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About bp1535

  • Birthday 06/04/1938

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    Grand Blanc, Michigan
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    Ships, planes and especially watercolor!
  1. ir3: Go to: shipmodelersassociation.org and you'll be in the correct site. Cheers, Bill Palmer
  2. ir3: Yes, the SMA is thriving! I receive a newsletter every month , by e-mail, and I will gladly get you info on Applying for membership, that is, if you need to renew. I just recently moved from Calif. to Michigan. Before I was Going to every monthly meeting. Let me know what you need. Cheers, Bill Palmer
  3. Chuck: I was thinking about your comment on 1/4" plywood and where to find it. I have used Rockler and Woodcraft in the wood industry for modelers. Then there are the houses around that sell plywood for the scroll saw people, as I have delved into scroll saw work also. Just a suggestion. Cheers, Bill Palmer
  4. Nils, like so many others I'm very impressed with your build. I was wondering how you applied metal to the wooden hull? I'm very interested in how I might apply rivets to the hull of a pre WWII ship. Did you apply rivets or were they part of the metal panels applied? Hopefully, you might have ideas on how I might do this ......... without the use of metal panels? just very well done! Cheers, Bill Palmer
  5. I too! would love to receive the link. Thanks for your attention to this request, Cheers, Bill Palmer
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    From comments made by "Themadchemist" and also "Janos" I purchased European Boxwood from "Workshopheaven". Prior to their shipping, I received an e-mail from them stating: "A recent order to Australia was confiscated by the authorities in Australia and trashed. We will send your order if you will take the responsibility of it being trashed by the authorities." I told them to cancel the order, which they did. Have any of you, reading this, had trouble with the authorities on receiving European Boxwood? Thanks, Bill
  7. Chuck: Which method of planking are you referring. Do you know which post number you talk about your method, within your build? Thanks, Bill
  8. After my recent purchase of above through Greg, I quickly searched the forum for completed units. There aren't any?! I can't find anyone to have completed the cross section, much less the updates!!( most only finish a few steps) If any of you have other pictures showing further updates, maybe I can convince you to add those pictures. Maybe there are complete sections on other sites. It will be a while before I start( two months) but hopefully I will follow thru on the updates as well. I'm presently collecting additions to my modeling tools. I certainly will need help! Cheers, Bill Palmer - SMA, NRG
  9. Al .......... I'd like to ask you a few questions about 2D, 3D, DXF, PDQ, ABC and etc, etc. But I don't think it appropriate on you Triton log? We should pick a "Slot" for such. Someone tell me where and I'll go right there and start asking .......... That is, .... If you don't mind? Cheers, Bill Palmer ---member SMA and NRG
  10. Doris I have sent you a PM about making flags. This is Just to let you know. Bill Palmer
  11. Maybe I should start another thread ----- but ------ I have Sketchup7 and would like to learn to use this for making 2D plans? Specially in regards to the subject ship "Leon". Does anyone know how to use Sketchup??!! Cheers, Bill
  12. I want to thank everyone for the continued discussion on Underhill"s "Leon". I have both of his books on the subject but would not want to try enlarging the plans at the back of the book for building such. Hopefully I will still hear from 'jack nasty face (Keith) and find he has gone through the drawing of the plans. Cheers to All, Bill Palmer
  13. Thanks Russ for the info. I was wondering if Keith (Nastyface) would have redrawn the plans. I don't know how to contact him, maybe someone could come to my "rescue"!? Cheers, Bill Palmer --------- bp1535@mac.com
  14. Thank you davyboy. Hopefully Keith will spend the time to re-enter his log. ----------- I hope!!--------- I will try and ask him whose plans he used. Cheers, Bill
  15. Before the current change, a modeler placed his build of the "Leon" in MSW. I can't remember who that person was and am hoping he will again restore the build.?? Does anyone have the plans for Leon, I'm interested in building it myself. Cheers, Bill Palmer ------- bp1535@mac.com

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