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  1. 1 - Revell Constitution that passed away from my ex-wife waving a towel at the smoke detector. 1/2 way through the model, I discovered wood model kits and loved the idea of working with material similar to the real thing. Forced my way to finishing the constitution, been building wood ever since. However, I do have a few steel hull kits, working on the 1/350 Mogami.
  2. Inspirational work - you could write a book on model building. I'd buy it!
  3. Vince, I just found this log because I recently acquired a stash of kits that contained this kit, def. a diamond among the rough and it's intact! She's an impressive build! Keep up the good work! I've got too many started to kick in it with you as much as I'd love to! I was just checking out the figurehead, such amazing detail! Joshua
  4. Yeah, i have some advice. Don't forget to have fun and don't be afraid to screw it up - all models get screwed up in one way or the other. Just accept and enjoy!
  5. Made good progress on the Mogami over the weekend. I'm almost confident enough to make another attempt at the AA guns. I've discovered that wax pencils for doing rhinestone work is amazing at picking up small details to glue on. The flight deck has been affixed with some persuasion, the PE had interfered with the kit designed assembly so some modifications which are livable. The PE details completely replace this lower bridge which was interesting to build but had some pleasing results. There were PE options for the aft AA gun stations on both sides of the flight deck but.... well, th
  6. I just hit it with a grill lighter for a half of a minute, worked great, metal is much easier to bend after that and it takes away its memory!
  7. Almost a year since I last touched this model, been busy on another project. Had fun building these hatches tonight. Remembered to anneal the metal this time, what a difference!
  8. If you send me your email to Modelship@yahoo.com, the New Jersey Club's meeting is tomorrow night at 7p. Stop in as a visitor. I'll be on.
  9. Hey Michael, I'm a member at both clubs, both great organizations. We are currently meeting via zoom meetings. We have a big ModelCon coming up in August at the Battleship. Maybe you can join us! Joshua
  10. this was my first wood model and was a very pleasant memory, and builds into a very nice model. I still have it!
  11. Hello All, Some progress on the Mogami - Painted the hull, applied the foredeck plating since it was now painted and had a wicked mishap with the glue dissolving a small spot! I managed to cover the surrounding errors for a passable light sand and quick paint touch up. Not perfect but it'll do. I was much more careful with the 2nd brown deck level application. I've got a couple small seams that I'm going to try and go back and fix/touch up. Installed the torpedo launchers - the spare torpedoes were also a glue-able part but I didn't bother painting, you'll neve
  12. Hello, Things are starting to get a bit fiddly with these companionway hatches and flight deck supports. I started using my daughter’s desk chair so that I don’t have to lean over to get in close to the work. This is my first go with PE at this level but definitely is worth the effort. Trying to figure out where some of the PE goes is a bit of a puzzle sometimes as FlyHawk doesn’t explicitly place every part. Requires time to go over the directions, diagrams and parts a couple of times to assess what gets replaced by the PE. The decks require a fair amount of stripping to prepare
  13. One fun element to plastic ship modeling is you can have a hull together is pretty much one sitting, that's motivating. I really enjoyed how this model has gone together with metal fittings and screws. Worst part of it being this little lip at the bow. It's a little unnerving scraping off all this detail for the brass etch replacements, less sad for the overscale diamond plate on the aft deck. I drilled out the portholes. I'm going to start working on the propeller assembly and filling in the seams of the hull to paint. Any ideas on cleaning up the plastic "fuzzies" in the portholes
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