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    If I can drive it, float it, or fly it, I'm interested in it.

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  1. Nice precision work Wes. I use Solidworks and ACAD at work, and have purchased TurboCad to use at home. Its quite affordable between $100 and $300, depending on what you want. It's also easy to pick up on if you are a ACAD user.
  2. That is a repair I have gotten quite skilled at. I broke the bowsprite off my 1/96 scale Constitution and Alabama, and then my Mother did the same on her Thermopylae. Because of the frequency of breakage on the 1/96 scale ships, with hollow booms, I put a steel rod in the bowsprit boom to make if stiff enough to endure the casual bump while being moved.
  3. Kings Quest was great. I had it on my Leading Edge 8-88 with the internal 40MB HD. Also was addicted to "Aces of the Pacific" and "F15".
  4. Ok, we can't be that old to have to be nostalgic over a Commodore 64 are we? I traded my 64 for a 128 and took it to college and It was a dream having to be able to do all my homework in my apartment and not on those stinkin DecMates in the computer lab.
  5. Good to have another Kansan aboard Billy. I live about hour and half east of Wichita and have just finished the kit you are working on.
  6. Jesse, It has been a pleasure following your build log over the last five years. You have done a remarkable job and this log will be a valuable reference for others who will build this kit. Scott
  7. Woo hoo Danny, Glad to hear you rode out the wave and getting your keel back under you. Keep holding yourself to the weathergage.
  8. Dan, With all the energy you put into your builds and this site, I had never guessed you were not in good health. Fair winds behind you as you endure this painful journey, and that God may bless and keep you my friend. Scott
  9. Well, maybe I'm not finished. I am experimenting with water techniques (styrofoam, gels, and cotton) and decided to start building a shadow box display for my father's burial flag and Navy certifications and commendations. Here are some recent pics of my progress. Scott
  10. Ditto! Looks like shes been in the Pacific exposed to sun, salt, and countless attempts to retouch and fight the rust by deck apes.
  11. I like your thinking. Blue is such a tricky color when trying to pull it off a photo. Who knows if its due to the Kodachrome, faded from the weather, or how it was mixed and applied. You should go with what your eye tells you. I used the Navy Measure color codes more as a guide than a rule. I also built the Enterprise as she may had appeared at Midway. Talk about trying to figure out the correct gray or blue. It made my head about to explode. But its fun to try to experiment with these colors in order to put life into the model.
  12. Hi Greg, I have been following your work. I just completed the Lexington in 1/700. If I recall, only the Lex and Essex stayed in the overall MS21 sea blue. I can say one thing, I really got to hate all that blue. In 1/700, it was a bugger to keep track of all the small details until I started my washes. I did notice in my research that along the starboard side, the paint seemed to fade to a flat finish that was a lighter shade. This was probably due to all the direct sun exposure on all that surface area. After weathering, I went in with a flat brush and added "touch
  13. Eric, Your paintwork is very good. The flat black seems to make everything look more to scale. Shotlocker, I do not know what to say, your rigging at 13 is better than what I can do after forty years. Scott
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