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Old 11-28-2022, 01:21 PM
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Optimist class dinghy

Here my weekend doodle. Scratch built from carboard and paper with some wooden dovels. I painted it as I remember it being because this portrays my very own Optimist from late 60'.

I wished to have one and my dear aunt got me one. Boy was I happy. But there was a problem as there always is. My parents didn't allow me/us children to sail when it was windy. Big bummer.

I got into sailing anyway with my friends boats and have sailed since whenever I get a chance. Anyways, this red beauty is my 'Rosebud' of the happy warm childhood summers. Her scale is 1/16.

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Old 11-28-2022, 02:24 PM
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It’s a jewel! Perfect for a kid . . . or an adult.
We all need to have an aunt like yours.
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Old 11-28-2022, 05:56 PM
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Beautiful model, Tappi!

And thanks for the info on the personal connection of this trim little craft to your personal history.

Don
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Old 11-29-2022, 02:20 AM
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Thanks Mike, building it brought back many memories. And aunts are the best.

Glad you like it Don. Personal connection gives a lot to both the modeler and also the viewer I believe. All the things you've done, places you visited, apparel you used - perfect excuses for modeling.

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