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Mike P

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About Mike P

  • Birthday 08/11/1944

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    Bronx New York
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    All aspects of modeling including r/c large scale, stick and tissue, rubber free flight, indoor r/c scale.
  1. Thanks Schooner very interesting not to go on and on but my farther was on dozens of Libertys and Victory’s as Oiler up to engineer on triple expansion steam and turbines. He was in all war zones and did Murmansk more then ounce. Thanks to him taking me under his wing I earned my NYC High Pressure boiler operator Stationary Engineer license and unlimited refrigeration operators certificate. The boilers, steam engines, generators, and auxiliary’s were very similar to the engine room on a liberty as I recently was aboard the John W. Brown in Baltimore. The Merchant Mariners never given the respect and credit they earned, 1977 they were given veteran status a little late. There’s a book by Robert Carse A Cold Corner Of Hell the story of the Murmansk convoys 1941 to 1945. Of course when I finish the PERRY I’ll use one of the ships names my father sailed on as I have all his sign on and discharge papers and battle zone records from the coast guard and naval department.
  2. Thanks for the kind words Aidan. The cast metal fitting are roughly cast and require lots of attention I find holding them with tweezers and filing clean them drilling holes on blocks with small drill. Be careful as the attached eyes for installation are very easily broken. Aidan on this site there’s a fantastic build by Schooner of 1/192 scale WW2 Liberty Ship SS Stephen Hopkins lots of wonderful details and ideas it’s really well done Schooner did all the home work great detail you can use which is very difficult to come by and how he did it example cargo hatches.
  3. Thank you Aidan just added some build photos not to keen on posting so edited last post and added photos.
  4. Thanks for the Wellcome and kind words mtaylor, Kevin, Cog, and GranfpaPhil I must tell you gentleman that I’m in awe of the build blogs and how many talented craftsman share there skills all I can say is Thank You All Just got to finishing the hull painting. Considering making modification on model to convert to CAM Liberty with one time Hawker Hurricane defense aircraft. Almost done with all the main fixtures getting down to detailing and paint. This was the sea test of the hull under power. IMG_0053.MOV
  5. Working on Deans Marine model Liberty Ship hope I’m going to get this right I have been making progress and will try to upload pictures. Well I see the photos weren’t a problem but adding captions under each photo is I would imagine the pictures explain the progress one other thing I would like to mention the last photo of the rudder is not scale as the kit cast resin rudder was a poor casting and the shaft was only 3/32 dia. Wire which I thought a little less then I preferred so it was replaced with one I fabricated. I know one of you will notice it doesn’t have the division half way down with right thrust added to correct fo the large prop torque on the full scale ship to save fuel but since I’m not going to cross the Atlantic I opted out on that detail.

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