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Nirvana

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About Nirvana

  • Birthday 01/19/1965

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    Connell, WA
  • Interests
    Ship-modeling, RC sailing, Maritime History, SketchUp Design and modeling, music and my dogs

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  1. Lou, it's gonna be three months without bearing any load on her right foot. *sigh*
  2. Heel surgery for my wife last Wednesday, all went well. But that means I am to do everything...… do this, do that However, today I got all the inside of the house clean up.... with everything that comes along. Got the lawn mover out, got the "jungle", cut and trimmed all the edges. Fixed a non-functional sprinkler (buried in the dirt, by one of the dogs). Best part, cleaned the build table to get back to Bluenose! My dear friend Blue, I am now back at the table to get you finished!
  3. I am exhausted! The 4 hour round trip to Spokane Wa and the Vasa Order of America meeting. Being Chairman takes a lot of energy, specially with business meeting and initiation of new members. Fortunately we only initiations three times a year,
  4. N-gauge..... hmm how I would like to get back to R/R modeling. Back in late 70's in Sweden I had (for me) a huge H0 Märklin landscape. The landscape along with rail covered only 3 x 4 meters. Good enough for several setups. Today I would be happy with an 4'x6' N-scale yard of some kind. However, ship modeling is equally fun and stimulating. Besides I have my good share of ships to build. Dr. PS I like you build …… I didn't remove the false stanchions from the bulkheads. I found them very useful when shaping and installing the remaining "glue-on" stanchions.
  5. Being part of this huge project, (which we never expected from the beginning) I am very honored that the barge design I did got the name of the former president of the union Alan Cote. I would never believe such a thing would happened. As Floyd mentioned, it feels extremely good to have been part of a project that will benefit Maritime students in their learning process of getting a well paid job. I am thankful for all the support and help provided during this time. Without Neal and Floyd this would have never happened. This joint venture has been a challenge and a lot of hair tearing.... lol, but at the end we pulled it together. I am very proud of what we have accomplished. I know for sure there will be a picture of the barge and tug together while being used for educational purpose.
  6. I don't mind the clutter, makes your workspace more alive. Nice rigging though.
  7. MicroMark is carrying a lot of rip-off items.
  8. I have the drill press plus from Vanda-Lay and the double multi-clamp hold it. Amazing quality of machined aluminium parts. Easy to assemble.
  9. Adding a rendering of the barge. From not knowing anything about Fusion360 and it's tools, I have learned a lot. A great tool where you can send files for 3d printing, laser cutting and CNC/routing machining. The barge has it's name dedicated.
  10. My part of this project is coming to an end, the design of the barge. There are a few small details to be fixed but also being a support to Floyd for remaining part of build period. Looking forward getting back to my Bluenose, who is waiting for attention again.
  11. This build log is so interesting, twice the scale of the regular longboat. From another perspective, I kit bashed my 1:48 scale longboat and added armament before this kit came out on the market.
  12. I don't want to add on more salt to this issue for Chuck, but MicroMark are using the same picture in their online catalog too. True copyright infraction! Time to ban MicroMark for more of their copyright violations! Feeling to give them a hard and sincere call. I am getting mad at their behavior. Sorry for my lashing...…... Oh by the way isn't the tumbler the same as ModelExpo-Online is carrying?
  13. Thank you Bobby, for the nice comment. She is a nice build, sometimes I have stayed true to the instructions other times other sources have been to help. Right now I am in stand still due other commitments. Looking forward to get going again, and also seeing your build log.
  14. Have had a couple of cold nights during past week, temp below freezing but no snow. Dramatic changes when day time hits with 65-72 degres. Mostly sunny, winds from north makes even the sunny days cold.

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