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    Model shipbuilding. Varied depending on the day.. :)

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  1. Thanks OC. I've been giving thought of doing a trip from the Oregon border south... I just haven't convinced myself to do it. Years past, did one from (I think) somewhere south of San Francisco all the way San Diego.
  2. That is cool Cactusman. I think having her help makes her very happy, and you also.
  3. Wow... a real coil spring. That is something I've not seen in plastic before. Denis, I think one of the old Ford GT40 had those metal springs or it might have one of Ferrari GT racers back then. I forget which as I did a bunch of the LeMans type cars.
  4. Road trip! Item number on the bucker list. 400 miles in 12 hours. Had 4 waypoints, hit 3 of them. I'll have to shoot the navigator....me. Ran to the coast at Coos Bay. And then after finding out I missed my turn south, did so. Beautiful day there. Coming back was through the redwood forest in the north west corner of California. Tired, but feeling great. Need to dig out the list and sort out what's next. Here'a a few photos of the coast. Photo 1 is Port Orford off in the distance. The 3rd one is The Sisters.
  5. So that's what Hannibal has been up to... he's an oarsman. Restricted diet I hope... like non-human.
  6. Ready made sails are usually way out of scale, Matthew. Too thick, seams too large, etc. What many do is use silkspan and make their own. There's several discussions here: https://modelshipworld.com/forum/16-masting-rigging-and-sails/ When you go to that subforum, use the search feature and limit to that sub forum. You'll find a lot of information.
  7. Back in the day, I did drag racers with a somewhat stock body (Gassers.. early 70's usually Vegas with big blocks). The chassis company would ship a set of plans for the chassis and a pile of pipe of different lengths, diameters and that was about it. For the body and all the running gear you were on your own. Knowing what I know now, I think I'd rather build a Pocher model.
  8. Jim, what Lou said, though I'm just about a year older. This is a remarkable body of work.
  9. Mike, Those seats probably aren't all that uncomfortable (can't have the pilot feeling comfy and taking a nap). Consider the flight suit and parachute they wear which is what they sit on. I worked on an F5 project (upgrade) back in the '70's. Interesting plane.

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