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  • Birthday 10/19/1974

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    Sailing vessels from the 17th to the early 18th century, especially the ships from the states of the Holy Roman Empire and from the French Kingdom
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  1. Thanks Nils, it will be not seen so much when the garden is fully assembled. And now I am starting to work on the garden tables and have cut the air scuttles. Daniel
  2. Hello John, As your build is very interesting to me too, I have an old plan of a German barque Albert Neumann similar to meteor from 1869, launched and commissioned in Warnemünde/Rostock (Baltic Sea). The plans are a bit rotten and form a German model magazine from 1987. The lines are in 1:200 and some details about rigging and deck fittings in 1:100. All in metric measure. There is a belaying plan included. If it might help you, I can scan it and send it to you here as private mail. Additionally I can recommend the book "Von der Fregatte zum Vollschiff" (from the frigate to the full-rigged (merchant)ship) from Wolfgang Quinger. On Amazone you will find it to a low price. The book includes the planes, lines, belaying plan, deck details of the full-rigged three-mast-merchant-ship Alt Mecklenburg from 1856 as well as from the brig Auguste von Wismar. The Brig is originally launched in 1840, the plan shows her as she was fitted out in 1860. The lines are in 1:100 scale and in Swedish feet and in metric measure. The plans might help to get some information about differences from German builds to the well documented English counterparts. Regarding the rigging let me recommend you Marquart's book the global schooner. In the appendices of the English version are the frame and plank dimensions of German Baltic Sea merchant ships in 1835 following the tables of Gustav Klawitter, dimensions of the main-components and rigging, mast & spare dimensions for ships and boats of Hamburg-build merchant ships (North Sea) following the tables C.F. Steinhaus from 1856. Daniel
  3. Each time, when I see one of your builds, I became speechless and am learning how to work precise. Perfect work. Daniel
  4. Hello Tony, fantastic looking and detailed model. And this in 1/144 scale. Daniel
  5. Hello, Now I have to think how to do the stern windows. One or two of them I wanna show oppened because my general plan is to show the Bounty exactly in the moment of the mutiny. Therefore I have planned al little water diorama as display on which Bligh and his fellows sitting already in the boat and some of the mutineers throw out the breadfruit plants off the stern windows. This is why I actually model the great cabin. The inspiration for this scene is inspired by a well known picture as seen below. In this picture two other facts are very interesting. There is no blue colour on the upper hull and the window has hinges on its upper edge and gets opened to pull it in. Regarding the blue colour on the upper planking I found a thread here on MSW which depicts a (probably common) sentence of seaman who have seen the Bounty before she set sail;" this pinkish ship comes to no good end". Personally, I do interpret "pinkish" as with less paint work. Most of the models and the tall ship replicas follow the colour scheme known from the Endeavour. But that might be incorrect. The black colour as can be seen on the second picture might be an option but I wanna paint her less and decided to do my colour scheme as follows: hull below the wales and above: natural with few coats of linseed oil hull above the sheers: natural with linseed oil instead of blue hull below the waterline: copper sheathed wales: black thick work above the wales: yellow ochre as known from the replicas ( but might be wrong and has to be black too) lower sheer: yellow ochre upper sheer/edge of the deck planking: black stripe between the sheers: blue (or better red/black?) stern windows: outside yellow ochre, inside white ornamentations: yellow ochre background of the fancy work: red ochre stern around the windows: black counter stripes: yellow ochre stern above the counter: I HAVE NO IDEA YET :-( (black or natural) handrail: black timber heads: black or natural great cabin: white quickwork above the main deck and colour inside: red ochre deck fittings: depending on my personal mood when I build them, but the gratings will definitely left natural, wood of the companionway might be black, the rest might be painted in red ochre (as common at this time on war ships) or I too let it natural Regarding the windows; all model ships I have seen to this day has been presented with closed windows. Does someone know what was common practice to open the windows for catching fresh air? Has someone any recommendations regarding the planned colour scheme? Thanks in advance, Daniel
  6. Hello Michael, Hard decision you did but I can fully feel with you as I did the same with my build. Heart was bleeding but the current status of the build now makes me feel it was the right decision. If you are not happy with the result of the progress, make a step or two back to the beginning and do it again. It seems your laser samples matches perfectly. Well done! Daniel
  7. Hello Gerald, very interesting project. Seeing a sailing vessel afloat; I am sure I am not the only one here on this forum who's heart goes on to see this. Thanks for sharing this pictures. Daniel
  8. Hello Russ, wonderful build. It is a good example how interesting a little tiny vessel can be for modellers. Bravo. Daniel
  9. Hello Jim, I found your log at least. What a great idea to build a vessel with a personal link to your family's history. I lean back and am keen to see further progress. May I ask you from which source/ship you've got the equivalent lines? It would be of a great interest. Daniel
  10. Maravilloso, Carlos! A great build, especially your cutter looks great. Daniel

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