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Posted by gdsffpm | Aug 15, 2014 @ 06:15 PM | 949 Views
After completing the USS Missouri (Sterling) in 7 weeks I found myself needing a new bigger challenge. I did some searching and found what I wanted at Mantua! The "Amerigo Vespucci" , a 1/84 scale of the Italian Navy ship in service today as a training vessel. I'm into my 6th week and I can't believe the detail of this model! I was warned this would be a major undertaking but I'm loving it. There are 8 instruction booklets (in 4 different languages), thank God for pictures. I'd post pictures but haven't mastered that problem, says a syntax error when I attach photo's. Maybe someone can advise me how to include pic's. Thanks.....
Posted by gdsffpm | Jan 17, 2011 @ 11:44 AM | 1,947 Views
My collection of a few of the model ships I have completed. The "American Scout" is the master build!
Posted by gdsffpm | Jan 17, 2011 @ 09:30 AM | 2,029 Views
I have a P-51 WarBird "Super Scale" 57" epo foam aircraft and would like some suggestion on how to attach a Mini 36g fpv DVR (with 8gb card) to this aircraft without affecting the performance. The DVR is 72mm x 20mm x 11mmand weighs 19grams. The plane has retractable landing gear and weighs 1900grams (67 oz). Is it best to attach to the under belly, viewing down or some other location(?) viewing forward? It has to be removable but strong enough to stay in place during flight. Any advise is appreciated.
George DeSchryver gdsffpm@tampabay.rr.com
Posted by gdsffpm | Oct 15, 2010 @ 08:00 AM | 2,110 Views
The American Scout was completed in 3 months from the time the box was opened to placing it on the stand. It was great fun doing this model and I received a great deal of satisifaction finishing it.
My next project is a Great Lakes Freighter (56") from Bearco Models....Continue Reading
Posted by gdsffpm | Sep 02, 2010 @ 07:50 AM | 2,325 Views
Update on American Scout: I just finished sanding, filling and application of many coats of dope, with many more to come. Hull is drying and I'm putting together all the parts to go onto the deck, painting them as I go.
Posted by gdsffpm | Aug 23, 2010 @ 09:36 AM | 3,438 Views
Pictures of my "Cutty Sark" recently completed after starting it 13 years ago!
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Posted by gdsffpm | Aug 23, 2010 @ 09:15 AM | 2,617 Views
Once I open the box (Aug 12) it took me 10 hours to get away from it! In those 10 hrs I got as far as installing the lower hull. Yesterday I finished the planking on the bow and stern. Today I install the stern block and rudder system.