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Nunnehi (Don)

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    Hoover, Alabama, USA
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    Ships, all types both plastic and wood.

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  1. Rachel, Thanks, I know how you feel! My parents were avid subscribers of National Geographic and I grew up with Costeau’s adventures so when Billings came out with the Calypso, I just had to build it! Thanks again, Don
  2. Fuji, Thanks again for the kind words, I really appreciate it and am following your build with interest. The Billings Calypso is a bit of a challenge as it is crude by today's standards, the instructions aren't great, and it requires a bit of artistic license at times. For example, I really couldn't figure out the configuration of the winch/boom rigging forward of the deck house even after spending a bit of time looking at pictures published in National Geographic and available on the web, so what I built is a "best guess". My goal was to build a nice looking static dis
  3. Great work, Glenn, beautifully done! Your description of the build process is wonderful and a permanent go-to reference! Don
  4. Thanks, JJ, I appreciate it. I’m lucky to have a finished basement that I don’t have to share so I can spread out a bit. Of course my Wife says it just allows me to make a bigger mess! One of my kids did a stint as an apprentice cabinet maker and made a desk that fits me that I’ve really enjoyed. Don
  5. Congratulations on the guitar - been trying to get a new sax for a while but no luck! The Winnie could replace the Calypso, they’re about the same size, but I’d really like to figure out a way to display both..............
  6. Thanks, Rusty! Your build is my go-to when I run into a wall - I’m really impressed with what you’ve done with it and refer back to it on a regular basis! Don
  7. Thanks, Bob! And thanks for the likes! I showed it to my wife the other day and her comment was: “that’s pretty, and where exactly do you intend to put it?” LOL, Don
  8. I’ve been making steady progress and have finished planking the deck. I was initially a bit confused about the pattern, but with lots of references back to Rusty’s and Bob’s builds, I figured it out and am very much looking forward to moving on to making the gunport doors. As I also build in plastic, I have quite a stash of left over photoetch brass bits and pieces and have picked out several pieces that are the right dimensions to make the hinges. Merry Christmas, Don
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