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About TOM G

  • Birthday 07/16/1952

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    Cleveland, Ohio U.S.A.

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  1. I think that model would have look'd better, if he had the flag on it......... after all he has crew members deck side....... of course the way it is say's it's in combat mode. but having the flag makes the statement to anybody. that this is a wwII german u boat.
  2. LEARN MORE https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/are-carrots-good-for-your-eyes#carrots-and-eye-health
  3. Somebody on this site posted this link.......... it's niece....... because i can't tie knot's either.......... and yes you are right weathering is addicting🙂 https://www.animatedknots.com/complete-knot-list
  4. That diamond mesh, look's to have a nice 3D effect to it. Their was an artist Andrea Pozzo who painted in 3D, back in the17th century , if you google the name you can see some of his jaw dropping work.
  5. GREAT work on the dory............. i'd have to use a microscope to try to build something like that.
  6. I used Chuck's method , here on my first build....... planks were edge bent all the way down to the garboard. i used a hair dryer on high heat....... get's plank hot real fast. i also used rubbing alcohol 70% type, to wet the plank with my fingers........ the alcohol evaporates faster.
  7. Here's a site i just bounce'd across while looking up angraf.......... maybe i'll make one of these and hang it from the p-26🙂 https://www.ecardmodels.com/product/1-24-little-boy-atomic-bomb-paper-model/ i did'nt see this at first but they got this one also https://www.ecardmodels.com/product/1-24-fat-man-atomic-bomb-paper-model/
  8. FINE WORK Gary ! you realy hit the nail on the head, with that tone of rust that is around the stack & bracket. that's the color you would see do to engine vibrations.👍
  9. another problem is the instructions on the rigging...... their is no ratlines. i think a vessel this size would have had ratlines. if you look over the rigging instructions............ then where do you tie the lines off etc.etc.etc. i found out about these book's on this site. the author only made two books on riggging and it was suggested to by both... and i did, and they answear all the rigging problems.... you can find them on ebay
  10. pic's of my virginia1819....... my first build..... and still building 🙂 study instructions.... thier missleading.... build deck furniture but don't mount it..... it will be in the way of making railings........ check your rudder, mine was to short.... had to make one from scrach. their was no water drain ports ( scuppers ) i had to make those from looking at the pic on the box........ one thing about this kit is...... you will get experince & education if you study here on this site......... go here to learn about planking http://modelshipworldforum.com/ship-model-framing-and-planking-articles.php i plank'd my hull one time, if you chose to do this...... check the bulk head distance from one another, i faild to do this and as a result two planks dimppeld on me....... take your time , you are learning new things enjoy🙂

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