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  • Member since
    February 2016
  • From: Western No. Carolina
Posted by gene1 on Monday, September 12, 2016 1:31 PM

Bill, I will do that, but my hobby shop in Asheville is always short on paint colors I want. I will go on ebay, do you know a seller on ebay for paint? I buy most all my models on ebay.

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    September 2005
  • From: Groton, CT
Posted by warshipguy on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 8:02 AM

Gene,

My LCS got them for me.  I also believe that you can get them from Squadron.

Bill

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    September 2005
  • From: Groton, CT
Posted by warshipguy on Saturday, October 1, 2016 11:37 AM

Gene,

I just found two kits of the Airfix St. Louis and got them both.  Would you be interested in having one of them?

Bill

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    February 2016
  • From: Western No. Carolina
Posted by gene1 on Saturday, October 1, 2016 10:38 PM

YES< YES< YES. This is the third answer I have given you Bill, but I wanted to make sure you got them. The first one I wrote from gmail where I found it & it didn't go thru.  I will write more if I find them anywhere else. Thank you so much for the offer. I think I am addicted to plastic sailing ships. I spend all my time working on them.

     Thanks ,  Gene

  • Member since
    September 2005
  • From: Groton, CT
Posted by warshipguy on Sunday, October 2, 2016 8:21 AM

Gene,

I will send it out either Monday or tuesday, depending on when I get home from work.  It's my pleasure!

Bill

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    February 2016
  • From: Western No. Carolina
Posted by gene1 on Sunday, October 2, 2016 9:51 AM

Bill, Thank yoy so much. Do you have  a Paypal account? I can send some of my growing kit stash from there. I had just ordered a lot of paint for Frencn ships, including French Blue. I had ordered it for my ficticious ships.  Thanks again & where do you find all these models. You do live in or near a big town with real live hobby shops. I have to go into Asheville, but it is only a Hobby Town or one of those things.

   W live out in the boonies on the side of a mountain,but what a view.We can see about 4 or 5 miles & all we see are mountains. We have loved it for 25 years, ever since my heart sugery, when I quit my bussiness & left.

  

  • Member since
    September 2005
  • From: Groton, CT
Posted by warshipguy on Sunday, October 2, 2016 5:52 PM

Gene,

I live around Groton, CT, the home of the submarine Navy.  I can see picturesque Long Island Sound from my house. The terrain is mildly hilly.

Anyway, I do have a PayPal account but I will not charge you for the model.  Although I do have a LHS in the town of Groton, I also have a neighbor whose husband recently passed away.  She gave me these models from his collection; she also sold seven good HECEPOB kits to me for $5.00 each.  So, I will send this kit to you for the price I spent on it . . . $0.00.  I sincerely hope that you enjoy it!

Bill

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    February 2016
  • From: Western No. Carolina
Posted by gene1 on Sunday, October 2, 2016 7:33 PM

Bill, Thank You so much, & when it gets here I will start it right away. I do want to cover your expenses some way.  I am surprised that I like this size ship model better than the bigger Imai.  I guess you don't have to do quite the detail & they are easier , & I am on a time line. And they don't have ratlines. I did them once on a lot of ships, no more.

 I still have a couple Imai's & will probably not build them as once I got on this size I lost interest in the big ones.

    All my thanks,  Gene

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    September 2005
  • From: Groton, CT
Posted by warshipguy on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 7:42 AM

Gene,

Your Saint Louis will go out today. I was unable to send it yesterday because I got out late from work.  I will mail it this afternoon.

Bill

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    February 2016
  • From: Western No. Carolina
Posted by gene1 on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 9:28 AM

Bill, You even apologise & give mailing info on your give away items. That is top notch service. I love dealing with you. Do you build submarines ?

     Thanks again,  Gene

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    September 2005
  • From: Groton, CT
Posted by warshipguy on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 10:43 AM

Gene,

Thanks for the kind words.  I have always believed the 1960s adage to, "Practice random acts of kindness."  You have brought joy to me just seeing your models. Your passion is clear.  I have my reward!

