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  • Birthday 08/20/1939

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    Hurst, Texas (between Fort Worth and Dallas)
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    Woodworking, fly fishing, photography, audio, model building and Porsches!

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  1. RFP

    The "What have you done today?" thread.

    Omega1234, I don't even know your name, but your post broke my heart. I, too, recently lost both of my parents (93 and 96) and thus can perhaps understand a bit of what you are facing today. And I am truly sorry, and I hope that you will find peace and comfort in your memories and will find love and support from your family and friends. God bless you in this...
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    The "What have you done today?" thread.

    So many cool things going on with the Forum members... my biggie of the day was getting a positive clinical diagnosis of having the flu. Sheesh... no wonder I feel crummy
  3. I am so impressed with this build log, but I can't begin to tell you how all the charts have completely intimidated me. I love the Glad Tidings, and was strongly considering it if I EVER get around to getting [re]started in this glorious hobby... now, I'm not so sure.
  4. Dee Dee, I am so happy to see your update and get to see your planking progress... it certainly looks great to me! I am interested in your comment (back in February), "I found out that CA glue doesn't like the ink in Sharpie markers." So, did you use PVA glue instead? What glue are you using on the planks, both on the plank-to-bulkhead and the plank edge-to-plank edge? See what a total newbie I am? Rob
  5. Thanks for the update. I've been really looking forward to this build. I am fascinated with these little 'working boats' and know that your build will be very instructive to a newbie like me. As soon as i tidy up about a g'zillion other (non-model) projects, I am going to build this beauty. Again, thanks for such thorough posts. Rob
  6. Before the change, I could click on Unread Content and see all posts that had been made since my last visit. Now, I can't find how to do that anymore. Dang... as a newbie, that was a great way to see what's going on with everybody. Thanks, Rob
  7. Oh, just clicking the "like" button just isn't enough for this. I am mightily impressed with your craftsmanship. I would be so proud if I were able to do this kind of work! Looking forward to your next updates... And, stay healthy! Rob
  8. Following along... Can't wait until the next update! Rob
  9. Thanks, Digby... But, now I'm terribly confused. Here's a site ( http://www.modellismo.net/forum/navi-e-velieri-work-progress/75397-leudo-siciliano-1-30-santa-lucia-panart-mantua-6.html) that shows a build log of the Mantua kit with double planking. Even more discouraging is that the log stops abruptly over six years ago... uncompleted at that point. Perhaps double planking is an option and not necessary. Your finished model is spectacular! Rob
  10. Thanks so much, Digby, that is absolutely gorgeous! Although, to my mostly-beginner eyes, it looks like a terrifying build... the double planking seems kind of scary. So far, my only experience with hull planking was when I actually planked the solid hull of my Bluejacket Constitution (their mid-1980s version). It took forever, but when completed, I thought it looked great... then I painted the hull (!) and learned than painting over nicely fitted planking pretty much makes the planking disappear... well, if one uses too much paint, I suppose. Oh well, I'm still proud of my Constitution! If only I had known about this Forum before I did the copper tape below the waterline...
  11. Thanks, Digby... and chance you can post a photo oir two? Rob
  12. Thank you, Mark, for your response. Actually, the kit I was asking about is a Mantua (of Italy) kit. For some reason, I'm fascinated by these little 'working boats' of the Mediterranean. Here it is: https://www.mantuamodel.co.uk/1_Model_Boats___Ships/Panart_model_boats/_744_Santa_Lucia_46.html
  13. Thank you both for your thoughtful responses. All things considered, I think I'm still going with Glad Tidings! I'm such a coward!
  14. I am so impressed with your build (mightily impressed by your build log, too!). I've been considering Glad Tidings for a few weeks and your build is certainly pulling me in that direction. Beautiful work, thank you so very much for posting! Rob
  15. Found this interesting Mantua kit (https://www.mantuamodel.co.uk/1_Model_Boats___Ships/Panart_model_boats/_744_Santa_Lucia_46.html) but search as I may, I can't find out much about it. I'm wondering if anyone here is familiar with it, or, even better, has built it. I'm still digging around for my 'first build' after a 30-year "break" from the hobby, and I'll have to admit a bit of reluctance to purchase a kit from anyone other than Model Expo in view of their widely reported excellent support and customer service. Clearly, I need counseling! All the best! Rob

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