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David Rice

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About David Rice

  • Birthday 11/19/1951

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    Sitka Alaska
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    It was: Nature and Wildlife Cinematography, Photography, Hunting, Fishing, and Exploring.
    Now it is: Gardening, and a Model Ship Builder want to be.

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  1. David Rice

    Model Building Podcast

    I used to be a nature cinematographer. Trying to film a step by step model ship build, would be a lot of work. With arranging a shoot, lights, filming, and sound, a weekly pod cast would get very expensive.
  2. David Rice

    Odd Bit of History-Shipwrecks, Piracy, and Bears

    I have Brown Bears within a mile of house everyday. Sometimes I find their fresh tracks in my yard. Thankfully most Brown Bears don't like people, and avoid us. They had to kill one last summer for trying to eat a neighbors dog. There is a big sow with a young cub coming around at night now. Hoping they will move on.
  3. David Rice

    Model Building Podcast

    There is a build of the HMS Snake on Youtube. However, the quality of the video is poor. Model Space has a excellent series of videos on the HMS Victory:
  4. http://juneauempire.com/local/news/2017-11-26/shipwrecks-piracy-and-war-fever-strange-story-mayhem-alaska-seas-100-years-ago
  5. David Rice

    Model Building Podcast

    I have looked also. I have found only bits and pieces of video for some builds. Mostly HMS Victory. There are a few video's offering a few build tricks. Due to my neurological disorders, I have problems reading. Some days I can't read at all. Which causes me to many many mistakes. Video or pod casts would be so much help.
  6. Now that winter is approaching I have more time for building. I finished the Top Rails, and did some painting. I will soon start the deck work. I haven't made any Tree Nails yet. I am still unsure which way I will go.
  7. Congratulations, you didn't get any of that poor quality "pink" plywood. I am still cursing the stuff. I'll be watching. At my current speed you should catch and over take me soon.
  8. David Rice

    Working more than one build

    Building ship models is like making love to a fine woman. I say multitasking is required.
  9. David Rice

    just what is a "scratch built model"?

    The problem is, you need 3 types of builds, not 2. Kit built Semi-scratch built (using any pre-made parts) Scratch built
  10. Historic Trip through the Northwest Passage. http://www.maritime-executive.com/article/buoy-tender-completes-historic-nw-passage-transit
  11. Sally Hansen Hard as Nails. It works for all kinds of things.
  12. David Rice

    The "What did you do in your Garden today?" thread

    We used 15mm-20mm crushed road rock. We call it D1. The same rock used along the side of roads. Big mistake. The sharp crushed rock gets caught in almost every kind of shoe sole. We track it into the house and into our vehicles continually. The sharp rock pieces get caught so securely in our shoes, that we need to take the shoes off, in order to pry the rocks out of the soles.
  13. David Rice

    The "What did you do in your Garden today?" thread

    The trouble with using small gravel is that it is easily picked up by shoes, and then brought into the house. Once it is embedded into the soles of your shoes, it can puncture small holes into your flooring. The situation is worse if you have any of that laminate flooring. Been there. Done that.
  14. David Rice

    The "What did you do in your Garden today?" thread

    I watched my garden rot in the rain........
  15. The hull has been planked, now it's time to sand. I wonder if I could "subcontract" this part out? Yes, I hurt my finger. I always seem to end up giving blood for the cause.......

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