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  • Birthday 04/15/1934

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    Palm Coast, Florida, USA
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    technical stuff, steam powered locos & ships, model railroading, wooden ships, ship & aircraft modeling, photography, painting & drawing, astronomy, nature stuff, Biblical research, ancient history, aircraft, flying.

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  1. Nenad, when the ship is completed there will be so much "stuff" to look at that these few minor imperfections will not be noticeable. Continue on and don't fret about it, I think you have done a most outstanding job. Cheers,
  2. Caught up on your Sapphire build Patrick. She's REALLY looking fantastic and getting all dressed up with comfy furniture. Nice work! Cheers,
  3. That stove looks quite lovely Lawrence. Now the crew can roast a few sides of beef. Cheers,
  4. Hi folks, A minor update. Our friend Kevin Denlay brought to my attention that I have forgotten to install the shields on all four Bofor anti aircraft guns. Needless to say that was a surprise. I normally snip all components from the PE for an assembly and mark the drawing as they go on. Somehow old age disease must have crept in and voila, no shields. So, I must proceed with correcting my error and finally, really finish the model and install the missing shields. Not easy to do while at sea and during the battle going on but it must be done. Don't tell my father though otherwise he'll bob me one on the head. I need to free up some time and it wont be tomorrow though. First I need to make a drawing for the correct shape and show it to Kevin for his okay. The shield is curved on the top end. I must work with the Bofors installed which makes it a little more interesting. So, stay tuned for the next phase and hopefully final phase of this build. Cheers,
  5. Hey Nils, yes, thanks and I found your Zeeboot build. Will try to follow. Nice job! @Kevin, re stern photo, yes, understand completely about having pride of workmanship. Now it being the only record of that stern portion available, me "breaking my word" seems to be a blessing - - in light with the removal of the wreck. That particular photo has done more for me then you or anyone can fathom. This is based on the one on one conversation I had with a Kapitein ter Zee rated officer I had when serving in the KL (Royal Air Force), 1954 - 1955. I guess I have mentioned it somewhere in this build log. I'll get back with you at your personal e-mail address. Cheers
  6. Nice going Nenad, you sure are getting the hang of it, making tine parts. Cheers,
  7. Ah, here you are Nils. Sorry for missing your Zeeboot build - - but I'll be starting from page 1 tomorrow or whenever I get the chance. Cheers,
  8. WOW JesseLee, that's some very fine craftsmanship. Cheers,
  9. Nice work as usual and hope the sea food was good. ref your question what I have been up to - - - busy with several no ship building projects. My latest is the 1:3000 scale clipper ship Young America diorama. Got as far as the basic hull (25 mm) that's still laying on the bench gathering dust. Made prelim drawings for Gwen's father's ship he made captain on. Was gathering info on a Buginese pirate ship but that's in limbo. So many things to do and so little time. Cheers,
  10. Thank you Nils! What have you been up to? Miss your builds. Hello Kevin Denlay, what a pleasant surprise hearing from you! Yes, indeed, it's been a few years since our last correspondence. Computers do have a tendency to self destruct, how well I know. I am on my third hard drive! The one that crashed was not fully recoverable and still have a few issues. ref the stern pics, I really had to think long and hard about posting them after my promise to you. I figured though that now the wrecks are gone and no other record exist of that section of the wreck, these wonderful people on this forum would benefit from it in tying in the possible battle station of my father. Thank you for understanding. I am sending you a PM with my e-mail address. Cheers,

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