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Thank you for allowing me to join Model Ship World. I am a part-time volunteer on the USS Iowa, BB61, now docked in San Pedro, CA as museum ship. I did most of my volunteer work when it was docked in Richmond, CA, for six months, having preliminary work completed before being towed to San Pedro. I have two plastic kits of the Iowa sitting in my closet waiting for my attention. However, I am currently interested in locating a paper model of the first USS Iowa, BB4. I know that one model was produced by Golden Bear Models, long since out of production. If anyone knows where I might find this model, I would appreciate hearing from you.
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The Golden Bear kits were really quite nice. They used to be sold as digital downloads from a site called Gremir Models that went out of business a couple of years ago. The place to inquire about Carl (aka Golden Bear) is at papermodelers.com, where he has been a longtime member. But he hasn't visited the site since June, so I don't know what the story there is. Michael Mash (also his username), who is also a member at Paper Modelers, has built several of the GB models, and expertly so, so he might have some insight into Carl's recent whereabouts.



Chris Coyle
Greer, South Carolina

When you have to shoot, shoot. Don't talk.
- Tuco

Current builds: Brigantine Phoenix, Hawker Hurricane

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Welcome to MSW, Scott.  Good luck on finding more about this model.  I hope your search goes well.

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

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

 NRG Hallf Hull Planking Kit                                                                            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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