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Any other model builders out there??

if Earthy can ask about video games, I will ask about this! LOL....

I have been making sailing ship models for a good 30 years now, working on a real beaut or two right now......

how many NyBassers do modeling??

for Sailing ship afficionados, this is an amazing time, as after a long downturn in the industry, over the last couple of years, many many new options have flooded the market, largely due to the internet and foreign manufacturers.......
 

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I got a super model for ya!!!

Sorry John, not that kind of super model....LOL:D One of the guys I work with has a relative back in the old country(Italy) that builds highly detailed sailing ship models, now these aren't your run of the mill mantle piece models, these things could take up a hole room with some in the 20 to 40 foot range 10 to 15 feet tall, talk about a super model. He basically builds them and ships(no pun intended) them here to the US, mainly for the rich and famous for their mansions.
 

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John,

Don't miss the WRAM show in Feb. Built boats and planes and cars for a lot of year. Past prez. of Wayne Modelers.

I started with sailboats and ended up with planes. Being a pilot that was kind of a fate thing.

One of my most enjoyed project was an airboat. I'd get crazy with it though and then end up having to get the boat to dig it out of the brush that was around the pond.
 

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George, thank you for this information, it is in February and now that gives me another winter time thing to distract me from lack of fishing!!! LOL.....

I am just easing into the "modelers community"......I haven't found a "NYBass.com" for modeling quite the same as our site with the interest and play, but I will keep searching.....

obviously, you must have lived in our neck of the woods at one time??
 

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Franklin Lakes, NJ

Business was in Paramus - Favorite fishing hole: Bear Swamp Lake, Mahwah - Favorite campground: Long Pond in Rhinebeck - Favorite trout streams: Beaver Kill and Esopus.

We used to fly off Anthony Wayne Rec Areas parking lot years ago.

Had some great survival weekends with my Scout group camping and fishing in Harriman: Welch, Sebago, Tiorati and Silvermine. Camping and climbing at the Lemon Squeezer - good memories all.

Spent the first week of my life in Mechanicsville between the Hosp. and my grandparents. Grew up in Palmetto, Florida - three years in the Army and married a NJ native. Had three boys, now have three daughters and the 6th grand-child is on the way.

Been bass fishing since the 60's - guided in the Everglades and did the T-scene back then - brought the wife back to Jersey in 74 and stayed to 94; Been back here since.

Two sons very active in the model community and of course Scott my middle son is in the Guide business with me.
 

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An art form indeed

Been building models for years, but fishing made them take a backseat.

Mostly, I like a new challange.

Recently put a Curtiss Pusher together from a photo with wire&solder.

Built many planes and motorcycles out of plastic kits.

Built many balsa planes and either glided, u-controll, or remote control flew 'em.

Built a self powered steam engine out of brass and aluminum.

Did a few ships too.

Gotta kitty hawk when the son get's ready.
 

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Hook, you have a nice varied background in modeling! my interest is soley in sailing ships, however, I do manage to always work on one even during fishing season and other things.....

George, thanks for the bio!!!! my youngest of three sons is named Scott......
 

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Varied background

Came from living in SoCal, with 11.5 months of beautiful sunshine and .5 months of rain, floods, mudslides, etc.

Had numberous lakes to play w/ all sorts of boats, from self-build powered steam engines to racing tunnel hulls. Spent allot of money on the toys. Did have one Sail Boat, but it never went fast enough.

The bluffs around the beach had excellent wind for glider flying, so Hobie Hawk got allot of business from me. Excellent soaring plane.

Then, when I was young, you could fly remote control or u-key on the school sports fields.

With so many nice days, you needed something to keep you busy and away from the LA gangs.
 
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