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  1. Great looking planking. I look forward to getting my kit soon. Now back to working to complete my Nina build. Taking your time and getting it right is a long lasting reward when you look at it years later. Keith
  2. Thanks Pickels-Sweet Pickels was 8 years old when I adopted him. My sister got me to go to our Humane Society who had an event for Jackson Galaxy who was giving a talk on his new book just out then and his TV Program. Pickels was a 3 time return cat,and he was one of two cats they had up for adoption in the auditorium where Jackson would give his talk. There was over 150 people there and all the noise and fuss,Pickels was with his handler,just laying and watching what was going on. I had lost my last cat Precious(another recue cat) about 3 months earlier to old age,and was not looking for a cat yet,but wanted to see Jackson. Pickles looked like another cat I had had,Rockey. I went up and asked what his story was. He had been returned 3 times and was diabetic-non insulin. Being diabetic myslef and having had another cat who had been did not rule him out. As to the returns,they did not have any thing or reasons behind them. I petted him and was with him for about 10 minutes when Jackson started his talk. I do not remeber what he said because I was thinking about adopting Pickels,even tho I had no intension of adopting a cat before I saw him. After the talk my sister and I went back to see Pickels,and after about 5 minutes one of the supervisors asked if we wanted to go into an adoption room and see how Pickels would be away from the crowd and noise. At this monent a women came up and asked if we were the ones who might adopt a cat? we said yes,she then said theat Jackson would like to meet with us and Pickels. We said yes,and went ito the room. Pickle was very affectionate and at ease,then Jackson came in and spent about 30 minutes with us,he was just as nice as on TV,then I decieded to adopt Pickels. It was the best thing to happen to me in years. He came home and met my Cocker Brandy,she did not care for cats,but would just ignore them,Pickles just hissed at her when she put her face up to the cat carrier before I opened it. That was the only time they did not get along. Each treated the house as their own from then on. Pickles was always a great cat,loved all the guys in our ship group when they would come over for a meeting-up to 15,or just when one would come over. He would greet them at the front door,then make the rounds around the seated guys,each petting and talking to him. He would only drink water from the dripping kitchen facett,so I had to make sure it was on all the time. If it was not he would let me know. One thing he would not let me do was to roll him over on his back. Other than that he never clawed me or bit me except for when I might have to pill him. Even then he was gentle. Being a widower and retired he was always with me and loved to lay bown as close as possible if not over my tools and what I was working on. He never played with anything except for sanding sticks and Evergreen thin plastic strips. As soon as I would sit down at my building desk,he would come up and lay down or head butt me. Your right about adopting a cat who has been let go. I found out that the reason he was most likely returned is that he hated other cats! He would pace back and forth if he saw one outside. He was a total inside cat,he never tried to go outside. A couple of times he marked the front door when a neighbor cat stayed on the front porch during the day. He stoped it onch I cover up the small side window next to the front door,so he could not see any at right outside. I look forward to my next cat in the near future. Not as another Pickels but as the next King of the house with a diffent personallity. I miss him laying next to my bare feet now while I an writing this. But his photo of him on the work table is next to me.We are very luky when they give all their love to you,no mater what happens. Here's the photo I will alawys have close to where I work. Keith and Pickels
  3. Ahoy Mates Thanks for the kind words. I have had two cats who loved being with me as I work on the models. Precious and Pickels. I have started looking at rescue cats around my area with my sister Arlene. So maybe this spring I will have a new Supervisor in my shipyard. For the time being I can go over to Arlene's and get my cat fix with JD and Guliver. I have this photo next to me now while I start back to work on the Nina. Pickels loved to use it as a pillow while I worked on it.Here's Pickels last build-1/600 USS Iwo Jima LPH-2 Aurora kit for my best friends 70th birthday present. Tim served on the Iwo Jima 1969-1970 Viet Nam and Apollo 13 Recovery. I would imagine that Pickels is now working on the Catboat model we never got to do. RIP my Buddy. Keith
  4. Ahoy Mates It's with a heavy heart that I have to inform all that my shipyard supervisor and best friend Pickels has gone to the Catboat in Heaven last night. He lost his battle with being diabetic for the last 7 years of his 14. There will not be any photos of him being on top of what I am working on,but his spirit and great memories will always be with me.He was a very special cat to say the least. He loved people and all the guys in our building Group. Here's how I will always remember Pickels,always by my side watching what I was doing.
