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Narampa

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About Narampa

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  • FirstName
    Lawrence
  • LastName
    Marchand
  • City
    Sherwood Park
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    Alberta Canada
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    Male
  1. Thank you for your comments. I will be looking at fine scale modeler and yes I do believe you are right. I have rechecked the decks and I believe they are seated. Now that you mention it I wonder if the lower deck might be out, can't see it with the upper in place. I will continue with the assembly as I an sure I can make it right.
  2. Wow from your description it sounds like you have a lot of experience. Thank you for your comments. I have not built a model for 40 years and thought it would have been a good way to pass the time in old age. Revell wins this round mainly because of my lack of experience and a not even knowing at what point I had recognized I had a problem. Let alone my lack of being able to scribe the condition. But I have learned a lesson and will not be buying anything from Revell in the future. So what would you suggest in the future as your explanation of the problem is amazing and I could not even come close to explaining it?
  3. Hello Again Here are some picture of my model of the Constitution. The problem that I pointed out was the left rear corner, as you can see there is quite a gap and to correct this would have taken skills beyond mine. The deck and the width would have to have been altered. What I had planned to do is either display it so that the gap is not visible or cover it with a tarp or something that would be found on a ship of that era. One person that I read about actually garbaged his kit because of this. I don't have the funds to throw $150 out. The color of the hull represents weathered copper as per pics on the internet of the real ship prior to restoration. I also will build my own sails out of tissue paper. A method I used years ago. Any suggestions would be appreciated!
  4. Thank you. I wanted to stay with a bigger model do to my age and other issues such as fingers that really don't work as they once did. I will post some pictures in the near future .
  5. Thanks for the reply ! The kit I have is KIT#0398. I believe it is 1/96 scale. And I understand the latest kit. The Deck at the rear of the ship was too wide on one side and narrow on the other. I had to splice in material on one side and remove on the other. Not exactly what I wanted in a model kit. Looking from the rear I still have a gap. I thought at first the hull was warped but it was very uniform throughout. I have not built a ship for over 40 years and am not sure if this is the norm or not.
  6. Hello I need help in finding a good plastic sailing ship model. I purchased a Revelle kit of the USS Constitution and what a disappointment. Can you recommend a good quality ship as it must be plastic. I live in a Condo and am not able to build a wooden model even though it would be my first choice. Thank you.
  7. That is truly amazing work. I have a million questions for you,but I think I will get them in order and send you a PM. Thanks for sharing this amazing work!
  8. Thanks Edward and Gil Your comments are much appreciated. I will probably go with the paint,but for the experience I will try some Bare Metal Foil. At least I can say I tried. I am making a PDF file of this thread to keep as a future reference. Lar
  9. You guys are too kind and yes I am looking forward to building something also. The first might be a bit scary!
  10. Hello everyone After a lot of years I have returned to modeling. I started out building airfix 49 cent models that came in a bag. I would go to the local hardware store with my 50 cent allowance and sit in front of a big box on the floor and paw through the choices. The ones that I remember the most were the Lysander and the Beaufighter. Building out of the box is all we could do. The models that came in boxes were around $3.50 and it was a rare birthday or Christmas that I got one. My favorite was a Willys Gasser and one from Hodges Dodges I think it was a 1964. I moved to RC aircraft than in time I bought full scale aircraft and flew wheels floats and skis. Had a great time for about 20 years. And than I discovered that if I was going to retire and return to a hobby that gave me the satisfaction I knew I would have to change my lifestyle. So here I am with great memories but very egear to build models. Cars of the 50s and 60s are my favorite and of course aircraft. I will be joining the local IPMS club in the near future. Narampa a 62 year old Grandpa
  11. Thanks for the replies. However I am not worried about the large areas. Such as bumpers and grilles .If you look at the picture that I posted it is the small areas around the windows and the long body moldings that I am worried about. Yes Pete I own an airbrush, I am very proficient with air brushes. Have had many years of experience with them. So do you think BMF would work for the long moldings? Or should I try it out on something that is easier to work with before I attempt the Mercury Marauder?
  12. After a long absence to modeling I am now going to get back as I am retired and will have the time. I just purchased a model of the first car I owned when I was 16. Seems like a long time ago. I thought it would be nice too have a model of it. But the problem I have is the chrome. There is lots of chrome on this car and I have never worked with Bare Metal Foil. My question is would it be to much for a person for the first project? Also are there other alternatives to BMC. I am not up on the new products out there. Any help would be appreciated. This is a picture of the exact car except mine never had the fender skirts. Man do I miss those days!
  13. That is just what I was looking for. Thanks
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