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About BobG

  • Birthday 09/15/1946

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    Sacramento, California
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    Cycling, hiking, world travel, photography, playing guitar and ship modeling.

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  1. 100% beautiful, Art. You've set the standard for Midwest canoe models! I've enjoyed following your build log and look forward to your next project. Do you have any idea what it will be? All the best and stay well.
  2. Many thanks, Grant. I appreciate your compliment. I've just got a couple of small things left to do. I was just looking over your Da Vinci Flying Machine build log and your Chris Craft log. Both of them are museum quality models and your workshop is to die for! I look forward to following your Medway Longboat build when you eventually get back to building her. I hope you and your family and friends are safe and well down under. All the best,
  3. Thank you so much, Don. It was your log that spurred me along when I was slowing down. How's your build coming along?
  4. I'm going to have to get a much smaller bottle to whack against her hull!
  5. I'm just a couple of feet from the finish line getting ready to make the final lunge! I added lines to the two grapnels and made coils for them and I coiled rope around the windlass and finished the rope with a eye seized on the end. Now I just need to make the oars and finish the display stand.
  6. Absolutely stunning displays of models by very talented modelers! Thanks for the link.
  7. Yes it is. The piano is satin black and it sits by a large window that gets nice, indirect light and I like to take photos on it especially later in the day when the light is more golden. I just use my iPhone and make minor adjustments in the phone's built in photo editing tools. Looking at the photo of my canoe now I think it's a bit dark and I could have lightened up the exposure just a little. I think you've found a nice section of the driftwood for the display. The canoe sits nicely on it. The poly should help deepen the color in the driftwood and give it a bit more contrast to your canoe. I don't think you want the base and your canoe to be so close in color that they tend to almost run together. I think you want the canoe and the base to be separate points of interest with the canoe being the main focus that the eye is drawn to. That's just a personal choice to consider. She's a real beauty.
  8. Are you still building this boat, Marcel? I love these fishing vessels and this a a very beautiful boat.
  9. That's interesting to hear, James. I always though that all metal needed to have a primer on it before top coating it with the final paint. Are you using the Tamiya Acrylic Paints in your airbrush? Since they have alcohol in them maybe that is why they do well on metal without primer....? I would think that completely water based acrylics, like Vallejo Acrylics, would not adhere as well on metal parts without a primer base but I'm just speculating....??

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