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Greetings, Friends.  My name is Erik Evens.  Pleased to meet you all.  I’ve actually been a member here since 2015, if you can believe it.  I’m an architect here in Los Angeles, where I’m one of the owners of a 40 person firm designing elaborate custom homes for people with high expectations.  My specialty is traditional and classical architecture, and in addition to designing homes for discriminating clients, I teach architecture for the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art.  
 

But sailing is a passion, and has been since I was a wee lad.  Grew up racing sailboats, sailed a bunch of Transpacs, and logged a lot of miles in fast boats.  I have a very pretty S&S designed Dolphin 24 birthed here in Marina del Rey.

 

I’ve been charmed and fascinated by ship models ever since my first time visiting the model room of the New York Yacht Club In NYC many years ago.  Spent my youth doing a lot of plastic modeling, and flew RC planes for a while (stressful!).  So I’ve always wanted to take the leap and build models of beautiful vintage ships.  Finally committed and bought a kit, the “Lady Isabella” from Vanguard, which I am building now.  I’ve started a log here, so look it up and if you can, I’d appreciate the guidance... sorely needed!

 

My other hobby passion is radio controlled sailboat racing.  I’ve been deep into this since the mid 1990’s.  See below, my DF 95 beating to windward in the 2019 National Championships in Charleston, SC.  Great fun!

 

Glad to be out of the closet here, and hoping to learn a lot from all of you smart folks.

—Erik
 

 

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Erik K. Evens

Architect and sailor

Evens Architects

 

Currently building:  Brig Sloop HMS Flirt - Vanguard Models

Completed"Lady Isabella" Scottish Fishing Zulu - Vanguard Models

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Your in the right place  - welcome aboard.

 

OC.

Current builds  


28mm  Battle of Waterloo   attack on La Haye Saint   Diorama.

1/700  HMS Hood   Flyhawk   with  PE, Resin  and Wood Decking.

 

 

 

Completed works.

 

Dragon 1/700 HMS Edinburgh type 42 batch 3 Destroyer plastic.

HMS Warspite Academy 1/350 plastic kit and wem parts.

HMS Trafalgar Airfix 1/350 submarine  plastic.

Black Pearl  1/72  Revell   with  pirate crew.

Revell  1/48  Mosquito  B IV

Eduard  1/48  Spitfire IX

ICM    1/48   Seafire Mk.III   Special Conversion

1/48  Kinetic  Sea Harrier  FRS1

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Hi Erik,and welcome to MSW.

 

That's a nice model you've chosen. You've done the right thing starting a build log. Remember to ask questions if you hit problems. If I recall correctly there are quite a few build logs of this model on MSW - looking at them can also be very helpful.

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Brush yourself down and welcome, Erik. Nice to know that there are architects out there that respect various classical traditions and don't just slap on a Georgian portico here and Elizabethan oriel there, and perhaps a Gothic arch or two!

Be sure to sign up for an epic Nelson/Trafalgar project if you would like to see it made into a TV series  http://trafalgar.tv

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By the way, I thought some of you might like to see my boat.  This is "Robin Lee", my Yankee Dolphin, built in 1968, on mooring at Catalina Island here in Southern California.  Designed by Olin Stephens in 1959.

 

 

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Erik K. Evens

Architect and sailor

Evens Architects

 

Currently building:  Brig Sloop HMS Flirt - Vanguard Models

Completed"Lady Isabella" Scottish Fishing Zulu - Vanguard Models

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Erik, a warm welcome from WA.
I am glad to see another RC sailor here.
Sailing has and still is a passion of mine. This as I grew up outside Stockholm Sweden with the amazing archipelago.

Architect - interesting, then reading plans won't be any issues for you.
 

Have to look up that RC yacht of yours. 

 

Please, visit our Facebook page!

 

Respectfully

 

Per aka Dr. Per@Therapy for Shipaholics 
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Finished: T37, BB Marie Jeanne - located on a shelf in Sweden, 18th Century Longboat, Winchelsea Capstan

Current: America by Constructo, Solö Ruff, USS Syren by MS, Bluenose by MS

Viking funeral: Harley almost a Harvey

Nautical Research Guild Member - 'Taint a hobby if you gotta hurry

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Thanks very much, Per.

 

The boat is a Dragonflite 95, which is one of the hottest one-Design RC racing classes in the world right now.  It’s a kit boat and a strict one design.  The boat is well designed and engineered, and the kit is about $425 US. Including radio.   An amazing value.  They are selling thousands of them worldwide.

 

I sailed in the US National Championships last year in Charleston, and there was a full house of 50 skippers participating in the three day event.  
 

Here’s a link to the Class Owners Association:  Dragonflite 95 USA

And here’s where you can purchase a boat:  Dragon Sailing

 

Erik K. Evens

Architect and sailor

Evens Architects

 

Currently building:  Brig Sloop HMS Flirt - Vanguard Models

Completed"Lady Isabella" Scottish Fishing Zulu - Vanguard Models

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Mark
"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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1 hour ago, EKE said:

Thanks very much, Per.

 

The boat is a Dragonflite 95, which is one of the hottest one-Design RC racing classes in the world right now.  It’s a kit boat and a strict one design.  The boat is well designed and engineered, and the kit is about $425 US. Including radio.   An amazing value.  They are selling thousands of them worldwide.

 

I sailed in the US National Championships last year in Charleston, and there was a full house of 50 skippers participating in the three day event.  
 

Here’s a link to the Class Owners Association:  Dragonflite 95 USA

And here’s where you can purchase a boat:  Dragon Sailing

 

 

And also sanctioned by AMYA.

Nice rank btw, congratulations!

 

Please, visit our Facebook page!

 

Respectfully

 

Per aka Dr. Per@Therapy for Shipaholics 
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Finished: T37, BB Marie Jeanne - located on a shelf in Sweden, 18th Century Longboat, Winchelsea Capstan

Current: America by Constructo, Solö Ruff, USS Syren by MS, Bluenose by MS

Viking funeral: Harley almost a Harvey

Nautical Research Guild Member - 'Taint a hobby if you gotta hurry

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