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About wemattson

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    Marion, Massachusetts
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    Other than scale models, my interests include sailing, scuba diving, and cycling.

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  1. Ian, Great work on the Preussen. I have the Passat waiting in the wings and will be referring back to your build log when I finally start mine. Cheers, Wayne
  2. I just stumbled across this thread and got a chuckle out of some of the comments (might even steal a couple) but it got me thinking about something a good friend of mine just told me. He said life is like a roller coaster and we're now in the little hills that come up after we've already gone through the big drop and the loop. After a few more even smaller hills, we'll be coasting into the platform to finish the ride.
  3. Andre, That looks so cool! Planking a boat like this is really a leap of faith because at first, as the planking begins, you wonder how it's going to come together especially with all the compound curves but in the end after some careful sanding, the beautiful shape of the hull emerges. Cheers, Wayne
  4. I'm sure it was a real PIA but the frames really add a lot of visual interest and you've done a great job on them.
  5. It looks like you're off to a good start. J-class boats are very beautiful and fit in any decor. I can't wait to see how this comes out with the natural wood being left unpainted.
  6. Thanks Bob. I've been doing some more work on it but haven't had anything worthwhile to post. Hopefully this weekend. I've been experimenting with different methods of creating copper verdigris, which has also held things up a little.
  7. There is some really great things going on with this build and the effort you're putting into the details is really going to pay off. Also, I like the stand you built, it's a very creative use of items that wouldn't ordinarily be used in this fashion. One question though: how do you plan on keeping it from rocking on the screw heads?
  8. Great subject matter and a terrific start. I really like seeing something different being built. Your work is very tidy and well done. I will definitely be following this one. Cheers, Wayne
  9. OC, That was a very thoughtful gesture and should bring you a lot of good ship building karma. Beautiful job on the ship by the way. I have always had a soft spot for this one; it just has cool old school lines. Cheers, Wayne
  10. Great job taking care of that seam. I'm so glad to see someone build one on this forum. This is one of my favorite liners and have given some thought to buying this kit. I'll be watching closely.
  11. Thanks David and Rich. Now that I’m back into it, and doesn’t feel like two years has passed.
  12. Well, it’s been two years since I did anything on the build due to life and other hobbies getting in the way but one of my New Years resolutions was to get back to what I really enjoy, which is model building, specifically ship models. Also, I’ve seen some nice builds of the Kate Cory come together on the forum such as the recent completion by Richvee. With that said, I decided to redo some of the copper work I did the last time I worked on her. I just wasn’t happy with the way it was coming out. I finally completed the copper to some degree of satisfaction. I tried very hard
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