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  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
New scratch project
Posted by Don Stauffer on Monday, January 09, 2017 8:45 AM

I have started a new scratch project that I posted first in the Ships forum, but think I may continue it here, or at least make comments here. The thread is titled New project, WW1 Torpedo Boat.

I am glad to see that in my advancing age I can still carve wood.  Although there is some styrene on it already, the majority of the hull, and much of the superstructure is wood.  Even though I find deterioration of eyesight (though reading glasses help considerably) and manual skills like fine tweezer work, that wood carving seems to have stayed with me.  It is one of those things that is muscle/nerve automatic work- my mind just wanders while the brainstem and spinal column just seem to take over the work.  Love doing wood carving.  Non-flying scale airplane kits, and ship kits, when I was a kid, were just blocks of wood you had to carve to shape.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

  • Member since
    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Monday, January 09, 2017 9:48 AM

Don ;

  You just learning that ? After my accident years ago in a plant recieving office I thought I would never carve again .Well , twenty years ago I carved and placed in a juried show in Mission texas .Shocked me .I still marvel at how the hands and fingers know where that Hummingbird is in the wood .That makes scratch in plastic or wood much easier for sure .

 I sometimes wish the younger generation could've had the chances we had . Remember the Fisher Body Craftsman's Guild ? And some of the wood car kits out there ? The ships were easy for me because of my close ties to my Fisherman family .

 Catchya later -T.B.

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 6:30 AM

Tanker - Builder

Don ;

 

 I sometimes wish the younger generation could've had the chances we had . Remember the Fisher Body Craftsman's Guild ? And some of the wood car kits out there ? The ships were easy for me because of my close ties to my Fisherman family .

 Catchya later -T.B.

 

Sure I remember it.  Against the helpful hints for entrants, I built mine from balsa, since I had so much experience in mine.  Finishing took 60 coats of model airplane dope.  Even built myself a primitive airbrush to paint it- powered by lungs & mouth. Got an HM but no bucks.

I regret the loss of the model- it had been stored in inlaw's attic and they had a house fire that destroyed it- not even charred embers left :-(

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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