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About Overworked724

  • Birthday 08/26/1966

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    Libertyville, Illinois, USA
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    Game of Thrones and a good scotch!...and ship model building

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  1. Oh my GOD!!! I know you might be in pain....and I really do hope you heal quickly and without issue! But DAMN!...I can totally relate to your passion for your ship!! Watching with interest! Get better soon!
  2. I think your doing splendidly! You seem to be coming to the home stretch!
  3. Just started following, Jesse! Beautiful work. Will be attempting this build in the near future and you are setting the bar very high indeed!
  4. Great news, Andrea! To be honest, if You read my blog you will find I over sanded, over carved, and generally made way too many 'mistakes' in my entire build. They are also your best teachers...you are probably getting the sense of confidence that comes with wood being 'forgiving'. Wood filler - great stuff that... Keep up the good fight!! Watching with interest!
  5. Dave - you should absolutely blow that horn! I was reviewing my pics of your work on my phone. Honestly, your build log pics don't do your work justice. I particularly loved your Battle Station which I think was absolutely flawless. The craftsmanship and detail are still making me shake my head. Very Very well done and twice deserved!
  6. That's the best thing about the forum! We can learn from each other! I've gotten some excellent ideas for new jigs/techniques from your blog as well. You are doing great and I will continue to follow your progress!
  7. I don't know if it's accurate either! But I think it looks terrific...nice effect!
  8. Hi Dave So glad to see you in Mannitowoc and have an opportunity to see your Battle Station in person! It really was inspiring and your attention to detail was absolutely incredible! Had a question - where did you get the variety of woods used in your build? Pat
  9. Thank you @DocBlake and @Red Rhino! As Doc Blake mentioned, I entered my HMS Sultana as a contestant in The 43rd Annual Midwestern Model Ships & Boats Contest and Display at the Mannitowoc Maritime Museum in Wisconsin. I was really happy to receive a Gold Award at the Novice level, but both surprised and honored to receive the Best Novice Builder award! It was really a wonderful event this year and great timing for me to enter my little ship in the event! (And the people/modelers are just awesome!!) But even more meaningful to me was closing the final chapter of this blog/build on such a high note! So, as my final build entry, I’m posting the picture of my ‘little ship that could’ in her place of honor on our dining room server, upon her return from the Maritime Museum, bordered by her two awards, with the build log and historic log in the background! Moving on...to my next build/project!!!
  10. And celebrating with sushi and a cold pilsner (Miller lite) in a color changing glass!! Could not help but post one last photo! Cheers, Shipmates!!!

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