Hi all! So I know I've done this before but for the most part I've been able to determine the origin of most of the kits out there. This HMS Resolution by Corel still gets to me though, it's a rather nice looking model I think but it's definitely not the cutter from 1779 (the artist image below shows her a regular cutter) not is it Cooks ship (which was some sort of converted armed merchant ship similar to Endeavour). I like the model it's interesting but it's possible it was made or maybe it was taken from Chapman (though it's not in the Architectura Navalis book). To my knowledge cutters generally didn't have rear quarterdecks with fancy windows like this one has. It's almost a sloop or hybrid and appears too me like a ship from the 1750's-60's? I haven't found any plans of this or any similar looking cutter in my books or Greenwich website so anyone have any thoughts? Maybe I'm wrong maybe this is the 1779 cutter but I don't think plans of her were ever taken and I'd be happy seeing examples of some ships that looked like this. What I'm really in need of is a decent comprehensive book with images for British ships, something that explains the differences between an Artois class frigate from and Ardent class ship of the line. I know they are out there (saw one once) but open to suggestions I do love getting new books.
Edited by CharlieZardoz, 07 December 2016 - 03:19 AM.