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About jbelwood

  • Birthday 02/15/1940

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    Stratford, CT
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    Current build: Bluejacket Portland
    Finished builds: Inter-Action Enterprises C.R. LAMB, Train-Troll Western River Towboat

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  1. Hi again Rob, Thought you might like this, my favorite painting of the PORTLAND. I spoke with Mr. Muller on the phone a few years back to see if prints were available. No prints, only the original was offered. Go to his thumbnails for other spectacular paintings of these beautiful side wheelers. Enjoy. http://www.jrusselljinishiangallery.com/pages/muller-pages/mullerimage-boston-bay-1898.htm
  2. Here's another build for you to reference. See my comments and photos on page 2.
  3. Here is Jim Finans build on the PORTLAND. I've referred to it many times. https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152720184325928.1073741831.593315927&type=1&l=8d5b89f0c5
  4. Hi Rob, I started working on the PORTLAND (updated version) back on April 1, 2016. Two years later, when I got to the officers quarters and walking beam assemblies, I ran into a roadblock. Couldn't quite figure out how to approach building either one. She has been sitting since then as pictured below. I did build two other boat models from other manufacturers in the past 12 months. Had to keep my mind afloat. I did take several photos during the build process so if you have any questions I'd be glad to help. John
  5. Hi Nick, This appears to be the kit of the "Rangeley" put out by Freedom Song Boatworks in Edgecomb, Maine. I built their "Nelly G" back in the early 90's. Construction very similar. John Elwood
  6. Hi there FAA. Welcome to the forum. I also live in Connecticut. Born here some 78 years ago. You might want to let us know your name and where bouts you live. I am currently a member of the Connecticut Marine Model Society. We just celebrated our 50th anniversary. CMMS gets together once a month in the new annex of the University of New Haven in Orange, CT. Several of our members have built many of the models mentioned in your intro. If you live in this area you might want to attend our next meeting on October 13. Perhaps you'll see one of your models in our show-and-tell. Might be a real eye opener. If interested I'll get back to you with more details. John Elwood Stratford, CT
  7. I love the looks and beautiful lines of your boat. Is she scratch built from plans?
  8. Thanks Jack. Would love to row the full size boat on the Housatonic River near where I live. Was on the 8 man Marietta College crew team back in the late 50's. Haven't been in a shell since. John Elwood
  9. In case you haven't noticed, we have a new sponsor, Chesapeake Light Craft. They are introducing a series of model kits that are a scale rendition of their full scale, stitch and glue, boats. Needing a break from building Bluejacket's Portland, I decided to build CLC's Annapolis Wherry. Took about 20 hours to build as seen in finished boat below. John Elwood
  10. Taking a break from building Bluejacket's Portland, I decided to build Chesapeake Light Craft's Annapolis Wherry. I hadn't seen any of their models on MSW so this might be a first showing. The model is 26.5 inches long and uses CA glue exclusively throughout. Every part is laser cut. This is a stitch and glue model following their technique on the full size wherry. Was a pleasure to build but not for a beginner. Their web site explains it more thoroughly and even points to a fast frame video for reference. John Elwood
  11. Diorama of White Hills Inn complete. My friend Bob built this about 20 years ago. Can't imagine the tedium of the build. Hope to surprise him with it today.
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    Recently prepaid and signed "affordable cremation" contracts for both my wife and I at the suggestion of our elder law attorney. My daughters, now, do not have to worry about making funeral arrangements for either one of us.
  13. Due to sickness, a long time friend of mine has decided to dismantle his model railroad. Although the majority of it has been sold off, I decided to remove this kit built hotel and refurbish it as a keepsake for him and his wife. It basically needed a good cleaning ind replacement of several details. Hope to turn it into a beautiful diorama. John Elwood
  14. Pilot house finished. Hurricane deck cabins ready for paint. Both items not glued on yet. Bringing unfinished model to New London conference. John Elwood

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