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  2. Thank you for adding me. I've been admiring models for many years and have a small collection at this point. There seems to be a great amount of knowledge on this site and I look forward to sharing. I hate to do this but I will be posting a new topic under General Discussion regarding the latest addition to my collection for assistance with information on the model. I've read all of the topic's on the site regarding the number of mystery model requests but I'm very intrigued by this one and must ask. Again thank you for the welcome.
  3. So you were the one! A weighted monkey's fist can kill a man if it hits him in the head. In many ports, if a weighted monkey's fits hits the dock, the first thing a longshoreman is going to do is cut it off and toss it into the drink, accompanied by the sounds of some very salty language!
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  5. Wallace

    HMS Bellona by harlequin - Corel

    That makes her look quite regal and you are right sir, there is still a lot of work ahead ⛵
  6. Bob Cleek

    Foul Weather Tarps

    I'd say not likely for "rain or snow." Wet weather certainly didn't discourage the "iron men in wooden ships." More importantly, the weight of snow would definitely be a problem with awnings rigged. (The nautical term is "awnings." "Tarps" are tight-fitting canvas covers to protect for deck machinery, hatch covers, and the like.) Awnings behave like horizontal sails in storm conditions. It likely wouldn't have been considered good seamanship to be caught in a blow with awnings rigged. They'd beat themselves to pieces. However, small awnings rigged over rigid frames, as sometimes seen on launches might be another matter, but these are mainly "spray dodgers" which came on the scene with the arrival of powered launches.
  7. Oh believe me Messis, this one won't be thrown away. I am actually enjoying the planking if I am honest, it's just a case of sticking at it and not rushing to get it finished. That's when mistakes happen.
  8. The seizing took a little to get used to, especially since the rope is so tiny. But it got easier over time so the rigging is coming along. I haven't glued anything down yet and I will do that once all the running rigging is completed.
  9. Well, I am following Ben Lankford's plans for Model Shipways Constitution. He does not use the term "Burton Pendants" on these plans but seems to refer to them as "Running pendants" (Plan sheet #7 and Figure 8.1 in the instruction manual.) As I said in the original post, only the topmast pendants and their tackles are shown in Anatomy of a Ship series for the Constitution. There, these tackles are hooked to the pendants and attached to the channels. Anyway, Lankford shows the pendants for both the topmasts and the lower masts but says nothing about how they are rigged to the tackles and the tackles attached to the hulls. In the "Masting and Rigging of English ships" it is stated that the pendants are usually not shown on static models. However, in the real ship, they must have been installed before the shrouds were if Lankford is to be believed. I have read that these pendants were simply tied to a shroud to prevent them flopping around.
  10. Just found your thread here, Jens: a nice project you have there!
  11. Dziadeczek: Thank you very much for your praise, I am pleased you like my work. Now the pedestals are finished and placed under the huge hull of the Royal Katherine. Enjoy the pics and have a great time.
  12. Mark, I think it is a Fireship... have you this book? https://www.amazon.com/Fireship-Terror-Weapon-Age-Sail/dp/1591142709 druxey was faster
  13. Mark: what you are looking in that photo are the lower-edge hinged port lids, inboard of which are the various 'infernal devices' of a fireship. Close to the ports are chambers. These blow the lids open. On each side of the chamber are grenadoes that also explode. There are many other nasty contents to a fireship, but we digress....
  14. Keith Black

