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Ensign
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Posted - 05/30/2013 :  9:33:15 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi everyone,I've decided to spend the rest of my modeling year,the next 6 months of 2013.
Building tribute models for some of the members here that really go above & beyond the call of duty, in making this forum a great place!

The first member/modeler I would like to build a tribute for is Bob Santos.(sgtbob)
Bob has been an inspiration to me, ever since I first discovered his amazing work right here,a few years ago.
For those of you that are new and don't know of Bob's work here are the links.

Volume 1
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=30102

Volume 2
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=38921

He had mentioned on another thread, that he has been building ship models now for almost 60 years!
So I figured it's about time someone built a ship & named it after him.
That where Sylvan's kit #HO-1082 laker Class Ship comes into play, to be built & named in honor of this fine modeling name!




posting now to allow for editing.


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TRAINS1941
Engineer

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Posted - 05/30/2013 :  9:56:41 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Greg a wonderful idea.

Jerry

"And in the end, itís not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

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Ensign
Fireman

Posted - 05/30/2013 :  10:07:27 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
As you can see from Bob's threads he mostly models using styrene.
I on the other hand do not,but this kit is moulded in polyurethane resin.So it's all white like styrene,that the closest I'm going to get.
I've had the brief pleasure of meeting Bob at last years Fine Scale model Expo and managed to squeeze in a photo of us together.
Bob is the older, but better looking one, on your right in the photo below.





It's been a real joy to watch Bob build his styrene treasures in his threads.
And he's always willing to answer our questions.
So this one is for you my friend,you will always be a part of my miniature world.

This will be the biggest ship I have ever built.
And measuring in at just under 36" inches from bow to stern I will have my hands full.
There is a little history given at the top of the instructions, I will quote from it.
"The laker class of ships constructed during WW1 were typical three island style general cargo vessels.They served all over the world,carrying various cargos.Many of these ships served the west coast lumber trade after WW1."

Here are how the bow & stern castings look out of the box.





And the mid section between those two.





The topside decks.





And the hundreds of other bits & pieces that will keep me busy,and out of trouble for awhile.





This ship is about to enter the shipyard, I hope you will join me in this build.
To celebrate a Great Modeler & Man,Bob Santos!

Greg Shinnie



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Ensign
Fireman

Posted - 05/30/2013 :  10:11:02 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by TRAINS1941

Greg a wonderful idea.



Thanks Jerry!

Greg



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Carl B
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Posted - 05/30/2013 :  10:16:36 PM  Show Profile  Visit Carl B's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Excellent idea to build this in Bob's honor Greg!

His work is incredible...

And hey, you may get me interested in "non-wood" projects.

I'm in of course.



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Ensign
Fireman

Posted - 05/30/2013 :  10:18:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Excellent! Good to have you aboard Carl!

Greg



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JeffB
Crew Chief

Posted - 05/31/2013 :  12:53:06 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hey Greg, sounds great! I'll be watching.

Jeff



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Ensign
Fireman

Posted - 05/31/2013 :  07:18:27 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Jeff! Nice to have another ship builders eyes on the job.

Greg



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dallas_m
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Posted - 05/31/2013 :  07:59:10 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That's a lot of boat to build!
Which, in turn, should be a lot of fun to follow ...


Cheers,
Dallas

Chambers Gas & Oil -- structure build
Quality craftsmanship with a sense of humor!

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sgtbob
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Posted - 05/31/2013 :  08:14:07 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
WOW!! I am quite honored, don't really know what to say.

Dallas pointed me to this build and I am now sucscribed.

Thank you Greg.

Bob


http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=30102&whichpage=1
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=38921
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=45371
http://www.freewebs.com/santmod/

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wesleybeks
Fireman



Posted - 05/31/2013 :  08:16:24 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looking forward to this Greg.

Will it go on a diorama or free standing?



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Ensign
Fireman

Posted - 05/31/2013 :  08:22:31 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Dallas!
Yes it's a big ship,I placed my lumber hooker "Langell Boys" along side, to show how much larger the S.S.BOB SANTOS will be.
By the way the S.S. stands for steam ship, for those that don't know.





Greg



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desertdrover
Engineer



Posted - 05/31/2013 :  08:23:15 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great looking Ocean Freighter Greg, and a fine idea for Sgtbob. I'll be joining aboard for this construction/build.


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Ensign
Fireman

Posted - 05/31/2013 :  08:28:36 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by sgtbob

WOW!! I am quite honored, don't really know what to say.

Dallas pointed me to this build and I am now sucscribed.

Thank you Greg.

Bob



Bob,you don't need to say anything my friend!
Just sit back and enjoy the build!
This is my way of paying you back, for tolerating my humor, on your threads for all of this time.

Greg



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Ensign
Fireman

Posted - 05/31/2013 :  08:32:02 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by wesleybeks

Looking forward to this Greg.

Will it go on a diorama or free standing?



Thanks Wes!
Without giving too much away, it will be part of a larger scene that I am planning on.

Greg



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Ensign
Fireman

Posted - 05/31/2013 :  08:35:18 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by desertdrover

Great looking Ocean Freighter Greg, and a fine idea for Sgtbob. I'll be joining aboard for this construction/build.



Thanks Louis!
Always nice to have you along!

Greg



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