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About Sluicemaster

  • Birthday 08/14/1947

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    Columbus, IN
  • Interests
    Ship modeling, Camping, Fishing
  1. Hello All; I'm Steve, I'm 71 and retired from a career in semi-conductor equipment maintenace, living and loving life in Columbus, Indiana. In the late 1990's I decided that I wanted to build ship models as a retirement hobby. At that time I decided to start buying kits and supplies while I was still working and had good discretionary income. All of my kits were purchased from Model Expo in 1997 and 1998, and most of my tools came from them and Micro-Mark. Midway between retiring (involuntarily) and buying my inventory, while living in San Diego, I discovered gold prospeecting and mining. Between that time (2005) and moving to Columbus, I had one thing on my mind - gold - and finding El Dorado. The subject of models arose only when I had to pack them up to move with my job, or when my wife would ask if I was ever going to start making them. My search for gold took me to magical places in the western mountains and deserts, I never found El Dorado, most always found some gold, and always delighted in the wild places I traveled to - especially those places that were beyond cell phone range. Our move to Indiana in 2016 brought an end to my mining adventures and allowed my model ship building to finally begin. I've completed Model Shipway's Phantom and am currently working on Artesania Latina's Le Renard which I will start a build log on itsoon. The level of craftsmanship that I see displayed in the build logs is beyond impressive and I'm happy to be in the company of such skilled model makers.

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If you enjoy building ship models that are historically accurate as well as beautiful, then The Nautical Research Guild (NRG) is just right for you.

The Guild is a non-profit educational organization whose mission is to “Advance Ship Modeling Through Research”. We provide support to our members in their efforts to raise the quality of their model ships.

The Nautical Research Guild has published our world-renowned quarterly magazine, The Nautical Research Journal, since 1955. The pages of the Journal are full of articles by accomplished ship modelers who show you how they create those exquisite details on their models, and by maritime historians who show you the correct details to build. The Journal is available in both print and digital editions. Go to the NRG web site (www.thenrg.org) to download a complimentary digital copy of the Journal. The NRG also publishes plan sets, books and compilations of back issues of the Journal and the former Ships in Scale and Model Ship Builder magazines.

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