Jump to content


  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

About captain_hook

  • Birthday 12/29/1975

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location
    Kriftel, Germany
  • Interests
    Sailing Ships and Great War Biplanes

Recent Profile Visitors

1,040 profile views
  1. Hello, it seems that the pre-cut plywood sheet does not support a correct gunport alignment. This may be a kit-fabrication mistake because I have seen this in some sherbourne builds before. AFAIK the distance between gunport bottom and false deck should all be the same. I've modified a picture from a recent post (red line) so you get an idea of what i mean. In comparison another picture of the sherbourne I build three years ago. If you follow the plank below the gunports, you see that all gunports are lined up (purple line). Best regards, Andreas
  2. Thank you for the nice feedback and the likes. The ship‘s wheel has been completed and all deck items are now glued in place. Time to start prepairing the rigging and completing the mast. I have to finish the base too.
  3. Thank you very much for the nice words and the likes. Been working on the mast today, added wooden clamps and redone the mars so that it stays parallel to the deck. For now all parts are only dry-fitted.
  4. I haven‘t found the time yet to finish the gun tackles due to some nice spring weather to go out with family. But finished some mast hoops to replace the cast ones.
  5. As I slowly move towards rigging, I thought about adding some last details to the hull before adding the mast. The supplied ship‘s wheel is made of britannia casting and I decided not to use it. So I made a 8-spoke 23mm ship‘s wheel scratch build made of castello. It is a shame that it will be almost covered by the binnacle.
  6. Very good work. I especially like the authentic colour scheme. If you don’t mind me asking a question - what sort of blue colour do you use for decoration?
  7. Thank you for the nice words and the likes. Rigging the guns is time-consuming, but at least I made all the gun tackles. I used syren 1/8‘‘ single and double blocks and 0.45mm rope for the tackles as well as 3mm blacked brass hooks. Will make the rope coils tomorrow if I find the time. Have to bring the breech lines to shape as well.
  8. Thank you. The ramrod is only one of the tools to serve a cannon but it will represent all of them.
  9. Added a ramrod to every cannon. It is made of a piece of 1/16‘‘ square stripes drawn through a 1,6mm hole drilled in a piece of stainless steel. Then tighten in a dremel and brough to shape with a needle file.

About us

Modelshipworld - Advancing Ship Modeling through Research

SSL Secured

Your security is important for us so this Website is SSL-Secured

NRG Mailing Address

Nautical Research Guild
237 South Lincoln Street
Westmont IL, 60559-1917

About the NRG

If you enjoy building ship models that are historically accurate as well as beautiful, then The Nautical Research Guild (NRG) is just right for you.

The Guild is a non-profit educational organization whose mission is to “Advance Ship Modeling Through Research”. We provide support to our members in their efforts to raise the quality of their model ships.

The Nautical Research Guild has published our world-renowned quarterly magazine, The Nautical Research Journal, since 1955. The pages of the Journal are full of articles by accomplished ship modelers who show you how they create those exquisite details on their models, and by maritime historians who show you the correct details to build. The Journal is available in both print and digital editions. Go to the NRG web site (www.thenrg.org) to download a complimentary digital copy of the Journal. The NRG also publishes plan sets, books and compilations of back issues of the Journal and the former Ships in Scale and Model Ship Builder magazines.

Our Emblem

Modelshipworld - Advancing Ship Modeling through Research
  • Create New...