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Completed Scratch Models

This Gallery section is for completed scratch SHIP 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 SHIP 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. NRG Capstan Project, scale 1:16 Updated

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  2. Hemingway's PILAR in 1:12 Updated

    1:12 operating model of PILAR.
    04OCT2021 Update: Adding a few beauty shots.
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  3. Trireme Patrenis Updated

    High school woodwork major project of a 1/42 ancient Greek Trireme with close reference to the Trieres Olympias ship and credit to John Andela from http://www.ageofsail.net/trireme5.asp for providing plans of his model to reference off. Patrenis is named after the two migrant ships, Patris and Ellenis that my grandparents from Greece arrived in to Australia in the 1960s. She is the first model I have built and the first of more to come.
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  4. Pen Duick, Fife 1898, 1/10. Updated

    Pen Duick   is the name best known for a series of   ocean racing   yachts   sailed by French yachtsman   Eric Tabarly . Meaning   coal tit   in   Breton   it was the name Tabarly's father gave to the 1898   Fife   gaff cutter he purchased, and that his son learned to sail. [1] He thereafter used the name for a series of successful racing yachts through the '60s and '70s.
    The hull is wood planking and covered with epoxy fiber glass. All is hand made. If you ask yourself why there is no mast, it’s simply that I don’t have enough room because it would be too high  
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  5. Bluebottle-1948- scale 1/10 Updated

    Bluebottle is Dragon class boat and was a wedding present to Queen Elisabeth and Prince Philip. She was designed and built by Camper & Nicholson LMT in Gosport 1948.
    The most difficult parts were to find the original plans hidden in a museum in Uk and to choose a version because has an olympic dragon, she had so many modification that you never have the same deck, equipments or position of the mast on the pics.
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  6. Papegojan 1627 - 1:48 Updated

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  7. HMS Leopard - scale 1:85 Updated

    HMS Leopard - 1790, British Royal Navy.  Built on a combination of frames and bulkheads.  Each deck level is backlit with yellow LED lighting to simulate oil lamps.  The stern lights are also wired.
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  8. Lake Léman boat. Scale 1:220 Updated

    The Lake Geneva, also known in french as Lake Léman, is the largest lake in Western Europe. It is located north of the Alps, between France and Switzerland, at the crossroads of two major communication axes that connect the Mediterranean and the Adriatic with Northern Europe.
     
    Coming from Marseille, goods from the East, together with Provencal products (wine, salt, olive oil ...) traveled up the Rhone to Seyssel, the northern limit of the river's navigable course. From there they passed by road to Geneva. To continue their journey, they were embarked to Morges and disembarked again to reach, transported by land, the river network that took them towards the Rhine basin through the Neuchâtel and Bienne lakes, then accessing the Aare, a tributary of the Rhine. In the 17th century, from Marseille to the North Sea via Geneva, in a total length of almost 1,600 km, the waterway was only interrupted for 70 km, with only two load breaks.
     
    Another road, which passed through the port of Gran San Bernardo, was used to transport precious products from the East (silk, spices, perfumes, porcelain ...), coming from Venice and Genoa. This traffic was carried out from the
    east of the lake towards the coastal cities, then north and west via Morges or Geneva, and continued on to Lyon, Burgundy and Champagne.
     
    Local productions were also exported by river: thus, the Gruyere cheeses, packed in barrels and destined for the French Navy in Toulon, crossed the lake between Vevey and Geneva.
     
    In addition, there has always been an important local traffic, both in the longitudinal and transversal direction of the lake: food products, firewood and materials for construction, livestock and passengers. The navigation of the lake with boats suitable for the traffic of products and merchandise has a long historical tradition.
     
    The water transport was particularly suitable for the heaviest materials: sand, gravel, carving or facing stones and lime from the southeast shore where numerous kilns, established on the shore, took advantage of the proximity of the limestone and the necessary wood to your warm-up.
     
