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About ragove

  • Birthday 04/22/1943

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    Leesburg, Virginia
  • Interests
    Modeling of all types. Mainly ships, but also
    plastic aircraft.

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  1. Nice camouflage! I remember making a tank model as a teen but I have no recollection of the brand.
  2. stm

    I would be happy to get them if still available.

    Thank you


    Scott Martin

    32 Minton Court

    Red Bank, NJ 07701

    1. ragove


      I will put them in the mail shortly.

  3. As you are interested in the Pacific Northwest lumber world, check out the old yellow box Model Shipways Forester. She’s a 4 masted lumber schooner. I’ve always wanted to build her myself but I have too many kits stacked up now. There is one on eBay today with a $29 current bid.
  4. I made a cradle for Granado using some Amati dolphins. Now this project is complete.
  5. Planking is now underway. I had a bad time with the bow as the plank shear broke into many pieces during earlier stages of the build. I patched it up as best I could and continued. However, once i started planking I could see that my repairs we not good. The port and starboard sides were quite asymmetrical. I had to rip out all of the planking around the bow, repair the asymmetry and start planking again again. Looks much better at the bows now. A bit of filling and sanding to do still. Ready to start the planks below the wale.
  6. I think Black Sea is a new Capt Black blend
  7. Briar wood is sold in blocks in a variety of sizes. Google pipe making. It is very hard with a tight grain so it might be good for blocks. Need someone with experience in block making to try. Vermont Freehand sells blocks from a variety of sources. From $3 to$1000 on their webpage
  8. Yes! I was quite pleased with the grain pattern.
  9. Black Sea by Captain Black. I ordered it online and it came today just in time for my first smoke. Captain Black Premium Edition introduces Black Sea. Mellow Burley tobaccos, combined with sweet Virginias and soft smooth Black Cavendish tobaccos makes for an excellent smoke. Yet Black Sea sets itself apart with the addition of smoky Latakia tobacco. A wonderful marriage of sweet and smoky. Captain Black, Black Sea is tin worthy and should be enjoyed often.
  10. It’s finished. Far from perfect but I think it came out pretty good for my first attempt.
  11. Thank you. It’s been a fun project and I will get to use it when I am finished. Unlike a square rigged ship LOL.
  12. Trying to get the final shape symmetrical and smooth.

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