Sunday, March 27, 2016

Ottawa Military Heritage Show

The Ottawa Military Heritage Show 2016

Saturday  30 April 2016
09:00 - 15:00

Nepean Sportsplex
1701 Woodroffe Ave, Ottawa

Tickets $8. (or $20  for early 08:00 admission)

Wooden Greek Fishing Boat

This is said to be a 1/30 scale wooden model of a Greek fishing boat from a Chinese toy company. It is a plank-on-frame model. The fit is rather good but the overall kit is somewhat crude. A little bit of work makes it far better than the out-of-box version. The plans are awful and missing details, and are only in Chinese. It took three weeks to plank the hull, then a week to finish and paint the hull. Numbers on the side are from an aircraft model kit decal sheet. I like the effect of real wood and of the wooden deck. The stained wood effect comes from touch-up pens for repairing furniture damage such as small nicks and scrapes. It was mail ordered from Ali Express in China for about $15. It took less than a month to finish.
John Clearwater,  Ottawa

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

April 2016 Meeting

Here's hoping winter is a thing of the past by the time the April meeting gets here. The April CMMG will happen on April 5, 2016, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Nepean Museum, 16 Rowley.

Bring out your show and tell items and anything else you think may be of interest.