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ScottRC is off to do important nautical research and is now back,UPDATE: Im back, but wanted to go AWOL

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ScottRC is off to do important nautical research and is now back,UPDATE: Im back, but wanted to go AWOL
Posted by scottrc on Friday, April 27, 2018 11:41 AM

Hey, its time, been 12 years since I had a vacation and my 25th wedding anniversary is approaching, so we are heading off on a cruise.

Or to keep it model related, and since I am a ship builder, a "research" trip.  I plan to do a lot of studying of water and how to make an effective Carribean ship diorama.  Of coarse, I don't think one research trip will be enough and may need to plan a lot more research trips in the future.  

My home for the next 7 days.  

See ya when I get back!

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Posted by hogfanfs on Friday, April 27, 2018 11:47 AM

Enjoy your vacation, and happy anniversary!

 Bruce

 

 

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Posted by Tanker - Builder on Friday, April 27, 2018 1:20 PM

Hey Boss !

 Da boat ! da Boat !!

 Enjoy the trip and Smooth sailing !

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Posted by castelnuovo on Friday, April 27, 2018 2:52 PM

Rubb it in, rubb it in  Smile. Enjoy the vacation and send us few pix Smile

fox
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Posted by fox on Friday, April 27, 2018 4:27 PM

OOOOHHHHHHHHH, I'm soooooooooooo jealous.

Enjoy!  Ditto on sending pix.

Jim  Captain

Photobucket Main WIP: Rebuild of Monogram 1/8 "Big Deuce" with 1/8 Pocher V-12 in rear - 10%

   On the Bench:   Revell 1/48 Ju 52/3m - 50%;  Revell 1/96 USS Kearsarge - 20% 

I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, April 27, 2018 5:42 PM

I hope you and the missus have a supper time.

Steve

ON THE BENCH

1/72 Hasegawa Nell
1/48 Tamiya Swordfish
1/350 Tamiya Prince of Wales

In Que

1/700 Tamiya King George V

 

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Friday, April 27, 2018 5:50 PM
Enjoy. This 25th anniversary thing must be contagious mine was this week

 

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Posted by GMorrison on Friday, April 27, 2018 5:53 PM

Q: How many Hurricanes can a man drink at the pool bar?

A: I don’t remember.

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Posted by Pawel on Saturday, April 28, 2018 5:56 AM

Hello!

Have a nice vacation!

Can I ask you a favor? Could you make some pics of Sint Maarten for me if/when you are there? Thanks in advance and have a nice day

Paweł

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

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Posted by Don Stauffer on Saturday, April 28, 2018 9:38 AM

We hope to take an Alaska cruise soon, hopefully next year.  My wife wants to take one on one of the smaller ships because she has heard they go closer in to the glacier faces, but I would like to go on a big one- I have never gone on a ship bigger than a car ferry.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by castelnuovo on Sunday, April 29, 2018 12:11 AM

Don Stauffer

We hope to take an Alaska cruise soon, hopefully next year.  My wife wants to take one on one of the smaller ships because she has heard they go closer in to the glacier faces, but I would like to go on a big one- I have never gone on a ship bigger than a car ferry.

From which port are you leaving? If Vancouver, let me know, we can meet for a pint Beer

PS

Big ship = thousands of passengers on a floating hotel

Smaller ship = fewer passenger and mor ship like experience

Just my 2 cents Smile

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Posted by Tanker - Builder on Thursday, May 03, 2018 7:21 AM

Don !

 You and the Missus will enjoy that cruise .The ships are smaller than the one pictured for ScottRC , but comfortable and YES you will get as close as is safely possible ! If you hoist a pint , please do so for me too ?

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Posted by Tanker - Builder on Thursday, May 03, 2018 7:24 AM

Hi!

 Hey , don't forget the pointy end is the front and No ! those are not lifting devices on the stack .

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, May 03, 2018 7:30 AM

You should do some research on seafood and drinks where you're aboard too!!! 

Enjoy your trip!!! 

Paradise

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by Toshi on Friday, May 04, 2018 3:57 AM

Congratulations scottrc and Mrs. scottrc on a Happy 25th wedding aniversapry.  Bon Voyage!

Your friend, Toshi

On The Bench: Academy 1/72 B-17F Flying Fortress

Next Up: Revell 1/48 B-25 Mitchell, Trumpeter 1/32 TBF Avenger

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

 

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Posted by cwalker3 on Thursday, May 10, 2018 9:58 AM

ScottRC, congrats on your anniversary and for choosing a cruise for your vacation. You're gonna love it. They will treat you like royalty, 24 hrs a day. It's my favorite type of vacation. Personaly I prefer Bermuda to the Carribean, but both are beautiful destinations. Have fun and drink a rum and coke for me! 

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Friday, May 11, 2018 1:56 PM

Scott:

I look forward to seeing your model of that ship.

Happy anniversary to you and the Mrs!  Fair winds!

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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Posted by scottrc on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 2:16 PM

Ah, work, the model bench, my cat, nothing is the same as it was before a 7 day vacation.  I'm back, but under a bit of protest.  Now, my current project, the Prinz Eugen, is on the bench gathering dust as I comtemplate whether to make a water scene and finish it, or just say heck and book another "research" trip.

Here are a few photos of my "research".  It was hard to post them as I go through the post vacation blues.  Maybe I'll order some more models to cheer me up!

As the ship was debarking, I was taken by the beauty of the Elissa, a bark, that was moored next to us.  My wife could tell I would have really wanted to be sailing on a three masted bark instead of a 91000 ton floating resort. But I came around and started to enjoy the resort life.

My first sunrise at sea, followed by a 3 mile jog on deck.  Nothing feels better than running into a 40 knot wind on a ship doing 20 knots.  

Coming into the port of Progresso was exciting, at least to a sea nerd like me.  I was the only one on the front observation deck taking in the action.  

Some warship eye candy, compliments of the Mexican Navy.

They had just parallel parked our 90K ton steel barge like it was a minivan and within minutes, our sister ship comes in and settles into the berth with silk like precision.  

Man, to model water like that....And within an hour, I was snorkling in it.  

Heading back home, with the currents on our side and the winds to our back.

Back into the home port safe, kinda sane, and sound (but not of mind!)

 

 

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Posted by scottrc on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 2:19 PM

Sorry Pawel, I didn't get near St Martin.

Thanks,

Scott

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Posted by scottrc on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 2:21 PM

Gamera,

My breakfast seafood research.

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Posted by scottrc on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 2:28 PM

cwalker3

ScottRC, congrats on your anniversary and for choosing a cruise for your vacation. You're gonna love it. They will treat you like royalty, 24 hrs a day. It's my favorite type of vacation. Personaly I prefer Bermuda to the Carribean, but both are beautiful destinations. Have fun and drink a rum and coke for me! 

 

 

I did have that Rum and CokeToast

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Posted by scottrc on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 2:29 PM

Thanks Steve, TB, Toshi, and Check ,and everyone for your responses.  I had a lot of fun posting this thread.

Scott

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Posted by Pawel on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 3:48 PM

Scott - well thanks anyway for remembering me an I'm glad you enjoyed your cruise! HAve a nice day

Paweł

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

www.vietnam.net.pl

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