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  • Member Profiles - A fun thread to get to know one another

    I thought it would be fun to create a thread with a topic around getting to know one another. We so often chat at each other for years without knowing who we're chatting to, where they're from or who they are. Let's see if this helps.

    Just cut and paste the questions below into your reply. Fill out only what you feel comfortable with:
    1. My Real Name:
    2. My Birthdate:
    3. I'm originally from:
    4. I'm currently residing in:
    5. Years in the RC sub game:
    6. My current fleet:
    7. My projects awaiting construction
    8. My dream fleet:
    9. My favorite submarine movie:
    10. Things I love about this hobby:
    11. Things I hate about this hobby:
    12. My favorite pizza toppings:
    13. A pic of me (attachment)
    Last edited by RCSubGuy; 12-20-2021, 07:31 AM.

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    Okay, I'll get things rolling:
    1. My Real Name: Robert (the Bruce) Martin
    2. My Birthdate: March 10th, 1976
    3. I'm originally from: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    4. I'm currently residing in: Spring, Texas
    5. Years in the RC sub game: 22
    6. My current operational/quasi operational fleet:
      1. 1/72 Akula,
      2. 1/48 Golf-1
      3. Orca from JAWS
      4. (constantly changing)
    7. My current projects awaiting construction
      1. 1/35 Disney Nautilus
      2. 1/16 Disney Nautilus (display)
      3. 84" DeBoer Seaview
      4. Nautilus from LXG
    8. My dream fleet:
      1. 1/72 Typhoon
      2. Flatbed from Abyss
      3. Nautilus from ABC miniseries
    9. My favorite submarine movies:
      1. Abyss
      2. Hunt for Red October
      3. Das Boot
    10. Things I love about this hobby:
      1. It's hard
      2. The people are crazy
      3. There are so few subs around
    11. Things I hate about this hobby:
      1. It's hard
      2. The people are crazy
      3. There are so few subs around
    12. My favorite pizza toppings:
      1. I'll try anything at least once. Challenge me!
    13. A pic of me (attachment)
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    • #3
      1. My Real Name:
      David Douglass Merriman lll
      1. My Birthdate:
      January 20, 1949
      1. I'm originally from:
      Ann Arbor Michigan, Liberal ****-hole of the mid-west
      1. I'm currently residing in:
      Virginia Beach Virginia, recently liberated from the ass-hole Liberals
      1. Years in the RC sub game:
      58 years. First r/c system had tubes in it and the 'servo' was powered by a wound up rubber-band
      1. My current fleet:
      about 25 completed, tested, active, and ready to go
      1. My projects awaiting construction
      at least that many on the wall at various stages of construction (my Bucket-List)
      1. My dream fleet:
      see the above entry
      1. My favorite submarine movie:
      Hell And High Water
      1. Things I love about this hobby:
      the people
      1. Things I hate about this hobby:
      the people
      1. My favorite pizza toppings:
      diced target
      1. A pic of me (attachment)
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      Who is John Galt?

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      • #4
        1. My Real Name: Casey Thrower
        2. My Birthdate: 1958
        3. I'm originally from: Santa Ana, California
        4. I'm currently residing in: Huntsville, Alabama
        5. Years in the RC sub game: 33
        6. My current operational/quasi operational fleet:
          1. 1/72 Skipjack
          2. 1/96 Skipjack
        7. My current projects awaiting construction
          1. 1/96 Blueback
        8. My dream fleet:
          1. Seaview
          2. Seaview
          3. Seaview
        9. My favorite submarine movies:
          1. The Enemy Below
          2. Run Silent, Run Deep
          3. Das Boot
          4. Down Periscope
          5. Ice Station Zebra
        10. Things I love about this hobby:
          1. The people
        11. Things I hate about this hobby:
          1. Technology is always changing
        12. A pic of me and the wife
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        Of the 40,000 men who served on German submarines, 30,000 never returned.”

