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Kenneth Powell

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  • Birthday 12/22/1961

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    Biloxi, MS

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  1. Thanks Russ, I'll take a closer look at it and see what I can do.
  2. I finished the head rails. The instruction book said they are tricky little buggers and they are correct. I also painted the little dude figure head I used the admiral's craft paint then sealed him with a coat of satin varnish. Tan for the leather of his clothes, brown for his leather belt and moccasins, his flesh tone for head and hands, pewter for his tomahawk, and black for his Mohawk. I trimmed and sanded his sitting area. This is him dry fit. Let me know what you think and especially any ways I can improve. Thanks - Kenneth
  3. We built the Pyro models and put small rocks in the hull for ballast before closing up. I didn't shoot mine because I wanted to see it go down the street at the next rain - but my brothers did.
  4. Nice, Russ That should keep the spray out.
  5. Thanks everyone for the likes and comments. JSG - It was indeed a sickening feeling as her life flashed in front of my eyes for those slow motion moments. If we can build them then we can fix them. Kenneth
  6. Hurricane Damage: While preparing for hurricane Nate and making room for guest from the lower lying areas I sped past and my sleeve caught the stem. I had my hands full and couldn't catch her. But I was fast enough to stick my leg out just enough for her to land on and slide down more gently to the floor. Lucky more damage didn't occur. Easy fix. Repaired and paint touched-up. All the pieces that broke were large enough to handle and glue to the original spot. I'll call it battle damage or war wounds. Gives character especially to the rail. I did get started on the head rails. Still working on them. Please tell me what you think Thanks - Kenneth
  7. Excellent build. Midwest makes a good kit and you are certainly doing it justice. Looking forward to more posts. Kenneth
  8. I can only repeat what others are saying: excellent use of a jig. Keep on Goin Russ Kenneth
  9. Aren't we our own worst critic? But that's the only way to improve. Keep on goin Russ Kenneth
  10. Very, Very Nice, Russ Looks like you've taken up any room for improvement. Kenneth
  11. Thanks guys for your input. I did try the clamp-to-jig approach but they popped too much once released. When I tried to cut directly they broke. Maybe I need more practice, but I have them now. Painting is next then attaching. Thanks - Kenneth
  12. Pieces Parts. I tried to cut these out but the kit-supplied basswood kept splitting. I then heat bent them. Let me know what you think Kenneth
  13. Looking Good, Russ Just like all your work. Kenneth

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