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PostPosted: Sat Jan 27, 2018 10:01 pm 
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After 37 years I finally finished my model of the USS Constitution. I got the model from BlueJacket ShipCrafters the year before my first child was born. She is now 38 !
I worked on it as I had time for it over the years until I retired, then it was full speed ahead ! The Constitution was special to me because I served aboard the USS Basilone DD-824 (my next project !) and we were in the Boston Naval Yard for overhaul in 1971 and were in the dry-dock built for the Constitution. the Constitution was moored right next to the dry-dock so I walked her entire length the full three months we were there. Pictures of her are attached.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 3:36 am 
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Talk about commitment to cause! :big_grin: :wave_1:

Well-done, she looks a treat. Are you going to make a build thread for your USS Basilone project once you get started on her, so we can watch your progress?

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 5:20 am 
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Great work! :thumbs_up_1:

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:28 am 
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:33 am 
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More Pictures . . .
The last Picture is her Place of honor in our Family Room
(The Case is from BlueJacket Too, but they don't offer it anymore)
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:41 am 
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Wow. Beautiful. Perseverance paid off, big time.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:40 pm 
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Agreed..a beautiful job on a nice old kit.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:21 pm 
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Really, really great job ! The rigging alone must have taken you a year !

Appears Blue Jacket Shipcrafters haven't missed a beat as they are still going strong.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:53 pm 
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Lovely work on that Constitution. To think of such a long build, but that the ship also survived that long!


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