Jump to content

mtaylor

Moderators
  • Content Count

    18,282
  • Joined

  • Last visited

About mtaylor

  • Rank
    Bilge Rat
  • Birthday 07/04/1948

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Medford, OR
  • Interests
    Model shipbuilding. Varied depending on the day.. :)

Recent Profile Visitors

13,375 profile views
  1. I've been following along quietly but I have a question. If you keep building and adding deck furniture, how you going to plank her? Planking involves a lot of moving the hull around and then sanding which may knock a lot your wonderful loose. You are doing a great job with everything, I'm concerned about it being torn off or broken during the planking process.
  2. This is a feast for eyes, Gaetan. Both the work and photography are stunning.
  3. NO! It isn't. I hope you were making a joke.
  4. Beyond brave men. I remember spending a week in college history on this battle. Not sure why but the professor was "old" navy. He never said other than discussing the history behind the battle and the battle itself but it wasn't, shall we say, from a personal point of view. Some of us students did wonder if either he or his brother might have been in it. We ran into a lot of that back in high school and college. If you don't have the book, have a read for background: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_off_Samar
  5. You owe me a keyboard and a monitor for that one, Eric. I guess that will teach me not to read and drink coffee at the same time.
  6. Are you looking for information on how to restore them or are you looking for someone to do the restoration?
  7. Brian, Here's link on why it's called the Texas deck. Strange but apparently true. Google tells us nothing on why the Hurricane deck is the called that. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_(steamboat)
  8. There's different methods as builders use all kinds of woods. Some use basswood and some fill in the area with a mix of basswood, balsa, and even plywood. (I'm using the plywood and basswood myself on newest model). Then there's those that "paint" the filler blocks with white glue, white glue and water mixed to stiffen the surface for planking. For sanding... what Lou said.
  9. Dave, Do give some thought to a build log. You get some help and also help others who wish to build her.
  10. Can you find 4-bladed props? It would take some surgery to turn them into 2-bladed.
  11. Dave, You did see this topic? There's lots of good music out there.
  12. Well, this opening volley for my Belle Poule build. It's rough and I'm needing to rework bulkheads but it's a start. The rework will happen when the supplier sends more ply.
  13. Open a new topic, Sue. It'll get more attention than your post here in a different topic. I'd say list them in the post, maybe ask a nominal amount that's negotiable (if you fell like negotiating).

About us

Modelshipworld - Advancing Ship Modeling through Research

SSL Secured

Your security is important for us so this Website is SSL-Secured

NRG Mailing Address

Nautical Research Guild
237 South Lincoln Street
Westmont IL, 60559-1917

About the NRG

If you enjoy building ship models that are historically accurate as well as beautiful, then The Nautical Research Guild (NRG) is just right for you.

The Guild is a non-profit educational organization whose mission is to “Advance Ship Modeling Through Research”. We provide support to our members in their efforts to raise the quality of their model ships.

The Nautical Research Guild has published our world-renowned quarterly magazine, The Nautical Research Journal, since 1955. The pages of the Journal are full of articles by accomplished ship modelers who show you how they create those exquisite details on their models, and by maritime historians who show you the correct details to build. The Journal is available in both print and digital editions. Go to the NRG web site (www.thenrg.org) to download a complimentary digital copy of the Journal. The NRG also publishes plan sets, books and compilations of back issues of the Journal and the former Ships in Scale and Model Ship Builder magazines.

Our Emblem

Modelshipworld - Advancing Ship Modeling through Research
×
×
  • Create New...