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About jbelwood

  • Birthday 02/15/1940

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

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  1. jbelwood

    Twelve inch to the foot dinghy

    I love the looks and beautiful lines of your boat. Is she scratch built from plans?
  2. jbelwood

    Annapolis Wherry by CLC

    Thanks Jack. Would love to row the full size boat on the Housatonic River near where I live. Was on the 8 man Marietta College crew team back in the late 50's. Haven't been in a shell since. John Elwood
  3. In case you haven't noticed, we have a new sponsor, Chesapeake Light Craft. They are introducing a series of model kits that are a scale rendition of their full scale, stitch and glue, boats. Needing a break from building Bluejacket's Portland, I decided to build CLC's Annapolis Wherry. Took about 20 hours to build as seen in finished boat below. John Elwood
  4. Chesapeake Light Craft Annapolis Wherry completed. John Ewlood
  5. Taking a break from building Bluejacket's Portland, I decided to build Chesapeake Light Craft's Annapolis Wherry. I hadn't seen any of their models on MSW so this might be a first showing. The model is 26.5 inches long and uses CA glue exclusively throughout. Every part is laser cut. This is a stitch and glue model following their technique on the full size wherry. Was a pleasure to build but not for a beginner. Their web site explains it more thoroughly and even points to a fast frame video for reference. John Elwood
  6. jbelwood

    The "What have you done today?" thread.

    Diorama of White Hills Inn complete. My friend Bob built this about 20 years ago. Can't imagine the tedium of the build. Hope to surprise him with it today.
  7. jbelwood

    David Rice

    Recently prepaid and signed "affordable cremation" contracts for both my wife and I at the suggestion of our elder law attorney. My daughters, now, do not have to worry about making funeral arrangements for either one of us.
  8. jbelwood

    The "What have you done today?" thread.

    Due to sickness, a long time friend of mine has decided to dismantle his model railroad. Although the majority of it has been sold off, I decided to remove this kit built hotel and refurbish it as a keepsake for him and his wife. It basically needed a good cleaning ind replacement of several details. Hope to turn it into a beautiful diorama. John Elwood
  9. Pilot house finished. Hurricane deck cabins ready for paint. Both items not glued on yet. Bringing unfinished model to New London conference. John Elwood
  10. jbelwood

    Selling Models

    You might want to visit this gallery http://www.jrusselljinishiangallery.com/ located in Fairfield, CT. Great collection of marine art of all types. John Elwood Stratford, CT
  11. jbelwood

    Building a kit for a profit

    This question has come up many time in the model railroad hobby. The most common answer is to charge 10 times the cost of the kit plus the cost of the kit it self if not supplied by the customer. Therefore, a $300 kit (not uncommon in this hobby) would render $3300. There are many exceptions to this depending on the complexity of the build. Just my two cents worth. John
  12. Jaeon, Nils is correct. Here is a photo of my HO scale stern wheeler with HO figures from Preiser. They sell a ships crew (figure in yellow slicker) along with others that may fill the bill. Also, go onto the Seaport Model Works site, they may have some also. John
  13. Hi bs, Although I can't help you with the Midwest dory plans it was great to revisit my old post as I had forgotten all about it. I've never built a Midwest kit. Currently building Bluejackets Portland. John
  14. jbelwood

    The "What have you done today?" thread.

    Got the car washed this morning.
  15. 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

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