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Write a Book about Modeling Anything? Who would Publish it and then Who would read it?

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  • Member since
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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Thursday, April 1, 2021 2:57 PM

Lobster!

       You mean genetically oversize "Mud Bugs" LOL.LOL. I told a friend that and now he buys Lobster every chance he gets. Tells everyone "They's the biggest "Mud Bugs" you can get  legally! in Loosiania" LOL.LOL.

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  • From: Central Oregon
Posted by HooYah Deep Sea on Thursday, April 1, 2021 10:00 AM

When I was stationed at Pearl Harbor, I used to have to stand 'duty' every five days. If it was a Friday or Saturday, I would intentionally take the 8pm to 12pm watch at night. The other people tried to avoid that one because that's when movie call went. I would stand that watch and then after, I'd go over to the dive locker and get my snorkle gear and go lobstering under the piers. 

You want to make points with the wife or girlfriend? Show up the next morning after your duty with lobster for breakfast!

"Why do I do this? Because the money's good, the scenery changes and they let me use explosives, okay?"

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, April 1, 2021 9:00 AM

HooYah Deep Sea

The book about working on ARIZONA is entitled;

IN REPOSE - Diving on the USS Arizona with the National Park Service

It is available through Amazon, Pacific Historic Parks bookstore (at the Arizona Memorial and on line), or through me.

Incidently, if you acquire the book from any source outside of those three, you are getting a used book, not new.

 

Thanks!!! 

 

And that's the best way to bet really fresh seafood! 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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  • From: Vancouver, the "wet coast"
Posted by castelnuovo on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 2:53 PM

[quote user="Pawel"]

 

While writing this I just remembered I was supposed to do something similar with the memoirs of my gramps from the times when he was a slave laborer in the WWII Germany... Would anyone want to read something like that?

 

Paweł

 

I would certainly read it. Stories of ordinary individuals in great events are always fascinating. My grandfather was a taken prisoner by Italians in 1941 for "constantly making disrespect to Italian soldiers..." He also challenged an Italian colonel for a gunfight. These are all stories from ordinary people that do not make into the history books. 

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  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 7:16 PM

Guy fishing now thinking....glad I didn't hook that, gonna need a bigger net.

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  • From: Central Oregon
Posted by HooYah Deep Sea on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 6:33 PM

Yeah, I needed some octopus (tako) for my sushi !!

"Why do I do this? Because the money's good, the scenery changes and they let me use explosives, okay?"

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Posted by Dodgy on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 5:59 PM

 

Wow Hoo Ya! I didn't know that Gamera had a pikicture of you!!!!!

I long to live in a world where chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned

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  • From: Central Oregon
Posted by HooYah Deep Sea on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 10:54 AM

The book about working on ARIZONA is entitled;

IN REPOSE - Diving on the USS Arizona with the National Park Service

It is available through Amazon, Pacific Historic Parks bookstore (at the Arizona Memorial and on line), or through me.

Incidently, if you acquire the book from any source outside of those three, you are getting a used book, not new.

"Why do I do this? Because the money's good, the scenery changes and they let me use explosives, okay?"

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 10:29 AM

And Tanker Builder, not sure I'd be interested as much in a 'How To' manual but I'd love to read your memoirs or just something on how modeling has changed thoughout the years as you've seen it. 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 10:27 AM

Ahhh, what kind of idiot would think a shark would bother a diver!?!?

Everyone knows the natural enemy of the diver is the mighty octopus- aka the DEVILFISH!!! 

All joking aside what is the name of your book detailing your work on the USS Arizona book Hoo Yah? I'd be interested in reading that! 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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  • From: Central Oregon
Posted by HooYah Deep Sea on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 10:05 AM

Well lucky me, I guess.

As for the books, I've got three 'in progress' so to speak; two sea story anthologies, and a kids book, second of a planned series for the middle grades (ages 8 - 12). I also am acting publisher for another anthology of poems, prose, and stories for the writing club I belong to. I don't have a big model stash, I've got a book job stash. 

"Why do I do this? Because the money's good, the scenery changes and they let me use explosives, okay?"

