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About ccoyle

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  • Birthday 08/15/1963

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    model building, hunting, fishing, reading, genealogy

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  1. Hey, Bob. Next to your username in the upper right corner is a drop-down menu. Click the "account settings" options, then look for "signature" in the left-hand side bar menu. That's where you can edit your signature. Please note that our guidelines suggest a limit of four lines of text in signatures (which, obviously, a lot of members have forgotten or overlooked). Cheers!
  2. That's a better use for an IPA than drinking it. Oh, wait -- you weren't talking about India pale ale, were you? I'm sure that a lot of people would think that an IPA is the perfect cure for a Corona, though I prefer amber ales or stouts. 😝
  3. I believe that MK sells an upgraded version of the kit that includes the boat(s), but they can also be purchased separately -- something to keep in mind if you decide to add one to your build.
  4. An observation I made in one of my book reviews is that ships like this one were probably the most advanced examples of technology that existed in their day. Although in their B&W photos they look rather hulking and brutish, maybe even primitive, to the 21st century eye, they were actually pretty astonishing evidence of the degree of sophistication that engineered systems could attain over a century ago.
  5. But hopefully the shortcomings you mentioned will be rectified when Daniel Dusek reissues this kit, if he hasn't done so already.
  6. These little ship's boat kits are really something!
  7. Welcome aboard! Ah, but it does! It represents the reproduction, the ship that currently exists. It's a real ship, just not the original Niagara. 😉
  8. Indeed! Once upon a time it was a place to find real deals. Now it is a wasteland of people who think that they should sell second-hand merchandise for the same price (or more) as a new item. People -- get a clue!! 😑
  9. Hi, Justin. Yes, Crown Model and Woodenkit are both on the naughty list, as described in the topic linked to previously, so I had to remove the link in your post (no worries). You are doing a fantastic job on the MK version -- the finish looks particularly nice. Cheers!
  10. The key is part o the coat of arms of Bremen, one of the cities in the Hanseatic League, and symbolizes the city's patron saint, Simon Petrus. It dates back to 1366.
  11. An interesting subject! To continue this log, just add replies to this thread -- hitting the "create new topic" button will create multiple build logs. Cheers!
  12. This looks like it is a finished example of Artesania Latina's Harvey kit. a generic Baltimore clipper in 1/47 scale, which produces a rather large model, as can be seen in the photo. Curious why the builder would have affixed a Dutch coin to the model.
  13. I built the POB version, which had a number of issues. The instructions and kit contents would obviously have had to have been modified for a solid-hull version, but I'm unfamiliar with the changes. Interestingly, the POB version was itself a revision of the original solid-hull version, which dates way back to MS's yellow box days. There's a few photos of my finished model in the gallery here.

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