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 Author  Topic: ALLIED COASTAL FORCES OF WWII, V3
alross2

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of alross2   Send Email To alross2 Posted on: Aug 4, 2021 - 6:56pm
I've been plugging away at this for years and am still at it. A few years back, I learned how to use a computer drawing program (still learning) and have been able to pump out drawings so much faster now. Here are a few that have been done for the book.


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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Grady   Send Email To Grady Posted on: Aug 5, 2021 - 2:26am
AL, nice looking boat, Never really thought much about PTs in Europe Now that I have the bug as Jeff D tells me, I think its time I've lived in the UK for many years now, So doing the research Coastal Forces PTs will fit nicely into traveling. As I get closer to choosing a new boat for my next build I'll be in touch.


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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Jeff D   Send Email To Jeff D Posted on: Aug 5, 2021 - 6:29am
Nice Al, thank you for sharing those wonderful drawings. I have no doubt that your book will be more than just a long awaited book on the subject, that it will be a seminal reference for enthusiasts, modelers, and historians alike. I know of no one else with your breadth of knowledge of the subject matter.



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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Dick   Send Email To Dick Posted on: Aug 6, 2021 - 11:37am

Hi Al . . .

You've become a drawing fool - cranking out drawing, after drawing, after drawing. More importantly, thanks for posting the images here on the forum, and please post as many as you like. The more, the merrier, as I see it. I also see you have become very comfortable with Corel Draw - I can just see the smoke pouring out of your computer’s fan cage. And the CPU communicating to the Graphics Card, when is this guy going to slow down - I’m burning up! ! ! !

I should have said earlier, your drawings are top-notch ! ! ! ! ! Very nicely done guy. What a nice resource you have developed and shared with all of us in your publications, drawings, and your collected reference library over these many decades. Thanks, Al Ross . . . .

Again, thanks for posting the beautiful drawing, and please don’t be shy in posting more, all your work is welcomed, as I’m sure you know.

Dick . . . .

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I noticed on another post, Andy Small has also posted one of his Huckins drawings. Thanks, Andy. For days now, I have been searching for my early drawing of the Huckins. I drew several orthographic views and isometric views back in 1996-1997. Back then, the only drawing reference was a single Huckins drawing from Bob Ferrell, in his book “The Mosquito Fleet", and a small number of photos that were available back then. I’ll probably have to dig up some old hard drives in the garage and search for them.

I hope the HD's are compatible with to-days technology because I have many old SCSI hard drives from the way-back days! I’m sure they are not on my even older Shugart 8” single-sided floppy disks. Yes, a thin 8" square cardboard sleeve with a thin mylar-like magnetic media (the ole' 175kb floppy disk).



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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Jeff D   Send Email To Jeff D Posted on: Aug 7, 2021 - 11:45am
Gee Dick, you've got a few years or so of computer experience under your belt don't you? Heh... a quick check shows that they have SCSI to USB adapters available for about $35 or so if you don't have an old comp with the ribbon cable slots.

I didn't get into comps until 95, before that Nintendo was my electronic toy of choice. My son started beating me at racing games when 6yo, my pride was somewhat soothed when he'd unlock cool new bonus tracks for us that I couldn't. And he lacked the patience for the role playing games, one of which (Final Fantasy) won us an actual physical prize. Although hoping to win the grand prize of a week long trip to a tropical island, I did win one of 50 1st prizes, a hand made crystal ball with the game logo cut into it. We looked at it and stuck it back into its box. I wondered at their logic of giving (most likely) kids a glass "toy". I forgot about it until a number of years ago and looked it up on ebay. There was indeed one for sale, FOR 6 FREAKIN FIGURES!!! I was really excited until I did further research and found that it had been for sale for a while and was considered an internet joke. While rare, and no doubt some got broken or thrown out by Moms that didn't want Junior playing with a glass object, it wasn't THAT rare. On one forum someone wrote that he'd pay $2,500 or so for one. Not bad but a far cry from $250,000.00. Man, I was semi rich for a few minutes! Back to the bottom of the file cabinet it went. Ah well.



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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of alross2   Send Email To alross2 Posted on: Aug 7, 2021 - 5:14pm
Thanks, Dick. I still have a long way to go to even approach what you and Jeff do, but I'm having a lot of fun learning the process.. I might even get to be as good as LT someday...

Al


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