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Completed Scratch Models

This Gallery section is for completed scratch models only. If you have any in-progress photos please post them in your logs or other appropriate forums. In progress photos will be deleted from albums as this gallery should not be used a duplicate build log. ONLY COMPLETED MODELS PLEASE. Thank you.

 

YOU MUST create an album for each completed model and upload your images in that album.  Do not just upload images to the gallery that are not contained within an album.  These will be deleted.   Thank you.

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  1. COLONIAL SCHOONER HALIFAX Updated

    A plank on frame model of the colonial schooner Halifax based on Harrold Hann's book "The colonial Schooner" and drawings by Howard Chapelle from the Smithsonian Museum in Washington. The vessel was originally built as a trading schooner in the 18th centuary and was purchased by the British Navy for conversion into an armed topsail schooner in 1768. Drawings of the conversion are held in the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich.
    The model was largely constructed fro Ash with pear used for some of the fittings and boxwood for the carved work. The guns are machined from phosphor bronze and can all be fired.
    The scale is 1/16th inch to the foot.
    Richard Braithwaite
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  2. French Naval Xebec (1750) Updated

    This model of a French Naval Xebec Le Singe was built at a scale of 1/32" to the foot from Holly. The hull is solid up to the main deck and is planked with strips of holly shavings. The sails are made of tissue forned over carved wooden blocks to give then double curvature. The rigging is from blackened copper wire. Sea made from plasticene painted and varnished (and looks fine after 28 years!).
    The model is based on a model at the Musée national de la Marine in Paris.  
    The whole model is only about 3 inches long.
    Richard Braithwaite
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  3. Independence by KenW Updated

    I based my model on the Artesania Latina kit, Independence 1775, as the basis of my build. I changed the scale to 1:48.
    KenW
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  4. Scow Schooner Updated

    Typical of 1901 era coastal, shallow-water cargo ships, this girl is named Mary Alice.
    Boxnotes
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    Boxnotes Updated
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  5. HMS Revenge Updated

    About the size of a Crayon, this model was built from on-line images.  Hull is solid balsa, sails are card stock and anchors, lanterns and flag staffs are wire.
    Boxnotes
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  6. Monitor Updated

    Styrene covered plywood and a tape tube made a pretty nice replica. Luckily the internet has a plethora of plans and photographs to use as reference. Interestingly the configuration of the ship changed enough over time to throw doubt into some drawings. 
    Boxnotes
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  7. Hozugawa Downriver Boat - 1/40 scale Updated

    In Japanese, this is a  保津川下り舟 or  Hozugawa kudari bune. It is a "downriver" boat, because these boats were traditionally run down the Hozu river and through the rapids to carry goods down from the mountains to the old capital city of Kyōto.
     
    In the old days, the nearly 40-foot long boats were then hauled back up the river, manually, by the boatmen wearing cloth harnesses attached to long ropes. They would hike the rocky shores of the river, 3 at a time, while a fourth boatman would stay on the boat or on the shore, pushing the boat away from the rocks with a heavy pole.
     
    This is how it was done for centuries on the Hozu river as well as many other rivers. You can see many Japanese woodblock prints where boatmen are depicted walked along a river, hauling on ropes to pull boats upriver. 
     
    This models is made from Japanese cypress, Hinoki, and is based on some drawings provided by boat builder Douglas Brooks. The last wooden kudari boat was specially built in 2009, the first wooden boat of its type built in 60 years. The boat still exists, but is not in use. Today, the tour boat company that operates on the Hozu river, uses fiberglass boats based on this design.  
     
    These old wooden boats were particularly interesting in that the planking was not symmetrical. The bottom planks are made relatively short, and the floor planks closer to the bow are tapered. The planking arrangement is said to allow damaged planks to be more easily replaced. 
     
    My own model is something of a hybrid of old and new. I had to base construction on photos of the wooden boat, but some changes had been made since its construction to make it more easily used as a tour boat. I tried to avoid adding the more modern touches, but I had few references to guide me at the time. 
     
    I've since found photos of the boat when it was first put in the water in 2009. Plus, I now think I have a better understanding now of what was traditional and what was not.
     
    Edit: Just discovered this interesting (soundless) footage on Youtube that shows a boat being hauled up river and run down the river:
     
     
     
     
    catopower
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  8. Sloup Charentais Updated

    This beautiful sailboat with an aspect of a yacht is however a working vessel. Initially destined to the ostreiculture industry for which it worked in channels and sea arms, it also fished with bottom trawling gears common prawns and also captured other species like blue whiting, hake, herring, seabream and sole. The height of its rigging allowed it to catch high winds in the sheltered places where it sometimes fished. Well ballasted by forged cement in its bottom, it was well adapted to its environment thanks to its low draught and how easily it could be set aground.
    Javier Baron
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    Javier Baron Updated
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  9. Dutch Statenjacht 1678 Updated

    Typical Dutch Statenjacht  2nd half of the 17th century.
     
