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About lmagna

  • Birthday 06/19/1949

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  1. I hate to say it but it may be possible that the Arizona on Dec 7 still had Seagulls attached to her. The first 54 Kingfishers were delivered to the U.S. Navy beginning in August 1940 and six had been assigned to the Pearl Harbor-based Battle Force before the end of the same year. Many of the following 158 OS2U-2s were attached to flight training at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida, but 53 were assigned to equip the newly established Inshore Patrol Squadrons, based at NAS Jacksonville, Florida. I have a book coming on the Arizona, "USS Arizona (BB 39) Ship's Data: A Photographic History, Norman Friedman," It should be here on Tuesday I'll take a look if you are interested.
  2. One of these days I am going to learn to look first and then THINK about opening my mouth! I wrote about the ceiling and overhead and felt like I really knew what I was talking about. STUPID ME! The brain became engaged later, AFTER I had spouted all my stuff and I decided it look it up, after all this is the internet age where any answer is just a few keystrokes away, right? So here is what I came up with in just a few seconds: Ceiling: The lining or inboard sheathing covering the frames of a wooden boat. Usually ceiling is light planking or slats covering the frames in cabin areas to provide insulation, deaden sound, reduce condensation and provide a more finished appearance. (Lubbers beware: the ceiling is located along the inboard sides of a ship, never overhead.) Sorry to the people who read my first post and wondered who this fool was. I will be deleting that part of the post to avoid further possible confusion and personal embarrassment.
  3. I suppose you just had them laying around from the last time you needed to cuff one of your prisoners!
  4. That would seem logical to me as well.
  5. I think that much of the time the boat would be in the water when the crew needed access to the hatches. It would probably be put over the side as soon as the anchor went down, and in many cases would be towed behind on shorter inland river and coastal passages. As always your work and steady progress is impressive.
  6. Whatever you want to call it, your work is looking nice so who cares! I painted the Captain's quarters when I built this kit as a teen. I can't remember what all the pictures were but I do remember that one was a world map. I painted them all, along with the diamond pattern on the deck. But after you put the transom and decks into place it is a little hard to see your work. The same applies to the forward and sternward cannon on the gun deck. After you place the spar deck into place you can no longer even see all of the rigging no matter how hard you try. You might try going down to your local drug store and taking a look at their reading glasses they normally have glasses that range from 1.5 to 3,0X. You can try out what you want and even pick several pairs to suit the different needs in your build. They are normally fairly inexpensive and certainly lighter than the headsets you linked to. If you do pick the headset you at least picked the glass lenses. The ones with the plastic lenses are in my opinion, (For what it's worth) pure junk.
  7. lmagna

    Hello Everyone.

    Hello Rich Welcome to the madhouse, (At least my corner of it). What are the odds!!!!!!!!!! I have that same kit. While I have my doubts that it has much resemblance to the actual Cabot, no one can really tell what she looked like, it should be able to make up into a pretty nice model of a Continental Brigantine. If I could be so bold I would suggest looking into Chuck's practicum on building the Sultana. They are very similar models and this kit could benifit from the same modifications. Chuck Passaro's practicum Looking forward to seeing how it goes.
  8. That is supposed to be a pretty good book. I don't own a copy myself. You will want to be careful though if you learn too much you will begin feeling the need to redo the white stripe along the sides in yellow and change to number of windows on the stern and other going down the rabbit hole stuff! You need to remember that the ship is over 200 years old and that there have been a lot of changes in those years. Some better documented than others, but changes none the less. As for the history, there are so many books written by so many people over the years that I would be at a loss to say what one was my favorite. The one I remember the most and enjoyed was written in 1934 when the Constitution was going from port-to-port around the US and even includes some of the more major events of that cruise.
  9. I think that is why they used white below decks. It is possible that they used whitewash back in the day rather than paint but either way it made the mostly closed up lower deck spaces lighter and less gloomy day and night. That is certainly the case on-board the Constitution today. Don't worry about terms Mike call them walls with shuttered windows if you want. You are building a model for enjoyment and personal satisfaction, not trying to pass a seaman's exam! By the time you are done you will be surprised how many otherwise useless nautical terms you will know. I personally think that is one of the shortcomings of the modern multi language requirements in models. "Back in the day" they used to actually name the parts you were installing in the construction booklet. Now days they just give it a number. For the most part you don't need to translate numbers, but you also miss out on the learning part that used to be so much the part of building plastic kits. I still have many of my old plans for plastic models, dating back probably 30+ years and without exception they are FAR more instructive than plans I see on new models.
  10. While the inner bulwarks on the spar deck are green, they would be white in the lower deck space between the gun deck and the spar deck. I think Jim is right though in that it would be MUCH easier to paint them without fear of messing up the decks if you paint them prior to installing the decks. That would require removing the gun deck as well so it would be best to not glue it until after you do the painting.
  11. I missed that completely, but Hal is right, the two, (1 port and 1 starboard) long guns should be removed from where they are and placed on the upper deck toward the bow as bow chasers. I believe at one point the stern windows were knocked out and two long guns were placed there as stern chasers when the Constitution was in one of her races against being captured by the British. I don't think they were there all of the time though. I have been in the Great cabin and there are no accommodations today to handle guns even if you wanted to.
  12. Yeah I may have SUGGESTED that you buy them but now that you have shown them off you will be FORCING me to get a set as well! I am not certain that I understand on the carriages. The guns you are assembling now are the guns that will be located on the gun deck and are considered long guns. The other guns are called Carronades and will go on the upper or spar deck. They are a shorter stockier looking gun and on the Constitution and use a different style of carriage. You may consider rigging the guns in the midships area, (The area where the big opening is that will partly be covered with the ships boats later) That area will still be visible even after the spar deck is installed. On my build as a teen I rigged all the lower deck cannon AND painted the great cabin, including the world map that was located on the bulkhead back then. I would occasionally hold the model up just so I could look through the windows and see inside. Now days I could just use an Endoscope to do the same thing. https://www.walmart.com/ip/Waterproof-HD-2M-7mm-Endoscope-Lens-Mini-USB-Inspection-Camera-with-6-LED-Lights-Borescope-for-Android-Smartphone-PC-Lapt-op/924102324?wmlspartner=wlpa&selectedSellerId=9869&adid=22222222227083850308&wmlspartner=wmtlabs&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=c&wl3=196367365898&wl4=pla-314984353131&wl5=9033346&wl6=&wl7=&wl8=&wl9=pla&wl10=115780161&wl11=online&wl12=924102324&wl13=&veh=sem&gclid=Cj0KCQjw9ZDeBRD9ARIsAMbAmoau7i54ClITxFRnlbQEmXjzUJIJYDtgthodLUb0pIRvf8ewUt2FwxsaAg3nEALw_wcB
  13. I knew I had ran into it with someone a while back but I could not remember who or what. Old age is catching up with me!
  14. I have followed Marc's eBay sales for some time now. I have even bought a couple of models from him through his eBay offerings but CDW is right. The original owner ends up with very little in many cases. Occasionally though the buyer can come out pretty good, but then that is the story all over eBay. Your cannon are looking really good. The barrels have a nice shape and look well made. Are you going to blacken them?
  15. lmagna

    New Crew Member!

    He looks like he is really aware in the last picture. Get used to coming home from work and finding that he has grown even more while you were gone! When you look back on the pictures it is amazing just how small they once were. It is going to be years before you get time to get things done on time again, get used to it. Congratulations

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