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  • Birthday 07/04/1949

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    Ship Modleing, 1:20.3 Scale Live Steam Narrow Gauge Trains, Photography.

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  1. Thanks for the likes, Stern view from above. Bow view from above. Bow on view. Side view laying out the bands. Spiling of the first strakes. The first band completed, Bow view. Stern view of the first band completed. Starboard side with the stern post fitted. More to come, Bob W
  2. Hello Everyone, I've had this kit for some time and decided that it will be a good short term project. Also, I purchased the boxwood upgrade from "Crown Timberyard". Crown Timberyard includes 1/32" x 1/8" boxwood for laying the hull strakes. I had some difficulty bending these to shape, so started spiling from a 1/32" sheet of boxwood. It's so much easer to lay the strakes once one spilies. Following are photos of my progress. False Keel added to a boxwood keel. Port side view. Stern View after faring. Port side view. Back in the build board. Build Board with level lines to sight bulkheads, with strips added to the tops of bulkheads and a block to hold the boat. More to come. Bob W
  3. Richmond, I replaced the 4ft fluorescents in my work shop with these: http://www.leevalley.com/en/Hardware/page.aspx?p=76395&cat=53&ap=1 I love them, 3800 lumens at 3000K. Three are hooked up end to end, solid 12ft run. The rest are wired together so one wall switch turns them on or off. They are a bit pricey, but I don't think I'll ever have to replace them. Also, I bought them when they were first offered at $33.00 each. Bob W
  4. CDW, Have you used HGW decals before? I had some Plywood squares for a project. They are very fragile. Fell apart in very small pieces when wet. Had to get some Testors Decal Bonding Spray, (No. 9200), and give them three coats so they would hold up. , Hope This Helps Bob W
  5. Hi Jim, I think what You are looking for is 'Stitching Photos Together' . CS6 has that capability and many photo editing programs do also. The camera is stationary, but rotated latterly in the horizontal plane. Focus can be changed and the photos are 'stitched together' into one wide angle shot. I'm enclosing a shot that was hand held, and made up of 5 photos, I made in the Grand Tetons . There is some distortion, but I think the camera could be moved latterly and still be stitched. Check online for photo stitching. Bob W
  6. The end of photos for workshop homework. First and last photos are working on stern window stops. Photos 2 & 3 show the completed workshop project homework. Bob W
  7. Torbogdan, Yes, a small tank mounted on the rear of the loaders deck with a pump below. Each barrel was capable of 160 rounds/minute. In fact the 40mm/56 mounts, twin and quad, where credited with downing more Japanese planes than both the 5"/38 mounts and the 20mm Oerlikon. Bob W
  8. Thanks Guys for the comments and likes. Jud which first loader are You? Fingers or Clip. Here is the link to the build log, if anyone is interested. Hope its OK to list here: http://www.shipmodels.info/mws_forum/viewtopic.php?f=59&t=76455 Bob W
  9. Here are a few shots of Owen Garrison and His wife Florence Saturday when I presented the model to the Millville Army Air Field Museum in His honor. Owen was very pleased, and somewhat emotional. It brought back many memories of his time aboard USS Monterey. He plans to use it as a teaching aid when he gives tours at the museum. Bob W
  10. Thanks Jud. What is the RVN? Did the brass get saved, I think it was given the 'Deep Six' by the USN. Bob W
  11. Thanks for the comments Guys. And Jud many thanks for those photos of in action. The figures are 1/35 scale, so they came out a little short. That's why the clip is at an angle. I guess I should have elevated the guns more. BTW, where did the empty clips wind up? I placed them on the loaders deck of the mount. Thanks Bob W

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