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You’re not wrong Lou.  But I’ve lived a long life buying second-hand cars or ‘budget’ new cars.  Now there is (was!) money to spare in the bank, and I felt like indulging myself!  I’m now wasting valuable model-building time sitting in the driving seat, trying to make sense of all the knobs and buttons ...

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Nice looking wheels Brian. I was the same way with used cars all my life and finally my retirement gift to myself was a brand new car. Nothing fancy but it's new and paid for.

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I know what you mean Brian.

 

I have spent most of my adult life married and of course buying family cars, the only practical way to live right? Even though i still have kids at home and really don't need anything except a family style car a couple of years ago I bought a hot rod Mini Cooper that I love driving just because it is fun! It is not practical, There is no way an adult human can sit in the back seat unless they chop their feet off and even when you fold the back seats down it almost will not hold  the groceries from a single trip to the store! BUT it's red and black and FUN and I drive it almost all the time even if it just a trip to the store and back. My wife kind of hates it because it is so low so sometimes I am forced to drive one of the other cars! :angry: 

 

It looked like I was going to have to pass it on to my older grandson who will be reaching driving age this coming year as I do not want to have any car payments but it turned out that I now have another car to give him and I get to keep my Mini.:D He is like you though, he goes out once or twice a week and plays with HIS car in the driveway, starts it up and stuff like that. So it looks like you may be going through a second childhood. 

 

I can't wait until my third childhood, I haven't had a motorcycle since I was a teen! :D

 

Lou 

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SOME NEW GOODIES ARRIVED IN THE LAST WEEK......ONE FROM GPM IN POLAND...HMS SAUMAREZ + EXTRAS

SHIPYARD PLANS FOR HMS SUCCESS 1/96

SHIPYARD PLANS AND LASER CUT AND PRINTED MODEL FOR HMS WOLF 1/96

SHIPYARD PLANS AND LASER CUT AND SAILS AND PRINTED MODEL 1/96

 

THE SHIP YARD STUFF COURTESY OF EBAY ....    AT ASTEAL OF A PRICE!!!!

 

WELL CHUFFED!!!

 

SAUMAREZ WILL BE A PROJECT AFTER WASHINGTON GALLEY....A CHILL OUT WHILE I DECIDE WHAT WOOD TO BUTCHER NEXT...A REORGANISE THE SHOP.

 

CHEERS....MICK

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I just got this gem in the mail today. It's over 230 pages of beautiful color photos, line drawings and history. I have not had a chance to do more than thumb through it but it sure looks like a good one.

 

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These pictures save me a thousand words!!  This is not a commercial, just a good recommendation for an excellent acrylic display case made by Ron Baluch of

grandpascabinets.com. Ron is a craftsman and a delight to work with. Check him out.

 Pythagoras (Tom)

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Not today but yesterday....

To replace the one that was worn out

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And one I get done using this, try to find some time for the crosscut sled from Jim Byrnes

Very well Made

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I just received my Model Shipways 1:16 HMS Bounty Launch in the mail. I got a good deal at $69.99 instead of $89.99. I'm looking forward to trying my hand at building my 1st POF wooden kit. I'm really excited about getting started but I need to finish my work on an old solid hull Scientific Bluenose kit that is nearing completion. I am also going to see about keeping a more accurate log when I start this kit. Thanks goes out to the many people who have helped me along the way in ship modeling!

 

 

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A new addition to my growing library of modelling books. I see many hours of reading, plus many, many more of practicing, in my future.

 

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This is the 2nd edition of Model Building With Brass. The author, Ken Foran (aka MSW member, XKen), has included a chapter which should be of particular interest to we ship-modellers. In that chapter, he covers much of the detail from his USS Constitution build.

 

 

 

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Last year's quarter our company had a sales competition, turned out I had the highest sales.

It's not every day when you are being recognized with a gift in return that applies to your hobby.

So today, our VP of parts came by and dropped this lady off.

And oboy there are alot of extra goodies on the internet for her.

 

 

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9 hours ago, Nirvana said:

It's not every day when you are being recognized with a gift in return that applies to your hobby.

Whom ever said effort isn't rewarded ... well done ... I like the very personal touch

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Hi.

Today I got my shipment from Syren.

Quick delevery to the UK.

Most pleased with the blocks. Both premade and the laser cut ones are a real Jem.

UK vat hits and UK post Office Slaps a £8 handling fee on top.

But Happy with the blocks.

Did not use super glue as my hands are not quick enough to complete the assemble before it sets.

 

Regards Antony.

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Hello Art,

  Good to hear from you. A couple of months ago, I was wondering where to display the Chaperon, which is now finished. Later I moved it to clean up the shipyard bench and just set it atop the Niagara case and turned back to the bench.  Hmmm!!  "Now why didn't I think of this before??" I contacted Ron at Grandpas Cabinets,

with whom I've done business, and about 10 days later, this was "What have you received today?"  I'm very pleased and like the double-decker approach to the display. Now I am onto MS  Wright Flyer, a very different experience, but am enjoying it. I'm trying to think "outside the box" to its display. Might try hanging it from the base of one of Ron's cases and hang that from the ceiling upside down.  Now that will be a whole new world of display area to open up.

  Just caught up with your posts about getting some members together. Glad you are doing this and I will try to join you fellows in the future.

Regards'

Pythagoras (Tom)

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On 4/24/2018 at 2:38 PM, pythagoras said:

Good on you!!!! Enjoy this build.

Pythagoras (Tom)

Tom I am very interested in the lower ship in the case as I am thinking about a display in a similar vein. Can you post a photo of that display as it appears to be a diorama. How did you make the water. That case is awesome.

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Today I got one large sheet of light weight silkspan for making furled sails for my longboat model.  After hearing about difficulties others have had getting this stuff I was surprised when I walked into Carr’s Hobby shop in west Duluth and asked the guy if he had any.  His only response “light or medium weight?”  The bill came to $3.71.

 

Roger

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