    The present model is the reproduction of one of the lake boats that were basically dedicated to the transport of construction materials.
     
    The development of the Meillerie quarries, at the beginning of the 19th century, was the origin of the heyday of the Leman boats, until their disappearance during the Great War.
    Paradoxically, it was the construction of a road, a direct competitor of the lake route and contemporary with the development of the large riverside cities such as Montreux, Vevey, Lausanne and Geneva, which sparked the heyday of the Leman boats (which were sometimes called " Barcas de Meillerie ") as they turned out to be the most efficient and suitable means of transport for transporting the heavy construction materials used in the construction of these new urban centers.
     
    In addition, these boats ensured the maritime transport and the transit of goods between the different ports of Lake Geneva.
     
    With beams of seven to nine meters and lengths that reached thirty-five, these vessels could carry up to 180 tons per trip, having a flat bottom and a reduced draft of between 0.5 and 1 meter.
     
    The boats had two masts, the largest in candlelight and the fore-forehead slightly inclined. The sticks carried a whole set with very vertical lateen sails. A typical characteristic of this lake rig is that thanks to this verticality the nets did not jibe and were always kept on the port side of the mast. Sometimes they also rode a tack jib on a bowsprit.
     
    In the calm, or when the winds were contrary, different systems were used to move the boat:
     
    In the vicinity of the coast, the boat was pulled by means of a cable by the men of the crew, who hooked it to a strap around their torso, while the skipper remained at the helm. The cable was fixed in the upper part of the ratchet pole, which made it possible to avoid possible obstacles. Until the late 19th century, a tree-clear towpath existed around the lake for this purpose. It was only when this path was interrupted by too many private gardens that the boats were fitted with a keel large enough to be able to girdle as much as possible against the wind.
    In waters far from the coast, the “naviot”, a sturdy flat-bottomed boat, was used to tow the boat by force of oars.
     
    In shallow waters, such as in the ports or in the roadstead of Geneva, the “strips” were used, long iron poles of 7 to 9 meters that were supported on the bottom while the crew moved through the false, the lateral platforms that the boat has in great part of its length at the height of the gift cover.
     
    Traditionally the keel was made with Jura white fir. The frames, spaced between 40 and 50 cm, were made of oak 10 to 14 cm thick, as well as the bars or slats, the latter sometimes made of chestnut. Below deck transverse chains connected the port and starboard side belts to prevent the hull from opening under loads of up to 180 tonnes. The stern was flat and was attached to the keel, like the stem, by ties made of oak. The deck, equipped with abrupt, also had a very high sheer in the bow to allow the passage of waves of up to 1.5 meters. The strakes of the lining made of white fir 8-14 cm thick on the bottoms and then larch for the sides, decreased in thickness with height. The very steep sidewalls, between 40 and 45 degrees, made it possible to increase stability under load, thus compensating for the higher center of gravity due to the load on deck.
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  9. Another Dutch fluit Updated

    Since my small collection of fluits (and some more ship types) left me for a new life in the Archaeological Museum Huis van Hilde in Castricum, Holland, I felt the strong urge to create another one. My house without a fluit seems too empty and cold :-).
    Here it is. As always, the build of the paper hull was a breeze, took no more than 3 weeks, but the rigging is another story. It's long and demanding and I would surely skip the whole proces if not for the incredible reward of looking at a model that suddenly came to live.
    I hope you like it as much as I do.
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  10. Island Lake Models Updated

    Scratch-built models from Western Washington
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  11. HM Cutter Cheerful 1806 by glbarlow Updated

    My completed cutter Cheerful. Photos by GlennBarlow Photography using Nikon D850 with Nikon 105mm f/1.4 and Profoto lighting.
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  12. French trawler Hemerica Updated

     
    The model is built on the plans of the Fishery museum in Concarneau  France and represents one of the last French side trailers before these were replaced by the first generation of hecktrawlers.
    Built in scale 1:25 and representing her during her service life around 1970 for the shipping company Nicot in Concarneau. For the details of my build I have had much support from the staff of the French fishery museum.
    From the start I adapted the hull construction in order to prepare her for RC sailing. 
    During the build I decided to weather her as realistic as possible and later I also decided to build a slipway to show her during “maintenance” .
     
