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About Thistle17

  • Birthday 07/25/1939

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    Webster NY
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    Research, kit (bashing), scratch, half hull modeling of period naval and 1800-1900 work boats.

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Born in the US of A at the time of WWII, never served my country (when of age) as I was in Navy, ASW, military electronics during major conflicts. Lived in Rhode Island, Texas and Rochester NY finally settling in Webster NY in 2008. Retired in 1999, sort of. Involved with the Rochester Woodworking Society in furniture making since inception in 1980. Finally returning to my other passion of model ship building when we formed The Model Shipwright Guild of Western NY 10/15/2015. Have been a member of NRG since the 1975 era. I am the moderator of our model ship guild.

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Modelshipworld - Advancing Ship Modeling through Research

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Nautical Research Guild
237 South Lincoln Street
Westmont IL, 60559-1917

About the NRG

If you enjoy building ship models that are historically accurate as well as beautiful, then The Nautical Research Guild (NRG) is just right for you.

The Guild is a non-profit educational organization whose mission is to provide support to our members in their efforts to raise the quality of their model shipcraft.

The Nautical Research Guild puts on ship modeling seminars, yearly conferences, and juried competitions. We publish books on ship modeling techniques as well as our world-renowned quarterly magazine, The Nautical Research Journal, whose pages are full of articles by master ship modelers who show you how they build those exquisite details on their models, and by maritime historians who show you what details to build.

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