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About catopower

Ship modeling since 1993.

New Kits from Krick of Germany

Originally posted on Ages of Sail:
Those modelers out there looking for a nice RC project to work on so you can take it out onto the lake in the Spring may want to take a look at what we…

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Lunch and Models at the St. Francis Yacht Club

This year, the Hyde Street Pier Model Shipwrights club didn’t have the usual annual BBQ due to schedule conflict among members. We put it off a couple times, and next thing you know, the weather isn’t good for it. So, … Continue reading

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Gunboat Philedelphia, 1776 – Model Progress Update by Paul Reck

HSPMS member Paul Reck shares some photos showing his progress on his 1776 Lake Champlain gunboat Philadelphia, which he is building from scratch in 1/24 scale, based on plans purchased from the Smithsonian. The original boat was built on Lake … Continue reading

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Amati Swedish Gunboat Build – Part 6

Originally posted on The Ship Modeler:
Following our meeting in October, it was clear it was time to finish up the Swedish Gunboat build. We’re down to three active builders of this model from the five that started, which isn’t…

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October Meeting Postponed One Week

Today was supposed to be the regularly scheduled meeting of the Hyde Street Pier Model Shipwrights. However, due to injuries and other issues among several members, we decided it best to postpone the meeting for one week. That puts the … Continue reading

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Beautiful Corel Wasa Build

Originally posted on Ages of Sail:
There’s a lot of great ship modeling work that’s available to view on the Internet. Here’s a really beautifully done model of the Swedish warship Wasa (or Vasa) based on a kit from the…

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The Passing of a Ship Modeler: Milton DeGroot

Originally posted on The Ship Modeler:
Having been an active ship modeler for about 25 years and having been involved in clubs, online forums, and such, it is an unfortunate aspect of being part of the ship modeling community to…

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