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HMS Endeavour by Kiro - Scale 1:24 for outdoors on water

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Howdy all!

 

Here's a model I'm working on. It's my first model ship and I decided to make one from scratch. The scale is 1:24. I do have the drawings from the Artesania Latina kit. For the rest I need to go by pictures like the ones on this site.

 

The picture is showing what I have at the moment. It's all pretty rough. I can detach everything if needed. It's all screwed together and not glued.

 

Cheers,

 

Kiro

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1:24 makes one heck of a big Endeavour, Kiro - I hope you have plenty of space!

 

John

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That is going to be a monster ship, Kiro.  I'm looking forward to seeing your build.

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I already have four cannons as well, but they were not made by me. A retired engineer is helping me out. I can use his workshop in his garage and borrow his tools. I call him 'Master Don'. He made the cannons.

 

Kiro

 

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I would like to work on the hull planks, but there's something that I haven't figured out yet.

 

As this model will need to go into the water I will most likely make it heavier, so it sinks to the right level. But it might get too heavy to carry around. I have no idea how heavy the model should be. I guess I will find out when it's finished. But how will I make it heavier and lighter again?

 

Any ideas?

 

Cheers,

 

Kiro

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Kiro, unless you have an easy way to get inside the hull so that you can remove a ballast weight you might need to have a way to bolt an external keel to the bottom of you model before you put it in the water.  You might also consider that you will need to seal the inside of your model as well.

 

Michael

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Robin

 

Are you using the plans from the National Maritime Museum (RMG) collections?   I did not see a framing disposition of Endeavour or Earl of Pembroke as she was named at launching, but there were a lot of other plans shown.   Perhaps framing plans on similar vessels or at least scantlings would help if they can be found for coal colliers and similar vessels from the second half of the 18th century.  

 

Allan

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