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Jim Goodwin

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Jim Goodwin last won the day on November 1 2019

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About Jim Goodwin

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    sledyard@carolina.rr.com
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    http://www.carolinasib.com

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    Charlotte, NC
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    Model building-maritime, science (retired geologist), family, reading, our cat, art, & rum

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  1. Jim Goodwin

    CSS Alabama

    What bottle will this piece go in to ?
  2. Jim Goodwin

    CSS Alabama

    An interesting note about the sunken Alabama...it is a shared historic site, and Perrier bottles and golf balls have been found on her deck
  3. Jim Goodwin

    CSS Alabama

    A note about historic flags: the Alabama when launched carried the 1st National Confederate flag (Stars & Bars ). Not many folks can identify this flag I have observed. Later the 'Bama carried the 2nd National & Naval Jack which has the noted Battle Banner. I only make Confederate vessels upon request now and do not display them at art shows I attend. Given the association and controversy of the Battle Banner with current groups presently, it is the modeler's choice on what flag the vessel should bear. What one person finds offensive, another may find historically accurate. Certainly modelers striving for historical accuracy these days have a delima in view of our evolving culture. Still, the Alabama has a neat design and is a challenging build for a bottle. Cheers, Jim
  4. Jim Goodwin

    CSS Alabama

    A note about historic flags: the Alabama when launched carried the 1st National Confederate flag (Stars & Bars ). Not many folks can identify this flag I have observed. Later the 'Bama carried the 2nd National & Naval Jack which has the noted Battle Banner. I only make Confederate vessels upon request now and do not display them at art shows I attend. Given the association and controversy of the Battle Banner with current groups presently, it is the modeler's choice on what flag the vessel should bear. What one person finds offensive, another may find historically accurate. Certainly modelers striving for historical accuracy these days have a delima in view of our evolving culture. Still, the Alabama has a neat design and is a challenging build for a bottle. Cheers, Jim
  5. Jim Goodwin

    CSS Alabama

    Have made this vessel numerous times...and one for a descendant of Capt. Semmes. Looking forward to seeing your log on her.
  6. A champion build in a small bottle ! Very inspiring. Both versions( w/ star background and ship alone) are marvelous.
  7. A hopefully helpful suggestion: try a mortise and tenon joint on the nacell struts. That may help control the strut angle.
  8. Jeff, Yes, staying in NC, bUT can see SC from the new place...moving only 18 miles from the present house. Yet a move is a move, and we have been downsizing.
  9. Great start! Looking forward to your building log and going into a small bottle. Have been wanting to build the Trek Enterprise myself, but cannot find a bottle able to hold Capt. Kirk's ego. Folding the saucer is the way to go . Have a diorama in mind of having the history of the Enterprise from schooner, brig, aircraft carrier to space crafts. Since my shop is boxed up for an upcoming homestead move, that project and others, are on hold. Fair Winds, Jim
  10. Like Alan, most of the plans I use come from books. I typically photocopy them to the scale I want to build. Howard Chapelle books are good and can be found on ebay and often used book stores. Cheers Jim
  11. Daniel is correct that it is tough to sell model ships these days. One problem is the size for many home owners. Smaller is better. Museums are often interested, yet most do not have the finances to pay one for actual time & expenses. Have recently sold some to museums and was glad to do so since they will be viewed by the public. Donating pieces for museum fundraisers is good for the museums and gets one exposure... though with tax deductions of created art, one can only take off the materials (a different rant altogether ). We make models for personal challenges and enjoyment. Having an actual sale of our work is a bonus.
  12. A museum in Hartford, CT contacted me about doing a sib demonstration. Since I am in the Carolinas, it is not feasible. So I am sending an inquiry to any bottle shipwrights in the New England area to see if there would be interested in doing a demonstration. Though the museum's budget is limited, they do have funds for local travel and demonstration fee. Time/date for the demo is fexible. If you are interested, please personal message me and I will forward your contact info to the museum's coordinator.
  13. It is an informative video...provided you can get past the dumb jokes & bad puns. Have attached the link to that show below. Do not think that it is shared on this forum. https://video.unctv.org/video/woodwrights-shop-ship-bottle/
  14. That has been a good episode on the Woodwright's Shop devoted to the bottled ship art. Met him at the NC Wooden Boat Show. For some odd reason, he wanted the bottle to be MD 20-20. Twas fun working with Roy on that and at his folk school.
  15. This is a heads up for those that sell their work over the Internet on a personal or your business website. Scammers are targeting artists and craftspeople I typically accept payment card info over the phone though sometimes take a check by mail. This past week I had a situation that just did not feel right and emails from the customer had inconsistencies. I had the sense to go to my bank and see if their check was valid. It was indeed a stolen check from a lawyers firm in Springfield, MA. The person claimed she was moving from Georgia to Canada and would include additional funds for the shippers. The additional amount was $3000. They communicated that they desired $2k to go into a Zelle Payment account. Have not communicated with these scammers since I filed the FBI report. Tis a shame that this occurs.
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