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About leclaire

  • Birthday 07/31/1943

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    Iowa
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    Golf, Fishing, and model ship building

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  1. Brian, a good start. If your craftsmanship on this project is anyway near as good as your Chaperon, it will turn out great. Bob
  2. Bob, with the skills and imagination you have shown on this build, the rigging on the Philadelphia will be a piece of cake. Bob
  3. Hi Bob - as many have already said, your level of detail is awesome. It has giveen me a lot to think about in planning for the start of my own Philadelphia project. From your responses to other posts it appears that you have a rather extensive background in model railroading (as do quite a number of others on this forum) and this has provided a number of resources and leftover parts, etc., that you have used in your detailing processes. Unfortunately, I don't have that in my modeling experience but it has given me the desire to know more and to explore the various sites available to all of us. Frankly, I am amazed at what is out there already and I just started my search. Thanks again for your fine work and most importantly, sharing your knowledge with the rest of us. Bob
  4. Hello Brian, thanks for the history lesson. I live in Le Claire, Iowa and have sailed on the Twilight several times. Never knew the wharf boat is the former City of Baton Rouge. Bob
  5. A good suggestion in our local paper today for those buying up all the toilet paper they can find - buy more cheese instead Bob
  6. Are these lights battery powered or plug in?
  7. Absolutely fantastic job on your gun carriage detail. How on earth did you make the nuts that go on the bolts? As well as all the other hardware? I'm hoping you found a place to purchase this stuff. My skills are not quite up to making something this small. P.S. my Philadelphia is still on the shelf but I'm planning ahead. Bob
  8. Yeah, I see your point about the direction of any over lapping if you want to do final trimming at the outer edges of the deck. Hadn't considered that. Thanks.
  9. Eric - one thing I forgot to ask is in the pictures of your test roof, it appears you laid the tape down with no over lapping (both along the sides of each strip and the joints) unlike the method shown in Kurt's tutorial. Could that have had something to do with the curling issue you mentioned? Or is it just not apparent in the pictures.
  10. Oh, not to worry, I learned the hard way a long time ago to always test first before doing anything on the model. I have never used pastels in any fashion before so this will be a new experience. Who knows, with my painting skills I may just mess the thing up using only the paint to get that hard-used work boat effect. I will let you know how it turns out. Bob
  11. Thanks for the tip Eric. I am getting close to "tar papering" my Chaperon and your results have convinced me to give this a try. I was getting a little anxious about using Kurt's silkspan method. Don't ask me why, it just looked to be something I could mess up big time. Glad to see you back at the Arabia. Bob
  12. A Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all. I think mine is going to be a good one since there is a present under the tree that looks suspiciously like the Gunboat Philadelphia. Best to all. Bob
  13. All too true. At least I don't live in a mobile home. I am firmly convinced that tornados dearly love to eat aluminum. As Mark said, they are nothing to mess with. The issue is not me messing with them it is them coming after me.
  14. Not a current weather event but last spring a tornado passed by a little less than a 1/4 mile away and deposited a half of a porta potty in my front yard. As far as I know, the only construction site with those around here is about 3 miles away. The fortunate part (aside from not getting directly hit by that thing) is it was the top half and not the bottom half 🤣 that landed. Bob

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