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  1. I've looked online a little bit and have only seen the Project X available. Do you have any recommendations of where to look?
  2. I look forward to following this unusual and interesting build, Tom. I have an out-of-production Amati Gondola kit that still on the shelf. I keep thinking it might be a nice, short build but it seems like all these wooden boats take longer than expected.
  3. I know exactly what you mean, Dennis. I still have several of my old cameras including a Super 8 movie camera that I carried with me throughout my 4 years in the Coast Guard. I had it right next to me during some risky rescue missions in the Bering Sea and I captured footage of us seizing two Soviet vessels on the high seas in Alaska during the Cold War years. Other cameras have been with me on long backpack trips and during rock climbing and mountaineering adventures and also on long international trips. I even still have my old Nikonos V underwater camera that I used when I was s
  4. That a beautiful finish you got on the wood, ir3, and those fittings look like they are very high quality.
  5. I use Titebond Thick & Quick a lot and prefer it to regular Titebond since it isn't as runny and, generally, I can just use finger pressure for a few seconds to allow it to grab securely enough to move on.
  6. Beautiful boat, David! I may have to put this model on my tick list. She has such beautiful lines. My wife and I went on an afternoon sail on the Bluenose II in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, last fall on a blustery day and enjoyed it very much. I'm really looking forward to your build of the Ontario. She's a magnificent looking ship!
  7. I'm really enjoying your build of the Zulu, BE. I have this one on the shelf and I'm sure I'll be referring to your build when I build mine.
  8. Simply stunning craftsmanship on this beautiful boat, Gary! I need to go back now and study your build log. The level of detail you have achieved is amazing.
  9. ...but you can get an unexpected basement in Florida if your house is sitting over a future sinkhole!
  10. It's wonderful to see you developing yet another amazing looking model ship kit. Can you tell us what other model ships you are thinking about creating in the future? I would love to see a model of a chebec in your ship models.
  11. You got a great deal, Bradley! These clipper ships are stunningly beautiful. I'm looking forward to your build.
  12. First of all, welcome to MSW from a fellow Californian (Sacramento). You made a lot of progress in a short amount of time. I'll pull up a chair and follow your build of this beautiful ship. Is this model still in production from Model Shipways? It looks like it comes in one of their modern blue boxes but I've never seen it on their website. Good luck!
  13. I was on a 10 day backpacking trip in the High Sierras with my girlfriend and another couple in the late 70's and I had my new Olympus OM-2 SLR with me. I would carry it by attaching the neck strap to a carabiner on high on a shoulder strap. So it was always immediately available to me to snap a photo without getting into my pack. We were on day 3 and had been getting hit by some late summer, afternoon thunderstorms so the creeks would swell quickly with runoff late in the day. We came to a creek that you could normally wade across but was now a torrent of shallow whitewater. We sc
  14. What a jerk! Unfortunately, it seems like the universal values of empathy, understanding, fairness and common decency keep eroding little by little every day for a lot of folks. Sorry you have to put up with this kind of behavior.
  15. This is a lovely boat, SkiBee. I too am glad to see this model being built and I look forward to following along as you build it.
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