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About bdgiantman2

  • Birthday 10/20/1979

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    Aurora, CO
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    Currently working on model of Yacht Mary. Future projects include brig USS George Washington (1837) and the Oliver H. Perry. Also have plans to make a scratch-build that I drew up myself

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  1. I see that the ol' paintbrush has been busy lately. The sleek hull looks really nice now painted, as well as the other areas as well. I like the shrubs you are placed around the pool and elsewhere on the ship, and your furniture building skills always amaze me. I don't think though that the pool in stern would be all frothy like you have it, it isn't a jacuzzi. Brian
  2. You, sir, are doing an amazing job on this model. Very clean and professional looking. Keep up this project. Brian
  3. Maybe you could use some really thin pieces of cardboard or the material used to make manila envelopes to make up that half of a millimeter spacing? Just a thought. Brian
  4. Absolutely incredible work planking the lower hull of your Winnie model, Mr. Passaro. Now after this overload of information, I want to make sure I am understanding correctly as I am very new to your style of building and markings. So you want us to take a strip of sticky paper, and make markings on this piece of paper with the beams to plank the hull (you are calling these belts?). Then we are to put this piece of paper onto each rib of any model and make additional tick marks on the actual ribs and after get all the markings done then can use either tape or planks to make sure everything is all properly made? And then after making sure everything lines up properly can start gluing on the hull planks onto the model. Brian
  5. Hello, and welcome to this site. This is a great hobby and I have been curious about building N-Scale layouts. I also live in Colorado, but I am on the east side of state in Denver. Brian
  6. I really like my Dremel Scroll Saw that I got through Home Depot (should be $60, maybe a tad less). The saw is very accurate and easy to use, the only one issue I have is no tilt-base (although I don't really need it thanks to my disc and belt sander). I have yet to get a modeling table saw nor do I have any lathe as of yet. Small steps but do what I can with what I have. Brian
  7. Very nicely done model of Niagara, sir. The only one thing I want to say is I am a little personally concerned about how some of the ropes from that three-way joint midships passes right in front of the carronades. In my research and reading about the brigs of 1812 war, Niagara was notorious for catching her own rigging on fire shooting off the carronades. Brian
  8. She is looking so life-like and ready to experience being in the water. Outstanding skills building this model. You are very talented.
  9. I really like those scrolls, and the other details you are making on the Winnie. This model is turning out very impressive. The examples of both wood types are a pleasure to see. And thanks for the lesson about fairing inboard, a new one for me. A while back on this web site, I recall a certain Mr. Chuck Passaro teaching to use an x-acto blade for doing finer details such as curving scrolls or the s-shape decorations a lot of ships of the time period had. Perhaps that same advice would help the volute details.
  10. Those wings for the radoms came out sick! I like a lot. Sapphire is coming out amazing so far, she looks so bad-***. Another really cool feature about the real yacht is that the pool in the stern doubles as a helipad which retracts into the deck when charters want to be in the pool. Even though not the same exact scale, I found these cool 3d printed helicopters and have one "flying" alongside the ship. https://www.shapeways.com/marketplace/miniatures/aircraft?q=&sort=popularity&facet[pdcId][]=150&facet[pdcId][]=490&facet[price][min]=1&facet[price][max]=2500&facet[price][from]=1&facet[price][to]=2500
  11. Very impressive model so far. I am actually wanting to build this beautiful ship next. Robnbill's blog of this ship has been an inspiration to me as well. Eagle and her other sister ship from 1000 miles apart (Niagara) were actually built in 90 days, not 19. It still is an extremely fast build. Brian D.
  12. I am really looking forward to what you do next on this ship, Mr. Passaro. This model is very nice and I love the Cedar wood.
  13. And off to the races he goes again!! Another amazing miniature ship model already in the makings. I am looking forward to following this one as much as Genesis. By the way, nice job making those two blisters on either side of the bridge. These two power yachts are real beauties.
  14. Hello Chuck, as usual I am late to the party, oh well. Your model here is absolutely beautiful and you are very quickly making a convert out of me to use Yellow Ceder for my next project. A question I would like to ask if I may. I am considering adding a model of the Long Boat to go with the ship I plan to build next. By chance do you plan to offer the Long Boat kit out of Ceder as well as the ships wheel kit? Major potential purchases coming up. Keep up the great model building as well as supply store. Brian D

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