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About RickyGene

  • Birthday 10/31/1955

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  1. Have read thru the complete thread of your build. Have enjoyed and learned a few tricks along the way. I will follow until you complete. Rick
  2. Happy to see additional postings of this thread. To be honest, this is my favorite thread following right now. Look forward to more. Rick
  3. Glad to see someone taking on this Mfg's Bluenose II. I purchased and was not too impressed with what was in the box! Was not happy with nothing but a CD to assemble from! But you are proving I might have been hasty in my assessment of the kit. Now I did make another purchase for the build, a book titled Bluenose II by LB Jenson. If one is building the original or the copy of the Bluenose, you need this book. No it is not a blow by blow of how to build, but a complete book of drawings of every detail you could wish to add and or correct. I regrettably returned the kit for a refund and d
  4. Thanks for the info. I thought you cut the grove w/the homemade too/blade. And thanks f/photo. Saved. Rick
  5. I have always loved the lines of this sleek lady. And your craftmanship w/wood has again shown those lines. I have never built a Bluenose and for some time have looked at different kits of. After seeing what you have done and wanting to give a hull shape like this ago, I pulled the trigger and ordered a AL Bluenose II. I did look at the Model Shipways and decided was too complicated. Then I looked at Billing Boats versions, but one was just too big and the other was one of their 600 series, you build in two halves and then join the two. I have never been too found of this, kind of outsid
  6. You have done a wonderful job on the little Tug. I had this kit years ago when you got the rough hull, some strip wood, blocks and a few castings. I remember RR guys taking this kit and turning them into show stoppers. And as I understand now you get w/PE, brass tube smoke stack and no white metal. Watching you build yours, has me wanting to build another. Oh, my 1st one, I paid $8.00! Like your approach and detail workmanship. Rick
  7. Sorry Peter, I did not see your last post before posting above, ole geezers minds wonder! I am looking for those other books as well. I am enjoying this one very much, does take some getting use to, the seaman's way of talking. Rick
  8. Hello Peter, just a up-date to this post from back in October. I recently purchased/received a book, Log Of The Cutty Sark, by Basil Lubbock. Do not know if you have a copy, but is a wonderful read, outstanding History of the Cutty and the men who sailed her. Many photos, some of which I have never seen. Anyway, on page 289, you find a photo of the Cutty in Surrey Commercial Dock, 1922 and it is the same photo but of the whole ship as the below photo. So yes, it is Nanny aka the Cutty Sark figure head. And that outstretched arm/hand held a horse's tail if I read it right. Just thought yo
  9. Here is a photo of the figure head of the Cutty Sark taken in 1922. I posted this on another thread and was told this is not the Cutty Sark figure head but did look like it. I felt that had I did more research, I would have known in truth what the figure head was. I had been led to believe it was just as I posted and was shared. There then followed a little debate about the Nanny Witch, a Poem and the posted figure was another ships figure head! Well, I purchased a book recently from eBay, The Log Of The Cutty Sark, by Basil Lubbock. A really good read for those interested in the history
  10. Nice clean workmanship. I have always loved those Ole River Boats. I had this kit years ago, not the laser cut version and sold. I have many time wished I had of held onto. I will enjoy yours just the same. Look forward to more of your thread. Rick
  11. Purchased this book to go with the other reference material I am collecting for the build. Looks to be a good read too.
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