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About davidrasch

  • Birthday 06/10/1950

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    Burnsville, MN
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    American history, model ship building, automobiles, chocolate doughnuts

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  1. New from Long Island, NY

    I think you are the first modeller who does/did paper models. There are ships available from, I think, Shipyard. Iceberg web site lists paper model sources. With wood start small. I buy Model Expo because if I goof something up they will replace the parts as long as I have the model detail numbers.
  2. Newbie from NC

    You are beyond prayer and into semi-pro! It looks great.
  3. Let me introduce myself, Hi.

    Welcome to this site from a landlubber in Minnesota. My granddad, his two sons and one uncle served in the U.S. Navy during WW II. I wound up in the army. I admire those who go down to the sea. I, too, started in plastic. Now I do wood. Not very good. JoTiKa on youtube has some instructive information about their HMS Victory. DiAgostini too.
  4. Hello from Norway

    Yours is a pretty vessel. Where non-modelers may see a vessel, I see the work and attention to detail you have added to your vessel. I live in Minnesota, a place Norwegians settled. My family immigrated from the Wismar area near Denmark. I have a question. Do you know anything about DiAgostini's Wassa ship model. It is not for sale here in the U.S.
  5. You do outstanding work. Truly in a country surrounded by the sea there are men of inspiration. The knots and tackles are clean and the paint job enviable! Looking forward to seeing more work-in-progress.
  6. Hi from the north

    Hello for the south if that defines Minnesota! I'm 67 and returned to ships some years ago. It has stimulated my brain enormously. My ocean connection is that part of my family came from Wismar in 1911. My grandmother even was patted on the head by the Kaiser! I now take longer to do things because of age but I don't care. I look for vessels which have a connection for me like USS Constitution-last US vessel which came in under budget.
  7. Hello from Ohio

    Good for you! Check ebay for deals. Shipping can be less than dealer markup especially on a slow mover. I think wood is more forgiving than plastic. It is also a way of thinking about how ships were really built.
  8. New from UT

    My first vessel was also the Revell Constitution more years ago than I care to remember. I learned to STUDY the parts, their shape and texture; RESEARCH on all media for pictures and builds-plastic and otherwise; TAKE YOUR TIME because plastic takes hundreds of years to decompose, if ever. Your first step is excellent, coming here because there are many first rate artisans who are willing to help.
  9. Another noob

    You'll be surprised at how much you already know. Measure twice, cut once. Dry fit all pieces. Take time to match parts to parts inventory. Search places like youtube for more info. And, by the way, take time to eat and sleep!
  10. Hello gentleman,,, I am a new member ,,

    Welcome! There's no better place to 'get your feet wet'!
  11. Something I have always wanted to try

    Welcome to the wonderful world of ship modeling! You'll find loads of fun and acquire skills you never thought possible. Keep searching for information and you'll be surprised at what you find. Ship builders were consumate craftsmen of their time.
  12. Hello from Klamath Falls Oregon

    Welcome to the U.S.; land of the free because of the brave! I'm 67 so we are close in age. The Mississippi River Boat is indeed unique. You may try a YOUTUBE search for your vessel. Never know what you will find there. Loads of great stuff. Manufacturer websites also have info and tools. There are costal vessels still afloat in your region, I think. I think of model ship building as creating a heirloom for my youngsters.
  13. Newbie

    Welcome aboard from a builder with THREE cats! They too believe whats mine is theirs. Please take ti,e perusing the logs, photos and etc. Behind each one are mistakes galore but are really learning opportunities. MERRY CHRISTMAS.
  14. Greetings!

    Welcome from one vet(army arty 71-74) to another. Hope you enjoy this hobby. Some folks know the Higgins Boat which ferried Marines to their island battles was made of plywood! Have fun in your new endeavor.
  15. Hello from land locked Oklahoma

    Welcome from another Civil War guy! My interest started in 1960 when as a ten year old I learned about the war during the centennial. I spent time in OK during early '72 at Fort Sill. Hope you enjoy the site. It can be argued the Civil War made greater strides in warfare on water than on land.

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