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  • Birthday 09/15/1961

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  1. Very Nice! Will be following so I can get a glimpse of what I am in for some day when I get brave lol.
  2. Thanks. A moment of sillyness for my 4 yr. old grand daughter. You would have thought I built the Queen Mary by her reaction.
  3. During my down time, I decided that my Grand daughter's interest in my building of models, warranted one for her. So I thru this one together for her.
  4. Thanks guys but I no longer have this model! Yea! no worries
  5. I recently had someone buy me a San Fran II but the kit was missing the parts sheet that held the decking and other parts. Anyone have a suggestion on how to go about procuring that particular parts sheet? Maybe one of you fellow builders has the remains of that sheet. If so, would it be possible to scratch build the parts from the remaining frame? Any assistance is greatly appreciated.
  6. Thank you! I had a wonderful day! The build is slow. Other things going on but I am getting the first planking and a few other things done. More pics and a continuation of the log to come.
  7. The only suggestion I have is, when you make such a fine model, you might want to put it in a covered case to keep the dust off it. Good work
  8. Absolutely beautiful! I tip my hat to you sir!
  9. Thanks for the confidence builders folks. It helps. The bulwarks are there to stay. I am confident enough to get them planked and will see if that confidence is warranted . Hopefully I am not fooling myself but I think if I mess something up, it will be easier to fix than pulling the bulwarks off. That, I am afraid could really put a hurt to her. jastrzab, I am not completely certain That I want to blacken all the brass or not. I kind of like the "new" look of the shine. I am however, seriously considering "blueing" or blackening the cannons. I think in the time of the original San Fran, the cannons were not likely bright brass colored. Or maybe they were?? I love building these ships but they are not so much for me as my wife and kids. I love working with my hands and have fallen hard for building these ships as I have always thought they were beautiful, but for the most part I think I will let the family decide exactly what they like best. Of course I will need to show them the work being done here (MSW) so they can get an idea of what they like best. P.S. Go RED WINGS! I like football more but, we won't talk about the Lions
  10. Have the bow planked and the door added. I also made one for the stern balcony access but have not put it on. I have too much to do there to worry about it at the moment. Like most, I didn't really like the kit parts. Gives it the "plastic" model look. Not that there aren't some very fine plastics out there. I just prefer to work with the wood as much as possible.
  11. Looks awesome thus far! I am currently working (early stages) on the SF1. I hope it turns out as nice as this is shaping up to be. Nice work.
  12. Looking great Matti! I'm certain your skills are up to the task. She will be a beautiful ship when done. Mark

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