    Foul Weather Tarps

    I can certainly see the use of tarps in hot weather climes to lessen deck temps but also see the use of tarps to keep off rain or snow when at port in norther climes. I think a tarps up model would be interesting and would require the viewer to peek beneath the covers as it were. An interesting discovery when searching foul weather tarps and icing of wood hull sailing ships (I can't imagine a old sailing ship taking on ice with sails deployed. Trying to quickly take down ice sheeted sails, working with ice coated lines. Better men than I!) was that of ice hauling ships, one in particular, the Acorn, with a "felt sheathed hull and yellow metal" which lead to this link. Very interesting information regarding sheathed hulls......Keith http://www.bruzelius.info/Nautica/Shipbuilding/Young(1867)_Ch4.html
  15. Mark, I may have achieved what you want in Fusion 360. On the Ernestina plans, there is a line identified as the "measured sheer line". Unlike other plan lines, this line is curved in every view. To start, I used the intersection of three offset planes to locate the point at the bow where the line starts. I then started a fit point spline sketch in a plane parallel to the side view and created the curve shown below. Let's call this curve A. Next, working on a plane parallel to the top view, I created a second curve following the sheer line as viewed from above. Let's call this curve B. From this view, curve A looks like a straight line. Both curves share a starting point at the bow. Here are the same two curves viewed from the side. In this view, curve A is curved and curve B appears straight. Now it's time to combine them into a single curve. I go to Sketch -> Project / Include -> Intersection Curve. First I select a plane for the sketch. As far as I can tell, it doesn't matter which plane I use, but I used the offset plane where curve B lies. Next, the tool pops up asking me to select the curves. I select curves A and B and hit Ok. Here is the new sketch curve, displayed in purple, from the side. And from the top. As you can see, it curves in several directions. Here it is along with sketches for the rabbet line and water lines. Unfortunately, Fusion 360 does not allow me to use it as a profile in a loft. However, I may be able to use it as a rail if I am lofting using the section curves. I plan to try that next.
  16. Hi Kytara, I built the SOTS by De Agostini and found it to be a fantastic model to build. You will enjoy the journey. Good luck with you build. Snoepert
  17. Looking great Joe, all very neat and tidy!
  18. So, during the Holidays i had another look at the plans and contacted Mr. Fissore who found no problem with them. Well, perhaps it is me but unless i realy need new glasses then quite a few things are seriously off here. If anyone with a bit more experience than me could comment if i am right or just blind it would be most welcome. (i received this file from Mr. Fissore, 4 and 7 AV/AR are his insertions, the other measuring lines are mine) PL. 1 -- 1÷12 -- 310 x 680 -- 19-12-2018 modified.pdf
  19. I started plotting the frame section lines. The drawing numbers the frames with frame 0 at the steering position. Frames 1 to 38 are forward of the steering position and frames -1 to -7 aft of it. It's a bit slow going but I am making progress. I have commandeered the dining room table - somewhat warmer than the workshop at present and my wife can find me more easily. The Christmas table cloth hasn't been removed yet. My draughting arrangements are somewhat basic, MDF for drawing board, my woodworkers square, dividers, french curves and a much overused eraser. Oh! and a laptop to give the impression of sophistication. Never the less it seems to work and the bow sections are coming out well. I will publish PDF's of the sections in a later post. .
  20. Hi Johann - Yes, I have wormed mainstays and forestays down to a scale of 1/96 (1/8" = 1'). I used a hand-cranked serving machine of my own design (see photos for the serving setup. I don't have a photo of the worming process, but it is essentially similar). The trick is to start all three worming lines at the same time, hold them in between thumb and fingers of one hand, which makes the tensions equal, and then to crank very slowly. It lays up pretty easily. I prefer the hand-cranked machine because I can stop and reverse easily if anything gets off-line. Securing them with dilute white glue, as Druxey suggests, is the final step. Best of success. Dan
  21. Hi everyone These guys have got their winter sale on now. They have a massive selection of books covering all sorts. https://www.naval-military-press.com/product-category/other-categories/naval-mercantile-history/ They have every sort of era you can think (models are even included Some very very good prices, up to 85% discount. My package is on its way for sure Cheers!
  22. Hello, Martin. Best to formulate your difficulties as one or more questions and post them here, along with a few pics of your progress. SOTS has been built a time or two by our members, so they can probably help you out. Cheers!
  23. el cid

    Foul Weather Tarps

    You’ll see live-aboard recreational sailors at southern marinas rig awnings to shade the deck and keep cabin temps down. Modern warships do the same on occasion (at least up until the 1980s) when moored to help lesson the AC load. Deck fittings, poles, wire rope, fittings and canvas were ship’s equipment. I doubt it was this standardized during the age of sail, probably improvised by each ship’s crew. I think the US battleships at Pearl Harbor had awnings rigged; I’m sure I’ve seen this modeled at 1/350 and 1/700. IMHO it can make for an interesting model, like showing torpedo nets or accommodation ladders deployed. Cheers, Keith
  24. Holy cow, Doris! You are blinding fast, while maintaining your excellent quality standards! Fantastic!!!
  25. Very nicely done and beautifully made I will follow this build.
  26. At this moment I have finished also the second pedestal. Here you can see several pics from modelling its back side and final result with all my tools I use for this work.
  27. Do you mean the burton pendants on the lower mast? I thought they were hooked to an eye on the channels. Jan
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