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About Gbmodeler

  • Birthday 09/05/1954

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    Spokane Valley, Washington, USA
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    Modeling of all sorts mixed with the study of history; cycling; cooking (it is like building a model!)

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  1. Truly excellent! I love your subject matter. Well done!
  2. Light Vessel 114 was built in Portland, Oregon and launched in 1930. It was stationed about nine miles off Long Island, New York, lighting the path to New York City and supplementing the Fire Island Lighthouse. It remained on that station until 1942. After that, it served on several other stations until being decommissioned in 1971. It was scraped in 2007. The 1/93 scale model was based on Lindberg's "Nantucket" lightship plastic kit with scratch-built deck houses, smoke stack, rails, and other fittings, to conform with photographs of the original vessel in 1930.
  3. Scratch built 1:96 scale model of the infamous Amistad slave ship. A basswood solid hull was carved and planked with basswood strips. Basswood deck; bamboo masts and spars; and thin copper sheet were used. The brick works are paper card. I built this in the late 1990s, but do not think I have ever displayed it before.
  4. This is a 1:96 scale model of the steamboat "Zephyr" which worked around Seattle, Washington. Plans were drawn off photos of the actual boat, scaled from a man seen on the deck and assumed to be about 5'10" tall. I built this model in the late 1990s but never posted it before. The model is basswood planking on a solid, carved hull.
  5. This is a scratch-built model in 1:98 scale of a fictional Chinese Junk. Basswood planking over solid hull with cloth sails. Built this for my wife several years ago, but never did a "photo shoot."
  6. Love it! You really captured the look of these boats, and great colors too!
  7. Fini! More photos of the completed model are in the gallery section at: https://modelshipworld.com/gallery/album/2294-misainier-french-fishing-boat-1906/
  8. This is a 1/48 scale model of a six meter (20 foot) Misainier fishing boat from 1906 named "Mirabeau." The Misainier was an important feature of the French Atlantic Coast in the early part of the 20th century. These little boats were usually 4 to 8 meters long, single masted, lug rigged, and built by individuals without formal plans. Hundreds plied the coastal fishing grounds of Brittany until the mid 1900s. A build log can be viewed at: https://modelshipworld.com/topic/27766-misainier-by-gbmodeler-small-french-fishing-boat-of-the-early-1900s/
  9. Thanks for the info! I think I found it: "The boats that built Britain - The Reaper"
  10. Thanks Nirvana! No, GB is not Great Britain, but my initials (George B). I just really like these little French boats! Thanks for the nod. Go Zags!
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