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HMS Pandora 1779 in 3D

Pandora 3D CAD frigate

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Hello,

 

This is my 3D build log for HMS Pandora. The build was started in February 2011, and it is still in progress.

 

The primary references include the Anatomy of the Ship: The 24-gun Frigate Pandora (the plans), The Shipbuilder's Repository (it contains the dimensions and the scantlings of HMS Porcupine, which is of the same class as the Pandora), and the “Swan” Series. Many other books and online resources are also referred to.

 

I began with drafting a 2D drawing of the ship, and then I imported different parts of the 2D drawing into Solidworks to guide the 3D building process.

 

In the following posts I will post the screenshots I captured during the build and briefly describe what is new in each figure.

 

Jingyang


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Let's get started!

 

2011-02-09: keel, false keel, perpendiculars, cutting down line, lower deck, upper deck, stem post, stern post, stern counters, stern timbers

20110209 Pandora1_cad2004.jpg

 

2011-02-10: toptimber line, top side lines, water lines, forecastle, quarter deck

20110210  Pandora1_cad2004.jpg

 

2011-02-12: lower breadth line, upper breadth line, main wale, sheer rail, waste rail, drift rail, fife rail

20110212 Pandora1_cad2004.jpg

 

2011-02-15: gun ports

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2011-02-17: channels, deadeyes

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2011-02-18: planking above the load water line, platforms, knee of the head, ladder, fenders, chestree

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2011-02-19: lower cheek, upper cheek

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2011-02-20: head rails, head timbers, cathead

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2011-02-21: taffrail, quarter gallery

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2011-02-22: rudder

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2011-02-24: gun port lids, sweep ports, scuppers, hammock cranes, swivel guns. The taffrail and the quarter gallery were modified.

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2011-02-26: details of the chains and deadeyes

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2011-02-28: HALF-BREADTH PLAN added - keel assembly, main half breadth, toptimber half breadth, top side half breadth, half breadth of the rising line, projections of the diagonals

20110228 Pandora1_cad2004b.jpg

 

2011-03-02: BODY PLAN added. A set of lines for the inner surface of the frames are also drawn but not shown in this figure.

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2011-03-04: water lines, cant frames, fashion piece, hawse pieces, transoms, inner post, apron, keelson, first thick limber strake next the limbers

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2011-03-05: deadwood knee, disposition of the frames

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2011-03-08: disposition of the square frames

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The 3D build began from this point!


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2011-05-17: internal planking and external planking

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2011-05-20: The space between the internal planking and the external planking was filled to form the shape of the frames.

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2011-05-21: the shape of the keel assembly

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2011-05-23: cutting the frames

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2011-06-12: All frames were completed!

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2011-06-15: main wale

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2011-06-15: shape of the external planking

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The frames can be seen by setting the external planking transparent!

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2011-06-16: Cutting the bottom planking into individual planks.

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2011-06-17: Finished cutting the bottom planking.

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2011-06-18: The main wale was also cut into individual pieces.

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2011-09-18: By this date, the lower deck was completed.

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2011-09-18: The planking in the hold was also completed.

20110918 Planking - hold.jpg

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2011-09-18: The platforms in the hold.

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Putting the keel assembly, the planking in the hold, and the platforms together.

20110918 platforms keel hold 1.jpg


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2011-09-19: Putting all the parts together.

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Midship section

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2011-09-19: Longitudinal section

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2011-11-11: Masts were added.

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2011-12-04: First rendering attempt. The material was too reflective.

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20111204 Mast Main.jpg

 


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Jingyang,

 

I played around with 3d years ago and never came close to the skill you are showing. Well done.

 

David


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2011-12-09: internal planking of the Lower Deck, elm tree pumps, chain pumps, upper deck beams, carlings, partners, and upper deck hook

20111209 Assem23b.jpg

 

2011-12-09: coamings of the upper deck hatches

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2011-12-09: assembling all parts

20111209 Hull1.jpg

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Jingyang,

 

I played around with 3d years ago and never came close to the skill you are showing. Well done.

 

David

 

Thank you, David!

 

At the beginning I was not sure about how to draw this in 3D either. And I tested quite a few methods until I found the one that works for me. :)

 

Jingyang


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Incredible work! It shows so much detail of a physical build! Thanks for showing all the interim work to get to the more complete-looking model.


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2011-12-19: upper deck ledges, riding bitts, gratings, capstan partner

20111219 Assem24a.jpg

 

2011-12-24: main jeer bitts, main topsail sheet bitts, lower deck pillars, pump well

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2011-12-24&25: the whole assembly

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2012-01-05: lower deck cabins

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Incredible work! It shows so much detail of a physical build! Thanks for showing all the interim work to get to the more complete-looking model.

 

Thank you! :)


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2012-01-11: upper deck planking

20120111 Assem32a.jpg

 

2012-01-14: internal planking above the upper deck

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2012-01-15: forecastle beams, quarterdeck beams, and knees

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2012-01-17: the whole assembly

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2012-01-18&19: began to draw the copper sheathing

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2012-01-19: cutting the copper sheathing into individual pieces

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2012-01-21: copper sheathing completed

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2012-01-21: the hull with copper sheathing

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