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REG Head

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Good afternoon, Modelers,

My name is RG Head, and I am building the USS Constitution. This is my first ship model, but I have a misspent youth building all kinds of wooden, plastic and stick & paper models. I spent a 32-year profession in the US Air Force, but also have a tailhook landing. I am a draughtsman and appreciate details plans for any model. I have just completed four aircraft models, one of which is in the Coronado Library and three are in the San Diego Air & Space Museum. The first is a five-foot wingspan model of The Red Baron's Fokker Dr. I. The second, and the most complicated, is the 1916 Albatros D. II, wingspan of 6-feet flown by Oswald Boelcke. The third is the Hawker Hurricane, Mod I, 9-foot wingspan, 1940 Battle of Britain. The last is an 18-inch wingspan model of the A-1E I flew in Vietnam. Having run out of airplanes that the museum needs, I am turning to the USS Constitution, 1815 version, 44 guns. After building the Albatros, I wrote a biography of its famous pilot, Oswald Boelcke which is now in its third printing, with the German edition soon to be on the market. I have joined this Guild, the San Diego Ship Modelers' Guild and the USS Constitution Ship Model Shipwright Guild. 

More later as we proceed.

best regards to all,


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Gidday RG and another warm welcome from the Land Downunder.

Certainly an impressive list of airplanes. Some of the scales are huge.

What medium did you use to make them?

Is it possible to see some photographs?

You will find a wealth of knowledge here.

Also there is a lot of support, so please ask questions.

Wishing you all the best with your "Connie".


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"The shipwright is slow, but the wood is patient." - me

Current Build:                                                                                             
Past Builds:
 La Belle Poule 1765 - French Frigate from ANCRE plans                             Triton Cross-Section   

                                                                                                                       USS Constellaton (kit bashed to 1854 Sloop of War  _(Gallery) Build Log

                                                                                Wasa (Gallery)

                                                                                                                        HMS Sphinx 1775 - Vanguard Models - 1:64               


Non-Ship Model:                                                                                         On hold, maybe forever:           

CH-53 Sikorsky - 1:48 - Revell - Completed                                                   Licorne - 1755 from Hahn Plans (Scratch) Version 2.0 (Abandoned)         



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Hello, and welcome to MSW.

Greetings from Belgium

Regards, Patrick


Finished :  Soleil Royal Heller 1/100   Wasa Billing Boats   Bounty Revell 1/110 plastic (semi scratch)   Pelican / Golden Hind  1/45 scratch

Current build :  Mary Rose 1/50 scratch

Gallery Revell Bounty  Pelican/Golden hind 1/45 scratch

To do Prins Willem Corel, Le Tonnant Corel, Yacht d'Oro Corel, Thermopylae Sergal 


Shore leave,  non ship models build logs :  

ADGZ M35 funkwagen 1/72    Einhets Pkw. Kfz.2 and 4 1/72   Autoblinda AB40 1/72   122mm A-19 & 152mm ML-20 & 12.8cm Pak.44 {K8 1/2} 1/72   10.5cm Howitzer 16 on Mark. VI(e)  Centurion Mk.1 conversion   M29 Weasel 1/72     SAM6 1/72    T26 Finland  T26 TN 1/72  Autoprotetto S37 1/72     Opel Blitz buses 1/72  Boxer and MAN trucks 1/72   Hetzer38(t) Starr 1/72    

Modern Russian vehicles 1/72


Si vis pacem, para bellum

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Welcome to the NRG and MSW.  You have a great local club there in San Diego - an invaluable tool for a modeler.


Kurt Van Dahm






Nautical Research & Model Ship Society of Chicago

Midwest Model Shipwrights

North Shore Deadeyes

The Society of Model Shipwrights

Butch O'Hare - IPMS

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