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Old Feb 16, 2008, 09:21 AM
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Met a couple Masters over the weekend...

Met a couple of the hobby's finest last week- Bob Herrera and Leon Embry.

Bob is well known from several pieces published in the old Scale Ship Modeler, and from the small kit company he ran for a while, Pandora Models. With Pandora, Bob single-handedly popularized modeling of California's own Monterey Clipper fishing boats.

Leon has expanded on some of Bob's work, creating incredible animated Hicks engines to go with his big 1:6 scale Montereys through Nostalgia Engineering. The engines are in VERY limited production. I won't even bother listing his contact info... if you're one of the few who can consider owning one of these gems, you already know about him!

I'm only posting a couple pix here to give a taste, and to avoid conflicting with future articles...
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Old Feb 16, 2008, 10:14 AM
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WOW!

Great little introduction to these gentlemen's exquisite workmanship.

Thanks!
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Old Feb 16, 2008, 10:40 AM
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Beautiful models!
congratulations to the builders!
Best regards
George
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Old Feb 16, 2008, 11:40 AM
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Very good building skill and craftsmanship
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Old Feb 16, 2008, 01:22 PM
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So you were in LA? You never made it to Hansen. Did you get together with any of the other LA boys?

More pics of Bob's work:
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Old Feb 16, 2008, 01:24 PM
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Pat, I get the impression that your visit with Bob Herrera was worthwhile---?
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Old Feb 16, 2008, 01:47 PM
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The MASTER BUILDERS

PHEW...........Pat, your photos of the boats built by the "masters" sure is humbling................but encouraging. I'll keep trying
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Old Feb 16, 2008, 03:20 PM
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I have to know what the price is on the little green motor.
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Old Feb 16, 2008, 03:28 PM
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Not much different than one of these:
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXBY70&P=0
... oh, and that's the old price... cost of materials has gone way up...


BTW, it's animated- you can watch the rocker arms move, etc., and it has a digital recording of a real one-lunger in the display case. And not so little... the flywheel is 4" across.
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Old Feb 16, 2008, 04:28 PM
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Amazing models in those photos. Thanks for sharing.
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Old Feb 16, 2008, 04:35 PM
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Are we going to see a feature in SnS?
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Old Feb 16, 2008, 04:50 PM
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SOME day...
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Old Feb 16, 2008, 07:21 PM
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Beautiful work!! Thanks Pat!
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Old Feb 16, 2008, 11:34 PM
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You should try to get a few photos of Bob Herrera's Clyde Puffers, those are some real masterpieces as well....
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Old Feb 17, 2008, 08:00 AM
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Like this? Leon owns this one. I understand most everything you see here came in the kit...
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