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    Horses, fly fishing, WWI Flight Sim WOFF.

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  1. I am blessed at the present as I am retired. No real need to go anywhere. As hurricanes and tornadoes are a part of life here we always have a 30 day supply of essentials. Between model ships, leatherwork, and a WWI flight sim, we are good. We, or our loved ones are all going to suffer because of this this even if we stay virus free. Hold fast folks, the sun will shine again.
  2. Doris, your work is beyond description. Beautiful! Thank you for sharing.
  3. Thank you Sir! Let’s hope the final product deserves such praise. I am relearning a lot.
  4. Thanks for the likes Gents. All encouragement is appreciated.
  5. Well I have finished both sides above the wales finally! It’s a long way from perfect but for my first foray back into modeling I will take it. Relearning some old tricks and some new. Thank you Chuck for your planking tutorial. The iron method works like a charm. I made one major mistake with the planking which threw the fancy rails off at the stern on the starboard side. Two choices, use some Kentucky windage or tear out half the planking on that side. With no apologies to the purist here but I used the first method. One of the reasons I quit way back was my work was never satisfactory to me and I am determined to have fun and finish this ship. A thank you to Peter B. And Dubz for their excellent build logs. They have been a big help. I may work on the stern to take a break from planking. It’s time for tea and cookies.
  6. Cappy and Array are too big for the boatyard but Watson does like to help with leather work
  7. George, I built a ton of plastic model ships as a youngster and have to say they were not even close to what you have created. Very nice model!
  8. The painters finally arrived today. I always like seeing a bit of color on a model. I used Tamiya simi gloss black with my air brush. Also added the second fancy rail. My faults as a modeler are getting in to much of a rush and not paying attention to detail. The first leads to mistakes. The second means you didn’t catch the first mistake until later. The other side is planked to the top of the sweep ports. Finishing that side is next. thanks again for the thumbs up.
  9. Mike, absolutely beautiful! It’s nice to see someone from the old days. You have made a very fine model. Mark Fairchild, “Bossman”
  10. Thank you all for the likes folks. The encouragement means a lot!
  11. Just a short update. This model is one big puppy! With 1/8” wide planks you get nowhere fast. I should finish above the wales tomorrow and then can go to the other side which is planked above the sweep ports. As that is the side that will show I am hoping all I learned can be improved. My apologies for the poor photography. My camera is an iPad and that’s as good as it will get. Thanks for the thumbs up Gents!

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