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Landlocked123

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About Landlocked123

  • Birthday 07/03/1954

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    The Nutmeg State
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    Nautical research, Flyfishing, Flytying, anything to do with the outdoors and moving water.

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  1. Yet again, this is great and best of all it’s common sense. While I realize we won’t need to do this for the Longboat or Winnie, it’s a technique we can use for planking anything. It’s yet another example of how you are educating an entire generation of model ship builders. Thanks again. Best, John
  2. Wow! Nothing else to say.
  3. Good luck Ken. Enjoy our beautiful country. Best, John
  4. Hi Michael, The owner of this ship was extremely fortunate to have found you the restoration. Not only for the he amazing work but also for this wonderful build log which walks through and details the process. Very well done. Best, John
  5. Hi Chuck, I want to ditto Walt’s remarks above with the following addition. I frequently find myself referring to your building instructions which you make freely available on the Syren Ship Model site as well as the ships you designed for Model Shipways. I’ve looked at the instructions for the Syren, the Cheerful, the Longboat, etc when I have questions pertaining to things like planking, fairing, or rigging in a generic fashion. I have not purchased any of these models, and yet I take advantage of the information you’ve freely make advailable. If I were to take into account the value of these tutorials in the price of your kits, they not only become inexpensive, but a tremendous value. THANK YOU for everything you so generously given me. Like everything, value is a function of perspective. Best, John
  6. Jack- I’m so sorry to hear about your brother and I hope his remaining days are spent pain free and in the warmth of love from you and the rest of his family. Best, John
  7. Landlocked123

    MONTAÑES by montanes

    Druxey, You’re right and I have deleted the post. John ps. But I would still really like to know how he cut those dovetails 🤔
  8. WOW.........I think I need better words. 🤔 J.
  9. 24 carat real gold leaf foil. I bought all the tools, sizing, and leaf about 20 years ago and this seems like the perfect application. J..
  10. While waiting for my barge kit, I ordered two sets of the boxwood carvings to practice on and I certainly needed practice. Of the 4 Queen Anne monograms, I murdered three before I finally got a feel for what I was doing. The fourth turned out rather well. The carvings for port and starboard where a little tricky but between the two sets I have a set for the barge. I took photos of my trials and tribulations. I am also planning on covering all the moldings with real gold leaf and I plan on documenting that process as well. With a little luck, I hope to put up a “mini” build log for the entire process. It’s been pretty challenging, but I’ve begun to develop a whole new skill set. Something which drew me to model ship building in the first place. I’ve posted a photo of the monogram below. Best, John
  11. Chuck- Sounds like the admiral has her “eyes on the prize”. (Or maybe just tuition🙂). John
  12. Danny, as I read (and re-read) this log I find myself shaking my head in disbelief. I first followed your work on the the Vulture and now through this build. You are truly a remarkable craftsman and an inspiration to me and others. Many Thanks. best, John

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