'Erie Tug PATERSON'
'Noank Lobster Smack
'Tug EDMOND J. MORAN'
'Sandbagger ANNIE, 1880'
I'm a 53 year old model craftsman. I lived in southern
California for most of my life and moved to Ft. Smith Arkansas in 1977. I
carved my first model boat, a Chris Craft, in or around 1955 . Until about
three or four years ago model making was just fun and a hobby I loved, but
now its a new career to look forward to.
I'm a scratch-builder. I make my own display cases and 100% of the parts
that are used on my models. The names plates are the only things I have
made for me. The right set of plans is the key to a well built model, and
it's a must. Model ships and boats are works of art that you should enjoy,
and remember, they're also an investment.
Most of my models are plank-on-bulkhead construction, and are made from
poplar, pear, and mahogany. I use brass in most cases for the metal parts.
I roll my own string so I can stay in the right scale for ropes.
Most of my display cases are made from oak or mahogany and can have a
plexiglass cube cover or wood frame type. Display tables can also be made.
A NOTE TO REMEMBER
" Keep your sails high, your bottom low and don't fall overboard "