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Brig Badger by Landlubber Mike - FINISHED - Caldercraft - 1:64


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Landlubber Mike

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A big shame about losing all the build logs.  Can't do much but start a new log and help rebuild the community :)  This new website seems to have lots of cool features though.  

 

I have been working on my Badger, my first wooden ship model, since November 2008.  It's been a lot of off and on time, with the birth of my daughter, various honey-dos from the Admiral and other hobbies.  I'm on the home stretch, with the standing rigging almost completed.  Next up will be adding furled sails to the yards, and finish up with the running rigging.

 

Thanks for reading!   :dancetl6:


Edited by Landlubber Mike, 25 February 2013 - 05:31 PM.

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Current builds:  Amati/Victory Pegasus  MS Charles W. Morgan  Euromodel La Renommèe

 

Completed builds :  Caldercraft Brig Badger   Amati Hannah - Ship in Bottle

 

Terminated build:  HMS Lyme (based on Corel Unicorn)  

 

On the shelf:  Euromodel Friedrich Wilhelm zu Pferde

 

Future scratch builds:  HMS Lyme (from NMM plans); Le Gros Ventre (from Ancre monographs)


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First planking:

 

First planking - bow.jpg

 

First planking - port.jpg

 

First planking - starboard.jpg

 

First planking and stern counter.jpg

 

Second planking:

 

Attaching wale.jpg

 

Second planking - bow.jpg

 

Second planking - port.jpg

 

Second planking - starboard.jpg

 

Second planking - stern.jpg

 

Deck Planking:

 

Deck planking 1.jpg

 

Deck planking 2.jpg

 

Deck planking 3.jpg

 

Deck planking 4.jpg

 

Deck planking 5.jpg

 

Post-planking details:

 

Progress a 6-28-2011.jpg

 

Progress b 6-28-2011.jpg

 

Progress c 6-28-2011.jpg

 

Progress d 6-28-2011.jpg

 

Progress e 6-28-2011.jpg

 

Cannons Rigged:

 

Seized block for gun rigging.jpg

 

Canons Rigged 1.jpg

 

Cannons rigged 2.jpg

 

Cannons rigged 3.jpg

 

Additional details on hull and deck:

 

Dec progress 1.jpg

 

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Dec progress 3.jpg

 

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Edited by Landlubber Mike, 23 February 2013 - 08:55 PM.

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Mike

 

Current builds:  Amati/Victory Pegasus  MS Charles W. Morgan  Euromodel La Renommèe

 

Completed builds :  Caldercraft Brig Badger   Amati Hannah - Ship in Bottle

 

Terminated build:  HMS Lyme (based on Corel Unicorn)  

 

On the shelf:  Euromodel Friedrich Wilhelm zu Pferde

 

Future scratch builds:  HMS Lyme (from NMM plans); Le Gros Ventre (from Ancre monographs)


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Spars and bowspirit:

 

Bowspirit.jpg

 

Fore Mast.jpg

 

Main Mast.jpg

 

Spars 1.JPG

 

Spars 2.jpg

 

Spars 3.jpg

 

Spars 4.jpg

 

Launches:

 

Launch 1.jpg

 

Launch 2.jpg

 

Launch 3.jpg

 

Launches installed:

 

Side view - Sept 2012.jpg

 

Top view - bow Sept 2012.jpg

 

 

Top view - Sept 2012.jpg

 

Top view - stern Sept 2012.jpg

 

Masts installed:

 

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Edited by Landlubber Mike, 25 February 2013 - 05:32 PM.

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Mike

 

Current builds:  Amati/Victory Pegasus  MS Charles W. Morgan  Euromodel La Renommèe

 

Completed builds :  Caldercraft Brig Badger   Amati Hannah - Ship in Bottle

 

Terminated build:  HMS Lyme (based on Corel Unicorn)  

 

On the shelf:  Euromodel Friedrich Wilhelm zu Pferde

 

Future scratch builds:  HMS Lyme (from NMM plans); Le Gros Ventre (from Ancre monographs)


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One more accounted for!! Nice to see you back Mike,

Frank


completed build: Delta River Co. Riverboat     HMAT SUPPLY

                        

