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Who makes the best kit of the C.S.S. Virginia(Merrimack)?

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  • Member since
    July, 2014
Posted by Nino on Monday, September 11, 2017 7:41 AM

gene1

Nino, That's who I was trying to think of, Verlinden made my waterline kits. They are really nice & I think I only paid from $25 to $40 for each of them, but that has been a few years ago. I still have one to finish, but the rest are gone. I might do them all again.

 

     Yea, they had nice Water-Line kits for the price.
      I started "collecting" a Stash several years ago in anticipation of retirement. Verlinden kits were still available then. I had the Monitor, Virginia and Keokuk in my wish list. All just a wish now.  Glad I got as many old Airfix, Heller, and IMAI Molded kits when I could.
     
     I was a "Stalker" here for many years but never felt capable of any worthwhile input. Really need to thank all the long-time members here on all the suggestions that have been posted over the years. These Learned Gentlemen/ Veterans/ and Model-Builders-Supreme make this one of the very best of the Model Forums. (That means you too Gene!)
 
    Thanks.
         
          Jim.  
  • Member since
    September, 2005
  • From: Groton, CT
Posted by warshipguy on Monday, September 11, 2017 9:38 AM

Jim,

Your point is well taken! There are many of those old contributors whom I miss, John Tilley most of all.  Rest in Peace, John.

Bill Morrison

 

  • Member since
    February, 2016
  • From: Western No. Carolina
Posted by gene1 on Monday, September 11, 2017 9:18 PM

Nino & Bill that was real nice to hear, John was a great writer & nice man. How is retirement for you Bill, or has it started yet ? I think all model builders enjoy retirement more than most people.

      Flagship is expensive, but do turn out some beautiful kits. I like the Cairo more than about any, because I have seen her at Vicksburg. They found her, I believe, in about 1958 & raised her in 3 pieces & put back together in  about 1962 ???  I'm not sure of the dates. She was sunk with a 5 gal jug of black powder with an electric charge. I think it was the first boat sunk with a mine.  

  • Member since
    September, 2005
  • From: Groton, CT
Posted by warshipguy on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 5:52 AM

Gene,

My physician testified yesterday strongly supporting my case.  The Commissioner of Workers Comp then announced that he will take four weeks to decide.  My attorney has my papers to retire with disability once that decision is made.

I have a project that I have been working on . . . the old Constructo HMS Pandora.

Bill

  • Member since
    July, 2014
Posted by Nino on Sunday, September 17, 2017 9:36 AM

warshipguy

Gene,

My physician testified yesterday strongly supporting my case.  The Commissioner of Workers Comp then announced that he will take four weeks to decide.  My attorney has my papers to retire with disability once that decision is made.

I have a project that I have been working on . . . the old Constructo HMS Pandora.

Bill

 

Bill,
      It’s kinda weird to say “Good luck with the Disability” but Good Luck anyway.  I never knew anyone who got direct benefits of the taxes I pay so I hope you can get that Workers Comp and/or SS payments.
     The Constructo HMS Pandora looks like fun. I downloaded a Picture of someone’s model while I was looking for references for the Bounty ( Pandora picked up “survivors” from the Bounty expedition.)  It looks like a terrific kit for an exprienced bullder. Seems to be large scale, close to 3 feet long.  Even the Ships boat looked as big as the Lindberg Monitor.
     Jim.

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