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About Fright

  • Birthday April 18

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    Atlanta GA
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    Music, art, acting, astronomy and model building. Also the proud owner of a vintage 1966 Oldsmobile 98 Hearse for those "special' evenings out!

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  1. I'm waiting for my 2.5mm sheaves to arrive so that I can begin with the rigging. I did a test fit with the mast and outriggers, try net boom and support ladder. They seem to fit and they look pretty good.
  2. I've been following the B-17's of the 532BS/381BS 8th Air Corp that were stationed at Ridgewell Airfield, England.
  3. You're so correct about how, as we get older, we start to really appreciate the workmanship and history that belong to these replica kits. With each new build, I'd say that learning the history on the real airships, ships etc. is the most rewarding part that I get with building the model. Keep up the excellent work! I've learned so much from modelers like yourself with these posts. Many thanks.
  4. Popeye - You're right on how nice this kit is by Revell-Germany. The one negative remark that I've read is about the instructions being a little vague. Not sure if that's true. I definitely will be following your progress on this kit. I just watched on youtube the NTSB's preliminary report on the Nine-O-Nine crash. It looks like high humidity and earlier rain affected the #4 engine's magneto's and caused misfiring in engine. They banked to the right (the side of the engine problem) to return to runway 6. Altitude was about 200-300' and they clipped the landing lights before the runway, thus causing them to loose control and slide right across grass area and into a de-icing structure. You probably have already looked at this site, but I have been doing some research on the 532BS/381BG 8th AF stationed at Ridgewell, England. A lot of photos in their archives. Here's the link: http://www.americanairmuseum.com/
  5. Wow!!! I just stumbled onto your build. You are doing some outstanding work with this sub. Really spectacular!!!
  6. E.J. - Absolutely stunning job that are you doing! I am but a lowly pirate compared to your mastery
  7. Your woodworking and craftsmanship is outstanding on this schooner. She looks beautiful!
  8. All I can say on your TP issue is, "Holy Crap Monkies" !!!!!
  9. Aye, Popeye - the hull planking is nicely done. I like your qwik-fit stand that you made. Exceptional talents!
  10. I am currently working on Lindberg's 1:60 Shrimp Boat and I'm at the stage where I need to do my rigging. The diagram in the kit is somewhat useful but I still have some questions due to my lack of experience with parts of a ship, lines, blocks, pulleys etc. So here are my questions: 1) Am I correct in thinking that working lines are usually tan in color and fixed lines are usually black? With a shrimp boat, would some of the lines be wire cable and, if so, would the color be a dirty metal or dirty black? 2) Are stays and backstays fixed lines and therefore black in color? 3) Are the 'boards' on a shrimp boat made of wood? If so, they should be a brownish color? 4) I've tried to find clear diagrams of rigging used on a Louisiana shrimp boat and I found these two. On the 2nd diagram, I have been trying to use colored pencils to keep track of position of lines. Like I said, I'm a true layman when it comes to nautical terms! If anyone knows of a site or access to diagrams, I would greatly appreciate the help. Many thanks!
  11. Hello Stephen and welcome to MSW!
  12. Nice find! I found my Bluenose schooner by Scientific online and added extra items to her as well. I will keep an eye out for your posts.
  13. Jeff - your Connie is coming along nicely. I really like the work you did on rigging the cannons. Fantastic work!
  14. Pathfinder - welcome back to Model Ship World! Here's to a healthy report

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