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        • #5
          1. My Real Name: Sam Reichart
          2. My Birthdate: August 1956
          3. I'm originally from: Buffalo NY
          4. I'm currently residing in: New Kent, Virginia (about halfway between Richmond and Williamsburg)
          5. Years in the RC sub game: about 34 years - first operational boat was a 32nd Parallel Type VIIc
          6. My current fleet: nothing operational at the moment
          7. My projects awaiting construction: Arkmodel Type VIIc, OTW Type XXIII (my second), Matt Thor Type XXI, Bronco Type XXIII, a Scaleships 1/96 Akula II and the Italeri 1/35 Schnellboot
          8. My dream fleet: 1/48 Type XXI, 1/48 Fleet boat, a large scale Seehund, something in an x-tail, like a Walrus
          9. My favorite submarine movie: Das Boot, Hunt for Red October
          10. Things I love about this hobby: the talented people that turn out incredible models and the models themselves
          11. Things I hate about this hobby: f***ing electronics. ****** Jim, I'm a model builder, not an engineer!
          12. My favorite pizza toppings: Cheese, pepperoni, mushrooms and anchovies on half
          13. A pic of me (attachment)
          Attached Files
          Last edited by goshawk823; 12-22-2021, 03:13 PM.

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          • #6
            1. My Real Name: Ken Druze
            2. My Birthdate: December 29th 1958
            3. I'm originally from: Edison NJ
            4. I'm currently residing in: Lakewood NJ
            5. Years in the RC sub game: Since 2011
              Building models since 1970's
            6. My current fleet:
              1/35 Marlin (Subtech)
              1/72 Skipjack (Moebius)

              Surface boats:
              1/24 SS Miss Belmar (Fishing vessel, 100% scratch)
              1/10 KAAMA (Fast electric offshore powerboat)
            7. My projects awaiting construction
              Bronco Type XXIII
              4 other fishing vessels (scratch)
            8. My dream fleet:
              Finishing projects awaiting construction
            9. My favorite submarine movies:
              Run Silent, Run Deep
              The Enemy Below
              Murphy's War
              Das Boot
              Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea
              The Bedford Incident
              Up Periscope
              The Russians are Coming, the Russians are Coming
              Gray Lady Down
              The Abyss
            10. Things I love about this hobby:
              People
              What people can build
              The miniature world
              Always learning doing new things, crafts
            11. Things I hate about this hobby:
              No good places to run submarines in my area
              Submarines that do not return to the surface
            12. My favorite pizza toppings:
              Meatball, pepperoni
            13. A pic of me, see attached
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            Last edited by Ken_NJ; 12-21-2021, 11:18 AM.

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            • #7
              1. My Real Name: Jörg Sebastian Happrich
              2. My Birthdate: September 27th, 1985
              3. I'm originally from: Dessau, GDR
              4. I'm currently residing in: Dessau-Roßlau, BRD
              5. Years in the RC sub game: 23
              6. My current fleet: scratchbuild November SSN (undergoing upgrades and repairs), scratchbuild Delta II SSBN, scratchbuild Sierra I SSN former Arkmodel Redshark, Mike SSN from Zero Bubble Model Design
              7. My projects awaiting construction : Quebec SSK based on Revell VIIC, Delta IV SSBN, Papa SSGN, Akula III SSN former Arkmodel Redshark, Alfa SSN (Kehrer), Whiskey Long Bin SSG (Lazar Kerzman's), Scratchbuild Beluga SSR, Fleet Snorkel SSK based on Revell Gato, Revell Skipjack SSN, Graupner Shark, George Washington SSBN based on Revell Skipjack, 2 more Zero Bubble Design kits
              8. My dream fleet: see 6+7
              9. My favorite submarine movie: K-19 & The Hunt For Red October
              10. Things I love about this hobby: It's hard work, it's high-tech for the highly-skilled, it's special& rare. It's an ongoing process of learning new skills and sharpening those one already owns.
              11. Things I hate about this hobby: i always mess-up my well sorted shop in no-time
              12. My favorite pizza toppings: four seasons
              13. A pic of me & my wife Click image for larger version

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              • #8
                1. My Real Name: Mike Martin
                2. My Birthdate: 08.08.53
                3. I'm originally from: Nowhere....raised in the Military
                4. I'm currently residing in: Hot Springs Village, Ar.
                5. Years in the RC sub game:3
                6. My current fleet: OTW Type VII
                7. My projects awaiting construction: 1/6 scale SeeHund
                8. My dream fleet: See above
                9. My favorite submarine movie: Das Boat, Hunt for Red October, Run Silent-Run Deep, Voyage to the bottom of the Sea
                10. Things I love about this hobby: its challenging, Experienced builders willing to help us newbies
                11. Things I hate about this hobby: No one close to me into subs
                12. My favorite pizza toppings: hamburger, mushrooms and onions
                13. A pic of me

