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HMS Pickle, Caldercraft, my interpretation

HMS Pickle, Caldercraft, my interpretation
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This basically good Caldercraft kit was altered in various aspects:
- The stern was changed according to RMG's plans of the Adonis-class cutters/schooners.
- The proportion of the rigging was changed to follow those of the proposed rigging of the Adonis-class schooners in Karl Heinz Marquarts book ‘The Global Schooner’. The masts were reduced in height and the proportions of the bowsprit altered.
- The 19' launch was shortened into a 16' cutter and the boats placed on the centerline between the masts.
- A full set of sails was hoisted and the rigging completed accordingly. The sails are made from fine cotton dyed in tea. The seams are drawn with a pencil and the hem glued.
- Additional changes were made, such as the bow stretched a bit, a slightly different color scheme used, a new galley flue added, a second anchor added, a self painted flag hoisted etc.
The build was a bit of an adventure and a pleasure. I think that Pickle with the alterations now resembles more an Bermuda built schooner of the early 19th century.

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@flyer

Hello there! I wanted to ask if the sails came with the kit of the boat. If not, could you tell me how you got them or made them?

 

Thanks so much!

 

Karl

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Hi Karl

 

No, I had to make them myself. You find more about how in the build log:

 

https://modelshipworld.com/index.php/topic/9589-hms-pickle-by-flyer-caldercraft-scale-164-my-interpretation/#entry283647

 

Feel free to ask, if you have any more questions.

 

Cheers

Peter

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@flyer Ah so you made the sails yourself? Very fine job I must say. The link you provided doesn’t seem to work? Also, if you can remember, what exact paints did you use? Looks like you weathered the deck a little too which looks fabulous!

 

Thanks a bunch,

 

Karl

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Hi Karl

 

If you enter

 

HMS Pickle by flyer

 

into the search window on this page, you should find my build log.

The paints are Caldercraft Admiralty Paints dull black and yellow ochre with about 20% matt white.

The deck is not weathered. It's just the color of the wood I got with the kit.

 

Cheers

Peter

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