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Armed Virginia Sloop by DocBlake - FINISHED - 1/48 Scale - Model Shipways


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DocBlake

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Progress in my AVS build to date.  I'm using wood, no paint.  Cherry, blood wood, rosewood, yellow heart , walnut, holly, boxwood and African black wood.  Next step is rigging the cannons.

 

Dave

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Current Builds:

 

 

-Fair American 1780 by DocBlake - Lauck Street Shipyard - 1/48 scale - POF

 

http://modelshipworl...-148-scale-pof/

 

 

 

-Independence 1775 by DocBlake - Artesania Latina - 5/16" scale

 

http://modelshipworl...tina-516-scale/

 

 

 

Completed Builds:

 

-Armed Virginia Sloop 1768, 1/48 scale.

 

http://modelshipworl...virginia +sloop

 

-Virginia Pilot Boat "Swift", 1805, 1/50 scale

 

http://modelshipworl...atina/?hl=swift

 

-18th Century Naval Battle Station, 1/24 scale

 

http://modelshipworl...battle +station

 

-Armed Virginia Sloop 1768 "Patrick Henry", 1/32 scale, Lauck Street Shipyard, POF, Admiralty Style. 

 

http://modelshipworl...miralty-style/

 

On Hold:

 

-Rattlesnake Mamoli 1/64 scale, Bob Hunt's Lauck Street Kit-Bash.

http://modelshipworl...-kit-bash-log/

 

 


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Robert Vaglio

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I like the fact that you are using so many different kinds of wood to make up for not using any paint, looks really good so far.

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DocBlake

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Currently building an AVS.  Here is my progress so far.  The cannons are just sitting on the deck.  I'm working on the rigging right now.  I even added a skylight to the cabin roof!

 

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Dave
 

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Current Builds:

 

 

-Fair American 1780 by DocBlake - Lauck Street Shipyard - 1/48 scale - POF

 

http://modelshipworl...-148-scale-pof/

 

 

 

-Independence 1775 by DocBlake - Artesania Latina - 5/16" scale

 

http://modelshipworl...tina-516-scale/

 

 

 

Completed Builds:

 

-Armed Virginia Sloop 1768, 1/48 scale.

 

http://modelshipworl...virginia +sloop

 

-Virginia Pilot Boat "Swift", 1805, 1/50 scale

 

http://modelshipworl...atina/?hl=swift

 

-18th Century Naval Battle Station, 1/24 scale

 

http://modelshipworl...battle +station

 

-Armed Virginia Sloop 1768 "Patrick Henry", 1/32 scale, Lauck Street Shipyard, POF, Admiralty Style. 

 

http://modelshipworl...miralty-style/

 

On Hold:

 

-Rattlesnake Mamoli 1/64 scale, Bob Hunt's Lauck Street Kit-Bash.

http://modelshipworl...-kit-bash-log/

 

 


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CurtisW

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I like that skylight it really looks great.Do you have drawings for it?



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DocBlake

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I don't have drawings of the skylight, but it was not tough to build.  I started with a 1" X 1-1/2" piece of basswood (or whatever) that was 1/8" thick.  This was the "frame" I built the skylight around.  I added walnut planking to the sides, and made walnut gables for each end.  You now have a house with no roof.  Sand the sides and gables flat so the 2 roof panels can be glued to them.  Paint the upper face of the wood block flat black. Then build the actual skylight panels.  I used 1/16" basswood rectangles, sized to your frame.  Carefully cut out areas on each panel where the "glass" will be.  You now have a pair of window panes with 2 panes of glass each.  I lined the inside and outside  edges of these panes with 1/16" X 1/16" walnut.  The glass itself is just acetate glued to the inside of the window panes.  The trickiest part was building the protecting rod apparatus the guards the windows against accidental breakage.  I fashioned the 6 walnut strips that support the rods.  I then ganged then together using double sided tape so I could drill 3 hole through each that would line up perfectly.  I used my Dremel drill press (a wise investment if you don't own one, and not expensive).  Music wire, which is stiff, was blackened and used as the metal bars.  I found it at my local Ace Hardware store, but you could use pins or needles, or even brass rod painted black.  The bottom of the skylight was sanded to a curve to mach the curve of the poop deck and glued in place.  Hope this helps.  Contact me if you have any questions.

 

Dave


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Dave
 

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Current Builds:

 

 

-Fair American 1780 by DocBlake - Lauck Street Shipyard - 1/48 scale - POF

 

http://modelshipworl...-148-scale-pof/

 

 

 

-Independence 1775 by DocBlake - Artesania Latina - 5/16" scale

 

http://modelshipworl...tina-516-scale/

 

 

 

Completed Builds:

 

-Armed Virginia Sloop 1768, 1/48 scale.

