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About SawdustDave

  • Birthday 01/22/1943

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    Lumberton, NC
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    My family, golfing with friends, woodworking (furniture), Texas Holdem' poker with friends; and ship modeling.

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  1. just what is a "scratch built model"?

    Do you mean like turning a bamboo serving tray into hull planking strips for a large model ship.... or turning wooden tooth picks to create belaying pins.... or buying an old chair at an estate sale just to get the hard rock maple from it. This is the kind of stuff “scratch builders” do all the time. FUN THREAD. Cheers
  2. Damaged Model

    David....My personal experience in taking on a couple of restorations in very similar condition, they can be a lot of fun, particularly if you know the history behind them. Don't know if you can trace the history back to the builder in this case, but it was quite interesting to know who the builder was and when it was built. My last restoration was the "Half Moon" and the original builder lived in Italy. Seriously damaged when the family tried to ship it to a personal friend, and did a very poor job of protecting is in the way it was packaged. Best of luck with this one. Dave
  3. 2017-03-02 22.03.38.jpg

    "Good" is such an understatement. This model boarders on "insanity"! WOW! I love it! Dave
  4. I named him "Bluto"

    You can visit the entire build log for this and several more of my projects at my website.... http://www.davesmodelships.blogspot.com Thanks for the visit. Dave
  5. Fully rigged

    Thanks for the visit Nils. The Confederacy has been my pride and joy for years now. Hoping to be matched with my current build of the SOS.
  6. Worlds smallest fully rigged HMS Victory?

    So glad you appreciate that particular model Jesse. The story behind that one does make it very special with my son who has "locks" on it after I eventually check out.
  7. DSCN1325

    Wow! Jesse.... Very nice job. That had to be a fun build. I love your extremely clean work. Dave
  8. High view of fore rigging

    Thanks pal. She was fun to do. Looking at both of my Vics in their display cases right now.
  9. Scale shot

    Yep.... she's REALLY small JesseLee.
  10. Starboard side view

    Beautiful job Tom. Great detail for such a small scale.
  11. Quarter Deck

    What scale?
  12. Matthew 9032

    Your work is so perfect and clean, I believe I could pick your models from among a room full of other builders models. Just beautiful. Dave
  13. Albatros 1840 - Constructo

    Nice work Anja....looking for more of your work. What are you working on now?
  14. High view of fore rigging

    Thanks for the visit and your kind comment Johann. This little Vic is, perhaps, my favorite project of all for a number of reasons. Dave
  15. 001

    Hi Algie: In my search for a "fully rigged" model of the Vic as small (or smaller) than my 1:180 scale, I was surprised to find yours. Amazing! At first, I thought I was looking at photos of my own build. Very nicely done. You can find mine in my gallery as well....or go to the link below to view all of her detailed photos. Few modelers in the world have ever achieved such detail of this great ship at that scale. She is truly a magnificent piece of maritime history. I only wish I could afford to take the trip to Portsmouth and tour her for a week. Cheers Dave