                         USRC "ALERT"

 

in progress: Red Dragon  (Chinese junk)

                      


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Ah, there she is :)  Please to see your Badger log back on-line again, Mike, she's coming along very nicely, excellent work as always :)


Best regards,

Aldo

Currently Building:
HMS Pegasus (Victory Models)-Mothballed to give priority to Triton

 

HMS Triton (first attempt at scratchbuilding)

 

 


Past build:
HM Brig Badger (Caldercraft), HM Brig Cruizer, HM Schooner Ballahoo


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You have made a fine job of Badger Mike, your guns and rigging look impressive and I particularly like the  fineness you have achieved with the topmasts.

 

Regards,

 

B.E.


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BE, thanks for dropping in, I appreciate the kind words.  I'm a bit humbled as your build log for your Pegasus is a real inspiration and I hope to one day have half the skill that you do. :)


Mike

 

Current builds:  Amati/Victory Pegasus  MS Charles W. Morgan  Euromodel La Renommèe

 

Completed builds :  Caldercraft Brig Badger   Amati Hannah - Ship in Bottle

 

Terminated build:  HMS Lyme (based on Corel Unicorn)  

 

On the shelf:  Euromodel Friedrich Wilhelm zu Pferde

 

Future scratch builds:  HMS Lyme (from NMM plans); Le Gros Ventre (from Ancre monographs)


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I've been missing in action the past few months as my wife had twins at the end of March.  It's been a bit hectic to put it mildly, so I haven't had time to hit the shipyard recently.  Thankfully the girls are almost three months now and sleeping better, so I'm gearing up to get back to work on the Badger.   :ph34r:

 

Here are some pictures of where I left off earlier this year.  Most of the standing rigging is done, and I'm about to start on adding furled sails.  I'm hoping to finish it before the end of the year as I now have the Corel Unicorn and the Amati Pegasus on my shelf.  Between kids and honey-do's, and of course being a complete novice, the build has taken me four and a half years.   :blush:

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Edited by Landlubber Mike, 08 June 2013 - 08:53 PM.

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Mike

 

Current builds:  Amati/Victory Pegasus  MS Charles W. Morgan  Euromodel La Renommèe

 

Completed builds :  Caldercraft Brig Badger   Amati Hannah - Ship in Bottle

 

Terminated build:  HMS Lyme (based on Corel Unicorn)  

 

On the shelf:  Euromodel Friedrich Wilhelm zu Pferde

 

Future scratch builds:  HMS Lyme (from NMM plans); Le Gros Ventre (from Ancre monographs)


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Looks Great! Mike,  nice to see you back ! :)  Glad you're getting some sleep too!!! :D

Frank


Edited by riverboat, 08 June 2013 - 07:40 PM.

completed build: Delta River Co. Riverboat     HMAT SUPPLY

                        

                         USRC "ALERT"

 

in progress: Red Dragon  (Chinese junk)

                      


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Thanks Frank!  I might have to bother you in the future for tips on the sails as I get started.  I'm on Hubert's site as well, and think I have a somewhat good sense of how to proceed.  

 

Just out of curiosity, are you planning to add flags to your Supply?  I was thinking about adding them to my Badger.


Mike

 

Current builds:  Amati/Victory Pegasus  MS Charles W. Morgan  Euromodel La Renommèe

 

Completed builds :  Caldercraft Brig Badger   Amati Hannah - Ship in Bottle

 

Terminated build:  HMS Lyme (based on Corel Unicorn)  

 

On the shelf:  Euromodel Friedrich Wilhelm zu Pferde

 

Future scratch builds:  HMS Lyme (from NMM plans); Le Gros Ventre (from Ancre monographs)


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hi  Mike, no I'm not going to use any flags, I just want to finish this up. If you need some help with the sails just let me know. just for your info. I used Herbert's method he used for the furled sprit sail - Le  Boullonge.


completed build: Delta River Co. Riverboat     HMAT SUPPLY

                        

                         USRC "ALERT"

 

in progress: Red Dragon  (Chinese junk)

                      


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I hear you Frank.  With the furled sails, anchor buoys, flags, rudder chains, etc., I'll probably never get it done.