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                • #9
                  1. My Real Name: Robert (Rob) Taylor
                  2. My Birthdate: 4/4/1944
                  3. I'm originally from: Brigham City, Utah
                  4. I'm currently residing in: Gilbert, Arizona
                  5. Years in the RC sub game: 2 Years
                  6. My current fleet: Thunder Tiger Neptune, USS Bluefish, HMS 1/48 Gotland, German Type XXI, French Redoutable, British Astute, USS Skipjack. USS Albacore, HL Hunley, Russian Borei, LA Class, German Type VII C, Russian Alfa, Russian Typhoon, and Japanese Sen Toku i-400
                  7. My projects awaiting construction: 1/72 Russian Alfa
                  8. My dream fleet: A FULLY operational RC submarine
                  9. My favorite submarine movie: Das Boot, Hunt for Red October
                  10. Things I love about this hobby: The building, and the people on this forum.
                  11. Things I hate about this hobby: Nothing
                  12. My favorite pizza toppings: Anything and everything
                  13. A pic of me (attachment)
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                  15. Rob
                  16. "Firemen can stand the heat"
                  Last edited by rwtdiver; 12-22-2021, 07:18 PM.

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                  • #10
                    1. My Real Name: Steve Hodges
                    2. My Birthdate: June 13, 1963
                    3. I'm originally from: Corvallis, OR
                    4. I'm currently residing in: Weaverville, NC
                    5. Years in the RC sub game: 2
                    6. My current fleet: 1/35th CR Nautilus, 1/72nd Redoutable, 1/72nd Columbia Class, 1/48th Thresher.
                    7. My projects awaiting construction: 1/72nd Typhoon (eat your heart out Bob), 1/7th Hunley, 1/72nd Skipjack x2, 1/48th LA Class.
                    8. My dream fleet: Add to the above, 1/48th Seawolf, Alvin, Sunautica Cyclops, 1/72nd I-400
                    9. My favorite submarine movie: Hunt for Red October, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
                    10. Things I love about this hobby: The engineering challenges, the people.
                    11. Things I hate about this hobby: The complexities of the subs, rivet counting.
                    12. My favorite pizza toppings: Just about anything.
                    13. A pic of me (attachment)
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                    • #11
                      1. My Real Name: Nick Monahan
                      2. My Birthdate: March 26, 1978
                      3. I'm originally from: San Francisco, California
                      4. I'm currently residing in: Meadow Vista, California
                      5. Years in the RC sub game: 30 years from when I built my first functional scale submarine. But off and on since.
                      6. My current operational/quasi operational fleet:
                        1. 1/48 Arkmodel type VIIC (U-201)
                        2. Thunder tiger Neptune
                        3. 1/24 WW2 harbor tug
                        4. 1/32 Seguin tug (steam powered)
                        5. 1900’s steam launch named “One Shot”
                        6. (And way too many more)
                      7. My current projects awaiting construction
                        1. 1/35 Bronco type XXIII
                        2. And about two dozen more subs and targets projects.
                      8. My dream fleet:
                        1. One I don’t have, probably a 1/48 gato
                      9. My favorite submarine movies:
                        1. Hunt for Red October
                        2. Das Boot
                        3. Murphy’s war
                        4. Run silent run deep
                        5. Hell and high water
                      10. Things I love about this hobby:
                        1. The engineering involved to make a solid boat
                        2. The people
                        3. It’s a submarine
                        4. Torpedoes
                      11. Things I hate about this hobby: nothing…..well maybe the random folks who message me and demand that I share my designs with them as if they were entitled. The same folks who have not contributed jack **** to this hobby.
                      12. My favorite pizza toppings:
                        1. Bacon
                        2. sausage
                      13. A pic of me (attachment)
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                      • #12
                        1. My Real Name: Nate He
                        2. My Birthdate: June 8, 1990
                        3. I'm currently residing in: Montreal, QC, Canada
                        4. Years in the RC sub game: Started in 2003, I've mostly build RC cars, tanks, and boats since then, only seriously started building RC subs in 2017
                        5. My current fleet:
                          - 1/96 Blueback
                          - 1/35 Type IIb U-boat
                          - other RC boats
                        6. My projects awaiting construction:
                          - 1/72 Revell Type IXC
                          - 1/35 Bronco XXIII
                          - 1/72 Moebius Skipjack
                          - 1/45 Scratchbuilt Type VII
                        7. My dream fleet:
                          - All of the above. Really want to get my Type VII operational!
                        8. My favorite submarine movie:
                          - Hunt for Red October
                          - Das Boot
                          - Crimson Tide
                        9. Things I love about this hobby:
                          - The skill involved in building the models
                          - The engineering challenges
                          - Studying and discovering ballast systems
                        10. Things I hate about this hobby:
                          - Getting CA glue into places where it's not supposed to go!
                        11. My favorite pizza toppings: All dressed
                        12. A pic of me taken at the Kure Maritime Museum in Japan. Behind me is the JMSDF Akishio:

