I finaly managed to get my first thread posted in this "scratch build logs in Progress" and under way.
This is comprising the Swan Class Sloop Pegasus not from the kit, but by Amati / Victory Models plan, recently purchased from an Italian models distributer Internet shop. I also bought the etched brass Panels which carefully soldered in multylayer mode provide splended, satisfying results in 3D optic Appeal.
For this model in 1:64 scale I have the intention to leave about 40 % of the port side Hull and decks unplanked, to scale the correct heights of all the decks and to fit the interior cabins and other operation facilities. Inspired by ways admiralty model displayed sight into the hull, the starboard side shall be completly tidy-planked in 1 layer structural planking. all frames are made from 10 layer ply in complete thickness of 5,5 mm. This allows to cut very filigrane and to keep the hight between decks to scalewise fit the tallness of the 1:64 crew. Appropriate to the stage of building I started to document all details in digitilised Fotos and would like to share these step by step with forum users / model builders showing interest. (more to follow)
So here she goes......
(inclusive the first 10 pics)
the Frames are taken from copies Templates out of the plan and fixed to 5,5 mm thick 10 layer ply10 , the rest is done by good old jigsaw cutting out. Notice appr. 30mm hight space between the 4 decks
this base-board enables a straight twistfree build of the hull
the Frames are extreme light, stiff and stong enough to withstand bending of stringers planking
the 1:64 figures I used for Demonstration have 28mm hight this would be 1,79m in reality, presuming the 18th century seamen were smaller in those days, one I would recomend to use 25mm figures this in reality would be 1,60m
forestanding pics should be self explaining, but notice that the bow and the keel beam is only supplementory. In order to avoid the time intensive rabet-cutting, the final bow- and keel wood beams shall be fitted after planking. This will give a clean and tidy look, as if the planking were fitted very precisely into actual rabets.
I am seeking for means to edit the pictures with text explainations but find no "Editor" button, nor a "full Editor" one, allthough the pics seem to be in this post post, who can kindly help ?
Reload...., so finally I think it works with the editing and text for zthe pics.
At this stage my sincere thanks to all fellow members and Moderators who gave assistance in pushing out the boat !
So here follows the second lot of the build log Pictures and explainations
the beginning of placing stringers and first planking
importent step. Integrate at two places into the keel Little brick looking brass wedges with female M4 threads. These take up the stand bolts, M4, and allow secure model Display on stand, for later rigging purposes etc.
self explaining pics, notice the sidewise fixed reinforcements at the wedge positions
inspection hatch in cargo deck floor, to enable Access to bilge area
two impressions of the bow area
birds view of the keel Stern area, the Little pillars supporting the next higher decks, are from RB Models, Internet shop, in Polen
This is presenting the third lot in my build log.......
planking of starboard side is well under way. It comprises a single layer of 5, 6, and 8mm planking 1,5mm thick strips pf nutwood. Sanding down the outer roughnesses leaves about at least 1 to1,2 mm remaining thickness.
cargo base deck is mounted. To answer the question how decks are placed into the hull? Pls note that they shall be slipped in from above. Is is easy because the deck is of 0,8mm ply and preplanked with 1 x 3 mm Planks. The shaping and Fitting is done from cardboard templates. Here the "shipyard baseplate" could allready be removed, as the lightweight hull is very riged and free of windings.
Sbd side planked except for a few Planks where I Need Access to the interior. for those who are missing the square Little oar outcuts, pls note theat These will be cut in later on when the inner bullwark is being planked. I have bee able to avoid any gram of putty on the entire hull, because that would desturb naturak wooden optic.
startet with "aft platform" room set up, but placed this on the cargo floor Level, even here the portside floor is open, right down to the keel
showing the aft wall with the filling room inspection window
here the lower well area including the shot locker, and visable the inspection hatch for the bilge
for interested forum users / members / staff, pls. be advised that this build-log shall be requently updated by editing this thread. If there is a better way of doing so, pls advise
This presents the fourth lot of my Pegasus build-log........
aft section with mizzenmast footblock
upper well containment and outcut in intermediate deck for hold Access. Here either a safety railing shall be fitted or a grating (same grating size as on the gundeck in above place)
aft staircase and grating
Tower of upper and lower well and shotlocker
here is an early Impression of how the unplanked port outcut shall look like
eartly view on to intermediate deck from aft poopdeck
the naval inspector has no objections so far. in the foreground the additional beams can be seen that rest on the strigers at appr. 3mm below decklevel, to allow appr. compensation in hight.
one of the shipyard workers has just finished the days cleanup. Here it very nicely can be seen the 10 layer ply of the Frames, even though the total Frame thickness is 5,5mm only
intermediate deck, ready for completing the interior operation rooms (use cardboard templates). Note that for better viewing from the outside, all the portside rooms shall be left away (will be crowded enough afterwards)
Here comes the fifth lot for my Pegasus build-log
view to the aft half
view to the bow section quarters on cargo floor
open port side, opening still to be reduced a bit
preplanking of rthe intermediate deck
view without the upper decks
storage and Crew quarters in bow area
the target was at this building stage, not to compete with the fabulous 1:48 scale "swan class Sloops" and their builders introduced in this forum in any way, but just to please myself for transferring own idias into humble modeling results and in scale 1:64
Edited by Mirabell61, 31 December 2015 - 11:20 AM.