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About toms10

  • Birthday 09/18/1961

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    Connecticut, USA
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    Soccer, Marine reef aquariums

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  1. Azzoun, the puzzle looks awesome and will look great in the playroom. Great accomplishment, you should be proud. I too am working on this puzzle as a side project and now seeing it completed I am re-energized. I received it back in September as a birthday present and have been picking away at it when I don't feel like tinkering with my model. I only have about a 1/4 of the side "A" bag done. It is sitting on an improvised table in my hobby room so there is no rush to complete which is a good thing because at this rate it should take 10 years! It is a very challenging puzzle because of all the subtle color changes. Tom
  2. The "What have you done today?" thread.

    Tell her it was not what you thought it was when you put it on your list and send it back. Take the $$ and put it toward something you can really use. Tom
  3. My home laptop that runs Windows XP Professional version 2002 service pack 3 and Chrome Version 49.0.2623.112 m does not have any issues. Sometimes old school is better. Tom
  4. Now my system is randomly acting up. Chrome Version 63.0.3239.108 (Official Build) (64-bit) running on Windows 10 Pro. Tom
  5. What have you received today?

    'Twas the night a few days before Christmas, when all thro' the houseNot a creature was stirring, not even a mouse; Cats take everything so literally... Tom
  6. Ed, Try Chuck from Syren Ship Model Co.. He is one of the MSW sponsors listed on the right side of the home page. I have seen his work and it is top notch. Just search around the MSW sight and you will read nothing but good reviews. Tom
  7. I may be the only one still using XP and Chrome on my 12 year old laptop but I don't have this issue. Luckily I just use this laptop for browsing this forum and some general surfing. Tom
  8. Spent a couple of hours shoveling 8" of snow. We had our first snowfall of the season yesterday... I hope it is the last. At least I don't have to rake leaves for a while! Tom
  9. My HMS Leopard build is creeping along. Here is what it looks like today. Tom
  10. Maritime Nautical Art

    Details, details. Seems the artist had a good idea about content but didn't really know what he was painting. Probably used actual models or pics of models as a guide to create the painting. It is a pretty cool idea though. Tom
  11. Walnut or other similar uniform dark brown woods?

    Hi Mike, I have never ordered from these guys but they have some common types of wood, walnut, cherry, maple, mahogany and others in many strip sizes and sheets. www.nationalbalsa.com. If you have a custom cabinet maker in your area you may be able to pick up some of the scraps from walnut, cherry and maple cabinets. Tom
  12. Build Log Photography

    I use my Iphone. Quick and easy. The pictures come out plenty good for forum discussions. Tom
  13. ntmcd1, I also built the AL Constellation. It was my first attempt at model ship building so I really didn't know any better about the accuracy or drastic lack of it. I picked up the kit from a fellow MSW member for a very low price so I said why not. The model provided a vast amount of experience for me since I had none previously. I don't think I could have completed it without the help of everyone on the MSW site. I did quite a bit of bashing on the rigging and made the sails from scratch since the kit did not supply any. As for the hull I ended up keeping it pretty much the same as the kit. Now that I am scratch building my second model I can see how silly it was for AL to release this as the 1798 Constellation. I don't really have the pride in model that I used to. On the other hand, most if not all the people that look at it don't know the difference anyway. They just look at the overall model and go wow, look at all the detail and then my pride returns a bit. I guess all will be fine as long as nobody from MSW ends up in my living room! A link to my build log is in my signature. Tom
  14. A quick clarification

    And the learning just keeps coming. This is why I love this site. I didn't even know about frapping. I like the idea as an option to coils of rope on the deck. Thanks to all of you for sharing. Tom