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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. Nice to put a face to the name...................Hello Rob - you don't look like your signature photo at all
  2. Very artistic. I love natural wood like that, and the cantilever is visually interesting. Nice walk-around video, too. Nic
  3. All the lower lifts are complete. Now working on the top yards. Here is the main finished, and a roughed out fore top yard.
  4. We carry a book of the Red Jacket that is pretty comprehensive. Paintings of her maiden voyage show both 4 sails and 5 sails on the masts. Here are some shots from the book: Book cover Sail plan: Dimensions of masts and yards: Oil painting sailing into Liverpool maiden voyage:
  5. Thanks Rob, I've had a sinus infection that had me down for several days. 3 other people at BlueJacket are sick (none Corona-V). All the lower lifts are done, and I'm working on the top yards.
  6. Very nice build. I will put a note in your customer file that you will get a 10% discount on the next kit you buy from us! And if some readers don't know, that is BlueJacket's standing offer when you do and finish a build thread on one of our kits. Nic
  7. The chain slings for the yards are protected from chafing around the mast by being wrapped in leather, like the main stay etc. I wrapped the chain in paper towel soaked with Elmer's and painted it after it dried with wood-color paint.
  8. Funny you should mention it - Here's the first yard mounted. I took a week off to do a repair job. Nic
  9. Old modeling phrase: "Putty and paint..... Makes it look like what it ain't"
  10. Start a build thread on your 1:96 America. When you finish, you will qualify for a 10% discount on the next kit you buy from us. Nic
  11. Check page 7 - my post of Oct 9th about 1/2 way down - shows the template included in the kit to set the mast rake. It's not much, but was different for each mast.

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