 

http://modelshipworl...virginia +sloop

 

-Virginia Pilot Boat "Swift", 1805, 1/50 scale

 

http://modelshipworl...atina/?hl=swift

 

-18th Century Naval Battle Station, 1/24 scale

 

http://modelshipworl...battle +station

 

-Armed Virginia Sloop 1768 "Patrick Henry", 1/32 scale, Lauck Street Shipyard, POF, Admiralty Style. 

 

http://modelshipworl...miralty-style/

 

On Hold:

 

-Rattlesnake Mamoli 1/64 scale, Bob Hunt's Lauck Street Kit-Bash.

http://modelshipworl...-kit-bash-log/

 

 


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Robert Vaglio

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Well done your work looks very good so far, yep that sky light does look very good.

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CurtisW

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That helps a lot. Thanks for the detailed description.



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DocBlake

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Finally got the cannons rigged.  Placed the bowsprit and it's hardware today.  Ready to start rigging!

 

Dave

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Dave
 

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.

 

Current Builds:

 

 

-Fair American 1780 by DocBlake - Lauck Street Shipyard - 1/48 scale - POF

 

http://modelshipworl...-148-scale-pof/

 

 

 

-Independence 1775 by DocBlake - Artesania Latina - 5/16" scale

 

http://modelshipworl...tina-516-scale/

 

 

 

Completed Builds:

 

-Armed Virginia Sloop 1768, 1/48 scale.

 

http://modelshipworl...virginia +sloop

 

-Virginia Pilot Boat "Swift", 1805, 1/50 scale

 

http://modelshipworl...atina/?hl=swift

 

-18th Century Naval Battle Station, 1/24 scale

 

http://modelshipworl...battle +station

 

-Armed Virginia Sloop 1768 "Patrick Henry", 1/32 scale, Lauck Street Shipyard, POF, Admiralty Style. 

 

http://modelshipworl...miralty-style/

 

On Hold:

 

-Rattlesnake Mamoli 1/64 scale, Bob Hunt's Lauck Street Kit-Bash.

http://modelshipworl...-kit-bash-log/

 

 


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GuntherMT

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Looking good Dave, nice to see an update here on another AVS.



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Grimber

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Looks great. Allot of attention to detail in it.   question  the sail rings on the masts.  are they the typical brass ones in AL kits then painted or did you craft them?


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GuntherMT

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Looks great. Allot of attention to detail in it.   question  the sail rings on the masts.  are they the typical brass ones in AL kits then painted or did you craft them?

 

The AVS kit includes cast white metal rings, or at least that is what is supplied in mine.



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DocBlake

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That's right, Brian.  The hoops are Britannia metal, which blackens easily.  That's what I did.

 

Dave


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Current Builds:

 

 

-Fair American 1780 by DocBlake - Lauck Street Shipyard - 1/48 scale - POF

 

http://modelshipworl...-148-scale-pof/

 

 

 

-Independence 1775 by DocBlake - Artesania Latina - 5/16" scale

 

http://modelshipworl...tina-516-scale/

 

 

 

Completed Builds:

 

-Armed Virginia Sloop 1768, 1/48 scale.

 

http://modelshipworl...virginia +sloop

 

-Virginia Pilot Boat "Swift", 1805, 1/50 scale

 

http://modelshipworl...atina/?hl=swift

 

-18th Century Naval Battle Station, 1/24 scale

 

http://modelshipworl...battle +station

 

-Armed Virginia Sloop 1768 "Patrick Henry", 1/32 scale, Lauck Street Shipyard, POF, Admiralty Style. 

 

http://modelshipworl...miralty-style/

 

On Hold:

 

-Rattlesnake Mamoli 1/64 scale, Bob Hunt's Lauck Street Kit-Bash.

http://modelshipworl...-kit-bash-log/

 

 


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Hi

 

I just finished building my Sloop a couple of weeks ago. Just a sugestion,you might want to remove the bowsprit until you have finished rigging the mast and all thats behind it.

 

I found that it was realy nice to not have to look out when I was moving the ship around to do all of the rest of the rigging. I had seen others in our building group pull their har out when they were rigging their Niagara's with its bowsprit.

 

I afstened all that I could to the bowsprit before I finialy set it in place. I did not glue it or even pin it in place. It fit snug in the metal strap and hole in the bow.

