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About lmagna

  • Birthday 06/19/1949

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    Modeling, hiking, camping, reading

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  1. Just speculation, but the red lower hull could have been introduced on British capital ships as a result of many of them being sent to the US for refits and overhauls after the outbreak of the war and red anti fouling being plentiful here. If I remember correctly Then HMS Rodney was in route to the US for refit when she was diverted to join the search for the Bismarck. I don't believe the Hood was ever refitted in the US. The KGV could have undergone a US refit at one point or another. Possibly more than once. Note: I stand corrected. The KGV never even came close to having a refit in America. https://www.naval-history.net/xGM-Chrono-01BB-HMS_King_George_V.htm
  2. Did your copy come with the plans for the Irene folded in the pouch inside the cover? I thought it was a real plus when I bought mine. Most books like this don't include a full size set of plans.
  3. Nice work Denis Speaking of work, your landlord must LOVE you. You take total care of his property AND still pay him rent! I need someone like you to take over the house I let my older son live in up the street from me!
  4. Fantastic rendition on the water Alan. Your reflection into the water is an extra astounding effect that came out perfectly. Congratulations.
  5. Is that what "Getting all your ducks lined up in a row" looks like?
  6. I'm with Ken The ships of ABDAFLOAT and their misuse by the controlling powers was truly a shame of the time, even though there was probably little else that could have possibly been done in the opening days of WWII. The loss of the Langley was possibly the pinnacle of mismanagement and blundering about the ocean almost aimlessly until she was located and sunk by the enemy for what was already a lost cause. Looking forward to see what you do with her.
  7. Truly a unique model of a unique aircraft. Congratulations Bob
  8. After years of being retired and sitting on a basement shelf I took pity on my poor Corvette and ended up filling the bathtub and sinking her, (After removing all of the RC and running gear). I used a fairly large and soft paint brush and mopped everything down. She looked almost new when I was done. Probably would not be a possible resolution if the ship was not plastic.
  9. Hopefully you will get the credit when this term spreads like wildfire throughout the world and becomes legend! Your diorama is coming along nicely.
  10. I keep thinking that I would like to do it again using the decks, PE and especially 3D items available today. The only problem is that when you RC a model, especially when you use it as often as I did mine, things get broken, and small delicate things get broken even faster. Almost all of the more delicate items on mine were replaced with scratch items made from brass sheet, rod, and tubing long ago.
  11. Very nice work Sascha This is going to make a very impressive model sailing the local waters.
  12. I see that the operator had the foresight to put a pot for tea on the boiler casing but I see no cup to drink it from. I have seen a couple of these steam tractors up close and they are truly massive, although I don't think I have ever seen one as big as the one yours is modeled from.
  13. That is an understatement! I built one of the very first Matchbox kits when they first came out in 1979, and even then I was disappointed with the general detail on what was then a very large model. Spent many years sailing many a lake or pond in all kinds of weather. It now sits retired on the basement shelf. A little worn and a bit beat, but could be sailing again tomorrow if I still had the RC gear.
  14. 3D printing one of my favorite military ships, and all done in an impressive scale by a very talented builder. Why would I be any where else? Looking forward to seeing what you are able to do with this Yves. I was also able to acquire my first 3D printed model and besides trying to figure out where to put it as it is in 1/72nd scale I will be looking forward to seeing how you deal with the medium. Here is mine: USS Olympia 1892 Designed and printed by Haze Gray. Even though it is only 1/72nd scale it is still a little longer than yours at about 1.5M. In this picture it is just placed together, nothing is glued including the hull. The deck is held down by screws. Haze Gray did a fantastic job! The only thing of any importance missing in the parts is the launches, of which there are a ton of them on the real vessel. I have no idea if I will RC it or not, but my wife and I are in negotiations on where I might be able to display it! I have convinced her that it matches the house we live in. Our house was built in 1898 and the Olympia was Dewey's flagship at the Battle of Manila Bay in 1898.
  15. I have some fairly simple plans for the movie San Pablo, (In reality it was a pretty simple ship to begin with. It was also slightly smaller than a real Yangtze gunboat. At least any American boat. The Movie boat was built to closely resemble the USS Wake of 1927 (Ex USS Guam (PG-43) and reclassified as (PR_3) in 1928. She was captured by the Japanese in 1941and recaptured by the US Navy in 1945. She was given to the Republic Of China in 1946 and captured by Communist China in 1948. She served in their Navy until the 1960s. The San Pablo for the movie was very similar in many respects being only about ten feet shorter, but had a single stack in order to match the description in McKenna's book. The boat in the second picture looks more like a flat nose sailing pram than anything else but if you are looking for plans of something like the movie boat you could start by using these. https://www.dhylanboats.com/design/plans/ben_garvey_plans/ I know, outboard motor and all that, but the basic hull looks about right to what was used, so it could be a start. Good luck.
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