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  1. Maybe this is not from period you are interested in, but I found spar dimensions table of Santisima Trinidad of 140 guns. But in my humble opinion, if you found fortunately old Spanish source, great care would be required when using them because they may be recorded in "Pie castellano" or "pie de Burgos" which is shorter than international foot which is familiar todays. "Pie castellano" namely "Castilian foot" is old unit used in Spain until 19th century and 1 Pie castellano equals to approximately 278.6mm. https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pie_castellano I think dimension above is described in Pie castellano or pie de Burgos. Actually other page from same book shows clearly length of "Pies de Burgos". Hope these helps,
  2. Hello Jock2000, The object you are asking seems to be "Pom pom gun director". I found Trumpeter kit instruction by chance(https://issuu.com/modeland/docs/03709), and instruction shows the object to be glued corner of "director control tower platform". But I believe there should be single 20mm Oerlikon MG in this position when she adopted atructive camouflage. Above image is from Pontos grade up set. And my 1/700 model of Rodney(https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipNVs5uetAQMQkkC2WQZiGWTZbEHBS4RZXcPzqHA1inJubKjROC32A-155Dr_oe0ZQ?key=eHlrY1pHSEwweEUtZHB3azNlU0VHY2p0N3Nodzl3). Unfortunately Trumpeter kit seems to be "chimera" from different time frame of Rodney. For example painting instruction shows her 1942 camouflage pattern, and "most of" AA gun positions seems to be right in her 1942 configuration. OTOH, kit PE parts for radar on both mast peak seems to be Type 279, but they should be Type 281 in 1942. Also Trumpeter kit shows quadruple 0.5"MG on aft corner of bridge structure. They are right for her earlier war years, but this should be replaced pom pom derector with Type 282 radar. Below is instruction from Tom's Modelworks 1/700 PE set and shows these alternation. Of course this is your model, and you have privilege to decide how to build your model. But still I hope my info of above would be help for you. Regards, Mitsuaki
  3. Embossed transparent acrylic board with printed sea surface underside of it.
  4. Thank you for your comment. Please enjoy attached images. Although smaller size, some of other images of the diorama can be seen at our club website. http://ysmc.la.coocan.jp/kenkyuukai/ken1807.html Maybe photographer of our club will post more images after exhibition closed.
  5. Sidewheel steam frigates led by Commodore Matthew C. Perry of U. S. Navy are popularly known as “Kuro-Fune (Black ship)” in Japan. The influence of Perry Expedition to open Japan is so great, we Japanese living in modern world still use the term “Kuro-Fune” when we faced with economical impact from outside of Japan or even when foreign TV personality comes to Japan unexpectedly. Although sidewheel steam warships were destined to become obsolescent soon by screw propeller warships, the visual impact of gigantic paddle wheels may give much more impression than screw ships of which appearance showing little discrepancy from pure sailing ships except funnel. USS Powhatan was fourth and last large paddle steam warship for U. S. Navy, lunched in 1850, commissioned in 1852. Although she missed opportunity to join Perry’s first expedition, she became Perry’s flagship while she was participating his second expedition. Powhatan also has great connection with history of Japan. Shoin Yoshida’s failed attempt of stowing away to the United States, conclusion of Treaty of Amity and Commerce on her deck and embarkation of Japanese Embassy to the United States are examples of these historical events. I built miniature model of Powhatan for the part of diorama of “Perry’s second expedition and Yokohama”. The diorama is planned and built for 40th exhibition of Yokohama Sailingship Modelers Club which will be held coming September. The scale is 1/400, based on plans acquired from Maryland Silver Company and some images of her model exhibited in US Navy Museum I found on the net. Hull is bread and butter built with 1.5mm plastic card. Coincidentally intervals of water lines appeared on sheer drawing reduced to 1/400 scale is almost 1.5mm! Although bottom hull is unnecessary for diorama, I also built bottom hull which can be separated by water line because I regard hull shape with flare naturally connecting to deadrising from keel as important. Planking was simulated with 1mm breadth masking tape, and copper plates were simulated with copper seal. Dummy butts were pressed onto seal, then cut into strips, and finally attached to bottom hull. Sidewheels and some other parts including tracks for chaser gun were laser cut plywood and card. Laser cutting data was prepared with Adobe Illustrator. Spars were made from brass rods of various sizes. Furled sails are thin lens cleaning paper and seams of sail cloths were printed on the paper. At this moment I don’t have spare time to write building log of her, but I gathered my tweets on her building. Although written in Japanese text, accompanied images will help your understanding. https://togetter.com/li/1252883

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