 

I realy had an easyer time with being able to run the lines and rope coils under the mast and around the deck before installing the bowsprit.

 

I did run a temperary forestay line from the topmast to the hole in the bow for the bowsprit,to keep a tension on the mast while doing all of the backstays and shrouds. After completing all of the rigging aft of the mainmast is when I put the bowsprit in place and finished up the rest of the rigging.

 

Keith 


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DocBlake

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My modeling empire is rapidly consuming a larger and larger share of our home.  In order to placate the Admiral, I named the AVS after her.  I also added a nameplate that includes her Virginia home port.  Her name is Elizabeth, but that wouldn't fit on the transom along with Norfolk!

 

Dave

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Dave
 

Click on images in posts to view them in full resolution!

 

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Current Builds:

 

 

-Fair American 1780 by DocBlake - Lauck Street Shipyard - 1/48 scale - POF

 

http://modelshipworl...-148-scale-pof/

 

 

 

-Independence 1775 by DocBlake - Artesania Latina - 5/16" scale

 

http://modelshipworl...tina-516-scale/

 

 

 

Completed Builds:

 

-Armed Virginia Sloop 1768, 1/48 scale.

 

http://modelshipworl...virginia +sloop

 

-Virginia Pilot Boat "Swift", 1805, 1/50 scale

 

http://modelshipworl...atina/?hl=swift

 

-18th Century Naval Battle Station, 1/24 scale

 

http://modelshipworl...battle +station

 

-Armed Virginia Sloop 1768 "Patrick Henry", 1/32 scale, Lauck Street Shipyard, POF, Admiralty Style. 

 

http://modelshipworl...miralty-style/

 

On Hold:

 

-Rattlesnake Mamoli 1/64 scale, Bob Hunt's Lauck Street Kit-Bash.

http://modelshipworl...-kit-bash-log/

 

 


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Nice work!


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Great work on your AVS Dave. It looks fantastic. Ha! I also named mine after my wife - Sharon J. It certainly made my time in the workshop more acceptable to her.


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I like...keep up the good work

 

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Nice AVS! welcome to the club  :cheers:

BTW regarding mast hoops, Bluejacket sells a variety of laser cut hoops made of wood.

 

Ken


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I have made mast hoops by taking wood shavings and wrapping them around a brass rod the right diameter. using glue between
each layer until I reached the desired thickness. Next I sand it smooth using my lathe. You can use a dremel as well. After sanding I cut each hoop off the rod, since white glue does not adhere to brass I was able to remove each hoop off the rod.
To make things easier I would leave the rod in my lathe and use a sharp knife so the cut is even. I learned this method from a club member. Your AVS is looking great. What kind of finish are you using?
David B

Edited by dgbot, 04 November 2014 - 02:02 PM.

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I'm rigging the back stay pendants. They end with a block and are rigged to tackle with blocks fastened to the rail and belayed on a cleat on the bulwark. When there is no tension on the rig, everything looks fine. Once I pull the rigging taut, the tan line of the tackle twists on itself. The first photo shows the twisting, the second shows how things should look. What I think is happening is that pulling the heavier black line of the pendant is causing the line to unwind. The line wants to return to it's twisted state so it pulls the lighter tan tackle rigging and twists it as it returns to the twisted state. Is there any way to fix this? I suspect I'll have to give the pendants a soak of diluted white glue to "fix" the twist in place, and prevent pulling the tan tackle rigging line. Any ideas? Sorry about the poor quality photos

Dave
 

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Current Builds:

 

 

-Fair American 1780 by DocBlake - Lauck Street Shipyard - 1/48 scale - POF

 

http://modelshipworl...-148-scale-pof/

 

 

 

-Independence 1775 by DocBlake - Artesania Latina - 5/16" scale

 

http://modelshipworl...tina-516-scale/

 

 

 

Completed Builds:

 

-Armed Virginia Sloop 1768, 1/48 scale.

 

http://modelshipworl...virginia +sloop

 

-Virginia Pilot Boat "Swift", 1805, 1/50 scale

 

http://modelshipworl...atina/?hl=swift

 

-18th Century Naval Battle Station, 1/24 scale

 

http://modelshipworl...battle +station

 

-Armed Virginia Sloop 1768 "Patrick Henry", 1/32 scale, Lauck Street Shipyard, POF, Admiralty Style. 

 

http://modelshipworl...miralty-style/

 

On Hold:

 

-Rattlesnake Mamoli 1/64 scale, Bob Hunt's Lauck Street Kit-Bash.

http://modelshipworl...-kit-bash-log/

 

 





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