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TRM5150
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MODEL SHIPWRIGHTS
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Posted: Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - 05:55 PM UTC
Robert O''Shaunnessy shares a fantastic tribute build of Revell''s 1/72 scale USS Gato.

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JPTRR
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RAILROAD MODELING
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Tennessee, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 12:16 AM UTC
Robert, a fine tribute to your father-in-law. He must have been a fine man.
Fright
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Georgia, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 07:24 AM UTC
JPTRR - Thanks for your comment. A side note: While on watch duty at night on conning tower in the North Atlantic, a huge wave suddenly broke over the deck and slammed his face into the railing. He was frozen and when he was relieved, once he got below in white light, he realized he had been wiping blood and not water from his face. Busted up his nose. That's why I added the lookouts on deck. He also left us his 33' Yorktown Sailboat in Long Beach Harbor. We did have to sell her when we moved here to Atlanta. She was a well-kept boat!
Fright
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Posted: Monday, January 16, 2017 - 06:13 AM UTC
I want to thank ModelShipWrights for posting my pictures and my story on what got me 'hooked' into model building. While building this kit I found that it was a form of meditation and relaxation from the everyday world. It was also a great way to learn a little history about events that took place when these ships were created and the men who served aboard them.
TRM5150
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MODEL SHIPWRIGHTS
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Posted: Monday, January 16, 2017 - 06:34 AM UTC
You're welcome Robert! A big part of the enjoyment of this hobby is seeing the works others have done! For me, the research is fun too! Of course it is a two-edged sword there...I end up getting lost reading and trolling the internet and realize I burnt hours of bench time away!
Fright
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Posted: Monday, January 16, 2017 - 11:23 PM UTC
LOL You got that right! One link leads to another!!!
JJ1973
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Posted: Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 10:14 AM UTC
Robert, that's a fine build and some great stories behind it! Thanks for sharing it!! - I couldn't agree more with what you say about meditation and relaxation, sometimes for me it's like medicine...and with what you're saying about learning a little history as well!!
Fright
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Georgia, United States
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Posted: Thursday, February 02, 2017 - 06:23 AM UTC
Cheers JJ! I hope to one day try building a Troop Transport ship in honor of my dad. He shipped out of Richmond, CA on his way to the South Pacific aboard the G.O.Squier AP-130 during WWll. He was medical assigned to a Marine unit. Just need practice on scratch building more parts.
Cyclone
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Posted: Sunday, April 09, 2017 - 08:50 AM UTC
Very nice, beautiful work!
Fright
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Georgia, United States
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Posted: Monday, June 25, 2018 - 01:48 AM UTC
CYCLONE - I'm so sorry for such a late reply, but I've been out of commission since August of 2017. "Thank you" for your comment and taking a look at this model. This model has gotten me hooked on building ships - my latest being a wooden kit of the Bluenose. Here's to more adventures in modeling for both of us. Cheers!!!