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About steinerman

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  • Birthday 08/13/1942

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    Grand Rapids, Michigan
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    Modeling, Computers, photography, gardening, trains

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  1. Just a pleasant shout-out and to let you fellow modelers know about the enjoyable experience I recently had with one of the subscribers here - HobbyZone USA, based in Indiana. I recently placed a first time order with them for some ANYZ switches and knobs and I couldn't be more pleased. They kept me abreast of my order every step of the way and it even arrived a day earlier than they said. The order was well packed to avoid damage and what's more, they even shipped for free. We need more verdors like this, and, in my opinion, HobbyZone USA needs more customers. GREAT JOB!!!
  2. Hi there Ladies and Gentlemen! Happy Easter!! It's a gorgeous day here in Grand Rapids, Michigan! Things are starting to green up, the sun is shining, and it's supposed to get up to the low 70's today. Truly a delightful spring day. I went back and looked and my last post was back in January, so I thought it was about time I gave you an update on my "Plastic Toy Boat", or, what I refer to as my "Monster Mo". Since I last posted an update, I've been cleaning up and repairing places I didn't like, adding the seaplanes, dingys, and boarding ladders, and installing rail
  3. Greetings, John, and welcome to the site. I hope you like it here. I've been here a couple years and can say the people here are about the most friendly and helpful group I've yet to run across. Yeah, you may ask why I'm on a model airplane site when I'm building a battleship. Well, I started out working on a 1:48 B-17 (which ended up in the trash), then progressed to a 1:48 B-29(still WIP) and finally a 1:32 F-14D Tomcat (Still in the box). All this while building my "Monster Mo" as I call it. I also belong to a model warship site as well but I don't post there much anymore
  4. Howdy Friends! Hope you are all safe and staying healthy. This is not a good time and I hope and pray that once more people are able to get the vaccine that things will once again start to return to normal. Being an old fart (78) I, along with my wife, have already gotten our 1st shot and are scheduled for our 2nd one in 3 weeks. But, I didn't post here to tell you about that! I have actually been working (now and then) on my ship, and, since I haven't posted anything since October, I thought I'd give you an update on what I've been up to. It's coming along - slow but sure, and
  5. Hi Kevin. To get that color I used Model Masters Jet Exhaust and after it dried I used Tamaya Smoke by twirling the gun barrel against the brush to give it a circular look. Did this twice and then don't put any final coat on it. Leave it as is.
  6. Not sure what happened, Kev. I couldn't seem to get anything to work. Finally closed everything down and restarted from scratch. Software glitch, maybe???
  7. Hi all you LSP friends out there. It's a wet, cold, gloomy day and since I can't be outside picking up leaves, I thought now would be a good time to give you an update on my "Plastic Toy Boat", or, as I call it - "The Monster Mo". I would say it's probably 75% finished ay this point. I have to put on the smoke stack assemblies and the front upper control bridge yet, then add the rigging (ugh) and add a bunch of little piddly stuff on the main deck. And oh yeah, I've got to do the airplanes that attaches to the catapults. And don't forget the people! I take that back, maybe it isn't 75% done!!
  8. Greetings friends. With this quarantine in effect I thought I'd be able to make tons of progress on my ship. Alas, such is not the case. My wife just has that much more time to spent on her "Honey-Do" list. And, I've come to the realization that if you spend too many hours a day working with little tiny pieces of PE, you soon get to the point where you have to take a break and walk away for a while. This is a hobby, remember - not a job. It's supposed to be fun, and when it isn't, it's time to do something else. But, I have managed to make a little headway from when I last posted back i
  9. Hi Iain, You are doing just fine. It's slow going and it's a HUGE project! Just take your time, work at a pace that's comfortable for you, and most of all - HAVE FUN! I, too, plan on adding sailors to my ship at the end. So far I have 3 sets of Trumpeter US sailors (180 total) to add. I may get more, just haven't decided yet. Have you by chance had an opportunity to view Wojtek's (Voyteque) build photos of his Missouri on the Modelwarship forum? You might want to take a look. http://www.shipmodels.info/mws_forum/viewtopic.php?f=60&t=167658 He has populated it with sailors and cre
  10. Hi Chek, Thanks for the kind words. Yeah,I've been watching his videos too. He's done things that I haven't and by the same token, I've done things he hasn't. I have picked up a few tips from him, though. In regards to the Veteran's 40mm Bofors sets, that's what I'm using. If you buy the Pontos Advanced Detail set (also more $$$), it includes 10 of these Veterans Bofors sets, as well as brass props, added detail for the 36" searchlights, and more detailed MK51 gun directors
  11. OK, it's now 11PM and I guess I have time to add the rest of the pictures. So, here they are: Progressing further aft on the starboard side, we see the life rings, the fire hoses, and the compressed air cylinders. There are red fire water nozzles that are glued to the main deck near every fire hose. These have not been added yet. I’ll do that after deck #1 is glued down. The short squat compressed air cylinders are acetylene, the ones with the green top are oxygen, and the ones with the white top at the far left are hydrogen. This is the way the tanks were painted in 1945.
  12. OK, are we ready for Part 2? I'm not sure if I can get everything posted tonight or not. It's already after 10 PM and I have to upload the photos to Flickr, then get the URL to post here and then do the write-up. See what I go through for you guys! OK, let's get on with it. Once both sides of the deck are detailed (we’ll show more of that later), we turn our attention elsewhere. As you may imagine, a model of this size and this delicate must be screwed down to a base. Up until now, the ship has been mounted on a temporary base that is not nearly as long as the ship. Now, thoug
  13. Hi Folks! After going through Ian's thread on his 1/200 Hood, I suddenly realized that it's been forever since I posted an update here. In fact, the last post I made was way back in July of last year. You probably figured I got burned out and quit, right? Well, I haven't, but the progress on my "Monster Mo" has been in fits and starts. When you have both a house and a wife that's an expert at creating "Honey-Do" lists, you find your modeling time becomes low priority. But, little by little I'm making progress and it's probably time to bring you up to date. So, what say we begin, OK?
  14. Gorgeous!!! I wish you would write a tutorial on how you achieved this weathering look. Hell, I'd even pay for it!
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