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    Ironclad for Clipper

    Greetings mates! Been a long cruise since I have been active on the waves. With retirement on the list of safe harbours ahead I'm looking at getting back here more often. Meanwhile my oldest son,...
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    I am using the down time to reorganize the shop...

    I am using the down time to reorganize the shop and the storage, hope to raise the sea chest to the accessible range for some new building fun. My 8 year old grand son in NZ is getting ready to play...
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    Sad to see the attrition, my son has drifted off...

    Sad to see the attrition, my son has drifted off into US Civil War era iron clad and steam side and stern wheelers . . . I'm not sure where my sea elves are dwelling seems our crew is fading at the...
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    Aye mate! I'm stuck with land lubber duds!

    Aye mate! I'm stuck with land lubber duds!
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    Aye Captin' I'm still on board on occasion....

    Aye Captin' I'm still on board on occasion. Trying to keep up with your major projects. Now that you have a new harbor to work out of, very nice!

    We have no Sails nor Wings activity here anymore...
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    Ships papa! Real ships!

    Whilst summer vacation time in the high mountains of Idaho with my 6 and 3 year old grandsons, I was commissioned to make some "real" ships for the pool. So .
    . the elves packed a few essentials ...
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    Odysseus of Glory?

    Anyone up for a literary accurate Odyssey game? Found this wonderfully illustrated book yesterday . . .

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    Anyone make such a game?

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    The ships are cool . . .
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    I know a guy playing around with these, a whole...

    I know a guy playing around with these, a whole Jutland collection he is half there . . .

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    Looks like top row 15 gun ports, second row 16,...

    Looks like top row 15 gun ports, second row 16, and the bottom row 15 . . . Does this ring true? It is also hard to tell how many if any guns lurk in the stern upper deck . . . ?
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    Ok, I dusted off the hull blanks, a pair are...

    Ok, I dusted off the hull blanks, a pair are ready for contour carving. Pictures of that sequence are coming soon. I am also working on a process to texture the guns and gun ports that will make...
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    They are on the bench, rough cut awaiting a...

    They are on the bench, rough cut awaiting a shipment of enthusiasm and energy. Fine motor skills are coming back after last week's joint injections. I did just finish a total redo of my shop as well,...
  12. Good to see you in the site, missed you . . .

    Good to see you in the site, missed you . . .
  13. I happen to know a guy, PM me with your address...

    I happen to know a guy, PM me with your address if you would like one or two . . . Dave
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    Will be back on the project this week, had a few...

    Will be back on the project this week, had a few life crisis' to attend to . . .
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    That message came in "2010" - so you are busted...

    That message came in "2010" - so you are busted as being a true fan! Liked second as much as the first, have all the series books, 4 I think . . .
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    I took in a futurist workshop in college that...

    I took in a futurist workshop in college that featured Alvin Toffler (Future Shock author) and Arthur C Clark. Both were very interesting and took time to meet us after . . . Very interesting indeed!
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    How eerily cool is this, gotta see the trailer ....

    How eerily cool is this, gotta see the trailer . . . this movie warped my mind and life . . . Mrs Clipper is not sure it was for the better . . .

    https://www.slashfilm.com/2001-re-release-trailer/
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    The Europa Clipper?

    This looks very cool! I wonder if they have some of my elves at NASA?

    https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/missions/europa-clipper
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    Santa Ana Class scratch build class

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    Here is a fun (?) walk through the dark forest of my madness . . . it all starts with a a good cup of dark roast coffee and a bit of research. In this case appealing to the members of the...
  20. 4 day weekend . . . clean work bench . . . hmmm ....

    4 day weekend . . . clean work bench . . . hmmm . . . let's see 184' x 12 / 1,000 = 2.2" . . .

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    . . . well hello Ana, lookin' kinda Santa . . .
  21. Wow! I want one now!

    Wow! I want one now!
  22. Looks great! I have to wait till the elves are...

    Looks great! I have to wait till the elves are done with my taxes so I can rally them back into the shop! The Santa Ana hull is underway . . . doing her old school from a pine block!
  23. Wow! If the elves were not so busy I'd send them...

    Wow! If the elves were not so busy I'd send them over for a look. . .
  24. Excellent idea Jim! Might I suggest doing the...

    Excellent idea Jim! Might I suggest doing the white first in a generous application, then painting the red-it is easier to paint a wider line than a thin one, and you can brace your brush for a...
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    I ordered one too, the elves are in deep now!

    I ordered one too, the elves are in deep now!
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