    Original scratch build model and then developped into a kit
    *Hans*
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    *Hans* Updated
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  10. Revenue Cutter Dallas 1779 Updated

    Plank on solid carved hull using cherry,walnut strips decks teak planked original plans from smithsonian ship plans.
    John White
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  11. Scratch built Uss Niagara by J White Updated

    Plank on solid hull using original plans using natural cherry, walnut strips on hull decks teak strips and masts &yards hand carved oak rounds.
    John White
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  12. Schooner David by J White Updated

    Scratch built late 1800s solid wood hull hand carved planked in cherry strips , decks planked in teak strips, masts oak hand carved .
    John White
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  13. HMS Harrier Updated

    1/36 working RC Cruizer-class brig
    Timmo
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  14. Skipjack Kathryn Updated

    The Kathryn model is based on the HAER drawings, and is at 1:32 scale.
    Mahuna
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  15. Cross section Fishing Smack by G.L. - Scale 1/20 - POF - approx. 1920 Updated

    G.L.
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  16. Greek Traditional vessel Trechandiri with Schooner rigging Updated

    It's a scratch built model at 1:30 scale.
    It represents a real one cargo vessel, at the age of sail.
     
    Thanasis
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  17. USF Congress 1799 Updated

    Scratch plank-on-frame, mostly Cherry.
     
     
    Seahawk1313
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  18. Varca ri conzu Updated

    This vessel of Sicilia called “ varca ri conzu” ( conzu means longline in Sicilian dialect) fished with this fishing gear near the coasts of Catania and Ragusa, even though occasionally also used pots and bottom trawling nets to fish.
      These boats, of an elegant and stylish line, used to go profusely polychromatic with geometrical and figures as motives. Another typical characteristics are the acute prolongation of the bow stem that elevates much more than a mere functionality criteria would demand, and the presence of the spur that does not obey any specific function, and that it makes this vessel also known as “varca cu spiruni ” for obvious reasons. Another singular characteristic of these boats is the spritsail which they are rigged with.
      This model is made from the plan and illustration of this vessel that appear in the book “Vele italiane della costa occidentale” of Sergio Bellabarba and Eduardo Guerreri.
     
    Javier Baron
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  19. Head figure of HMS Bellona Updated

    Head figure of HMS Bellona    (1760) , 3D work and now in wood ( CNC processing and manual finishing ). Scale 1:48, height 90 mm. Pink pear, coating with linseed oil, wax polish on top.
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  20. Flobart de Portel Updated

    In front of Boulogne, in the other side of the Liane River, the town of Portel has always been a nursery of sailors, that either practice deep sea fishing on board great ships or coastal fishing with the flobarts. These vessels of robust construction and from two to three tones of displacement are of very flat bottom (capable of floating in only thirty centimeters of water) and they set aground on the beach, thus being equipped of a center dagger board that can be extracted easily.
     
    At the beginning of the XIX century you could count twenty flobarts in Portel, number that reached fifty in 1850, thanks to the construction of a creek provided with two capstans that made setting them aground much easier. Later came a period of decadence in the fleet since the cove that served them as shelter went unprotected due to the extraction of the rocks that protected it used for the remodeling of the Boulogne port. Later on, the coastal fishing recovered impulse during WWII that made it difficult for the great vessels to set sail to fish.
    Nowadays you can once again count of about fifty flobarts at Portel.
     
    In the pictures I show both the vessel unfinished, so that the clinker of the hull and interior of the boat can be better appreciated, as well as the model already done and rigged with all its sails.
    Javier Baron
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  21. USS TROUT SS 566 1/350 Updated

    This is a TANG class diesel submarine.  This class is the first US-designed post-war submarine. Internal and some of the external features of this class were taken from the German TYPE XI, and XXIIIclass "electro-boats."
    torpedochief
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  22. NewYork Pilot Boat Updated

    This is a slightly kit bashed model of the Phantom kit. I added a charging dog figurehead and changed the name to the Ruff Waters as a gift for my vet.
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  23. Roger Pellett Updated

    Early Eighteenth Century Royal Navy rigged longboat.  Scale: 1:32
     
    Hull lines redrawn from rigged longboat drawing in May’s Boats of Man of War.
    Overall appearance from Burgis’s “View of the Port of New York 1717.  All components except rigging line were scratch built by me.
     
    Roger Pellett
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  24. Paranza di Trani Updated

    The paranza , a typical vessel from the lower Adriatic was used mainly for fishing, although it was also used for coastal fishing and surveillance.
    The paranza of Trani was of robust construction and frequently made fishing campaigns of several months´ duration in Albania, Greece and even farther waters off the Mediterranean oriental coasts as well as North Africa. The load displacement varied between five to thirty tons and the length went from ten to thirty two meters. It was a wider vessel that as a singular characteristic showed a very rounded bow.
      A detailed description of the paranza of Trani was given by captain Hennique, Commandant of a French fragata that found one of these vessels, “Maria de Costantinopoli” in the coasts of Tunisia in 1888, and made it the object of a meticulous and detailed study.
      The paranza had a rounded hull and presented a 3:1ratio between length and beam. The dimensions checked by Hennique were as follows: 12 meters of length, 4.2 beam and 1.3 depth. The boat draught 0.7 m and displaced 13 tons. Its crew was of 10 men and a deckhand.
      The rudder of the vessel particularly called Hennique´s attention because of its dimensions since with a longitude of 4.55 meters draught a lot more than the boat and had a surface close to a third of the plane of the central dagger boards. When the vessels entered port or found scarce bottoms, the rudder elevated itself using for this one of the two backstays that sustained the mast on each bulk ward rail. The boat was rigged with a lateen sail, and with tail winds a jib was rigged upon an outrigger tied to the mast´s base and to one of the bow´s bollards.
     
     
     
     
    Javier Baron
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  25. Steam Tug JOHN CUDAHY Updated

    The JOHN CUDAHY  is a 1/4" scale steam tug. Complete with a compound steam engine and detailed engine room
    steamschooner
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