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  1. Oneida (1809) US brig of war

    Scratch built at 1/96 (1/8") scale from Chapelle's plans. Primary woods are cherry for the hull, holly for the deck, pau marfim for fittings, carronade carriages, masts, and carved figures. Construction was halted wen historic research revealed that the raised foredeck and pivot gun were removed shortly after construction.
  2. stern view

    Thanks Nils - It turned out to be an interesting exercise in kit-bashing. It reminded me why I scratch-build - even with a very well-designed kit, there were still built-in mistakes to trip up the unwary. Be well Dan
  3. bow deck

    Hi - The model is in 1:32 scale and was built from archaeological notes and drawings of a similar ship excavated at Roskilde, Denmark. I tried to be true to the building methods of the Vikings, so it is lapstrake planked with rivets through the overlaps. Frames are treenailed to the ribs, which were individually fitted to the planks, which were built first over a mold before the framing was installed. The most difficult pieces were the complicated stem and stern pieces which have a series of steps for the plank heads to attach to, but which have to be carved before the planks exist. Glad you enjoy the photos. Dan Pariser
  4. This Norse merchantman is the type used by Leif Erikson to land on Vinland (North America). She was built for the Mariner's Museum in Virginia at a scale of 1:32 using archaeologist's notes of one excavated in Roskilde, Denmark. Framing, stem and sternpieces are cherry, planking is pau marfim. All rigging is laid up linen line, but conjectural as to how it ran.
  5. Yacht America (1851)

    From the Bluejacket kit with open framing. Scratch-built deck and deck fixtures.
  6. SS Uruguay

    Built as the SS California in 1928, she was renamed in 1938 and put into service to South America as part of the "Good Neighbor" fleet. She ferried troops and refugees during the war before returning to civilian life. The hull is basswood, the superstructures are wood sheathed in plastic. Decks are printed paper, lifeboats and deck fittings are cast metal.
  7. USS Maine

    Built for the Brooklyn Navy Yard Museum (Building 92) in 1:72 scale. Carved resin hull and superstructures, printed paper decks, brass railings and small guns, wooden detailing of vacuum formed plastic boats. Sailors adapted from Revell Germany figures.