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Red Rhino

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  • Birthday 08/17/1957

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    Tucson, AZ
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    Modeling Ships of the Great Lakes

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  1. I just received my SWAN class Vol 2 within 10 days of ordering in perfect condition. I couldn’t be more happy! Dave
  2. Great choices for kits! I can’t wait to see them. Especially, the NS Savannah. I remember browsing my Grandfather’s collection of National Geographic’s and keep pulling out the issue that had an article about the Savannah. I look forward to following their development. Al, Thanks for sharing how you develop these ships. Dave
  3. Bill, she looks great! Congratulations on a beautiful model and the crew does really bring her alive. I’m looking forward your next build! Dave
  4. Hi Roger: Just completed my move from Minnesota to Arizona and able to follow back up with your build. I'm curious what information from the Survey of the ship supplemented your original lines. This is turning out to be a fascinating story! Dave
  5. Sorry Guys I just got back to this post. As I understand it, Mr Carr kept some of his collection, but most of it was auctioned off this past winter and spring in Duluth. The auction included alot of the collectibles and antiques from the store as well as his remaining stock of models. I will always treasure the time I spent wandering through his store over a period of about 50 years. Carr's Hobby was down on Superior Street in Duluth and was not associated with the Hobbytown USA up in Hermantown. The store is now owned by a different party and they have a gift shop there.
  6. Hi Bill: Great job on making the repair to the Jib Boom. How did you make the repair? Did you drill out each end and insert a pin and glue it back together? The alignment looks spot on! The sails look so much better than the original ones which come with the kit. Dave
  7. Wow JD that is a beautiful boat! Enjoy sailing her. At first look she appeared to be a Mackinaw Boat, but the more I look at her, I see differences. in both the hull and the sail plan, so I'm stumped as well. Regardless she is a beauty! Dave
  8. Bill the painting and weathering especially of the deck is remarkable!!! While I have used some of the Vallejo products, I was unaware of the Weathering paints that you used. Thanks for the tip. Best Regards, Dave
  9. Hi Brian: Your Smuggler Hull looks great! It looks like you got the waterline perfect with no bleed through and tearouts. I also like the color choices, they seem spot on. What references did you use for the color differentiation on the deck? It is very interesting.
  10. Hi JD: I'm so glad that the NRG changed its format of organization of bold logs or I might have missed your build. We have followed a similar path. I sailed on the Grace Bailey out of Camden back in the late 90's and also took the Half Hull Class at WBS in the early 2000's also with Eric Dow. I really liked your Half Hull of the Mary Day, she is a beautiful ship. I really like the use of the laser to set the waterline on your kit. I'm learning alot of terminology and process by following your log. Thank you!! Regards, Dave
  11. Hi Roger: I'm really looking forward to this build and the history that accompanies it. Do you know if the Noble was carrying the GN Rail as a deck load on top of the Pulp Wood Load? I have the old A.J. Fisher Lumber Hooker kit, which looks somewhat similar to the Noble. I will have to pull out the plans, and compare the two vessels. Regards, Dave
  12. Mr. Carr retired over the winter and closed his wonderful hobby shop. I have one of his Fitz kits as well. He had a beautiful build of the kit as you entered his shop. I already miss going up to Duluth and visiting the store Dave
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