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  1. But even today one can find quite large ensigns, see the Eagle in full flight!
  2. Not only the Spanish had enormous ensigns, the french could do that too. This one is believed to have been at Aboukir on the Genereux and being seized 18 months later. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-...et-display.html The flag, which measures 52ft by 27ft, approx 15,8 m x 8,2 m
  3. Also very impressive the size of the spanish and french ensigns. Spanish naval ensign (1785-1931) Spanish ensign captured with their warship, 'San Ildefonso', 74 guns, by the 'Defence' at Trafalgar (see PAD5735). It was hung in the crossing of St Paul's Cathedral during Nelson's funeral service on 9 Jan 1806 (see PAH7332) AAA0567 http://collections.rmg.co.uk/collections/objects/567.html PAH7335 http://collections.rmg.co.uk/collections/objects/147282.html Flag: 9830 x 14400 mm
  4. I always love the "inaccurancies" of the scotish and irish crosses 🙂
  5. British Union jack (post-1801 pattern). A hand-sewn, wool bunting flag with a linen hoist and a rope and toggle attached. The flag has been repaired and the design is inaccurately made up in a manner characteristic of early Union Flags. If used at sea, the flag would have been flown in harbour from a jackstaff on the ships bowsprit and is therefore a 'Union Jack'. The flag is said to have belonged to Admiral Sir Andrew Mitchell (1757-1806). AAA0575 http://collections.rmg.co.uk/collections/objects/575.html flag: 1295.4 x 2336.8 mm
  6. A Red Ensign, hand-sewn and made of wool bunting with a linen hoist and a rope for hoisting. Date made before 1848. It belonged to Captain Sir Robert Oliver who died in 1848. AAA0777 http://collections.rmg.co.uk/collections/objects/777.html flag: 812.8 x 1498.6 mm Naval ensign (before 1864). Hand-sewn wool bunting. Belonged to Lieutenant James Everard RN (1796-1825). Rope and toggle attached. Date made 1801-1825 AAA0773 http://collections.rmg.co.uk/collections/objects/773.html
  7. Blue Ensign (before 1864) A hand-sewn silk, Blue Ensign (post-1801 design). Date made circa 1807. The linen reinforcement at the hoist and the rope for hoisting is in place. The size indicates that it was probably used as a boat ensign. The ensign was handed down through the Forbes-Robertson family with a diary kept by Lieutenant J. Robertson from 1798-1835. The ensign was said by the donor to have belonged to HMS 'Tigre' 1795 . 'Tigre' commanded by Benjamin Hallowell took part in Nelson's pursuit of the French Fleet to the West Indies but was not present at the battle of Trafalgar. Hallowell commanded the naval part of the expedition to Alexandria in 1807. AAA0746 http://collections.rmg.co.uk/collections/objects/746.html Flag: 1066.8 x 1371.6 mm
  8. There is even larger 🙂 White Ensign (before 1801) A pre-1801 White Ensign in hand-sewn wool bunting. It was said to have been worn by HMS 'Brunswick' at the battle of the Glorious First of June in 1794. The British fleet wore red ensigns during the battle to avoid confusion with the enemy so these may be 'Brunswick's' squadronal colours. The size and construction of this ensign are entirely consistent with a late 18th century date and it may well be the only complete naval ensign of this pattern to survive. AAA0937 http://collections.rmg.co.uk/collections/objects/937.html flag: 6248.4 x 12065 mm
  9. If you also like to try another non-wood-version, before I made my brass rigols in 1:100, I used to do them from styrene. Here the first trials compared to the Heller originals 🙂 The mass production was fiddled out: Sanding down a ABS L-formed stripe from 2 on 2 mm (possibly Evergreen 292 2mmx2mmx0,4mm) onto 1 on 1 mm (picture at 4 o´clock), pressing them in a template (picture at 8 o´clock), putting right lenght (picture at 10 o´clock) and sorting them (picture at 2 o´clock) the ones for the upper decks were cut in the middle and then bent upwards with pointed tweezers into the right shape and glued onto the hull two parts. Here the real tings on the living object: They are still on my model today and I am happy having done that way. XXXDAn
  10. What happened so far ... But what is this? Is nature trying to get her rights back? New home, new life, only the intended tinkering area is still under construction :-0 First Emergency-workplace was not too successful as every tool proved to take ages to be located in the moving boxes ... Also the place in the gardens was nice but good for fitness as all the necessary tools were still missing ... ... but at least it was flowerpower! ... as then my bottle-ship decided to part from this world ... ... it was time to CLEAR. Then finally my sweet litte darling came back to stay with me 🙂 So than working tools out on the table ... ... and lets have some fun tinkering! The chains for the 1805 slice are needed to be done. And I already managed to blacken them. Hope to see you soon again 🙂 XXXDAn
  11. In our german forum the late Hagen/Stüermann had started a wonderful Golden Hinde before he passed. He found plenty of contemporary paintings and carvings depicting the pelican feeding his young ones. A great approach which he unfortunately could not finish ... https://www.segelschiffsmodellbau.com/t4334f953-Die-quot-GOLDEN-HINDE-quot-von-Airfix-oder-der-Versuch-sich-einer-Legende-zu-naehern-2.html#msg71877 https://www.segelschiffsmodellbau.com/t4334f953-Die-quot-GOLDEN-HINDE-quot-von-Airfix-oder-der-Versuch-sich-einer-Legende-zu-naehern-3.html#msg72046 XXXDAn
  12. There was a solution as the companion ways needed to be covered to work the capstan. See this contemporary model with the 2 lids in front of the capstan. Amazon class Frigate; Fifth rate; 32 guns SLR0315 https://collections.rmg.co.uk/collections/objects/66276.html Scale 1:32. Built at this slightly larger and unusual scale, the model is a fine example of the Georgian style of modelling, with a fully planked hull and partially planked decks. The hull is constructed 'bread-and-butter’ fashion, of wooden planks glued together horizontally and then shaped externally to fit templates taken from the building plans. The wooden core is then gouged out internally to produce a shell of about an inch thick, over which the planking, deck beams and decoration are applied. The model has been made to a high standard of workmanship and includes some fittings not always shown, such as the compass binnacle just forward of the wheel, shot racks between the guns, the hammock-netting stanchions and swivel guns on the ship's side. Date made circa 1780
  13. The length of the slot can be verified easily on the cross section drawing. @druxey the slot we are taking about would be one deck above. In case of the Vasa, there is the whole part of the deck above elevated, so that no slot is needed. On the Vasa one can see the enormous height of the staff, must be about 4 Meters above the swivel, if one takes the pilot on his elevated place as scale. And yes, that is me, showing the direction to a fellow forums mate 🙂 XXXDAn

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