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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 7:24 AM

HooYah!

 They either took the night off or were sleeping off a heavy meal of their own?

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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 7:22 AM

Now Pawel;

      That's something I thought about. Shark Repellant-A waterproof 50.cal machine gun in semi pistol form!

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  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 3:58 AM

Hello!

I got the book from Brian and I can also say it's very good!

Compared to you guys I have so little experience with water one could say I don't even know what it is, but reading your shark stories I couldn't help but remember one lame joke from when I was at primary school. At school in Poland they have a show and tell and Johnny (the jokes are always about Johnny) brings a strange looking black box. What is it Johnny? - the teacher asks. That's my invention, says Johnny - a shark repelling device. But there are no sharks here Johnny! - the teacher says. See how awesome my machine is? - answers Johnny!

Thanks for reading and have a nice day

Paweł

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

www.vietnam.net.pl

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  • From: Central Oregon
Posted by HooYah Deep Sea on Monday, March 29, 2021 8:48 PM

Back in 1988, we were tasked with a mock ship attack on a ship going through refresher training prior to deployment. We were driving a Boston Whaler around Pearl Harbor in the middle of the night and jumping out to attack the ship. Now one should note that Pearl Harbor is a breeding ground for hammerheads, so there's usually a bunch of them in the neighborhood. 

So, there I am, slowly swimming across East Loch, several hundred yards from any shore, when I suddenly recall the hammerhead breeding ground fact .  .  .     Middle of the night, I can't see anything around me in the dark .  .  .    Oh, well, back to work!

And a good time was had by all.         The End.

"Why do I do this? Because the money's good, the scenery changes and they let me use explosives, okay?"

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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Monday, March 29, 2021 8:09 PM

H;

      You know HooYaa, that's the primary thing I still get asked about even today."Did you see any Bull sharks in the Bay?" "Did you see any sharks in the Oakland Tributary?" . I dove in Suisun once,Tricky one there, Currents are nasty. Mothballed ship got some wreckage tangled up in it's half exposed prop. Folks on the ship's deck were asking if there were any sharks down there. There may have been. I didn't see them. My job came first and my " Buddy" didn't see any either!

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Posted by Trabi on Monday, March 29, 2021 4:11 PM

From 1986. About building plasticmodels and some scratchbuilding.

Sorry, only in Finnish.

 

"Space may be the final frontier, but it´s made in Hollywood basement." RHCP, Californication

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  • From: Central Oregon
Posted by HooYah Deep Sea on Monday, March 29, 2021 12:03 PM

Low class shark; not into pate'. Bet he makes slurping sounds with his coffee too.

Once did a diving presentation at one of my son's school. Hooked up two hats to a comm box and let the kiddos talk back and forth. showed them lots of gear and told them all about diving and working underwater.

And the only thing they asked questions about .  .  . sharks.  Figure the odds.

"Why do I do this? Because the money's good, the scenery changes and they let me use explosives, okay?"

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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Monday, March 29, 2021 10:52 AM

Oh;

      You are so correct! The last thing I worried about was the Toothy Grey thingies. A falling beam or loose hardware that would pose a danger more than them was more on the mind! I only had an incident once where I even saw one close. I was cleaning the tunnel for a transverse propulsion gear that had lost it's grate and one came by to see what's up. There were some chewed up fishes in there!

      I slowly backed off using only my hands to move and he went right in there. came out real quick too! I guess he didn't like Blended fishies!

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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Monday, March 29, 2021 10:46 AM

Well?

   Whaddya expect when you write something Right and Proper? Just picked it up. Anything on the AZ. I will read!

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Posted by GMorrison on Sunday, March 28, 2021 10:08 PM

keavdog

I still like a book/magazine.  I'm ears deep in technology professionaly, but when it comes to relaxing on the sofa reading a book or a magazine.... nothing beats that. 

 

Yes that's the truth. see my signature line.

 

bill

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

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  • From: Central Oregon
Posted by HooYah Deep Sea on Sunday, March 28, 2021 8:23 PM

Just put it on my tab, and throw in a case of Four X, I'll catch you at the end of the month.

