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  1. After a lot of back and forth between the Fair American and this kit, I decided to go for the AVS. It seems to be a fun and exciting build. I think it would be a great opportunity to get some additional skills for the next build on my shelf: Fair American, HMS Unicorn, ... Let's begin!
  2. Hi, In Historic Dockyards in Chatham (UK) is preserved HMS Gannet 1878 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Gannet_(1878) Tadeusz
  3. Hi world! I want to show you my current ship model project: the sloop Mediator. I found the plans of this ship in Howard I. Chapelle book named 'The search for speed under sail, 1700-1855'. I thought it would be an interesting ship for a first scratch work. In the National Museum of American History, Washington, DC, there is a ship model of the Mediator: http://etc.usf.edu/clippix/picture/the-mediator.html An this is my ship model today: Please, let me to show slooooowly the building process step by step. P.S: Apologizes to everyone for my awful English. P.P.S: I put my drawings in this first post. I'll update if any change happens. P.P.S: Add a direct link to all photographs I have about the Mediator buid: https://picasaweb.google.com/113346618105593843079/6058494423241948545?authuser=0&feat=directlink Mediator plans set.pdf
  4. Hello MSW, First off thanks for checking out my inaugural wooden kit build. I will do my best to document my experience bearing in mind that this kit has been discontinued by Constructo. For the record: these are completely uncharted waters for me so I will likely be asking lots of specific questions. I have read a number of build logs on MSW now and done a fair bit of research, but I am looking forward to finally engaging with the community. Without further ado, from Toronto where we have some proper arctic weather (feels like -27°C), here is The Gjøa. For those unfamiliar, The Gjøa was the ship with which Norwegian Explorer/Capt. Roald Amundsen first sailed the Northwest Passage. Below are photos from my first afternoon. The false keel/bulkhead board was thankfully (relatively) warp-free so I jumped right in. I was also happy to see that the false keel was 4mm thick, and rigged up a keel clamp using a couple of camera tripod ballheads, a 4mm thick piece of aluminum (used to offset camera flashes) on a 90° attachment, and some small clamps. Since this kit doesn't allow for a building board/groove this spot was a concern for me, but so far everything seems to have worked out to my eye. FYI I was actually working on an old tripod, and since gluing/taking the photos I have repositioned the clamps to provide more support. First feelings: relief. Constructo's english instructions aren't so bad. The wood seems to be a nice quality/tone (Sapele, Ayous, Manzonia, Mukaly, & Anatolia for masts), and I'm feeling pretty decently prepared for a beginner. I know the hard parts are yet to come. I look forward to feedback. Off to sand her down for the deck, Simon *edited for font size.
  5. Hi All, This is my first Scratch Build Log on MSW. I am currently in the closing stages of my Caldercraft/Jokita HM Mortar Vessel Convulsion build, and needed a break from the tiny bits of the build, so I started this build. Background: Since I was a kid, I've been building, modifying, tweeking, and sailing on sailing boats, from Optimist dinghies to large Swan 65's, but my real ambition in life is to build a sailing boat for myself. About 3 years ago I decided that I would build the Vagabond Keel Sloop designed by the Naval Architect Edwin Monk. Vagabond measures 19'-6" (6.00 metres), and the study plans were available in a book called "How to Build Wooden Boats - With 16 Small-Boat Designs", written by Edwin Monk. The design is for a hard chine hull shape, making it easy to build for the novice boat builder, but my intention for my potential full scale build was to soften up the chines, and make her hull slightly easier on the eyes, and quicker on the water. So why build this model? Firstly, it's is to see what the hull form looks like in reality. I can just about read hull drawings, and understand the sheer lines and profiles, but I'm not a boat builder or Naval Architect, so it's not as simple as reading the lines and putting two and two together. Secondly, I spoke with my mother on Sunday night. She said she wanted me to build her a "little boat" that she "could put on her mantle piece". No matter how many times you say "I don't have the space for another model build", or "I don't have enough materials", you can not say "no" to your mother! So I had a think, and thought about my aspirations with Vagabond a few years earlier, and decided to do it! I decided to build Vagabond as it seemed like an easy build, with a simple rig, and looks pretty! Meets all the criteria! Build Process: The plans are drawn (or have been redrawn) at a