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About ragove

  • Birthday 04/22/1943

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

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  1. “Are you certain these don't link to different comments? If the same user "likes" multiple posts (I typically see this when someone is getting caught up on a long or post) or made multiple comments in a thread (less common) then you will get multiple alerts that are worded exactly the same (aside from potentially different time stamps)“ this sounds like an explanation
  2. Have 2 this morning that are word for word identical, as they always are.
  3. “As I'm genetically unable to simply build a kit as provided, I'm trying to build her as USS Thatcher DD-514, as she appeared” i have the opposite problem. I have trouble building a plastic model as intended.
  4. Is it just my browser or does every one get multiple repeats of the same “notification”? This morning the same “duanelaker....” notification shows up 8 times. I seldom get just 1 notification from one response. Very frequently 2 or more. just curious Ron Gove
  5. Awesome work at that show. I was particularly impressed by the dioramas.
  6. The work bench is finished. Now I’m working on the cooling tank.
  7. ”Your work is a great inspiration for me. Looking forward to your build log entries. Keep up the good work. ” thanks for the nice comment John. I appreciate it very much. Ron
  8. Almost finished the tryworks. Waiting for the paint to dry on the doors.
  9. I’m not sure if I like this base or not. I may end up just getting a regular wood one from Model Expo. The map is a strip from an old whaling map showing where to find various species.
  10. Inserting the tryworks pots is a bit of a challenge. They are wider in the middle than at the top lip. So one cannot simply cut a hole and drop them in. The photos show my solution.
  11. I am constructing the tryworks now. The bricks are an embossed sheet of HO scale bricks. One gets the mortar lines by painting with a white or grey and then wiping the paint off. A residue remains in the joints and gives a pretty good look.
  12. Thanks. I had to toss 2 tries before I got this one. I thought about leaving the door open and doing some inside detail, but it was hard enough getting the outside to fit.

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