"Why do I do this? Because the money's good, the scenery changes and they let me use explosives, okay?"

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Posted by Dodgy on Sunday, March 28, 2021 6:28 PM

No problem mate! That'll be 10 bucks. Cash only, no cheques!!!

I long to live in a world where chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned

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Posted by HooYah Deep Sea on Sunday, March 28, 2021 6:24 PM

Gee Whiz Dodgy, I'm blushing!!!

Thank you for the totally honest and refreshing review.

"Why do I do this? Because the money's good, the scenery changes and they let me use explosives, okay?"

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  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Sunday, March 28, 2021 6:13 PM

TB, I reckon I'd read anything you wrote. Your posts are always entertaining! I have no doubt that a book on your life would be an absorbing read, as you seem to have had a very interesting and varied life experience. You also have a good 'take' on things. If it was going to be about modeling, then my choice would be for card models. This is a relatively unknown and fascinating subject, in which you have great experience.

Incidentally, I would recomend Hoo Yah's book on the USS Arizona to anybody. A fascinating and informative read.

I long to live in a world where chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned

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  • From: Vancouver, British Columbia
Posted by Bobstamp on Sunday, March 28, 2021 5:37 PM

The only way a new general modelling book would fly is if it were heavily illustrated and took up about a thousand pages! There are just too many sub-topics, too many different types of models, too many tools, too many types of adhesive and paint, and too much variability in the quality of models. But I do think that some books would fly, and I would buy them in a second.

What I would like to see, for example, is a good book about weathering. That's one subject that I've had trouble getting a handle on, and the few times I've tried to weather one of my models I ended up without the slightest change in the model, or a disaster. And I've even tried to "study up" on the subject through You Tube videos, magazine articles, and entire books, most of which are simply discouraging because I simply don't have the skills to replicate what I see and read about.

I think that one type of book that is missing from the "library" is one about the philosophy and psychology of building models. Why do we build models? Why do we choose particular types or scales of models to build? What are or should be the goals of building a model? Why are some modellers happy only with perfection in the final result, while others are pleased if their neighbour, who knows nothing about scale modelling, seems blind to obvious faults in a model and says, "Wow! That's incredible!" To be truly useful, such a book intended for beginning model makers would include just such topics. 

Bob

 

 

On the bench: 1/500 Revell S.S. Hope, being built as the hospital ship U.S.S. Repose; Academy 1/72 F-86F Sabre, and a diorama to illustrate the crash of a Beech T-34B Mentor which I survived in 1962 (I'm using Minicraft's 1/48 model of the Mentor). 

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Sunday, March 28, 2021 4:03 PM

I still like a book/magazine.  I'm ears deep in technology professionaly, but when it comes to relaxing on the sofa reading a book or a magazine.... nothing beats that. 

Thanks,

John

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Posted by JohnnyK on Sunday, March 28, 2021 3:36 PM

modelcrazy

I've bought a book or two on modeling, wood ships mainly, but found they don't hold up well to time. Take a look at those Shep Paine brochures, some of what he wrote still holds but much of the techniques, while still work just fine, are out moded when compaired to the new materials and after market products.

 

I agree with Modelcrazy regarding the short life of a book. I tend to use the internet, this forum and the FSM magazine to get my modeling education. 

Your comments and questions are always welcome.

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  • From: Central Oregon
Posted by HooYah Deep Sea on Sunday, March 28, 2021 1:27 PM

There is an old line,"Never share a foxhole with someone braver than you", that goes in diving too. In 'work' diving, as opposed to recreational diving, You have to be able to not only trust your buddy, but to be able understand and know how the guy thinks. It keeps you out of trouble and can most definitely save yours or their life.

You know, the funny thing is that when people hear you're a diver, the first thing they ask about is sharks. The fact is that sharks are about the last thing on your mind, as there are a whole bunch of things that will kill you that are more prevalent and more hazardous than the 'big gray hungries'.

"Why do I do this? Because the money's good, the scenery changes and they let me use explosives, okay?"

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