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#1 Nick Winter

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Posted 09 December 2011 - 04:47 PM

Back when my grandfather was in the Navy and stationed on diffrent ships, he sometimes modelled them, almost always when he was on that ship, (so there's no way the can be called inaccurate), my grandfather has since had to give up modelling do to his shakeyness, but now his tools are in my hands.

THESE are 100% from scratch, even the cases

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(there's a plaque for this ship too, well everyone he was on, just can't find the picture)

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Posted 09 December 2011 - 04:52 PM

very cool I also build ships and boats.

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Posted 09 December 2011 - 04:53 PM

Very cool! Your grandpa was quite the modeler. B)

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Posted 10 December 2011 - 07:21 AM

Boy you best take care of those!

Not only are they wonderful builds, they are history.

Thank you for sharing.

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Posted 10 December 2011 - 10:04 AM

WOW!!! Those are really cool. Even cooler that your grandfather built them and that they're from scratch!!

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Posted 11 December 2011 - 02:30 AM

Very good work Nick he did some good scratch building on these.

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Posted 11 December 2011 - 05:12 AM

those are cool, Nick!

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Posted 11 December 2011 - 06:33 AM

Those are awsome Nick. Lot of pride went into them.

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 12:03 AM

Boy you best take care of those!

Not only are they wonderful builds, they are history.

Thank you for sharing.

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What he^^^ said! Thanks for sharing these, Nick! There's a good bit of history there. Question: The WIP in the last picture, what cruiser is that?

#10 Nick Winter

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 12:57 PM

Chris, I'm not sure, when my grandfather gets back from florida or I'm talking to him, I'll ask him.

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 09:36 AM

Beautiful. Very detailed. Nice to have as a heirloom

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 07:03 PM

I build ships as well. They are beautiful. When my grandfather was in the navy he started out on sailing ships. Then went on to steamers. He sailed around the world with the great white fleet. He built models of his ships also. Quite a few sailing ships. When he passed away in the early sixties my uncles got all of them. I never saw them again. The only thing I got was a large clipper hull about 30" long that he carved. Found it in my mothers house a few years back. Make sure you hang on to those ships forever. Hand them down to your kids. Ken

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 04:28 AM

Treasure those and be proud of them! Your grandfather has provided you with a great legacy, thank you for sharing it with us.

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 12:47 PM

he must have a keen eye to build them from scratch. they are nice