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About jbelwood

  • Birthday 02/15/1940

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  • Location
    Stratford, CT
  • Interests
    Current build: Bluejacket Portland
    Finished builds: Inter-Action Enterprises C.R. LAMB, Train-Troll Western River Towboat

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  1. Spent the past 6 months searching for a bottle of Floquil Brass paint for the paddle boxes on my Bluejacket Portland. Visited a long time friend last week and noticed he had a cache of about 400 bottles of various paints acquired over the years that were no longer needed. I therefore dug in and came out with 3 unopened bottles of Floquil Brass paint. Life is good. John
  2. Hi Tim, Like you,the model railroad craze kept me going for 33 years until I actually finished the layout. What a bummer that was. Needing a new challenge, I started building Bluejackets Portland. It has taken me 18 months to get this far and I suspect this was the easy part. The build is way over my head but I'm determined to keep going. At 77 I hope my stamina keeps up. John
  3. Newbie - Any Diorama advice?

    You may want to look into this great book by Justin Camarata. https://www.seawatchbooks.com/ItemDisplay.php?sku=107002 John
  4. Pets

    This is Eddie, my constant companion. Eight year old Bichon/Poodle mix rescue. First photo just groomed. Second in need of touch up. John Elwood
  5. Haven't accomplished much since April due to age related medical issues. Hurricane deck temporarily in place after a lot of fiddling. Compared to what lies ahead, this has been the "easy" part of the over all build. John Elwood
  6. The John Benjamin on the boat reflects my first and middle name. Applied home port of Marietta, Ohio. Graduated Marietta College 1962.

    skybolt, Absolutely beautiful. I have always wanted to build this model. Am I correct that your model has the built up wooden hull? Approximately how long did it take to build your spectacular model? John Elwood
  8. Get attachment (53)

    I'd really love to see more photos of the beautiful ship. What kit is it and did you do a build on her? John
  9. CR Lamb finished 001 Opt

    Thanks for the nice comment seafury45. This was a very enjoyable build. John
  10. 100 7940

    Hi Bill, WOW...What a beautiful build. You really mastered that clinker hull. Were the planks on this kit laser cut to shape or was additional work needed? What's up next? John Elwood
  11. CR Lamb finished 002 Opt

    Thanks for the nice comment jiljilia. I love steam. John
  12. CR Lamb finished 004 Opt

    Thanks Nils. I'm fairly new to the MSW site and this was my first try at gallery posting. CR Lamb was a fun, 9 month, build. John Elwood
  13. port view

    Looking at Bluejackets version as my first POF kit. Love the way you displayed the boat on the cradle on the planked deck. May go for the same idea.
  14. Carrianne model 11 Stb Bow

    Hi Jack, Saw this model at the CMMS meeting. I am still WOWed by this scratch built copy of your real boat. Hope to see her in person next summer off of New Haven. John Elwood