My wife and I (and the dog) enjoy the warmer winters of northern Alabama over those of unpredictable southern Ohio. This year we plan to spend November 30 through about February 15 in Alabama. Obviously I cannot move my entire operation with us, so many kits will not be available during that time. I do bring a small cuttter and some supplies to fill custom orders. If you would like to order a kit or a built-up during that time, please let me know by November 28, and I’ll either ship it before we leave or bring the necessary gear to ship it from Alabama. Some of the larger ships require many sheets of styrene and extensive brass and cast parts; these can be fulfilled if I know ahead of time.
I spend my work time in Alabama developing new ships and cutting the first prototypes. The new small Cameo cutter has proven to be a delight, but has a tough time cutting through .020″ (0.5 mm) styrene, which the big BlackCat cutter devours, literally and sometimes with a great mess. The old Silhouette SD, stressed repeatedly to near death, has been retired.
Any suggestions for interesting ships for N or Z scale? I plan to do a HandyMax-size bulk freighter in both Z and N. That’s about 620′ (187 m) long by 85′ (26 m) in beam. And perhaps a modern off-shore supply vessel of about 200′ (60 m) length. Or any structures similar to the 250′ (75 m) self-unloader crane that I hope to introduce before leaving?
2 thoughts on “My Winter Hiatus Starts November 30”
I just found this website. You have some very nice models here!
No one else seems to have thought Z scale was worth making ship models for, which is incredible to me, being that the scale is ideal for multi-modal transport and can fit a nice sized ship better than any other scale. To my eyes a civilian converted Liberty Ship freighter would be the iconic model – and freight barges like yours would be most popular in Z. I got a 1/350 Hawaiian Pilot Liberty from Revell and though a bit small that’s as close as it gets.
Please let me know how to order.
At this time, an email to me at email@example.com describing what you would like to order is only way to order. While I have been working on a shopping cart system for quite some time, the volume of orders is still small enough that I can reply to every order or request for information quite handily.