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About hollowneck

  • Birthday 06/14/1946

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    Stratford, Connecticut
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    Music, reading, photography. Oh yeah- ship modeling!

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  1. SOLD Selling various kits from my stash. Too many models, not enough time! This Bismarck kit is new, and in the original box: $300.00 In addition, I am selling the two (2) aftermarket Pontos Bismarck "Detail up sets" as follows: 23001F2 Version 2: $224; & 21001F1 "Advanced Add-On: $150. The Pontos aftermarket kits are mainly P/E & machined brass, but also a stained wooden deck, brass propellors. If you have the space for this HUGE model (52.00"LOA), this package is regarded as the ultimate build of this model. I'll make a *deal* if all three items
  2. Unfinished oak. Good quality, light sanding required. Routed profile base with vertical and top rails. Includes all hardware (wood screws, rubber feet). New. Requires 1/8" glass (not included). New = $350. Shipping, add $20. U.S. only. If interested, please private message me here. Ron
  3. LOWERED PRICE! $350 - Master Shipwright Kit (Limited Edition #1 of 20). Boxwood. Building sister ship HMS Flirt and don't need two. Shelf new. Shipping from the East Coast. (plus shipping). Link for model details:https://vanguardmodels.co.uk/product/hms-speedy-master-shipwright-version/ If interested, private message me here.
  4. Thanks Captain! A little late here on my acknowledgement, but 2020 COVID put quite a few things on the back burner! Haven't checked into my gallery in a while. Ron
  5. Kool. Nice build. Love that you decided to display your model in a diorama setting. A lot of "extra work" but IMHO, worth it! Ron
  6. Chris, I just noticed that this model has spirketting on the bulwarks; am I correct that this is a first for your kit designs (Vanguard)? One other question: is there a reason to NOT include properly spiled, laser cut hull planking? Your progress is impressive. Many are going to be interested in building this model! Ron
  7. Excellent. I like the diorama, the added detail (especially sails and sail rigging) to make the ship more resemble it's larger wooden cousins. Very impressive. You appear to be a photographer (D300 and proper lighting), yes? Ron
  8. Nice shot! Well done on the sails!
  9. Ekis, Are those solar panels on your recent group of buildings? Ron PS Great project. Excellent execution with miniature stone as well as wood!
  10. Kool model, Chris, well done...I like it! Master/Korabel is making some superb kits. Ron
  11. Thanks Eric and PJG. Good suggestion for builders here on MSW to indicate a link to their builds or gallery photos. Here's mine Ron
  12. Eric, which model is yours? and..."PJG", which is yours? The entire calendar is very nice. Reasonably priced too! Ron
  13. Many thanks, Bob. Thanks for that link to modelships.de. I'd forgotten about that site. There are superb models exhibited there, the Xebec just one of many. The photos are all pro-level. Big sensors, studio lighting...and last, but not least, museum-quality models! Like Glenn, I also believe that Chris (Vanguard) should "stick to the ( U.K.) knitting," for now; clearly, his wheelhouse.
  14. Bob, That "Chebec model" is an extremely nice example of this class of period Middle Eastern warships. If I may ask, from where did you retrieve these photos? This model was my second build - years ago - and it is an Amati kit that I modified (Xebec-1/64). I believe it is still offered by them. This class of vessel is a radical departure from Western European ship designs. The hull designs are quite different but the dramatic visual impact comes from the multiple lateen-rigged sails(especially when they are bright red!). I've built numerous models since the one show
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