scale of 1:20, so I directly transferred the dimensions from the study plan to the model. Having study plans readily available in the book, and having three strips of 1/8 inch Balsa (3mm Think), I started by tracing over the outline of the keel and main bulkheads, four in total, and doubled them up to make them 1/4 inch thick. Using some square stock balsa I had remaining from my Convulsion build, I used that to square up the bulkheads and attach the deck (1/8th Balsa) to the keel. Because this boat is designed with fairly agressive chines (it was designed in the 50's or 60's, so the chines haven't been 'optimised' like modern day performance yachts), I rounded off the corners of the chines and using the study plans measured out the planks on both sides. I ran the planks along the bulkheads and trimmed them to suit, pinning and gluing them down when happy. To give additional strength to the balsa, I squeezed a blob of PVA glue on to the planks, and ran it along all the seams between balsa planks. After the PVA glue had 24 hours to dry, I covered the whole hull in wood filler, to smooth out any areas that may be dipping, and left out any raised areas. I've not taken any photo's at this point as it is has been a "spur of the moment" build, it's only now that I've decided to start a build log. Next Stage of Build: So, my next objectives on the build are to sand the hull smooth, and then plank the hull with the remaining Walnut strips from my Convulsion and President builds. The waterline will be painted white, and the topsides either varnished or oiled. The cockpit and deck will be painted white, and the cockpit coamings and dog house will be planked in walnut as well. I am employing my wonderful Admiral to make sails, as she is a wizard with the needle and thread! I will also build Pushpits and Pullpits from brass for the bow and stern. This is will be the first time I will have soldered brass since Secondary School, so I may be taking a few attempts with this aspect of the build. I also have a fairly limited time scale to complete this build, as my mum wants the model before she goes away on holiday for a few weeks in the middle of April. I'm not sure if I can meet this deadline, but I certainly will try. I will be posting photo's of the build soon. Cheers, Jonny
  6. I kept telling myself that I should finish a model model before starting a new one but I just couldn't resist and started on the Mediator. The model is built using plans from carlosgf and will serve as a practice run for a 1:20 scale radio controled version that I will start on after I finish my Byzantium. Sloop Mediator 1745: Dimensions: Length of Gundeck 61' 4” Length of Keel 44' 0” Breadth 21' 2” Depth in Hold 9' 9” Burthen 104 74/94 Armament: Gundeck 10 British 4-Pounder Gundeck 18 British 1/2-Pound Swivel Service history: 1745........... Purchased at Antigua 1745/03/18. First commissioned 1745/05/09. Arrived at Portsmouth. Valued at £104.15.8d for the hull and £150.15.0d for the masts, yards, furniture and stores. 1745/06/04. Taken by La Naiade 1745/06/10. Refit at a cost of £571.4.11d 1745/07/29. Foundered in Ostend harbour 1745/07/31. Wreck abandoned This build log will hopefully have some more structure then my other logs starting with the index. Index 1. Cutting the bulkheads 2. Fairing the bulkheads 3. Filler blocks 4. Making the keel 5. Planking part I (above the wales) 6. Planking part II (below the wales port) 7. Port Side Paint (with question) Lextin.
  7. Got my AVS today from the Halloween Sale with complimentary paints (except the paints didn't arrive). - Maybe been held up in customs or something. I'm not sure if MS would of placed them in the box or not, but the box had clearly been tampered with when I opened the big package. Here is another one of my babies, singing to me. Now the dilemma to start one or both!
  8. I just took advantage if the Treats13 code on model expo to get the Armed Virginia Sloop and free 8 MS paint set for $160. This is becoming very addictive. I've now got 3 kits and haven't even started one yet. Cheers Rowan
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  10. Dear Friends - still awaiting my wolf plans, I leaf through the NMM sites - because I have never been languidly... There have been a lot of sloops named "Rover" - and to be correctly in detail surplus a sub - here a littele view to wikipedia: HMS Rover was a 16-gun sloop, formerly the American Cumberland. The British captured her in 1779, only to lose her temporarily to the French in 1780, before they recaptured her in 1781; she was wrecked later that year. HMS Rover II 1796 was a 16-gun ship-sloop launched in 1796, purchased 1789 and wrecked on 23 June 1798. Length: 104 ft 0 in (31.70 m) (gundeck); 80 ft 1 1⁄2 in (24.422 m) (keel) Beam: 26 ft 1 in (7.95 m) Depth of hold: 16 ft ¼ in (4.883 m) Propulsion: Sails Complement: 80 Armament: 16 x 24-pounder