    The original trawler is now included in the collection of the Concarneau Fishery Museum and may also be visited.
    However, due to public safety issues, much of the original fishing gear was removed, but nevertheless she is still worth while visiting.          
             
     
     
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  13. Row Galley Updated

    Scratch built model of Row Galley 1814 from the plans of William Doughty naval contractor.  Scale is 1/2" = 1 foot.
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  14. H.M.S. Triton Cross Section by Ainars Apalais - 1:48 Completed Updated

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  15. Tsernikiperama Updated

    The peramas were Greek ships from the 19th and 20th centuries, typical of the Eastern Aegean Sea and the Sea of Marmara, which were used to transport all kinds of goods. They were characterized by their carrying capacity and good behavior in all types of seas. A very special feature of the peramas is the presence of floating handrails, which end before reaching the bow and the stern, as well as the existence of a small parapet transverse placed vertically on the deck. Normally they were rigged with two masts with gaff or lug sails and jibs, although there were also single masts, sometimes with Latin sails, which were frequently used for piracy and war operations. The main sites where its shipyards were located were Syros, Plomari and Samos, and although they are no longer under construction, many specimens have been recovered and adapted into pleasure boats.
    My model is based on the one made by the Greek model maker Thanassis de Giannikos of a tsernikiperama , a traditional perama with a single mast and a gaff sail, which he built following the line drawing of the Moon ship, as described in the book Construction Traditional Greek Warship by K. Damianidis (p. 58), while for the rigging of the model it was based on the book On the Equipment of Ships by Kotsovilis (p. 66).
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  16. Slipway for trawler Hemerica Updated

    Whilst building and weathering the trawler Hemerica, the idea came up to make a slipway to show the model during maintenance.
    Inspiration was found in the Existing Newlyn (UK) harbour slipway. But as it is on scale 1:25 , and moreover I needed to consider dimensional  limitations. So I focussed on the construction of the railways, the slipwaycarriage, and all supports and freely designed the architectural details with an eye on the original, including the position of the winch.
    Many small details, as well as the workers, are added in stages as new ideas and suggestions just keep coming up.
     
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  17. Harvaqtuurmiut Qayaq (Kayak), Baker Lake vicinity, West Hudson Bay, Canada Updated

    Wood and tissue model with caribou lance and paddle (18" long).  A full-size example would be 22'-28' long and 18"-21" wide.  (Sources: "A Contextual Study of the Caribou Eskimo Kayak" [Arima, 1975], and "Inuit Kayaks In Canada" [Arima, 1987]).
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  18. Tonegawa Takasebune - Edo/Meiji period Japanese river cargo boat, 1/72 scale Updated

    The Takasebune is a large cargo river boat, of which there were various types across Japan. The Tonegawa Takasebune were just one of many types of boats that plied the intricate network of the Tone river, but it was among the largest, measuring up to around 27 meters in length and was said to have a carrying capacity of up to 900 bushels of rice, or about 54 tons. My model is a 1/72-scale build of a 60-foot, with a carrying capacity of about 500 bushels of rice, or about 30 tons.
     
    I’ve been interested in these boats for some time, and have been gathering what information I could find about them through web searches and a few books. Finally, I started working on this one. It's a bit on the small side, being only about 10" long overall and 7" tall, but it's scale compatible with my Higaki Kaisen and Kitamaebune models.
     
