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About davidrasch

  • Birthday 06/10/1950

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    Burnsville, MN
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    American history, model ship building, automobiles, chocolate doughnuts

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  1. I'm soliciting pointers first before I start before I try a log. I'll have to ask my son about how to do pics for posting. I'm reading the manual currently.
  2. From Model Shipways. I hold the record, I think, for butchering this model kit in spite of the kit manufacturer/developer. Looking to read and SEE helps and tips from successful modelers. My runup is the New Bedford whaleboat.
  3. Welcome from someone al,ost(69) as you are. Have you been to see the Cerberus at Half Moon Bay? I've heard of her. Anyway, you have a vast of vessels of Australian origin to model.
  4. I, too, am starting a New Bedford whaleboat, my second try. First was more than a disaster. I found some really good video footage on youtube about whaling and whaleboats, however I am not computer literate so I have no idea how to attach them. You can try New Bedford whaling as a start.
  5. Welcome to the site. I grew up in Chicago in the 1950-60's. I was a high school teenager when the '67 blizzard hit and the city stopped I remember someone built a boat of concrete to prove it would float. Anyway have fun with your new hobby. I live in Minnesota so I can empathise with your winters. Our advantage is that we are better prepared I think. Now that I don't have to work, I keep a couple days' food and so on just in case.
  6. THANK YOU. My father and his brother and my uncle served in the Pacific so this near to me.
  7. Welcome. Everyone is new one time or another. Saw the kit. I'm a youtube afficianado and I know there are youtube viking ship footage from building to sailing. May be worth watching.
  8. Welcome to a 'nautical news site'! Here is the latest in information on how they do that in the model ship building. See something interesting? Copy the name and do a You Tube search. Never know what you can find. Yesterday I was 69 and received my Model Shipways Bedford whaleboat as a present to myself. Loaded with the stuff of model builders. BTW and not to be forgotten the Australians' contribution to D-Day in all services. Looking forward to the battles for the Pacific. Who would have thought its the moslems who 'conquer' the islands.
  9. Welcome! I've been off and on with ship model building. Currently I'm doing some WW II models for the 75th anniversary. Wish there were a creditable HIGGINS BOAT kit and/or plans. From the Louisiana swamps to Normandy and Okinawa, this plywood boat was there. Then again, I'm an old(er) man(age 69).
  10. I, too, live in MInnesota, so...Hello! I found useful stuff just watching other modelers on YouTube. There's piles of people who do this work and I get to see which tools they use.
  11. To me scratch built means no pre-manufactured parts except for rigging and deck furniture. BTW you in the islands have a great 75th anniversary celebration coming soon. The role played by all navies, civilian and military can be easily overlooked. Start small, work up, never be afraid to ask questions or make mistakes.
  12. This is true craftsmanship. Good to hear from the world's most warred-on nation. Israel has a LONG history with vessels. Keep posting!
  13. Sounds like you are a man with a plan. I think Model Shipways is great because they will replace properly identified parts/pieces you may mess up. And yes, they do answer their own phone. BTW I spent a number of years in the Hoosier(who's your family) state known as Indiana.
  14. Welcome indeed! Your are in the home of the Merlin engine from WWII. Used in watercraft I don't know.
  15. Welcome! Just exactly is NW England? We're about two years apart and I served in the army europe from 72-74. I started with the whaler M.S. Morgan because I had interest since reading Moby Dick in 1966, then seeing the movie. Study-study-study. Ask questions.

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