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HIPEXEC

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About HIPEXEC

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    hipexec
  • Birthday 09/18/1938

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    Scottsdale AZ
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    Aviation ( retired pilot, USMC & TWA), travel, family

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  1. Thanks to the internet I've found more help in preparing this build. Detailed photos and even somebody's plans!
  2. Now I have some basic info for drawing up scale plans for my Spray build. The pics below give me the shape and position of the basic ship.
  3. This will be my first journey into the DARK SIDE! I am collecting drawings, profiles, pictures so I can start drawing my plans. I shall use Cap N Bob's build as my guide. I took the first big plunge by buying a Dremel Scroll Saw. Now that I've set the saw up, I have to practice cutting precision curved cuts with it. At least I have tons of left over material from past builds to practice. Hipexec
  4. The Marine Corps Museum in Quantico VA loved the display but its charter doesn't allow hand crafted gifts, so they suggested I ask the Marine Corps heritage Foundation, which I promptly did. Now I'm just waiting for a reply.
  5. I finally broke house arrest and got brass plaques made to finally finish this build. Hallelujah! I plan on offering this ship to the Marine Corps Museum for display. How I'm going to get it there is another question. A local trophy shop made them.
  6. I finally broke house arrest and got brass plaques made to finally finish this build. Hallelujah! I plan on offering this ship to the Marine Corps Museum for display. How I'm going to get it there is another question.
  7. The six frigates period. Washington started the project and Jefferson finished it around 1805 The USS Constitution helped defeat the barbary pirates in the Mediterranean. Gave rise to the Marine Corps hymn, "to the shores of Tripoli.."
  8. I finally got around to building an appropriate stand for my Conny. I had been using the one that came with the kit, but it's a puny 12" thing. Now my Conny rests an a proper 24" varnished stand!
  9. Bob, I'm going to try a scratch or semi-scratch build where I will open the cabins and deck like you did. I think you've done a remarkable job.
  10. I'm collecting data, drawings and anything I'm going to need to make a scratch or semi-scratch version of Joshua Slocum's Spray. Semi-scratch means parts I have leftover from past builds or I can buy from vendors. I first have to draw to scale what I want to build and buy some much better tools. Any suggestions or contributions would be very welcome.
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