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A Good Deed Gets Rewarded: Finishing a Model for a Bereaved Family

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Ahoy Mates

 

Just completed the 1884 Sequin Tug build for the Stern Family. This model along with a Flying Cloud and Viking ship models  were started years ago by Mr Stern who has since passed due to Parkensen's disease. Our building Group has the honor of finishing these models so that his  3 surving children-two brothers and one sister and their families have a model that their father built.

The family in return donated his collection of unstarted model kits to our group.

 

Bulejacket also furnished me with the decals for the Sequin build since they had been lost over the years.

Mr Stern had built the Sequin hull up to the deck level when he was unable to continue on this build years ago. I have finished the build and used the Model Expo building stand for it's display base. Mr Stern had made the jig form the Model Expo kit. The finishing of the Sequin has taken 2 months to complete.

 

At our Meeting this Saturday  we will present the Stern Family with this completed model so that they will have a model that their father built. The other two are coming along now in their builds.

It's a great honor to be able to give a family a model now completed that they can pass on to their children that their father had built.

 

Keith

Sequin FINISHED!!!!!7-6-2017 006.JPG

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Keith, I hope you don't mind that I split this off into a separate topic. It's such a good story and touching gesture that I felt sure others would want to comment on it. Very well played, sir!

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Ahoy Mates

 

This has been a very rewarding thing we do for people. It started out with one of our members Ken who passed away almost 2 years ago now. When he passed away he was 92 and one of our most active members. He was a WW2 vet.  Army Air Corp. B17 mechanic . Ken was about 70% threw his build of the Latina Nina kit which we had as a group build.

After attending his memorial at his home,we asked Doris his widow if we could finish up the Nina for the family. We each took a different parts to finish and one made up a glass case for it. We presented it to Doris and her family with an engraved plate.

We have made it a central part of our group to do these types of things,Captain Dan in our group is a retired teacher who still sub's in the Portland schools,and we donate built models for their fund raising each year. And Dan also teaches kids how to make ship's in bottles. This week he is teaching 3 kids in his neighborhood how to do it.

Thanks for the kind words,hope others will be inspired  to do the same around the model ship building community here. 

 

Keith

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