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About Broadsides

  • Birthday 11/27/1954

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    Albany, New York USA
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    Research, Woodworking, Fine Art, Athletics

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  1. Thanks, Bradley... Currently working on the Airfix HMS Prince.
  2. What type of plastic ship models do you have? Here are a few images of my work modifying plastic kits:
  3. Thanks! ...yes, it's the 1:144 Airfix Classic kit. It was released to me (along with several kits) from a family of a devoted builder. They saw my internet sites, and at his request, they honored him by releasing the models. Part of the tribute to this individual was to bring out the best in them...which I've done with this and the previous Airfix ROYAL SOVEREIGN (Sovereign of the Seas). Those who have this kit can see that it's of good quality and can be brought to another level with, of course, patience. Again, thanks for your comment. Much appreciated.
  4. This plastic model from the Airfix Series is a modified version of VASA. It was completed last week after seven months of building which began in October 2019 (off and on). The only parts I kept in the build was the complete hull and tops; both which I modified to bring out better details. Everything else was replaced with wood, re: decking and deck furniture, gun lids, gun, carriages, doors, anchor stocks, masts and yards. These were carved out of bass and pine... All rigging blocks of various size (465 in total) were carved out of birch toothpicks. Fine silk and linen threads we
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