Model Boat Mayhem - Forum

Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length.
Pages: [1]   Go Down

Author Topic: Hello from Canada  (Read 644 times)

old codger

  • Shipmate
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 2
  • Model Boat Mayhem is Great!
  • Location: Cannington, Ontario, Canada
Hello from Canada
« on: November 25, 2017, 09:43:19 PM »

Hi to you all,
I live in Southern Ontario, Canada about an hour North of Toronto. I have been building model ships for about 30 years and have gone the gamut from Greek Trireme to the Royal Barge "Gloriana".
My most recent models included;
1/200 BIsmarck (Trumpeter)
1/200 Arizona (Trumpeter)
1/60 HMB Endeavour (Artesania Latina)
1/75 San Felipe (Panart)
1/144 diorama of three Landing Sips (medium) by Revell.


In 2012 I happened to be watching the Royal Jubilee Pageant sail past on the river Thames and fell in love with the boat leading the parade - "Gloriana". I wanted to try to build her from scratch and managed to contact the man responsible - Lord Sterling.
He very graciously arranged for the builder to send me a complete set of plans and in 2014 I finished her. I understand that Lord Sterling is attempting to have a permanent mooring/museum for her on the Thames and I have been advised that my model may be included. So I am waiting to hear from him.


I am currently about to make a temporary 'sea change' and my next build will be a diorama of an US M40 155mm Self-propelled gun.


I very much appreciate the opportunity to reach out to other modellers for tips and advice. 
Regards
Mike Gallant
 
Logged

rnli12

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 583
  • Location: Cornwall
Re: Hello from Canada
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2017, 06:13:44 AM »

Mike,

Welcome to the forum, I for one look forward to seeing the progress and updates of your your builds.

Thinking of what to build myself over the winter months so will decide today hopefully.

Rich
Logged
Regards,

Rich

Terry

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 159
  • Location: Vienna Austria
Re: Hello from Canada
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2017, 09:13:22 AM »

Welcome to the forum Mike, Photo's please especially the Gloriana.


Cheers, Terry.
Logged

tigertiger

  • Global Moderator
  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 7,019
  • Location: Kunming, city of eternal springtime, SW China.
Re: Hello from Canada
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2017, 09:27:59 AM »

Welcome aboard  :-))
Logged
The only stupid question is the one I didn't ask

rem2007

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Online Online
  • Posts: 764
  • Location: Burnham-on-sea
Re: Hello from Canada
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2017, 01:09:23 PM »

Hi Mike,

Misplanted canadian here residing in balmy Somerset, England. Welcome aboard, originally from Brantford, but found my way here some years ago, puttering away on this and that, mostly naval, PT 109 on the go now, sail small yachts, walk dogs and generally hide in the shed listening to Planet Rock. Where north of TO are you, good to have another canucklehead on here.

all the best,
Robert
Logged
Pages: [1]   Go Up