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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. Hi! Always good to hear from a new person. Remember to DRY FIT before glueing. Measure twice, cut once. Have some bandaids available. LoL
  2. Welcome Horst. I was stationed in Germany in the early seventies. Germany/Bavaria have some awesome undisturbed forests. I have found over the years this hobby can be all consuming. Have you thought of scratch build? With your knowledge of woods and growing working skills this may be a way to go.
  3. Now that you are back - have at it!
  4. Welcome from a Chicago boy(age 68). I know modelers half your age who would give a lot to do as well as you do.
  5. I'm a BIG fan of Model Shipways because they have graded kits but will also send you parts if you goof up. Keep all of your documentation so you can request parts. They are a friendly, more family oriented business. Buy tools as you need them. Sometimes it pays to do the same kit twice to rehearse your skills. Things get too intense, walk away for a day.
  6. You are more than welcome. France has a nautical heritage sometimes overshadowed by the English. You sound like the type modeler who would not be satisfied with small ships in bottles.
  7. Welcome. Every mistake is a lesson learned. My dad's dad and his brother lived up there in Petosky. I remember seeing the bridge in the mid 1950's.
  8. Love your vessel. It combines beauty with deadly effectiveness on water. Don't overlook model sellers' websites where there is tons of info.
  9. Welcome from a former Hoosier. Attended Purdue, lived in West Lafayette and Franklin. I'm 68 and now have time to builds on my schedule.
  10. Love the pic! Welcome! Don't let go of your dreams of building from scratch. Maybe you have already done so but there are many great and information youtube videos of actual wooden ships being built as bell as models of ships. Gets my juices going.
  11. Welcome, salt water sailor. Just your backround is enough to inspire. My family since we came from Germany before WW I has been navy, except for me. I am army artillery. One of my grand dads shoveled in at per-WWI battleship! Pursue your interest in ship building. Loook up JoTiKa there in the U.K. They have the hands down best Victory kit on the market. Pricey but worthy of the expense. I know because I have one in my collection of kits.
  12. Welcome Chris. Maybe this can help. Check out planking clamps at a site like Model Expo. Measure twice cut once.
  13. I both appreciate and am envious of your work. I learn a lot from seeing pics of not so good efforts. My cousin is retired navy living in Texas and my granddaughter is finishing combat medic training at fort Sam. Will you be posting more photos of your trains?
  14. Hi from almost as cold Minnesota. Feb is 4th snowiest month on record, so far. About ships and kits. Get a beginner's kit from any number of vendors. Lets you learn the skills you will need. If you haven't go to Mystic Seaport and experience Charles Morgan.
  15. As a Minnesotan I get the seasonal blahs. I switched to led daylight lamps which really help me. If you look for a kit try a manufacturer like Model Shipways which will replace parts free if properly documented. They also have instructions online for you to examine.

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