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RussR

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About RussR

  • Birthday 10/22/1944

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    Muskogee, Oklahoma
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    History, Reading, Magic Performance,

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  1. James H I can understand why my post was edited. But it should have indicated that it was edited.
  2. Is there any reason why this model doesn't have any info about it here or on that forum that advocates model piracy. It has a decent scale and by a good manufacture. There is a 68 part construction video on youtube: https://www.agesofsail.com/ecommerce/essex-(occre-1:60).html It does't look like a very complicated build. And it is on sale here: https://www.agesofsail.com/ecommerce/essex-(occre-1:60).html Thanks RussR
  3. Before I can receive anything more I need to get rid of some stuff. 😀
  4. MOV files don't work in Google Chrome as well. 🙁 And I haven't found a plugin to fix it.
  5. For what its worth Trumpeter makes a 1/200 1941 German Bismarck Battleship. https://www.amazon.com/Trumpeter-1941-German-Bismarck-Battleship/dp/B008KK9UA8 Also for ones interested, there is a guy that posts everyday his progress on this kit for the past 11 months. https://www.youtube.com/user/roncalverley/videos He is getting close to finishing it.
  6. I watched the "Trump impeachment hearings".
  7. I would have to say this is my favorite piece by Ennio Morricone https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dyg1mQ87ILg Come to think of it, anything by Ennio Morricone.
  8. Brian, Thanks a million that helps a lot. I was hoping I didn't have to try and interrelate (scale up from the plans) because they aren't drawn 1:1. I just checked out you build log and your a lot more detailed than my Chaperon. I am still pretty much an out of the box builder. Russ
  9. I am slowly progressing with my Chaperon build. But the drawings are devoid of any measurements (and I do mean any). Can someone tell me the placement of the Skylight, Texas, Pilot House, and Chicken Coup. I have covered up the markings on the deck with the simulated tar covering. Unfortunately the plans aren't drawn 1:1. I have thought about trying to interpolate the positions of the above from sheet 5. But have decided to ask here. I am taking pictures of the progression of the build but wanted to have it completed before I started a log.
  10. I found an interesting thread on the Paper Modelers forum. http://www.papermodelers.com/forum/architectural-models/18859-mainz-cathedral-help.html They say that Joseph Merrick only had the use of one hand. And he was an artist. Which reminds me of a guy I worked with that had an electrical accident and lost and arm and leg. I don't think there was anything he couldn't do that an able bodied person could do. He couldn't be fitted with prosthetic arm because he lost his arm at the shoulder. He worked a 320 acre ranch, deer hunt, fish, ect. He was an amazing guy.
  11. Jan, Thank you for your research. RussR
  12. Joseph Merrick was born 1862 and died 1890. Later in life the doctors in the hospital arranged it so he could live in the basement of the hospital. If the model is the Dom in Mainz he would have had to done it from memory. This would make it even more amazing.
  13. This is a image of the model that Joseph Merrick aka "Elephant Man" made while in the hospital. Located at the Royal London Hospital Museum. It makes me wonder what he could have created if he had the tools that I have. Simply amazing.
  14. Mike, Your right, one can spend as much for a case as we do for the model. I didn't consider what I would do with my model after I finished. Just like you I will probably end up giving it away. I would like to build a ship like you have, but I just don't have the space to keep something like that. What you are doing is great. I admire you for it. RussR
  15. I just finished my Hermione build not long ago. And I ran against the same thing. I ended up going to Lowes and bought the lumber for the base and got some plain old wood molding. I then stained it Golden Oak and used some wipe on poly to finish it off. It all came to less than $60.00. Then a call the local glass shop (Dickman Glass) and bought the glass for $147.00. The case is 36" X 16" X 28". I know it isn't as fancy as Walnut or Mahogany but for a little over $200.00 I love it. I have already bought the wood for the case for my Chaperon. I will wait on the glass. I hope this gives you some ideas.

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