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

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  1. Very nice model. Nice to see a Nova Scotia schooner other than the Bluenose!
  2. ragove


    Beautiful, but won’t the crew keep falling through the deck? 😂
  3. I was getting near the end of rigging the Granado, doing the braces , when I ran out of 0.25 natural line! I was anticipating this and should have ordered more earlier but I kept postponing thinking it might just last😟. Now I have to wait for a delivery from Jotika. Well gives me a chance to get back to the Charles W Morgan that has been sitting on the workbench patiently waiting for me to finish the rigging. I guess I should add a build log photo or two. That can wait until tomorrow. Ron Gove Leesburg VA.
  4. If you like the Stearman bi-plane you will enjoy “Cannibal Queen” by Stephen Coonts. The book relates Coonts’ travels around the USA in his Stearman, The Cannibal Queen; so named because she’d bite you in the *** if you weren’t careful. I found it amusing that Coonts, who flew A6 Intruders, kind of had to learn to fly all over again with a tail dragging bi-plane. Ron Gove
  5. Nice. Going to make a model?
  6. ragove


    Superb staff
  7. I tossed the whole thing in the trash. I recently purchased a paper model of the USS United States from Model Dock Yard. I plan to start another build log in the near future. I hope this one goes better. I have followed Dan Vadas' advice and made an index of all the parts so I can easily find the page they are on and each page is in a plastic page protector in a ring-binder.
  8. Welcome aboard. My mother was from Nova Scotia so I have an affection for the Maritime provinces. Ron Gove
  9. Although I did a lot of hull work on my Granado while on camping trips around the country, now that I am rigging her that is no longer an option. So, on our last trip to Florida I grabbed this Tamiya kit from my stash. Everything but the decals was done on picnic tables throughout Florida. The decals I saved until we returned home. Gad, some are so tiny they are nearly invisible when removed from the backing.
  10. I didn’t think I’d find samples available. I’ll give it a try.
  11. Does anyone have a recommendation for specific card stock at Staples, for example. They don’t specify the actual thickness. I am at a loss as to what to purchase.
  12. Thanks. I found them. Next step is to download and print.😁

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