carronades Sail plan: full rigged ship HMS Rover III 1808 was an 18-gun Cruizer-class brig-sloop launched in 1808 and sold in 1828. Type: Brig-sloop Tons burthen: 38241⁄94 (bm) Length: 100 ft (30 m) (overall); 77 ft 3 1⁄2 in (23.559 m) (keel) Beam: 30 ft 6 in (9.30 m) Depth of hold: 12 ft 9 in (3.89 m) Sail plan: Brig Complement: 121 Armament: 2 x 6-pounder bow guns + 16 x 32-pounder carronades So I might be able to use the Wolfs plan and alter it. with your help. HMS Rover IVa 1829 was to have been an 18-gun sloop. She was ordered in 1829, but the design was revised, and she was re-ordered as the next HMS Rover. HMS Rover IVb 1832 was an 18-gun sloop launched in 1832 and broken up in 1845. HMS Rover V was a 16-gun brig launched in 1853 and sold in 1862 to the Prussian Navy.similar to HMS ‘Atalanta’; HMS ‘Camilla’; HMS ‘Hellena’; HMS ‘Jumna’; HMS ‘Mosquito’ Rover: 21. Juni 1853 Vermessung: 310 BRT/194 NRT Length CWL: 34,1 m Length o.a. 40,5 m Br: 10,3 m D: 4,05 - 4,6 m Ordonance (1st prussian): 10 × glatte 24-Pfünder (2nd prussian):10 × 8 cm L/23 Rk Krupp Rigging: Brig Speed: 12 kn HMS Rover VI was an iron screw corvette launched in 1874 and sold in 1893. Famous by the journey of Sir Rober Falcon Scott. Type: Iron screw corvette Displacement: 3,462 long tons (3,518 t) Length: 208 ft (63.4 m) pp Beam: 43 ft 6 in (13.3 m) Draught: 17 ft 6 in (5.33 m) (forward) 22 ft 7 in (6.88 m) (aft) Depth of hold: 23 ft (7.01 m) Installed power: 4,964 ihp (3,702 kW) Propulsion: Single (hoisting) screw 3-cylinder horizontal compound-expansion steam engine 10 cylindrical boilers Sail plan: Ship rig Speed: 14.5 knots (26.9 km/h; 16.7 mph) Under sail 11 knots (20 km/h; 13 mph) Range: 1,840 nmi (3,410 km; 2,120 mi) at 10 knots (19 km/h; 12 mph) Complement: 315 Armament: 2 × 7-inch rifled muzzle-loading guns 16 × 6.3-inch 64-pounder rifled muzzle-loading guns HMS Rover VII (N 62) was a Rainbow-class submarine launched in 1930 and sold for scrapping in 1946. Displacement: 1,763 long tons (1,791 t) surfaced 2,030 long tons (2,060 t) submerged Length: 287 ft (87 m) Beam: 30 ft (9.1 m) Draught: 16 ft (4.9 m) Propulsion: Diesel-electric 2 × Admiralty diesel engines, 4,640 hp 2 × electric motors, 1,635 hp 2 shafts Speed: 17.5 knots (20.1 mph; 32.4 km/h) surfaced 8.6 kn (9.9 mph; 15.9 km/h) submerged Complement: 53 Armament: • 8 × 21 in (530 mm) torpedo tubes (6 bow, 2 stern) with 14 reloads • 1 × 4.7 in QF Mark IX deck gun HMS Rover of 1852. Today I invested some minutes and collected all the diocuments I could find at the NMM: Listed: Object ID Description Measurements Date made ZAZ4236 lines 500 mm x 1250 mm 1831 ZAZ4237 Inboard profile 310 mm x 835 mm 1831 ZAZ4238 Lower deck plan 315 mm x 835 mm 1831 ZAZ4239 Upper deck plan 315 mm x 835 mm 1831 ZAZ4241 lines 315 mm x 1090 mm 1832 ZAZ4243 Upper deck plan 320 mm x 830 mm 1832 So we have two set of Lines und Upper Deck Plan... what may be the reason for this??? And a very fine model of the hull in high-polish - wearing the proud mumber SLR0740 classicaly scaled in 1:48 Here the description from the NMM side: Scale: 1:48. Full hull model of HMS Rover (1832), an 18 gun sloop. Model is decked and equipped. The lower hull has been painted to depict copper sheathing, whilst above the waterline it is black. The deck is painted and lined to indicate planking, with cream coloured inwales. There are fixtures and fittings: Capstan, bilge pump, chimney for galley stove, windlass on forecastle deck and two deck gratings along the centre line, around which are stored the shot. One support survives for the ships wheel, the wheel itself is missing.The bow is decorated with a half bust figurehead and painted flags on the trail boards. The aftermost gun ports are filled and on the inboard face are painted a series of flags and pendants. The model is mounted on two turned wooden pillars on the keel and supported by two metal rods around the bilge, all of which are secured to a wooden varnished baseboard with bun feet. There are a number of paper labels and inscriptions on both the model and baseboard. File:SLR0740: The "bonnet mascot" File:SLR0740: The sideview shows to us, the Master had his "flat" under the upper deck... or he had a recest balcony on the end of the battery deck??? File:SLR0740a: Very after ther is a "coloum" helmsmans place beside the wheeh (without wheel actually) or the chimney of the galley and so it is the ships cooks place? (I got no idear from the descriptions text) File:SLR0740b: During a race she wears the Number 11.. Faster Master! But I couldn't find anything about the ordonance used eightteen times on board... and other intersting questions - like: Haven't there been any lids? I've got the idea to take the Roveras my next research project... I could show the development of the Soop-Of-War by 6½ modells... Now I'm interested what your ideas are to begin with a row of sloops, Yours Christian