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                        • #13
                          1. My Real Name: Gwen Beale
                          2. My Birthdate: 1/10/1963
                          3. I'm originally from: Born in Bitburg, Germany (I was an Air Force brat)
                          4. I'm currently residing in: Ferndale, Washington - up near the Canadian border and almost right on the coast.
                          5. Years in the RC sub game: Years researching and learning : around 20, Years actually building RC subs: <1
                          6. My current fleet: Arkmodel 1/48 scale Type VIIC built as U-96
                          7. My projects awaiting construction: Numerous other models but no other subs yet
                          8. My dream fleet: a 1/16 scale Type VIIC with some appropriately scaled targets, my own take on Verne's Nautilus, an accurate model of a sub designed to explore the oceans of Europa.
                          9. My favorite submarine movie: Das Boot, Hunt for Red October, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, The Abyss
                          10. Things I love about this hobby: It's challenging and something not many people take on
                          11. Things I hate about this hobby: It's pretty expensive due to the complexity, also difficulty in locating appropriate radios these days, not to mention difficulty finding like minded crazy people near me who are into RC subs.
                          12. My favorite pizza toppings: the right sauce, extra cheese, pepperoni, mushrooms, and onions
                          13. A pic of me :
                          Me with my replica Fokker DVIII I built at the USAF Museum in Dayton, OH
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                          • #14
                            • My Real Name: Tom Chalfant
                            • My Birthdate: 12/28/1959
                            • I'm originally from: Born Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario Canada - (U.S. Parents)
                            • I'm currently residing in: Las Vegas NV.
                            • Years in the RC sub game: Well that depends if we include failed first attempt or recent re-attempt - the shorter time is 11 years - the longer time is 30+years ago.
                            • My current fleet: A lot, 1/72 Type VII, Neptune SB-1, Sjoormen, 1/72 Skipjack, 1/60 scale Walrus, 120th scale Akula II, Seaview, 1/72 Gato - Plus a dozen or more on the build like the Trafalgar (WTC just got finished)
                            • My projects awaiting construction oh my this is a confession if I share, but a bunch sums it up.
                            • My dream fleet: 1/48 scale Gato, 1/144 Typhoon, 1/72 Foxtrot
                            • My favorite submarine movie: Hunt for Red October, Das Boot, Ice station zebra, and others I cannot think of.
                            • Things I love about this hobby: Keeps my mind active
                            • Things I hate about this hobby: Electronics not working.....I have a knack for having electronics issues.
                            • My favorite pizza toppings: Cheese, mushrooms, beef
                            • A pic of me (attachment)
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                            If you can cut, drill, saw, hit things and swear a lot, you're well on the way to building a working model sub.

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                            • #15
                              1. My Real Name: Bob Gaito (Lol-my user name is a typo and I was told that it can't be changed)
                              2. My Birthdate: March 29, 1954
                              3. I'm originally from: Weisbaden West Germany (Pan Am Brat-US parents)
                              4. I'm currently residing in: Bohemia, L. I. New York
                              5. Years in the RC sub game: Since 2003
                              6. My current fleet: Oldest: Scratch Built 1:64 fiberglass GATO ("Cod") Newest: 1:24 Scratch Drawn and Built fiberglass Atlantis tourist sub TS-XI CI-004
                              7. My projects awaiting construction: Re- furb of my 1:64 fleet boat , (and a micro)-a Revell USS Lionfish
                              8. My dream fleet: Something totally different-maybe steam power -TBA
                              9. My favorite submarine movie: Up Periscope, The Enemy Below, Operation Petticoat,
                              10. Things I love about this hobby: The homespun engineering
                              11. Things I hate about this hobby: No more Hobby shops and shipping lead times, also Temperatures below 40 degrees F.
                              12. My favorite pizza toppings: Mushrooms and meatballs, thin crust .
                              13. A pic of me (attachment)
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