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I made a discovery at GoodWill today

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  • Member since
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  • From: Kincheloe Michigan
I made a discovery at GoodWill today
Posted by Mikeym_us on Sunday, February 03, 2019 4:57 PM

I went to Goodwill today and found a paper model kit of the USS Monitor for $5.99.

And what I saw on it blew me for a loop as it was designed by no other than our late friend John A Tilley!

What are the odds of coming across this kit especially since I knew John Tilley?

On the workbench: Dragon 1/350 scale Ticonderoga class USS BunkerHill 1/720 scale Italeri USS Harry S. Truman 1/72 scale Encore Yak-6

The 71st Tactical Fighter Squadron the only Squadron to get an Air to Air kill and an Air to Ground kill in the same week with only a F-15   http://photobucket.com/albums/v332/Mikeym_us/

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Sunday, February 03, 2019 7:04 PM

Wow! That is really cool!

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Posted by GMorrison on Sunday, February 03, 2019 7:28 PM

It was a nice contribution to Goodwill, however it's also a free download. But that is very unusual.

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    March, 2004
  • From: Kincheloe Michigan
Posted by Mikeym_us on Sunday, February 03, 2019 9:11 PM
G this is actually a retail paper model that was at the gift shop at the Mariners Museum as it was printed in December of 1993. Quite a unusual find as I left Virginia for Michigan a few months before this was made 26 years ago.

On the workbench: Dragon 1/350 scale Ticonderoga class USS BunkerHill 1/720 scale Italeri USS Harry S. Truman 1/72 scale Encore Yak-6

The 71st Tactical Fighter Squadron the only Squadron to get an Air to Air kill and an Air to Ground kill in the same week with only a F-15   http://photobucket.com/albums/v332/Mikeym_us/

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  • From: Philadelphia Pa
Posted by Nino on Sunday, February 03, 2019 9:13 PM

Good find. You got the original paper, a collector's item.  For the first time I will recommend "Don't build this kit", Save it. It'll look great in a frame on the wall. A terrific remembrance and conversation piece.  Professor Tilley is greatly missed.

     This paper kit is a very accurate depiction of the Monitor, especially the deck details .  Look for the engine room access hatch and the accurate cover over the Anchor well. Also note he has all the dead-lights (port holes on the deck) correctly placed. I used his paper model as a guide to my rebuilding of the Pyro 1/210 Monitor into a 1/200 scale kit with the turret properly positioned.

  I wish John had figured out where the temporary Towing Bitts on the Bow were located. They were supposedly still in place for the battle with the CSS Virginia.

   Many of us have indulged in paper models.  Sometimes that's the only representation of a ship available. Glad you took a look at GoodWillOnline. One of my favorite sites to surf.

    Nino

 

 

 

  • Member since
    March, 2004
  • From: Kincheloe Michigan
Posted by Mikeym_us on Sunday, February 03, 2019 9:28 PM

Nino

Good find. You got the original paper, a collector's item.  For the first time I will recommend "Don't build this kit", Save it. It'll look great in a frame on the wall. A terrific remembrance and conversation piece.  Professor Tilley is greatly missed.

     This paper kit is a very accurate depiction of the Monitor, especially the deck details .  Look for the engine room access hatch and the accurate cover over the Anchor well. Also note he has all the dead-lights (port holes on the deck) correctly placed. I used his paper model as a guide to my rebuilding of the Pyro 1/210 Monitor into a 1/200 scale kit with the turret properly positioned.

  I wish John had figured out where the temporary Towing Bitts on the Bow were located. They were supposedly still in place for the battle with the CSS Virginia.

   Many of us have indulged in paper models.  Sometimes that's the only representation of a ship available. Glad you took a look at GoodWillOnline. One of my favorite sites to surf.

    Nino

 

 

 

 

 

Actually I never looked at Goodwill online I went into the physical store by chance and it was there. One other time I went into a Goodwill store I found a Revell of Germany steam locomotive kit there and got it because my grandfather had worked for the railroad.

Oh and I am one of the few members here who have actually met the Professor in person.

On the workbench: Dragon 1/350 scale Ticonderoga class USS BunkerHill 1/720 scale Italeri USS Harry S. Truman 1/72 scale Encore Yak-6

The 71st Tactical Fighter Squadron the only Squadron to get an Air to Air kill and an Air to Ground kill in the same week with only a F-15   http://photobucket.com/albums/v332/Mikeym_us/

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  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Monday, February 04, 2019 8:35 AM

MikeyM;

 The fact that you met John is tantamount to ( Don't ever wash that hand again ! ) He and I , met at the Maritime Museum in S.F. during a project of mine . He certainly was a walking font of knowledge ! T.B.  P.S knowing my fascination with the ship mentioned he graciously sent one my way !

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Monday, February 04, 2019 9:36 AM

I still miss JT around the forums. 

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  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Monday, February 04, 2019 11:57 AM

GMorrison

It was a nice contribution to Goodwill, however it's also a free download. But that is very unusual.

 

Do you  have a link to the file?

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by GMorrison on Monday, February 04, 2019 12:07 PM

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