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About CDW

  • Birthday 04/16/1954

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    Tampa, Florida
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    Scale model building of all types; American and world history; science; religious studies; flight; grandchildren; travel; antique car and motorcycle restoration

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  1. Sharp! Do you plan to run it when you're finished or just sell it? That interior color was popular for that type of boat from what I have seen in photos. I wonder if there were other color options and what those might have been. I am betting I will see some of these old Chris Craft boats when we move to New Hampshire. Boating on those big lakes up in the mountains is very a very popular activity.
  2. Denis PM me with your mailing address. I will send you some photo etch rigging loops appropriate for your ship scale. They are out of stock right now from the manufacturer in the Czech Republic, but I have more than I need. These are what you need for that rigging to terminate.
  3. I've been paring down the inventory in anticipation of a move to the north country in the not-too-distant future. It's not practical trying to take too many things with us when we move.
  4. The answer to your primer dilemma is less than $4 per bottle. It makes spray cans rather obsolete. Much more cost effective and the same great Tamiya primer paint.
  5. And it's moving so slowly...very unsettling for east coasters.
  6. It always leaves me feeling a little "empty" hoping these storms will miss me and go somewhere else, knowing full well wherever it goes (sans playing out in the ocean) will cause poor souls misery. But alas, it now looks like we will be spared a direct hit in Florida. I've lived to see the devastation these things leave behind in my lifetime, and it gets a little more intense each year as population density increases.
  7. 😄 You're just a young shaver there, Canute.
  8. Oh man, you're just a fish on the hook like all the rest of us. You've been bit hard by the model bug. 😎 Absolutely. In close competitions, all the stops get pulled out to pick a winner.
  9. Hey Mike You got your hatches all buttoned up and ready for this cyclone? Traffic and shoppers are nutz around here in Tampa right now. I am thinking this storm is eventually going to go up the east coast, maybe off shore. That's the European Model and in my experience, it's been a better model in the past years.
  10. Is that Canute driving the tow tractor?
  11. Inspirational work...Bravo!
  12. Hey that lambskin will make a nice addition to your model. Will look sharp for that era of boat.
  13. Mike, that motor looks the size of a washing machine motor. Almost 10,000 RPM...she will get up and go! 🙂
  14. All I know is, it's easier to prevent warping than to correct warping. Storing it on a flat surface with a flat weight on top has kept it flat for me. Without it, it warps.

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