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SigEp Ziggy

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About SigEp Ziggy

  • Birthday March 23

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    Post Falls IDAHO
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    Scale modeling, model railroads, collecting coins, stamps and diecast. I enjoy football and baseball games. I like to fix older cars.

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  1. Jack, I did watch your build and will get PE kits for both. Lou, $350 was too much, I do have excellent plans, so I will stick with the kit bash. I am considering the resin kit for the USS Nashville to bash into the Boise, other wise it will be from scratch. I am shooting for 1946 and some ships underwent gun upgrades, so I will use the end of the war guns and radar.
  2. I need some working drawings, so I cut and taped together the plan drawings using a light box. Next, I needed the correct size drawings, 117.5% did the trick. Now I need to correct the main deck and adjust the hull. I will use the line drawings shown here.
  3. I did find pictures of the museum and the models that inspired me to build the Idaho and Boise, they are both 1/700, but I will be building in 1/350 scale. Also, I my fleet has grown to include the Trumpeter USS The Sullivan's, which I will build as the USS Laffey and the Trumpeter USS England built as the USS Ruben James.
  4. In 2012, my family and I traveled from Post Falls to southern Idaho, about 450 mi (725 km). My oldest son, 14yrs at the time, was participating in a state wide football tournament. We did sight seeing, Craters of the Moon, the State Capitol, the Boise Zoo, but what I wanted to see was a military museum. The one we found was somewhat small, tanks and armor vehicles outside and military 'stuff' inside. What caught my eye was two model ships, USS Idaho BB-42 and the USS Boise CL-47! I vowed to build both, however the only kits available were resin and way out of my price range, $350 and $225 respectively. So, I said 'someday' and left it at that. Fast forward to 2019, one of my fellow modelers suggested kit bashing the Arizona into the Idaho and he sent be some plans I believe are Russian printed in Polish/English! And now Covid-19, you would think I could get a lot of modeling done with working from home for over a month now. Not the case, however, my wife did let me purchase the Hobby Boss 1/350 USS Arizona! Let the kit bash begin!
  5. Patrick, you do such an amazing job of building models! I would love to see more of your Vasa. Shane
  6. Jo, I am glad to see you working on your Billings kit! Hope to see more soon. I will do the same very soon. Your friend, Shane
  7. Thanks Alan, In 2012, I was in southern Idaho visiting a military museum and saw two ship models there. One was the Idaho and the other was the Boise. Well, I was hooked and decided I would build both. Now, many years later, this dream may come true. Shane
  8. This is just for fun and I do not have a time frame for this, but this is the list of ships I plan to build. I have these models. I needed the Hobby Boss USS Arizona to kitbash into the USS Idaho, I received it on Saturday. I had plans that I was able to download from another modeler and here are the plans for the kitbash. We will see how many years it takes me !?!
  9. Thanks for the kind words, strange times we are living in. I hope 'we', meaning yours and mine families, come thru this without complications. Cheers.
  10. It's looking good OC! I would think this confined to quarters would give plenty of time for modeling, however 'honey-do's' keep getting in the way!
  11. Hi Jo! Glad to see you on the forum, I would be lying if I said I haven't missed you. I hope to see some more posts. Just about all my builds have stalled, mostly because I am reluctant to use my airbrush.

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