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About chborgm

  • Birthday 08/21/1930

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  1. Thanks, but because of the lock down I should have done more. I guessed I napped to much. Don't get old.
  2. It has been several months since I up dated this log so let bring it up to date with a few pictures. Most of the deck items are not glued down yet because I will add them after I finish rigging. The last picture with lights I am going to tone down those deck lights.
  3. Have done a fair amount. I have a few intermediate picture, and in the lates one I have placed the upper superstucture and have wiring in for upper lights. I am not putting navigation lights . Mainly because i only had 5mm green and red leds, and at 1:100 scale they just over powered. Also , the truth, It looked very hard to do.
  4. Thank you. It was really a fun model to build, and I am glad you can't see it up close. One thing about puting lights in a ship like this or a river boat is that you really have to plan ahead. I am finding that out on the current model.
  5. Cathead I just came out of model building retirement, and am trying to catch up. As usual you work looks great.
  6. As you can see by the attached photos I have started the build up of the hull. The quality of the plywood and laser cut are very good. As you can see I have added some hole in the bulkheads to accomadate wireing that I have added for lighting. I have puts lights in the last several models I have built and it adds a nice effect. Pls excuse the clutter on my work bench I am not a neatnick at heart. I have added a picture of the "Portland" (Bluejacket) to show the lights.
  7. I am surprised that there are not other logs on this ship. The only one I found is in the link below. There is probably an easier way to direct you to another log, but I don't know of it.
  8. After reviewing the kit my first reaction is: The wood looks good quality, but the quantity is going to be tight. The instructions are a set of assembly drawings (no words), but look easy to follow. The fittings are all in two plastic boxes that I am not going to open until I need them. If I opened them I am sure i would lose something. So I am happy so far, I just hope i am up to it.
  9. Just got this kit. I haven't built anything for about two years due to arthritis in my hands, so I might not do the rigging, but I think i can still do the carpentry work. So stay tuned, and follow along. I could only find one other log on this ship by "alpayed", and his work is fantastic. Don't expect this quality from me, but i'll try.
  10. I just received the model yesterday, and am getting ready to start. Your work looks great. I only hope that I can do half the job. A few post back you mentioned that you gathered additional info on the ship. If you still have it and could make it available pls "PM" me.
  11. Happy Birthday Sir. You inspired to build riverboats! Have a great day.




  12. Cathead Thanks for the comments, but if you look at it close the workmanship lacks in several areas. In all the models I have built I never used gloss paint or stain. I think it adds a certain “phoniness” to them. I guess gloss doesn’t scale to well. I know that you were a big part in stepping up the interests in riverboats on this site. First with your log on the Bertrand, starting the General log on steamboats, and your current work on the Arabia. Thank you I’ve learned a lot from your effort. Keep it up
  13. I may semi retire . Going through all the junk I have I found that about a year ago out of curiosity I bought a paper model of the Australian Paddlesteamer "Penesey'. When it cam in the mail I never opened it, but just "filed it away". It says that anyone older then 12 ( I qualify ) and more experienced builders can build the advanced version included. I opened it up and it looks interesting so I am going to give it a shot. I see that there is a forum for paperboats so if I make decent progress I'll put something up. a few more better pictures of the Monroe. I see that I have to make the name decals for the Wheel house so I will try to finish them.
  14. picture turned out bad. I thought there used to be a place to preview. Anyway I'm done. Npw I have to find a home of all my left over parts and equipment.

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