    After spending a long time making all the cargo, I finally decided it was loaded up enough to call it complete.
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  19. Sacoleva Updated

    During the 19th century and the first half of the 20th it was easy to find, both in the eastern Mediterranean, on the coasts of Anatolia, Syria and Egypt, as well as in the Black Sea and the Adriatic this type of vessel with its unmistakable sails, whose main component was a large spritsail
    The model is made from the plans that, based on those of Admiral Paris, are found in the book "Vele italiane della costa occidentale dal medioevo al novecento", as well as from the observation of photos of other models of this type of vessel present in internet.
    The goods carried by these ships were mainly grains and skins from the Black Sea, cotton from Egypt and salt, almonds, olives, wine and oil from the Greek islands. In the sacolevas, the maneuvering of the spritsail was very easy, since it was provided with some rings on the luff that slid over on a rope and allowed the sail to be released and collected as if it were a curtain.
    The name of this boat as a sacoleva given by Admiral Paris seems to obey more to its rigging (since sacoleva is the modern Greek name for the spritsail) than to the peculiar shape of its hull, which is actually that of a tserniki , a type of boat that appeared rigged in different ways. Possibly it would be more appropriate to call it "tserniki-sacoleva".
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  20. Muleta do Seixal Updated

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  21. James Caird 1/24 scale, scratch-built Updated

    I intended this model to represent the James Caird as it might have looked on Elephant Island just prior to its departure on the voyage to South Georgia.  I based the model on photographs taken by Frank Hurley during the expedition and used plans developed and shared with me by a member of this forum.  I have left part of the canvas deck covering folded back so that the supplies and provisions stored inside the boat can be seen.
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  22. Ca. 1918 "Ferris" Troop Ship Updated

    Built at 1/16"=1' to lines in R. Van Gaasbeek's "A Practical Course in Wooden Boat and Ship Building" (1918).
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  23. Pareggia Updated

    The “pareggia”, a typical Ligurian boat, was very similar to the “bovo”. In reality, the only relevant difference between them is in the position of the main mast: inclined towards the bow in the first case and practically vertical, in the second. The “pareggias” had a practically straight stem with little inclination, a round stern and a hull with quite full shapes as befits a cargo ship. Normally they did not exceed 20 m. in length with a displacement of 30-40 t.
    In the book “Les caboteurs et pêcheurs de la còte de Tunisie. Pêche des éponges”, by the frigate captain P.-A. Hennique, which describes and illustrates the vessels of different nationalities (Arab, Greek, Maltese, Sicilian ...) that this French Navy officer found in those waters in 1888, a “pareggia” appears, the Monteallegro di la Spezia, a boat of about 15 m. in length, 4 m. of beam and 1.25 m. draft. Hennique noted the resemblance of their rigging to that of the Spanish feluccas which he had frequently encountered on his voyages. In navigation, the dinghy was brought on board and placed on the deck. The crew consisted of six men, counting on the skipper.
    The “pareggias” were used to transport people and goods along the Ligurian coast, although they also undertook navigations to much more distant destinations. They had a reputation for being excellent sailboats, very adaptable and that they had very well at sea in any weather.
    Regarding rigging, the difference between that of the mainmast and that of the mizzen is noteworthy. In the latter, the halyard is placed upright, in the position in which it should be placed to pass it from one side to the other, so the halyard goes forward of the mizzenmast. On the other hand, on the mainmast, the halyard of the entena descends from the wedge and is located aft of the mast.
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  24. Galloway Cataract Boat "Glen" Updated

    Cataract Boat "Glen" used by the 1923 USGS Mapping Expedition of the Grand Canyon (Birdseye Expedition).  Lines sourced from the Library of Congress:  https://www.loc.gov/resource/hhh.az0578.sheet?st=gallery
    Original preserved and on display at the Grand Canyon National Park.  Modeled at 3/4"=1' in pine.
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  25. Amistad Schooner, 1839 Updated

    Scratch built 1:96 scale model of the infamous Amistad slave ship.  A basswood solid hull was carved and planked with basswood strips.  Basswood deck; bamboo masts and spars; and thin copper sheet were used.  The brick works are paper card.  I built this in the late 1990s, but do not think I have ever displayed it before.
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