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About Cirdan

  • Birthday 02/23/1968

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    Tübingen, Baden-Württemberg, South-Germany

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  1. What material are they made of? They are looking good an not too heavy.
  2. There's a model of the Cutty Sark with storm sails. I think they were made from a sort of paper since the scale is rather small: https://dyn1.heritagestatic.com/lf?set=path[8%2F6%2F0%2F4%2F8604188]&call=url[file%3Aproduct.chain] https://fineart.ha.com/itm/maritime/decorative-art/scale-sealine-model-of-the-cutty-sark-modeled-by-paul-s-reed-in-3-64-scalepresented-in-wood-and-glass-case12-x-19/a/5128-88012.s And a model of Thermopylae by Lloyd McCaffery, also with storm sails: https://www.jrusselljinishiangallery.com/pages/mccaffrey-pages/mccafferyimage-thermopylae.htm
  3. Nice to see, that there will be some progress. 👍 I personally like models of clippers without sails: In general, sails for clipper models are very difficult to make convincingly (especially in such small scale) and even if they were made as real as possible there is a kind of rivalry between the hull and rigging on the one hand and the sails on the other. With such small sails, however, I can imagine that the model will look homogeneous.
  4. If everything fails, feel free to send me a pm. My forum name refers to Tolkien's "Cirdan the shipwright". He does not appear in the Lord of the Rings, but in the Silmarillion. Greetings, Hartmut
  5. There is one more interesting article by Richard Barker: 'A Galleon in fragments', in Model Shipwright 37 (1981), p. 44-52. He examines the famous Folio 115 (the 4 masted Galleon) of the 'Fragments'. Hidden ("occult") lines (breadth and depth) are visible in the original, which cannot be seen on any photograph or copy and which allow the size of the ship to be determined. I have a PDF version of it, but I'm afraid to attach it here because of the copyright.
  6. Everything has already been said in previous comments. For me, too, your build log will be a first class reference and great inspiration. As I am not a experienced rigger, my comments will be a little less frequent, but my interest will not decrease.
  7. Very beautiful model... - presented as an 16th century tudor china-clipper 😉 👍
  8. You are not only a master modeller, you are also a master of understatement!
  9. Oh yes, that happens too often, especially with clippers. But once again you show us a first-class work. I have never seen it better in this scale.
  10. Very interesting project. I'm looking forward to be part of this process. 👍
  11. Yes, and I think Steven is right to do so. Even the Vasa longboat is double ended and shows cones or stoppers for steering oars aft (see Dafi's pics). Of course at this time (1628) this kind of steering may be a little anachronistic. Most boats painted by Vroom show a flat transom. I found a painting of 1616 by van Wieringen, that also shows a double ended boat: https://collections.rmg.co.uk/collections/objects/12215.html I think the stoppers aft for the steering oars are visible. Hartmut
  12. Dafi refers to the discussion on page 8 of this build log, where the question was raised whether the boats were double-ended or not. https://modelshipworld.com/topic/12426-henry-grace-a-dieu-great-harry-by-louie-da-fly-scale-1200-repaired-after-over-50-yrs-of-neglect/page/8/?tab=comments#comment-786313
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