, 12:18 AM
I got:

*A super soft bathrobe
*A Hawaiian 767 model (in 500 scale, so I'm pretending it's a 737 among my 400 scale models ;))
*PJs with stars all over them
*Yahtzee (yes, the game....yes, I'm an old lady)
*Body Shop Holiday gift set - cranberry - yummmmy
*Godiva chocolates and truffles from various folks
*Voltaic solar powered backpack (check it out: http://www.voltaicsystems.com)
*Kitchen stuff for the new place (including a microwave!)
*Hoops and Yoyo plush things - you wouldn't even begin to understand.
*Gift Cards to Sephora, Target (x3), Amex, my Nail Salon, The Body Shop.
*Some random cash.
*Eggplant parm to-go from Phil's mom....trust me, this was probably the best gift of them all. Don't be jealous. :lol:

(edited for additional items)

2006-12-26, 01:19 AM
Sounds like everyone had a good Christmas!

Now... What did you get others? :D

I helped pay for my dads new 19" LCD monitor (I am using it now, very good!)
and I helped pay for my moms new Garmin GPS system
Gave a whole bunch of gift cards (and recieved a whole bunch of gift cards!)

And that is about it.

Matt Molnar
2006-12-26, 02:15 AM
A couple more on the way but here's what I've gotten so far...

-- $$
-- Beavis and Butthead DVD set which includes every episode plus Beavis and Butthead Do America
-- iTunes gift card
-- Starbucks gift card
-- Winning scratch-off lottery ticket ($2!!!)
-- I also got something at work that was really lame, but the wrapping paper was really neat. The gift was an ugly candle that looks like the Jesus candles you'll see for 99 cents in a bodega, but instead of Mary or Jesus, it has stuff about good luck for making money on it. The good part is the guy wrapped it in real stock certificates from now defunct companies, Penn Central Railroad, Penn Sulfur, and PAN AMERICAN WORLD AIRLINES. The Pan Am ones were savable, the others were in unfixable condition and I threw them away. I think I can get one of the Pan Am certificates to frameable condition.

Here are the gifts I got for others. I like to give practical/meaningful gifts, but I was swamped with work this month and had little time for shopping, even online, so a lot of people got gift cards that I purchased at my local CVS.
-- Mom: Kohl's gift card
-- Dad: Marriott gift card
-- Brother: American Musical Supply gift card
-- Friend: Replica vintage Gary Carter Mets jersey
-- Friend: Nip/Tuck, seasons 2 and 3
-- Friend + Wife: Gadget that chills beverages really really fast, plus a Home Depot gift card

Iberia A340-600
2006-12-26, 02:29 AM
As for others:

Sister #1 - Gap Gift Card, Victoria Secret Gift Card, CD, Product Red Candel
Sister #2 - Victoria Secret Gift Card, Pajamas
Brother in law - Gap Gift Card
Mom - New Cell Phone, DVD, Starbucks Snow Globe
Dad - New Fleece, Surrond Sound System (from all the children)
Cousin - New Head Phones, Itunes Gift Card

2006-12-26, 04:52 AM
Here's part of what I got...aviation-wise:


I also got a remote controlled Cessna.

2006-12-26, 12:29 PM
:twisted: You WILL give me that DC-9 NW model!!! :twisted:

:D. actuallly, I wouldn't mind all of those models!

PHL Approach
2006-12-26, 06:09 PM
Since I got the rest of my stuff. I'll post my model photos as well.
The only one I already had and you'll see it in the background of a few photos is Nevada.









2006-12-26, 06:18 PM
Wow, Ed - really nice stuff!

2006-12-26, 06:31 PM
Ed your desk looks like my desk :)

Sheehs everything from the charts x2 monitors etc etc.

I even see Marios and Gothams avatars!

2006-12-26, 06:35 PM
Awesome stuff, Ed. I may have to pick up that USA 752 with the new colors, that's beautiful!

2006-12-26, 07:12 PM
What's the scale on that Frontier? and who makes it?

2006-12-26, 08:05 PM
I got a laundry bag.....that was the best gift of the year
Were there any wrinkled shirts at the bottom of the bag? :lol:

Holy moly, there are our kitties again!

Well, with our first baby on final ;), been getting baby stuff,

-a baby book about cars trains and planes
-a solid wooden bi-plane to build, paint and assemble for baby.
-gift certificate to Smith and Wollensky YUMMYYYYYYYYY!!!
-a book on taking better photos
-a night at the W Union Square in Manhattan and tickets to ...the Drowsy Chaperone
-lotsa lotsa bottles of wine and champagne :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
-Chanukah gelt
-a nice new shirt
-Cockpits calendar
-Waterfalls moving picture
-chandelier (can you tell we are still readying the house?)

...so I didnt get lots aviation-wise but what I did get was wild. I mean the cockpit Calendar is way old school, lots of WW2 cockpits in there. And the biplane for build for the baby, I mean, that's wild. Whether boy or girl, the imprinting has begun. :wink:

What's weird is that I *think* I want models, but when I get them...they just take up room. That's weird but I think I'm at a weird point in my life. I'd love an Hogan model but would rather have a round trip somewhere :)

Hope you all are enjoying the holidays!

Iberia A340-600
2006-12-26, 08:14 PM
I bet that book on taking better photos will come in great handy for you Mario. ;)

To follow the photo trend: (Taken with the new camera and lense!)


PHL Approach
2006-12-26, 11:11 PM
What's the scale on that Frontier? and who makes it?

1:200th, StarJets. Awesome looking model. They did the whole paint perfect.

2006-12-27, 02:19 AM
Moderator note: the last several posts were split into a new topic so that people could share their collections in a separate thread
:arrow: http://nycaviation.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=4674

2006-12-27, 02:54 AM
Moderator note: the last several posts were split into a new topic so that people could share their collections in a separate thread
:arrow: http://nycaviation.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=4674

Sorry for getting a little off topic there Mel ;)

Anyway, as for Santa and gifts, I ordered my XTi today with the Christmas money I got. :D

2006-12-27, 03:52 AM
It's not a problem....I didn't want to delete your posts - feel free to add anything else to that thread.

Congrats on the XTi! What lense...anything yet?

2006-12-27, 12:22 PM
I havn't picked up the lens yet, I am going to get that at my local camera store. I will be getting the Canon 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5 II USM lens.

2006-12-29, 12:40 AM
Santa got me

- Southwest Shamu -700
-Virgin Atlantic A346 ( that model is a beast!!!)
-Airborne Express YS-11
-LH 320

The shamu plane was the catch of the day =P

2006-12-29, 12:44 AM
All these models are making me jelous lol :? those IB planes look sick along with PhilD's TZ 722

2006-12-29, 01:20 AM
i didn't get nearly as much as i gave, but that's normal.

my brother: new level and carrying case
my father: 2500 envelopes with his office address on some really really nice paper
my mother: set of 11 kitchen knifes
my sister: new DVD (shes kinda spoiled)
my godmother: reading chair
my cousin: best buy gift card
my secret santa: a polish cookbook, in english that was brought over to this country with me when i was 4 months old for my non-polish speaking grandmother.