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JesseLee

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About JesseLee

  • Birthday 10/29/1965

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    Broadway North Carolina, USA
  • Interests
    Model shipbuilding, Stamp collecting, Bible study, Flags

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  1. Thanks for all the comments and likes everyone! I apologize that I have not posted completed pictures. Life has been busy lately. On the days I feel good enough to do something I am working on extending my lean-to shelter outside. Trying to have a little workshop out there for regular sized wood working and things are way too tight. Extending it out 12 more feet to move the lawnmowers under and free up more work space for a work table and space to use power saws, sanders, etc. With my health condition everything takes me 10 times longer than it should take. Not sure what is next. With the outside projects and me building my own homemade biological filter systems for my aquariums Not sure if I will get back to any ship modeling until the warm weather season passes. Don't have any more kits. Have 2 part-built ships started by someone else that I picked somewhere along the way over the years that I always said I could fix up but have never done. I have also dabbled in SIBs some and could tackle another one of them as I always have ideas for them rolling around in my head. Plus all this depends on how I feel. Jesse
  2. Vinegar in water and some Dawn dish detergent is an alternative. Does not work as fast and it takes more of it. Tried it some last year. Seemed to work better with salt mixed in. Make sure that you do not use Epson Salt, it actually promotes strong root growth!
  3. Buddy refusing to be left out of the picture! Will put a few more up of completed ship later Jesse
  4. I finally got the flags on. I guess this means this build is finished. I would like to build a lifeboat to hang on the back but who knows when I'll ever get around to that. Maybe that could be a mini-build some time in the future. Now I have to get my Lyme damaged brain to remember how to get this labeled as "Finished" Jesse
  5. Patric, I have the American M! Garand, British 303 and 2 Russian Mosin Nagants( one long versision and one short with fixed foldin bayonet. I used to love to shoot but don't get to do things like that much anymore. Jesse
  6. Finally got to work on rigging the Jack to the Jackstaff. Got it on. Not positive on just how this is supposed to be tied off but here's what I got. Haven't settled on which direction I'll have it waving, will get the Ensign on and then figure it out. Jesse
  7. I'm amazed you can do it at all. I do understand though. Sometimes building is part of healing or helping you through a sickness. The first year of my treatment for my chronic Lyme disease I had a PICC line inserted into a (vein/artery?) in my arm going right into a chamber in my heart to pump antibiotics straight in. Had it in for 8 months. Spent much of that time in bed. I built my first large wooden ship model during that time. I wanted something to try to do to give me a purpose to live because I was so sick I wanted to go on and die. Somehow I built this whole ship from scratch- no kit- and a single large plan sheet. A lot of it is not accurate but under the circumstances I did the best I could. I don't even remember most of the build at all but It was what got me through that very hard time. Here is a pic below of it. I say be proud of what you are doing knowing your condition right now. It can be wonderful therapy. Jesse
  8. Man, life just does not want me to get this model finished. I've been getting the flags ready to add on the ship. I have been looking at pictures of waving flags and I also fly flags at my house. I've been studying the different ways flags flap and fold as they fly in different wind strengths and forming the flags. Jesse

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