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  1. That sounds like a post office issue. Contact Canada Post with a 'where's my package' inquiry.
  2. I, like you, have been struggling with planking the hull. In my case, I have 3 hills in various degrees of poorly completed planking. In my case, I am struggling to wrap my mind around how to do that clear tape thing (hasn't worked yet for me) and how to use proportional dividers. I hate to scrap a hill that I put a lot of effort into detailing the interior, but I suspect that my ECB shall soon sink into the abyss, to be started once more from the beginning.
  3. Ship paintings

    Beautiful work, and a wide variety of subject matter to boot! Thank you for sharing these with us. All the best -
  4. I have periodically searched for said treatise in many of the usual suspect online repositories with no success. I am NOT sure if these would be the same as the tables in his Naval Architecture (available in PDF less the large draughts) at https://books.google.com/books?id=TWsmw-QqvmAC It may be found as a printed version, perhaps, in various libraries (such as New York Public Library, NMM &c.) although I have not looked for it in that format. GOOD LUCK!
  5. Are they in Scantlings of Royal Navy Hips by Allan Yedlinsky?
  6. 20 Gun Sixth Rate Sloop of War

    Actually, based on number of guns, it is a sloop, which is also how the NMM describes it.
  7. Welcome - and enjoy your new hobby! That item is generally known as a "third hand". Sold at hobby stores and online as well (see Model expo, Micromark, and other front page sponsors).
  8. Hurricane Harvey

    Was in South Florida after Andrew, as well as Houston for the flooding after Allison in 2001 (same area as Harvey, but far less rainfall). Also on more than 20 other large disasters over the years. All are unique and devastating to those affected. Florida learnt from Andrew and took many actions related to building codes and land use. The impact this year from Irma was much less, even in the Keys, than it would have been in 1995. For Houston, it was a bigger challenge. To avoid flooding, you don't build in flood plain. Unfortunately, that would have precluded huge deaths in a very urban area. The long term decisions on rebuilding are being shaped now. My thoughts are with all of those affected, but also with those response and recovery workers in the regions.
  9. Welcome to deciphering 17th, 18th and 19th century "ratings"! The number of guns was meant more as a guide than a fixed rule, in most cases, and reflected the nominal armament that a ship was designed to carry. Captains, however, had some leeway in the actual arming of the ship. As but one example, the frigate Constitution was "designed" by Humphreys to carry 44 guns as the main armament. Various cruises over the years carried as many as 52 guns. There are reports that some vessels were regrettably overarmed by the Captain, resulting in poor handling and stability. At best, use the number that the hull was pierced for along the sides as a guide for the intended number of guns, recognizing that there may have been more carried as chasers or lighter guns on the weather deck that increased the count. Yep, not much help, I'm afraid!
  10. 70 Gun Anne of 1690

    Well, now. This has been an interesting quest. I have not been able to track down any easily available archeological survey information (but, that is not to say that there is none). What I have found is the following from 1977: Marsden, Peter, and David Lyon. 1977. “A Wreck Believed to Be the Warship Anne, Lost in 1690.” International Journal of Nautical Archaeology 6 (1): 9–20. doi:10.1111/j.1095-9270.1977.tb00984.x. Endsor should have some fairly authoritative information in his book - he recently (2015) presented a fairly well attended symposium concerning the Anne. Hope this helps!
  11. 70 Gun Anne of 1690

    Bill - I haven't had the chance to check my files yet, but should have some time later today. In the interim, have you checked on academia.edu?
  12. Both the CD set and the shop notes are worthwhile investments. They complement rather than duplicate each other. For me, having the "how to" tips in printed form is more practical- I can work over the guide, so to speak. For the casual, hobbyist builder (rather kit or scratch), I think the shop notes can serve a very practical, long-term purpose. I find I use the NRJ CD collection as a stepping off point for research on specific ships or topics. For me, at least, I find a well documented article with a rich bibliography more useful than pretty pictures. I use the references cited to dig back to primary sources when possible, rather than rely solely on the interpretation in the article.
  13. Some, yes. Some, no. The articles are of widely varied quality (historical perspective and how-to perspective). While some of the "how-to" books are better than others, most contain useful advice. If you are concerned with absolute historical accuracy, there are no books to guide you. However, if you want to learn how to build a model, then many of the older authors offer great tips (people like Davis, McGann, Underhill, Hahn, & Longridge). They were writing for the home modeller mostly in the days before there were affordable kits. If you get one reference, get the NRG Shopnotes (okay, that would be 2 books now).
  14. Let me offer a brief assortment that you may consider. This listing contains both print and PDF verswions (with open-source links where available). My suggestion is to seek out reviews on books of interest (some are more user friendly than others, some geared more for experienced builders than others, and so on). Enjoy! Model Shipbuilding Resources 20Mar2016.pdf
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