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Photo Bud

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About Photo Bud

  • Birthday 04/01/1943

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    Elk Grove Vlg, Illinois, USA
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    Myriad, including model railroading (HO), microprocessor coding, astronomy, photography, video gaming, reading, ad infinitum!

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  1. My apologies to those who have supported me in this and have encouraged me, but medical issues have brought me to a standstill, both physically and mentally. I'm hoping after my next set of procedures, I can get back on track with both ship modelling and HO train modelling. Until then I take comfort in watching this forum and occasionally adding my two cents worth!
  2. My apologies to those who have supported me in this and have furnished me with the necessary instructions (especially @Veszett Roka), but medical issues have brought me to a standstill, both physically and mentally. I'm hoping after my next set of procedures, I can get back on track with both ship modelling and HO train modelling. Until then I take comfort in watching this forum and occasionally adding my two cents worth!
  3. Sorry I didn't answer sooner, but this will be a static build.
  4. Just found this thread that started out as UH-1 build but developed a life of its own! 55 years ago (Dec 1965), I shipped as a volunteer to Vietnam as tank gunner to report to 1st Infantry Division, but at the reception depot, they asked for door gunner volunteers. The rest is history, I volunteered, they accepted and for the next 9 months that was my life. Assigned to flight platoon for 52nd Combat Aviation Battalion under MACV, then they changed us (in the same job and place) to 172nd Assault Helicopter Company, and then to 282nd AHC under 1st Aviation Bde. Got lucky and got shot at only twi
  5. That would be great, thanks! Mostly need the rigging chart, not the part list.
  6. Not much progress to be seen, but it took quite awhile to untangle the standing and running rigging at the bow! And yes, the bowsprit is not down in its proper place while bonding hull halves at the top.
  7. Some more detail of work to be done. First, overall look at bow where most damage done. Note that hull has split into it's two pieces, flying jib has come loose at top (sail actually broke at tip), and lines are entangled. Also, the ship's boat shown has to be put back on its storage location farther aft. Detail look at bowsprit and jibboom. Note that it was broken once previously and repaired by drilling hole and inserting part of a straight pin which was insufficient to prevent new damage. Pin will need to be straightened and reinserted before gluing again.
  8. I like the thought of the ship, but not looking for long, complex build, nor a larger model, though it would be cool. Relatively quick, and dirty, and easier to put on a shelf. Thanks for the vote of confidence on this particular model though!!!!
  9. I'm thinking of getting a 1/350 Flower Class Corvette, "HMS Zinnia", and have found one where box is marked "Mirage Hobby" but seller identifies it as "Dragon Models USA" at only about $24 (US). I have two questions. Does anyone know about the quality of this one? Is there a better one out there (at about the same or moderately more cost)? I had decided on this one since it is an early (1940) version of this class and more in line with the book and movie, "The Cruel Sea". Thanks for any help you can give!
  10. An old model of a Sturmgschutz III, can't remember if it is an Ausf. B or E. Along with a scratch built bridge of balsa and styrene.
  11. I especially liked your pictures of the Flower class corvettes as one of my favorite WWII naval books is "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat. The (badly worn) cover of my copy from 1951 had the cover designed by John O'Hara Cosgrave II. I have to say, I prefer yours!
  12. I am absolutely blown away by your artistry. I have spent a large portion of my morning going through these pictures and will need to do it several times more. The detail and color you get from these water colors is magnificent! I am in awe. Thank you for sharing your talent.
  13. This model is probably 40 years old, many years ago it took a dive off a 7 foot book case and I couldn't bear to part with it. Now I'm going to try and repair it. With my rekindled interest in ship models, it only seems like the right thing to do! Here you can see much of the damage done, in addition to the hull halves separating and the deck becoming loose.
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