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About highlanderburial

  • Birthday 03/02/1973

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    Glenolden, pa
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    Ship modeling, figure painting, bicycling,

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  1. I thought the gaping giant holes in the deck were for a lift boom or something but then saw this little blurb on the instructions.
  2. Lower pinstripe added. Handrails added to the upper bridge. A few if the very toylike life boats added.
  3. Green decks added! I also backed the port and stbd side passage ways with acetate to make the model more accurate.
  4. I used my Dremel to cut all the solid handrails down to deck level. I felt like I was vandalizing the kit but one it was done I liked the look of it much better! You can see the handrail decals in my picture. I am using a Rainbow Photoetch 1/400 replacement. So far so good!
  5. Having finished my Titanic kit I wanted to build the SS United States as a size comparison. The Glencoe kit is one step above "bathtub toy". I intend to replace the decal hand rails with photoetch.
  6. I love Maine shipbuilding history. I bought a Pinky kit to represent a Maine boat without any intention of any historical tie-ins. That model is in my massive pile of kits to build but your emphasis on it here may move it up in my que. Good luck to you sir.
  7. The Marconi antennas were brutal. I replace the plastic spreaders with think steel pins.
  8. I used heavy EZ line for the stack guy wires. It went on super easy. Final assembly of the main structure.
  9. I doubt very much there are over 200 of the little buggers. I will let you know when I hit that point!
  10. Here are the 2 sets I got. I was on the fence for quite some time. In the end this model will be put in a case at a local CG facility as a display for the SOLAS treaty signed by the USCG in 1917. So my level if detail will not be as high as I would have liked. Still the deck chairs and benches were too much to pass up.

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