Yes, I do build submarines. I am a retired U.S. Navy Submariner, having served aboard and qualified on six submarines.  But, sailing ships are my passion.  Submarines are a close second.

Bill

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    February 2016
  • From: Western No. Carolina
Posted by gene1 on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 11:33 AM

  I wrote you another post on the other thread of Sreve5's. These are a few of my subs.

Thats enough for now. Looking forward to the St Louis'

                                                 Gene

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  • From: Groton, CT
Posted by warshipguy on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 1:25 PM

Gene,

Excellent work!  May I assume that the young Sailor is you?

Bill

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  • From: Western No. Carolina
Posted by gene1 on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 4:24 PM

I got your tracking number & super thanks. Nope that is my older brother & those are his 7 battle stars.  I was in the airforce in the late 1940's & reserves until 56. My brother didn'y really recognize the Air Force or the Marines. My dad was a WW1 marine in France. I was lucky enough to miss combat & that didn't bother me at all.  We did have some words at dinner time. 

    We were together in business for over 30 years. He was a great guy

      Gene

  

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  • From: brisbane australia
Posted by surfsup on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 1:24 AM

I love the look of these old Sailing Ship Kits and you have done them justice. Beautiful work and the Subs look great also. May have to get myself one of those Kits.....Cheers mark

If i was your wife, i'd poison your tea! If Iwas your husband, I would drink it! WINSTON CHURCHILL

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    September 2005
  • From: Groton, CT
Posted by warshipguy on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 5:36 AM

Gene,

My first tour of duty was as a Hospital Corpsman serving in Viet Nam with the Third Marine Division. I will never denigrate the Marines! I served on one surface ship, then 6 submarines.  I loved serving and only retired due to my limited remaining pathways higher in the ranks.  As a Submariner and Corpsman, I was unable to get commissioned because of the criticality of my NEC, I had advanced to Senior Chief and had been selected to Master Chief before I turned it down to retire.  There was simply no more room to grow professionally.

Anyway, I cannot wait to see your work on the Saint Louis and the Revenge!  You do stellar work!

Bill

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    February 2011
Posted by Hokey on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 8:47 AM

Gene,

Nice work! Can you tel us/me what kit/scale etc those are? And if you have more pics uploaded somewhere, I'd like the link to them too please.

  • Member since
    February 2016
  • From: Western No. Carolina
Posted by gene1 on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 2:43 PM

Bill, that is really a service record to be proud of & it is such a shame that you had to get hurt so bad teaching. My brother respected the Marines, he just had to give me & my dad a bad time. Dad fought in Belleau ? Wood in France in WW1. 

  I will start the St Louis when it walks in the door. Did you see my big dowel in the belly of the sub ? That is for mounting screws. I even put wood in my wood models to screw into. That is the first thing I will do on the St Louis. I grew up & lived in St. Louis for my first 22 years. That is not why I wanted the ship tho.

                               Gene

  • Member since
    February 2016
  • From: Western No. Carolina
Posted by gene1 on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 2:56 PM

Hokey, The old ships, Prince, Wasa & Victory are all Airfix they run from 1/180 to 1/144. All are over 20" long with the bow sprit. You can find more pictures on posts by gene1 or my thread on Nina, Pinta, & Santa Maria by Revell.  I love to post pictures & have a ton of them because i have been modeling for 75 years. If you have a specific model I can tell you more about it, maybe.

                                                    Gene

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  • From: Groton, CT
Posted by warshipguy on Monday, January 31, 2022 3:48 PM

Gene,

I have been incapacitated throughout 2021. My wife suffererd her cardiac aneurism the first half of the year, and I followed suit by suffering three breaks of my left leg.  First came the shattered patella (knee cap), then my tibia, then my acetabulum (ball socket of my left hip). That, too, too half the year and more. I'm still recovering. In the interim, my internet provider has stopped working. This is the only way I have of contacting you because yours, Jim's, and Tom's emails were lost with the provider.

My new address is:  bmorri6409@gmail.com

Please let Jim and Tom know as well.

Thanks!

Bill

 

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