  5. Ahoy Mates Our IPMS Club is establishing categories for wooden ship models and need to know how they should be judged in a model contest. What I need to find out is what is the criteria used to judge wooden ship models.What is used for wooden ship model contests? Thanks Keith
  6. Ahoy Mates As an old tool and diemaker of over 45 years and model maker for over 60, I have used both and for the diamond files I love them on wood and steel for fast cutting and also use steel files. They both have their places. I like the open cutting of the diamond's,they are like sandpaper,but for shapes and controled filing the steel ones are the best. Just make sure they are not stacked on each other or just tossed into a drawer. Check out a jewler's supplier for files,they will have quality ones which cost more but will last you forever. The ones you get at a discount place mostly are not worth the price.
  7. Ahoy Mates Here's my Cheerful with the flag I just made for it. Printing on the tissue paper and then gluing two together,then forming it. Thanks Chuck. This will be at the Model Show. Keith
  8. Ahoy Mates Come on and Join us at this great Model Show this Saturday. Here's what will be there. Thanks Keith
  9. Ahoy Mates Just less than a week from the Model Show here in Portland,Oregon next Saturday. I will be completing my Cheerful build in the next two days!!! It will be nice to have it completed 5 days from the Show. Here's my last build for the Cheerful. A binnacle out of swiss pear from a photo of one on a boat in the Manatoba Maritime Museum thanks to someone here posting to my question about binnacles for the Cheerful.And to Chuck for his drawing also. Pickels had to help since he wants his 3/4 of the desk space that this model has taken up for months now. He's yelling at me to work faster. I hate to finish it up now since it's been a great build and having learned a lot building it. Keith and Pickels
  10. Ahoy Mates Saturday Sept. 22nd Fall Model Show 2018 by Oregon Modelers Society. Hundreds of all types of models. There's two Wooden Ship Model Categories at this show. Go to ipms-oregon.org for show flyer and categories list and vendors. It's being held at Camp Withycombe 15300 SE Minuteman Way,Clackamas,Oregon 97015 Hours 9AM -#PM when Awards are given out. Enryt of models for judging is Noon. There's two wooden ship categories. There are 40 tables of Vendors alone. Held in the Oregon National Guard facility that is new. Great lighting and lots of room. Tables are 48" high for model's entered. No stupping to see models. Our wooden ship group will have 6 models entered to start with. I will have my Mary Rose and Cheerful models entered . It's a great show . See us on Facebook Oregon Modelers Society. Thanks
  11. Thanks Chuck Your the best my friend. Now I have another thing on my list to be done this week. Getting close. Maybe Pickels will make it tonight for me while I sleep. Keith AND pICKELS
  12. Ahoy Mates Ending the build of my Cheerful,and what came to mind-where's the binnacle for it and what type did they use for a Royal Navy ship of this tonnage and era? Need help with where to find drawings or illustrations so that I can make one up this week. Have to finish up my build for the upcoming Model Show that it will be entered in on September 22nd . Thanks for the help. Keith and Pickels
  13. Ahoy Mates Well it's time this coming Saturday and Sunday September 1st and 2nd at the Garibaldi Maritime Museum in Garibaldi,Oregon USA on HWY 101 at the south end of Garibaldi 10 AM to 4 PM each day-Free to get into the Model Boat Show! I will be there working on my Cheerful along with others from our building group from the Portland,Oregon area along with others from around Oregon. Great Museum-Model ship friendly,not the type with just interactive displays without model ships on display. This museum is the best on the Oregon Coast-bar none. Great sea food in Garibaldi and Tillamook. They still have one of the last Dirgible hangers from WW2 in Tillamook . Come and enjoy seeing the builders on display and working on there models. Ask them questions-and ones that you know they can not answer! Hope to see you there-please message me here if you plan to attend,so we can get together this weekend. Keith Glueck sorry Pickels will not be there-except in spirit and photo.
  14. Ahoy Steve It's just open display both days. No contest. Just a great show and tell weekend for builders and all who love model ships. You can come and go with your model as you please. And if you want to join us working on your model,just let me know so we can leave room for you. All model ships are welcome both days. Look forward to meeting you and seeing your model or models. I will have my Cheerful there. I might be finishing it's build that weekend. Keith
  15. Ahoy Mates Here's what my Cheerful looks like today. Near the end of the build. Just 2 weeks to go before it has to be completed. Set up the port anchor as it was "fished" hauling it aboard. Keith and Pickels

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