 

Do you have a next build in mind?


Mike

 

Current builds:  Amati/Victory Pegasus  MS Charles W. Morgan  Euromodel La Renommèe

 

Completed builds :  Caldercraft Brig Badger   Amati Hannah - Ship in Bottle

 

Terminated build:  HMS Lyme (based on Corel Unicorn)  

 

On the shelf:  Euromodel Friedrich Wilhelm zu Pferde

 

Future scratch builds:  HMS Lyme (from NMM plans); Le Gros Ventre (from Ancre monographs)


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Congratulations on your twins, Mike, I'm pleased to know that you will be resuming work on Badger soon, she's looking great my friend, excellent work  :)


Best regards,

Aldo

Currently Building:
HMS Pegasus (Victory Models)-Mothballed to give priority to Triton

 

HMS Triton (first attempt at scratchbuilding)

 

 


Past build:
HM Brig Badger (Caldercraft), HM Brig Cruizer, HM Schooner Ballahoo


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Thanks for the kind thoughts Aldo, I really appreciate it :)


Mike

 

Current builds:  Amati/Victory Pegasus  MS Charles W. Morgan  Euromodel La Renommèe

 

Completed builds :  Caldercraft Brig Badger   Amati Hannah - Ship in Bottle

 

Terminated build:  HMS Lyme (based on Corel Unicorn)  

 

On the shelf:  Euromodel Friedrich Wilhelm zu Pferde

 

Future scratch builds:  HMS Lyme (from NMM plans); Le Gros Ventre (from Ancre monographs)


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I think I'll do the "ALERT" for my next build. not too much rigging on this one!! :D


completed build: Delta River Co. Riverboat     HMAT SUPPLY

                        

                         USRC "ALERT"

 

in progress: Red Dragon  (Chinese junk)

                      


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Oh, but you rig ships so well Frank!  Don't you want a big triple mast vessel?  :)


Edited by Landlubber Mike, 10 June 2013 - 06:30 PM.

Mike

 

Current builds:  Amati/Victory Pegasus  MS Charles W. Morgan  Euromodel La Renommèe

 

Completed builds :  Caldercraft Brig Badger   Amati Hannah - Ship in Bottle

 

Terminated build:  HMS Lyme (based on Corel Unicorn)  

 

On the shelf:  Euromodel Friedrich Wilhelm zu Pferde

 

Future scratch builds:  HMS Lyme (from NMM plans); Le Gros Ventre (from Ancre monographs)


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Don't think so Mike...... at my age I need builds that go together rather fast :D  :D


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completed build: Delta River Co. Riverboat     HMAT SUPPLY

                        

                         USRC "ALERT"

 

in progress: Red Dragon  (Chinese junk)

                      


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Mike, you're Badger is looking terrific!  Curious how you made the hooks on the blocks, and whether these were what you used to rig the cannon.  Very impressive!

 

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Cheers,
 
Jason


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The Badger kit comes with some lovely photoetch hooks.

 

Norman


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Built Caldercraft Convulsion, HM Brig Badger and HMS Snake.

Awaiting - Zvelda HMS Dreadnought planning to get the Pontos Deck and PE Upgrades, Panart 1:23 Gun deck model and couple of the cannon kits Manatu - French siege mortar, and American coastal cannon.


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Hi Jason, thanks very much.  To make those hooks for the cannons, I didn't use the photoetch hooks that Norman is describing because they were too big, but instead used the brass eyelets that came with the kit (cut the eyelet out and then bent it into a hook shape).  I think this was the size in the kit:

 

http://www.cornwallm...craft83505.html

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Edited by Landlubber Mike, 14 June 2013 - 02:22 AM.

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Mike

 

Current builds:  Amati/Victory Pegasus  MS Charles W. Morgan  Euromodel La Renommèe

 

Completed builds :  Caldercraft Brig Badger   Amati Hannah - Ship in Bottle

 

Terminated build:  HMS Lyme (based on Corel Unicorn)  

 

On the shelf:  Euromodel Friedrich Wilhelm zu Pferde

 

Future scratch builds:  HMS Lyme (from NMM plans); Le Gros Ventre (from Ancre monographs)





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