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Model of frigate "freia" build 1828 for the Norwegian navy

Model of frigate "freia" build 1828 for the Norwegian navy
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Taken  me more than 40 years to compleete this model, scale 1:48 or if you like 1/4"-1 foot.

"Laid the keel" back in 1979.

The model is a "plank on frame" build with copper sheeted bottom.

My last model as I am almost 80 now and have other priorities.

Cheers Kai

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Very nice job on a ship that I assume was a scratch build as kits with plank on frame construction were extremely rare back then.  You didn't have much in the way of help from the internet back then either.  

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You are quite right, but we cant miss something we never had. However, I have never been in to kits anyhow. That is more assembling than building in my eyes. Dont get me wrong, I have respect for kitbuilders also as there is lots of work building period ships of the line i.e. rigging or hullplanking.

Cheers, Kai

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Thanks!

Hohlenberg-style narrow sterns are always a bit tricky (I had very hard time trying to figure out the stern on Christian VII) so it's interesting to see other examples.

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My granddaughter Freya is two years old today, and your beautiful model is the second thing I came across while browsing through the gallery this morning!

 

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    • Thank you @BobG that is very kind.
    • This is a beautifully crafted model. Congratulations!
    • I realize that you built the model a long time ago and your son now has it. That's a very special gift for your son and your information has been helpful. I was just wondering if you have posted any other models on the forum and if you are currently building a model?
       
       
    • I find it a little difficult to give you precise answers.  I gave the model away to my oldest son who lives in Switzerland while I am confined in Belgium, and this model was built in the 1990's
    • Thanks very much, Jean-Pierre. Your Pen Duick will be a treasure for your son. My son will inherit my models some day and I think they will mean a lot to him as a valued heirloom from his father.
       
      Do you have any other build logs on this forum? Are you building anything now?
       
      Best regards,
      Bob
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