Monthly Archives: September 2009

USS Nicholas DD-449: A Fletcher Destroyer by Fine Art Models

Mk. 37 gun director.

Mk. 37 gun director, USS Nicholas

We amateur model ship builders fumble along at our own speed and occasionally produce some pretty nice work. But at the other end of the spectrum lay the professional builders, those who supply museums, shipyards, and private collectors with works whose values would represent a sizable fraction of the amateur’s annual income. Along with fine manual craftsmanship, these model builders can utilize professional manufacturing tools and processes that are simply out of reach of most amateurs. Here is one such example from Fine Art Models in Birmingham, Michigan.

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San Francisco MYC “Wood Boats on Parade”, 2006

Maggie A, one of the delightful Monterey Clippers at the show.

Maggie A, one of the delightful Monterey Clippers at the show.

One of my favorite events, for great models, great people, and spectacular location, has to be the San Francisco Model Yacht Club’s “Wood Boats on Parade”, a season ender with no competitions, just an enjoyable day at the lake.

This article covers the 2006 event, but the beautiful models are timeless. Enjoy!

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