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Old 12-22-2011, 06:29 AM
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San Salvador Galleon

The Maritime Museum of San Diego is building a full-sized replica of the "San Salvador", the galleon in which Cabrillo explored California. They are offering a paper model of the vessel on their site:

Maritime Museum of San Diego | Shop | FREE Downloadable San Salvador model. - San Salvador Collection

However, it won't be available until after December 24th. Be sure to check it out on Christmas morning!

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Old 12-22-2011, 06:49 AM
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Bookmarked! Thanx for the heads up, looks like another fine sailing ship model.
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Old 12-22-2011, 08:31 AM
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Looks like a really detailed ship; noticed that the museum has a "pirate collection" Hopefully parrot wielding pirates and not scanner pirates bailey
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Looks great. Signed up and put in my order. Got an email with a download link that will be active after the 24th. Thanks for the heads up!
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Old 12-22-2011, 10:14 AM
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My friend, David Okamura, is working on this model for the museum, and I saw his early beta build a couple of months ago. We agreed that it won't be one for beginners, and couldn't believe the museum was going to give it away for free. I too, can't wait to get my own copy.
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Old 12-22-2011, 10:54 AM
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This is pretty impressive. I have placed an order to add to my stack.
Thanks Peter for the heads up.
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Old 12-22-2011, 12:08 PM
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That is amazing. I didn't see how large of a model this is ... either dimensionally or number of pages. But it looks beyond my meager abilities ...
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Old 12-22-2011, 09:08 PM
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I have seen this model couple of months ago, as PDMcool pointed out David Okamura (PDMCool and I hang around some good people) is building the prototype. The model is designed by the master paper model designer Roman Detyna / Digital Navy. The quality of the kit is very high. The basic model is well within the capability of a new to the hobby modeler but the masts, yards and rigging could require the skills of a more experienced modeler. But don't let my opinion stop you from building it. The model is well worth the effort.

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Old 12-22-2011, 09:22 PM
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You can order this model, the download link is sent to your email account but you will be unable to download until the 24th.
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Old 12-25-2011, 03:27 PM
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Has anyone been able to download the San Salvador yet? As of 1700 EST on Christmas Day, I'm still getting a "link not available" message when I try.

I was very glad to hear that Roman Detnya and David Okamura were involved in the creation and prototyping of this model -- that means that it's sure to be a top-notch product. This is actually the second time that the MMSD has ventured into the paper model world. For a while they were offering a simple model of their bark "Star of India." The model is still available from the Synergy Icons site,

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but I don't think it's worth the $9.95 that they're charging for it.

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