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FEATURE
  Mother Joined the Navy!
skipper
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Posted: Monday, October 31, 2005 - 02:52 AM UTC
Joe Szczygielski took the challenge of building his first Naval subject, taking advantage of a gift. The full story can be enjoyed here!

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
staff_Jim
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Posted: Monday, October 31, 2005 - 03:30 AM UTC
Wow Joe! First ship really?? You have done a great job on it. Thanks for taking the challange and the time and effort to make the article!

Cheers,
Jim
Grumpyoldman
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Posted: Monday, October 31, 2005 - 03:37 AM UTC
Very nice Joe......
I really like it...
Especially the RED E..... :-)
but you're still a pollywog...... :-) :-)
mother
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New York, United States
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Posted: Monday, October 31, 2005 - 04:28 AM UTC
Thanks Jim and Dave ,
Yeah I had alot of fun with her. Dave the red E, not suppose to be there.
Gunny
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Posted: Monday, October 31, 2005 - 05:19 AM UTC
Great feature, Bro...
Thanks for sharing the experience with us, Joe...I think you did an excellent job with both the model and the article...
Gunny
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Posted: Monday, October 31, 2005 - 05:27 AM UTC
Very good article. At least as good as any I've seen in FSM. Congratulations on a job, as they say in the navy "well done."

animal
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Posted: Monday, October 31, 2005 - 06:25 AM UTC
Fantastic Joe. Is there anything that you can't build? Very impressive to say the least.
skipper
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Posted: Monday, October 31, 2005 - 06:47 AM UTC
Hi all

I have to post here what Joe already know (and I quote from an email send to him):

I just have started to take a look at your pictures. I must say that I was surprised with two things:
- how fast you work! (I am a very slooooooow modeler)
- The end result was a top quality (even if you were a warship modeler)

Congratulations Joe - you could be very proud of your USS Tico


Joe, although not a warship modeler, did a great job with the scratch raillings and radars!
And I must say that warship models can be tricky and complex, but then... even a figurine can have more than a hundred parts
With calm and patience, following the instructions or your own plan of attack, they are as easy as any other model!

Thank You, Joe. You're welcome (again) anytime

Skipper
mother
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Posted: Monday, October 31, 2005 - 07:18 AM UTC
Mark, Rodger and Dave thanks for the kind words. A special thanks to Rui (Skipper) our Managing Editor in the Warship department for taking the time in editing and posting this feature. When an article/feature is posted we get the pats on the backs. But without the dedication of our hard working staff who takes the time out proof reading and setting all the photos together, Armorama wouldnít be where it is today.

Here's to your Staff
blaster76
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Texas, United States
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Posted: Monday, October 31, 2005 - 07:55 AM UTC
As one who watched your progress with this kit I must say that you made it look easy. A true modeler can build all forms of models even though they prefer one type. You are my friend are a true modeler, as everything you do is always top notch
Murdo
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Posted: Monday, October 31, 2005 - 08:49 AM UTC
It's amazing the difference that adding some rails can do to a model.

I might even get tempted to try a "floaty boaty" type thing sometime... Nah, maybe not. :-)

There were some excellent tips in that write up.

This is a great build. I'm very impressed!
EasyOff
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Posted: Monday, October 31, 2005 - 10:08 AM UTC
HOLY SHIP!!!
The Ticonderoga is a fantastic looking lady. I've been with her at sea. Not on her, just next to her, kinda like a first date at the drive inn. You know, no matter how dark it is, they still know who was reaching out to touch them and you'd end up getting slapped. That kinda thing. (That makes sense in a Naval kinda way)

I was on an much older destroyer so that just made the Ticonderoga look all the more glamerous. Don't get me wrong. The destroyer that I was on had character, we had three 5" 54's and torpedos. But, when cruising along side the Ticonderoga, we could only imagine, a/c vented into each of the birthing rack, hot water when you wanted it, modern facilities and missles!
Ma'an what a lady.

You've done a mighty fine job Mother. I'm going to look you up when it comes time for me to build the two ships on my shelf that have been sitting there forever. I know I'm going to need some tech help.
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Louisiana, United States
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Posted: Monday, October 31, 2005 - 12:53 PM UTC
Hey Joe, great looking ship. I don't know it I would have the patience to build the railing. If I did, mine would look very wavy. Nice job. Need some "stencils" for your next one? guess who.

Kenny
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Posted: Monday, October 31, 2005 - 01:11 PM UTC
Joe the red E belongs there.....
As an old snipe, it's aways good to see a ship with a top rated engineering department...... :-)
But you're still a pollywog......
95bravo
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Posted: Monday, October 31, 2005 - 04:08 PM UTC
Joe,

Like I said, she sweet.

Man you're versatile!


Steve