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Tim Murphy

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About Tim Murphy

  • Birthday 03/06/1950

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    Beverly, Ma.
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    Member Constitiution Guild (USSCMG) & Merrirmack Valley Ship Model Club (MVSMC), also the NRG
    Any type of Ship Model. Like Destroyers best of all.

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  1. Unbelievable model! I cannot find Trident Models? What woods are you using?
  2. Kirby, just came across you new half hull. Very nice! Hope to see it when we finally get together as a Club. I do have the Royal Navy take off of HMS President (USS President). The print is from Royal Museum, Greenwich. Would that be of help? Tim Murphy
  3. I am so glad the we all understand the Hobby that we are members of. If you do not understand that we have someone who makes quality products and has given us great Kits, Rope, Blocks and detail parts. Someone who will answer any questions that we need help on. Someone who is one of the best Teacher’s that we could have in this Hobby. If you do not understand this, than pity you! Chuck, I am one of the worst model builders going. I enjoy this hobby and you have helped me grow in the enjoyment of this. If some Jerk cannot understand the shipping problems that are beyond your control then to hell with them. They are not worth the time of day!
  4. Your lucky to have received all your orders. I have one order that was lost and I got a refund. Two other orders that have a shipping number, but have not shipped yet. Three other orders shipped on time. It all depends on luck. I have another order that I placed with cafmodel. It shipped late because of covid in China. They said it would be late. I got it two weeks ago, having placed the order 2nd week in February. It all depends on luck! Tim
  5. Clare, your making great progress on Kitamaebune. The info that you have posted gives a much clearer idea on how to rig the ship. Thanks for the info. Question, when you made the first post of this section did you have some other reference info for some out side sources? I may be wrong, but it did look interesting. Stay safe and thanks some much for your work! Tim
  6. This is a very different ship build. It looks complex but I think I would be able to do it. I would be interested in trying to build it. About two weeks ago I got your Temple build kit. Very complex ,but if I take it slowly I should be able to do this. Thank You very much for what your developing. Tim
  7. I’ve used zoo toys.jp as my source for my two Woody Joe kits. You couldn’t ask for a better distributor. They have a easy to use web page. You can change the page into English. There selling prices are in Yen and shipping is in Yen. There are apps where you can convert the price into $. I got my last order in about eight days. Check Amazon for there price, then check zootoys. Tim Murphy
  8. I’m getting ready to install the last set of planks. There not the easiest set. I fear that I will have a gap on the run. These are the two plank run in the last part of section 24. I’m not happy.
  9. Clare, I could E-mail you the kit instructions because as I have said I am work on the kit now. Let me know. Tim
  10. Mike, hope to see your model of Winchelsea at the Northeast conference. It should be there! Tim Murphy
  11. Clare, I just restarted by kit. I’m working on it when I am at the Constitution Museum as a volunteer. Your build here has a lot of great details to help me in the build. Thank’s Tim
  12. Just for your info. The copper plates that are used on the Constitution are about 14” x 39”. They are very thin and the plates are preped for nailing by using a machine that goes back to 1856. The operator puts the plate on a sliding tray uses a hand crank to pass the plate down the tray. Nails on the roller punches the plate. The copper nails used are the size of furniture brads. About 7/8’s long the head about a 1/4”. When they attach the plate to the hull they place the plate over felt paper which covers the area of the hull which will be coppered
  13. Please remember that the original plans of the Constitution do not exist. The British took care of that when they burned the Washington Navy Yard. The closest plans that you have of the original USS Constitution are the take off that the British did of HMS President, the captured USS President. Take a look at the RNM and their study of the Ship. This may help you on your study. Tim
  14. Derek, You are no more over your head then I am. The most important part of this build is that you learn something about the Art of shipbuilding. There are many people involved with this build that see it from many different angles. All teach us something! I should know because I am the worst shipmodeler going. Just use this an learn
  15. I also got my set today. Great Christmas gift! Jack does some great work. It took 6 days to get this from China. Amazing! Thank’s Chuck for finding Jack, and thanks Jack for your skill to make these parts. Tim

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