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  • Member since May, 2003
  • From Greenville, NC
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About jtilley

Born: 1950 in Columbus, Ohio, U.S.A.  Primary modeling interests:  sailing ships, twentieth-century ships, and aircraft - in that order.  First model:  Revell DC-7, in 1956.  First ship model:  Revell U.S.S. Haven, in 1956.  Other hobbies:  photography, classical music, and (when necessary and with extreme reluctance) home maintenance. 

Very happily married since 1991; three stepchildren, five step-grandchildren, one incredibly stupid cat. Stepdaughter got married in August, 2015; my role in that event was to stand on the sidelines with my checkbook open.

Employment:  Now retired. 1983-2016, Associate Professor of History, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, teaching freshman-level American history survey courses, a two-course sequence in American military history, museum studies, and historic preservation (i.e., preservation of old buildings).  1980-1983: Assistant Curator for Collections, the Mariners' Museum, Newport News, Virginia. 1973-1980: Grad student in history, Ohio State, 1973-1980. MA 1975; PhD 1980.

The photo in my avatar is of my model of the American Continental Frigate Hancock, of 1776.  It's scratchbuilt (with some manufactured parts - mainly blocks, deadeyes, etc.) on the scale of 3/32" = 1' (or 1/128), giving it an overall length of about 18". It's discussed in more detail in this thread: .

Profile Details
Birthday: 1950/11/02
Hobbies: Ship models; aircraft models; classical music; photogaphy.
Language: English
Location: Greenville, NC
Occupation: Retired Associate Professor of History, East Carolina University


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