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About MrBlueJacket

  • Birthday 08/22/1949

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    Searsport, Maine
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    Ship models, r/c planes

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  1. I soaked the waterway planks overnight, then pinned and taped them into position. After drying for a day, they held their shape just fine.
  2. Yes i can. It is a large scale cross-section of the Morgan, at the tryworks. Scale 1/2" = 1' The modeler will build the tryworks brick-by-brick. Look for a release date of around the end of April this year.
  3. Jim bought his Portland kit in 2014, it is the revised version.
  4. Hi Jon, The diorama is really coming together! Leaving the figures as pale white images is a technique I have seen in museums before. It both gives the observer a sense of scale and lends a "museum-like" quality to the whole image, but doesn't detract from the model. I agree if you painted them, the focus would shift from the model to the figures. Keep going! Nic
  5. There is a Facebook posting of the building of the Portland from Jim Finan. It's about 2 years old, but a good sequence for you. Nic
  6. Yes, it's the waterline reference, about 1/8" above waterline. The fainter lines further up are for bead molding and channel placement.
  7. Over the weekend I was able to trim the forecastle,and make and fit the bowsprit.
  8. Here's the decking applied.Main and poop are glued in, Forecastle is just placed in, needs trimming.
  9. Looking very good, Stan. Can't wait to see the plating! Nic

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