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  1. What an impressive collection of Wingnut Wings. Clearly, you know your hobby very well. Bob
  2. Simply beautiful and at 1/48th scale. The detail will be so nice I'm sure. Bob
  3. Dan You have been such an excellent friend to all on this forum. I wish you peace and a release from your pain. My very best wishes to you. Bob
  4. Beautiful work from you Joe as usual. I've had this kit in the closet for some time now...I think you have inspired me to open the box and follow along with you. Always a pleasure and a learning experience to read your updates on the forum. Keep it going. Bob
  5. I agree with Ed... and prefer 1/48th scale because of the detail and ease of working the larger scale. I also have some panart and model shipways 1/16th boat models for the same reason. Of course, as always noted in discussions about scale, size is always a concern.
  6. The reason why I endorse 1/48 scale products is the creative ability to effect greater detail subjectivity in the kit through research. The larger scale allows greater detail. Of course, with the detriment for some builders of greater size. I have yet to see great detail in 1/64 scale products versus, for example, the 1/48 scale cutter cheerful by chuck passaro as an example. I would rather see a reversion to 1/48 scale as in the old admarilty models of old rather than 1/64 scale products simply because of size and price. I also am an advocate of building in one or two scales as a matter of choice for multiple reasons. My respects to all. bob
  7. His dismay may be in the lack of scale diversity. Twenty kits allows a nice selection to choose from. However, virtually all of the kits are in 1/64 scale? Why not some 1/48 scale products? Since they haven't offered any new kits in years, I doubt that we'll see any 1/48 scale kits in the near future. Very disappointing. bob
  8. Chris

    Please consider 1/48 scale in your future endeavors. We are all aware of the size constraints but the scale allows for such detail and always make beautiful displays given space constraints.



  9. So nice to hear from you again Chris. That's a very interesting selection of ship types that you are planning. Wouldn't that cutter or that 5th rate look magnificent in 1/48th scale? Just a thought.

  10. Hi Dave:


    Go to the home page of this forum and view the sponsors list. You will find Chuck's company listed as Syren Ship Model Company. It's a great site.



    1. Dave B

      Dave B

      Thank you Bob!  I just received my first order from them and it all looks great.  Lots of blocks and line for my Niagara.  Almost done assembling my Servomatic... looking forward to using it.  Thanks again,


  11. Hi Erik: I believe that they are called Jacobs Ladders and were often used on a variety of wooden ships.
  12. Love this model and all the after market items

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