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US Brig Eagle by mrmadalena - Corel - Scale 1:85


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mrmadalena

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I started working on the Eagle again and thought I would post some pictures to my build log. That’s when I noticed the Model Ship World had changed and I would have to start a new log. I want to say the update looks great.

 

Well, first I guess I will post my old photos and get everything back.  I started the Eagle a good time ago and stopped a couple times.   The kit is nice, but I did do a little bit a bashing.  I changed up the guns a bit and got rid of gun carriages for the carronades that came with the kit and made my own. I also made the stern davits for the boat I made.  Other than those small changes, I followed the kit instructions for the most part with a few minor adjustments.

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Edited by mrmadalena, 04 June 2013 - 11:30 PM.


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mrmadalena

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Currently, I am working with the sails and started with the main sail as you can see in the posted pictures. So, that is everything up to date.

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 Very nice looking build...... gun carriages look a whole lot better then those metal ones. :) 

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Stevinne

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very attractive build. I second the comment on the carronade carriages


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mtaylor

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Very nicely done.  This is one of the more interesting brigs and it looks like the kit follows the historical research pretty well.



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mrmadalena

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Thank you for the kind words.  The kit does follow the drawings I have seen of the Eagle closely. 



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rtropp

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Very nice build.
I will be building this kit and would be interested in any research material anyone may have run across.
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Trussben

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Hi and a very nice model of the Eagle.
I am currently drawing and lofting a set of plans in Autocad for a future scratch POF build of her, I guess the kit designer took some libertys with the ornamentation.

Looking good.

Ben

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mrmadalena

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Thanks and yes, I know they did take some liberties with ornamentation. I don't think they would have took the time to carve the Eagle in the back since they built the ship very fast and if I am remembering correctly, the name of the ship was not Eagle until after the ship was in the water. I almost didn't add the Eagle.



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Trussben

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If anybody is interested a guy called Kevin Crissman did his dissertation on the eagle and its the most comprehensive info I could find in her, he actually took measurements from the wreckage and that's what I'm using for lofting my plans. He also has a book about her that has some plans and other info, proberbly still get it second hand!
It's a free download from Http://nautarch.tamu.edu/anth/abstracts/crisman.htm

It's got tons of info about her and sister ships and the war of 1812.

Ben

Edited by Trussben, 18 July 2013 - 08:11 PM.

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rtropp

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Ben,
Thanks for the dissertation link. It is really packed with information.
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Great job! I am a newbie to this and the Eagle is my first build. I'm ready to put on the first planking and I'm a little nervous about it. Have two books, internet and youtube videos. Everyone seems to have a little different twist on the subject. Your's seems to have come out quite nicely. Any pointers for a novice?






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