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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 09/13/2018 :  3:27:12 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Bob,

I sense a mutiny in the works.

Mike



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sgtbob
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Posted - 09/13/2018 :  3:45:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks guys, but there are easily 30 to 40 ship models around the house, some large, some small. I don't want to turn
the model railroad forum into a ship model forum. I most likely also did a similar number of
ship models on commission. At one time ship models were my main hobby, a part time business (later full time),
and I wrote many articles for the ship model magazines of the time.

Since you asked, the Brit 74 was made to the wonderful Howard Underhill drawings and could
represent Wellesley, Redoubtable, Melville, Cornwallis, or Black Prince, they were all
built to the same lines. I was rereading Hornblower at the time and painted "Nonsuch" on
the trail board.

The tallow bottomed ship is a Brit 50 gun ship of the line c.1733

Bob


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quartergauger48
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Posted - 09/13/2018 :  4:14:40 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Fair enough'..



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Orionvp17
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Posted - 09/13/2018 :  5:02:21 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Fair enough, so noted and thanks! Very nicely done 74, and the "distant second 50" looks equally good.

No mutiny here, Sarge! But I will lay on a recommendation: If you enjoyed the Hornblower series, try the Ramage series by Dudley Pope or the Bolitho series by Alexander Kent. All formulaic, yes, but fun winter or beach reads.

Pete
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sgtbob
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Posted - 09/14/2018 :  05:50:58 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Pete. I have read them all,some more then once !!

Bob


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Ray Dunakin
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Posted - 09/18/2018 :  12:46:41 AM  Show Profile  Visit Ray Dunakin's Homepage  Reply with Quote
What a wonderful display of your models! The tenement building looks right at home.


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Ensign
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Posted - 09/18/2018 :  07:45:19 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob, your beautifully built tenement house looks perfect on top of that display cabinet.
Surrounded by all of the other very beautiful ship models and painted figures that I can see there.
Sure would like to see all of them in person one day.

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sgtbob
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Posted - 09/19/2018 :  1:14:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for your comments Ray and Greg.

Greg, That would be nice and it would uncomplicate giving you a couple of things.

Bob


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sgtbob
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Posted - 09/19/2018 :  1:56:52 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
since I haven't done any model work in a few days I thought I would relent and post a few
ship model photos. I did not take any new photos but picked a few old ones.


These are all scratch built except one:

HM Cutter SPEEDY, c.1813. I have been a small boat sailor all my life and this model is one of my favorites.



Mapleleaf was a lake steamer plying between Canada and the US. She was bought by the US
and moved down to the sea to be used as a US Army supply ship during our Civil War.



This is the USS MASSACHUSETTS (BB-2) C.1900. This model is over 3 1/2 feet long and weighs
a ton. She is radio controlled and seaworthy. The model was built for a serialized article
I did for a ship model magazine, spread over 10 issues if my memory serves.





US Navy River Gunboat USS PANAY. She was sunk in a Chinese river by the Japanese before WW
II. This model is a greatly modified kit. The sampan was scratch.



Lastly, two shots of PHILADELPHIA, a Continental Gunboat from our Revolutionary
War, used to stop the British from coming down the lakes and splinting the Colonies in two.





Bob




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Carl B
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Geez Bob- thanks for doing all that work of pulling your archive photos-
And man, they are Outstanding!



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David Clark
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Posted - 09/19/2018 :  2:45:08 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob, outstanding work. As a kid I built several plastic kits - Bonhomme Richard, Mary Rose and the Cutty Sark. The cutty Sark was in full sail and when I joined the army my neighbour offered to keep it until my folks moved back from Ireland (few months). He had it on a bookshelf and a gust of wind took hold of it and it sailed off! It was a mess of rigging and broken spars - I just junked it but I keep thinking of doing another one.
Cheers,
Dave



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Guff
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Bob,
OMG...They are all fantastic!
You have amazing talent.
Dave


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quartergauger48
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With your love of ships and boats Bob, I'm surprised your weren't a Navy man, but let me guess that you must have air craft models as well being an Air Force man. OUTSTANDING' display of modeling Bob...And each one is extraordinary'...



ted :<)

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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 09/19/2018 :  4:33:57 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Bob,

Thank you for sharing your models and descriptions of their significance. I find ships and ship models fascinating, especially when built with such skill.

Mike


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sgtbob
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Thanks to all of you for the really nice remarks, much appreciated.

Ted, I very nearly did go into the navy, I always loved ships and the sea and I always had some sort
of sailboat. As a teenager I got involved in the Civil Air Patrol and from then on it was all Air
Force. As a matter of fact, after military service, as a civilian I did work for both the Navy and the Air Force.

And yes, I do have a large collection of aircraft models too.

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