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Ryland Craze

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About Ryland Craze

  • Birthday 05/05/1949

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  1. David Rice

    Joe, WackoWolf on MSW, has been a fixture at the Northeast Joint Clubs Conference for many years. He always had his camera with him and posted many pictures of the show on MSW. He last signed on MSW in June, 2017 and had over 2,442 posts on MSW. He is a member of the Connecticut Marine Model Society and I asked one of his Club members what has happened to him and they said they have been unable to contact him. His absence is a mystery. I hope the best for him as I always enjoyed talking to him.
  2. This year the Show was hosted by the Ship Model Society of New Jersey and they did an excellent job planning this event. The show continues to grow each year and it has to be one of the premier shows in the Country. I am already looking forward to next year's show.
  3. I attended this event and had a great time. There must have been close to eighty or more models on display. Even BlueJacket and Syren had several models on display in their vendor area. There was no lack of quality ship models on display. It was nice seeing old friends and meeting new ones. I had my camera with me, but I failed to take as many pictures as I would have liked to. Here are some of the photo that I took:
  4. Should be a lot of Model Ship World members attending this event. Maybe we can get a group photo like we did several years ago.
  5. The 36th annual Joint Clubs Conference and Show will be held this Saturday, April 28 at the Port N Starboard Banquet and Conference Center at Ocean Beach Park in New London Connecticut from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. The host Club this year will be the Ship Model Society of New Jersey. They have planned a super event and will also be holding a raffle for a Byrnes' Saw. You can register at the door for the Conference or pay a small general admission fee to see the large display of ship models and shop the vendors that will be on hand. Each year this show continues to grow and this one should be the best yet. I hope to see you there. You will not be disappointed.
  6. R.I.P. Michael Zemmel (ca.shipwright)

    I am saddened to pass on the news about the passing away of fellow member Michael Zemmel, known on MSW as ca.shipwright. He passed away on March 2, 2018 at the age of 73. His obituary can be found Here. Fair winds and following seas my friend.
  7. The Richmond Chapter of the IPMS is holding a scale model show and contest in Richmond, Virginia on Saturday, February 24, 2018. It is called the Old Dominion Open and it will be held at Richmond International Speedway in the Henrico Hall. This is a model show that has on display between 700 to 800 models of all types let alone 45 vendors spread out over 125 tables. The Hampton Roads Ship Model Society and the Washington Ship Model Society are sponsoring the ship model classes and the Best Maritime award. The two Clubs will have many of their members in attendance as well as many of their models on display. For more information, please check out the following website: 2018 IPMS Richmond Old Dominion Open Here are links to past shows that show many pictures of the models entered: 2014 IPMS Richmond Old Dominion Open 2013 IPMS Richmond Old Dominion Open I have seen many MSW members in attendance at prior shows and would hope that others can make it to Richmond, VA on February 24. If you come, please bring a model to enter in the show. The wooden ship model classes always draw a lot of attention from both the public and the plastic modelers.
  8. Gene Berger has a lot of pictures on his website of members’ models on display in the 50th Anniversary Exhibit of the Hampton Roads Ship Model Society. This exhibit at the Mariners' Museum ends on February 11. Here is a link to the 50th Anniversary Exhibit content on his web-page: http://geneberger-models.com/hrsms-exhibit/ Gene Berger standing by his SS United States and SC-1075 Sub Chaser models on display. Gene is also the Skipper of the HRSMS.
  9. The pressure is on. I will have to take a break from my honey-do list and get back to working on my Longboat. It will be completed in time for me to bring it to the Conference. I have been coming to the Conference since 2010 and I am looking forward to this one. It will be great to see everyone. Here are links to prior Conferences that contain many pictures of the ship models on display: 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013
  10. Here are some more pictures that are on display celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Hampton Roads Ship Model Society: Here are some pictures of our ship modeling booth that is located in the Mariners' Museum:
  11. That was a nice article by the Eagle Tribune. Looking at the picture, it looks like the Club has some talented model builders.
  12. Here is the last batch of pictures. I took more pictures, but they turned out blurred. I will re-take them and post them on this topic at a later date. Please check out our website at http://www.hrsms.org and if you are in the Tidewater area of Virginia on the second Saturday of each month, please come and visit one of our meetings.

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