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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. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Nice shot! Well done on the sails!
  6. Ekis, Are those solar panels on your recent group of buildings? Ron PS Great project. Excellent execution with miniature stone as well as wood!
  7. Kool model, Chris, well done...I like it! Master/Korabel is making some superb kits. Ron
  8. 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
  9. Eric, which model is yours? and..."PJG", which is yours? The entire calendar is very nice. Reasonably priced too! Ron
  10. 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.
  11. 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
  12. I'm very impressed. This is a superb build log, you did a very nice job, indeed. The quality of all the kit's components looks very good too. Two Thumbs up, Egor! Ron
  13. I have always used the superbly drawn plans that accompany Chris's models, even the "old school" drafted ones that come with the Caldercraft kits. His more recent plans with Amati/Victory are CAD and excellent. I've noted only a few minor errors over the past few years in these drawings. I agree with Glenn that plans (in logical reference scales- like in the Vanguard Alert/Speedy kits) are sufficient for me; a caveat however: there are many modelers who do not have technical/engineering backgrounds, so "instruction manuals" (with explanations and photos) are an important component to building
  14. Nice-looking box art, Chris. Couldn't agree more with Bob. Jim is not only a good builder, he has good design chops!!!
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