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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
  14. Thanks for the discussion, there is one flaw in the set of the last drawings. The whipstaff should almost be twice as long, as otherwise in the 73° positions - as already in the ones before - there is missing the space to hold and handle the staff 🙂 Especially in the positions with extreme angle, there is much force needed to keep it pressed down, as the pressure against the rudder would try to put it straight again. My guess is that place for many hands is needed. Here is the set-up from the William Rex in Amsterdam. Behind the binnacle one can see the top of the whipstaff, with a cover underneath, that is why many people do not realize it, even I only discovered it afterwards on the pictures 🙂 My guess is - compared to other heights like the rails beside the companion way - that it protrudes about 80 to 100 cm above the deck, too little to manipulate it from the upper deck. So my conclusion is, that it was worked from the deck underneath. XXXDAn
  15. Just realised, that I never congratulated you for that wonderful build! A marvel! All the best, DAniel
  16. Hello @Charles Race 1 The entry port was created the conventional way by tinkering 🙂 https://modelshipworld.com/topic/76-hms-victory-by-dafi-heller-plastic-to-victory-and-beyond/?do=findComment&comment=151797 2 This was self-adhesive Copperfoil from a role from the tiffany shot. Width about 4 mm, check on your hull the sizes you need. https://modelshipworld.com/topic/76-hms-victory-by-dafi-heller-plastic-to-victory-and-beyond/?do=findComment&comment=1274 3 These are the cannons from the kit 🙂 Just a bit detailed wit hooks and the gun monogram from my etch parts ... https://modelshipworld.com/topic/76-hms-victory-by-dafi-heller-plastic-to-victory-and-beyond/?do=findComment&comment=69202 https://modelshipworld.com/topic/76-hms-victory-by-dafi-heller-plastic-to-victory-and-beyond/?do=findComment&comment=73019 http://www.dafinismus.de/plates_en.html#anker5 Hope that helps, Daniel
  17. Thank you Mark, yes also looks like the others have plenty of time to build, I had plenty of etch and resin parts to deliver 🙂 Luckily "c" does not affect me in this way, just the posting is a bit strange as the cue in front of the post-office is sometimes a 100 Meters long due to the distance regulations. All the best and stay well too, Daniel
  18. Small sign of life 🙂 Heavy times in the office and also very funny moving home at Corona times, as the dozen of helpers had to be reduced to 2 as the local regulations required. Also I kept to my credo: knock down and build up again, this time larger scale, the kitchen proved to be the place of my darkest desires. My wife now understands the term of dafinism 😉 Only difference is that what used to be a 0,4 mm eyebolt is now a 4000 mm worktop in the the kitchen - a magnification of scale of the factor of 10.000! Start of March, when life was still almost normal, I was with my Vic and my Soleil at the exhibition at Augsburg. Here some pictures from there and also some from the temporary display of my set of the 4 slices. I am already looking forward to finish the 1803 version 🙂 Happy Easter and stay healthy, cheers! XXXDAn
  19. It is documented on british ships in several models and drawings/paintings. But no clue to me if used in real life or not, as other models and drawings of the same time omit it. Perhaps a fashion or test? In opposition to french ships, the english ships had rudders that were more slimmed towards the aft edge. Perhaps this had the same effect. As for my Vic of 1803 I decided not to show the groove as the contemporary rudder of the St George lost in 1811 in Thorsminde does not have one. XXXDAn https://strandingsmuseet.dk/en/a-sneak-peek-of-the-exhibition/
  20. After the 2016-slice was rather in a ship shape Bristol fashion, I would like to go another approach for the 1805 slice. In the times when there was no RAL, Pantone or DIN color scales, I would suppose that each barrel of paint had a slightly different shade depending upon its provenance, batch or age. Also each barrel from each batch could have been given a different shade depending upon the intermix of the content or the fading stage as of sun and salt or the rust and dirt sitting on the surface. Also given the accounts that the Vic was painted several times being upon high seas, I would rather expect a nice patchwork of 50 thousand shades of yellow ochre. Yes it´s alive! And did you discover it? Even the new todays "seamon-pink-hello-kitty" can be found, yes down there, in the left bottom corner, just around the rigol 😉 Enjoy, XXXDAn
  21. Don´t be too scientific about the early years of gun use. No experience yet, no calculations yet, no trained crews yet, no long range yet, just shoot if you think you can 🙂 Here is the Vasa, best example of what used too be, even if the decks were not curved as extreme as in the galleons any more: curve still quite visible. And if one think that things need to make sense the way we believe in today, have a look at the main top that is as declined that it is even difficult to stand straight! XXXDAn
  22. But ok, it is time to really start the Trafalgar slice. One remembers: Te ship was recommissioned in March 1803. Possibly with the yellow and black lines, no checker yet. If ever or if when this one was applied, I found no contemporary sources. It might well be that the checker was only a post Trafalgar feature. The ship hastily sailed into the Mediterranean Sea where it stayed over winter. In April 1805 it starte it famous cruise to Sicily, Gibraltar, Caribbean Sea and back, chasing Villeneuve. On the return in August the hull was painted while being still on sea. End of August, It entered a refit in Spithead, start of September plenty of paint was delivered, a week later they were out on sea again. Possibly plenty of paint jobs were still ongoing at this moment. The stress of the voyage and the very stressful and time squeezed refit make me think, that the lovely lady possibly already looked a tad shaken already before the battle on 21.10.1805. Especially I imagine plenty on competing touches of paint ... Turners drawings show clearly the build up forecastle with its gun ports. Not to be seen the timber-heads, shown in most contemporary drawings and models. So I adapted those. Not to forget, the drawings show the ship after hasty repairs at Gibraltar, perhaps those were omitted in the reconstruction of this heavily damaged area. For the positioning of the yellow strakes I go closely with Maik´s wonderful analysis of Turners drawings. https://www.segelschiffsmodellbau.com/t7042f1475-HMS-Victory-Spurensuche.html First fitted the chain boards with lines of Apoxy Sculpt, my favorite way of doing things like that. Then searching for the color split lines with markings on tape ... ... and a first layer of yellow ochre. Not the real final shade yet, only to find the proportions. XXXDAn

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