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About CharlieZardoz

  • Birthday 11/17/1978

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    Queens New York
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    Model ships, wooden and plastic focus on US Navy and Star Trek universe. My ultimate goal is to scratch build the USS Congress, Minnesota, Cumberland and United States.

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  1. Here is a cheeky pic of my own models on display. Hoping next year at least one will be done
  2. Wow amazing!!
  3. Hi all! Splendid job from everyone who contributed to the success of the conference. I wanted to take a moment to acknowledge and congratulate the winner of both the Jim Roberts award and the people's choice (the same model won both). The model in question is of the USS Boxer circa 1905. I felt personally inspired by the exceptional work done here and reminded me of why I love model ship building so much, such an excellent example on what I hope to one day achieve for myself. Truly a work of art I trust you all agree.
  4. Hallo Charlie


    one Question ...and sorry For my Englisch...


    with wich CAD -Programm do. Young work ,please ?



    1. CharlieZardoz


      Hi! The laser works with inkscape (which is free) also corel draw and adobe. I don't use a cnc machine but if I did then fusion 360 is also available online and also free-ish.  Cheers!

    2. Charlie1805


      Hi Charlie


      thanks...and ...your Work ist GREAT 



  5. Was great to meet you and glad you enjoyed the experience. Models pics will be up shortly
  6. I heard something about the United States being a favorite ship of some head of the Norfolk navyyard hence why she was given a quiet retirement prior to her capture. I doubt she would have been razed though if 1861 capture of norfolk and the whole ironclad debacle hadnt happend Id imagine Columbia and Raritan might have. No worries w hijacking those images above thats the Boston class and underneath the macedonia?
  7. Well hey if you can't be first you can at least be last.
  8. Constellation Macedonian and John Adams were all obviously new designs with no relation to their predecessors however if not for the erroneous history Constellation would likely not still exist today.
  9. Ok that makes sense, and yeah I will scan the stern of plan proper and post it once I get a chance. Interesting to hear about the Constellation painting, do you have more info on it?
  10. You have the option to not have your model compete. There are two competitions but you can opt to just display your models. Regarding costs check the registration pdfs I linked earlier in this post.
  11. So now with these plans it's making me wonder if United States's 1840's era stern had the 3 window design of Guerriere/Java,Potomac and Constitution or did she have 4 like Independence. Since most of the period depictions of her stern show her retaining the 7 windows one could make an argument that her stern ended up looking like Independence near the end of her life. The transom edge is higher and looks rounded with more wreath decorations. Overall different Constitution at that time. That said the quarter gallery isn't the same as Independence's meaning it doesn't sit mid deck due to the razing.
  12. Ok so caught up with Duane of Maryland Silver today, was a much better convo gave me the whole story about the ship, where he got the plans from and a story about John Allen's sword. Anywhoo our thoughts are that the plans represent the ship being modified due to hogging as well as moving the placement of the masts etc. Since the doubling tapers at both ends that makes perfect sense.