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    A hullmodel 66 55/95 tons US-Revenue drop-keel Cutter by Small Stuff 1/2"=1ft, plans by H.I.Chapelle

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  1. The good 6 the bad news: I've already started... and ......the gypsum mould fall down... and the lasecut transom is broken
  2. I foregot to add the word S.M.A.L.L. - SimplyMediumAmbitiouspLeasureLust of kitbuilding... L.9,7 cm B. 3,3 cm H. 2,0 cm The "Little Ship's Boat" from GK Modellbau is a PoF kit scaled between 1/35 up to 1/50 - depending on the inner structure choosen by the kit builder. It is formed after a Edmund Paris drawing freaturing a little boat from the 1680th. It's my step into Plank on Frame kit building resulting from my christmas present to myself preparing a littel boatyard, yours Chris _______________ The source of the picture: http://www.gk-modellbau-shop.de/epages/61220080.sf/de_DE/?ObjectPath=/Shops/61220080/Products/2002
  3. One question is if the Carronades wre able to be brought aft so easilys as guns on a wheeled casing. The might have been brought there - but does the barrel fits to/through the guunport? And how to fire the gun if there is no fixingpoint in the transom the hold the carronade away from slithering over the deck when fired fithout riggung. Have you got any idea for a ship wearing only carronades? And does the Mercure have aft davits at all - the higher transom says "No!" What do you think??? Thanks for reading, Chris
  4. Hello friends, long time ago I bought a plenty of Ancre-books. And I fell in love to the nice Cygne - but without of her figurehead. So I decided to build a sister of her. The Mercure is an intresting project - I'll start with a part of her - the aft end. I like her floral decoration very much - but I stille habe vno idea how to bring it to reality. Even in /24 it's a tiny thing to do, Edit: (No I dont want to glue the pices together at the very end to get a complete ship!) The intersting thing is that shge only wears 24 pound carronades. But the French pound is a little bit more than the British: 1 Livre = ~489.5 g makes a 11,748 g cannonball resulting 93,984 g as fired boardside; 1 Pound= ~453.5 g makes a 10,884 g cannonball resulting 87,072 g as fired boardside She wears sixteen 24 carronades at all. No sviwels and no no other guns. This makes her an intresting model for me, too. I layed the cut due to having a full carronade rig twice. Here the topview of the deck. The changes to the side gallery - the Cygne is very straight in a British style - but the Mercure is lighter and more floral. and dte transom itself So here some pictures of the beginning amd a little history of her is easily to fing here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_brig_Mercure_(1806) And the story of her end: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Pirano And here the paperwork. The guns are very interesting. Here the Status quo - Bulkheads and Backboneboard. Greetings from Germany, Yours, Chris
  5. Hallo wooden colleques, due to the further eye operations, finding of a new job and the end of the holidays with my son - I am able to getting restarted back to the beloved Jacinthe . Today I rebuild my workshop back to wood... to start tomorrow. Than I'll go in the afternoon to sign my new job's contract...joining the afterworkparty . Yours Stan
  6. Hello friends after a row of senseless eye operations I'm back in here... working on the Chapelle-plans. That's all in here. Yours Stan Edit here the drawingboard:
  7. Hello friends, here my project of the Dove... A beauty by her lines and rigging, ...and a ship well documented and of a good size for a scale 1/2=ft Lpp: 42' - 11'' = 1' 9.6'' B moulded: 13' - 0'' = 6.6' D.: 6' - 2'' So I'll get a model about some 900 mm Loa and without stand nearly as high as long - at a beam of some 170 mm. A big model but a flate-able one in "The American Fishing Schooner" of Howard I. Chapelle you can find three very good plates of the Canadian pilot schooner "Dove". Biult in 1875 by Sylvester S. Baltzer in Preaux. Nova Scotia. She was owened by Cptn. James George a pilot. She was Canadian - proofed by the text in the index of H.I. Chapelle's book ( p.686). "Dove, Canadian pinky". But what is the right flag to her? So my question is the to the flag - blue or red canadian ensign? But this article confusede my completly: http://www.crwflags.com/fotw/flags/gb-pilot.html#pilot Or does this article deals with the flag used on a ship to show they are under pilots order on the bridge? My english is not good enough for this... Thanks for your help, Chris
  8. Due to the massive reconstruction to be done in here I decided to stop this project. But it is not destroyed - I just "put it on ice" as we say in Germany, when something has to wait until other things are done. Chris
  9. Hello friends of the saw,# due to the fact that I'm permanendly in trainings and teachings I've got no time really to work on my model. So here is the very last progress - the backbone is redy to take in the drawings for the bulkheads slots:
  10. I nearly forgot the reality-check!!! Does it realy fits in the place where I want to put it laterly???
  11. Hello again, I. As the sideview only gives us the position of the deck's superstructure, an auxilliary source may give us the rigt deepon deck... the 14 years older 31 3/95 cutter may be a good reference to look at. Also a sceptic view to the bigger sisters of this class type's trio may be usefull. So I added them, too. What do you think about this? II. I wasn't in the workshop this night - I still was thinking, drinking and constructing my RC's backbone. So I got some solutions and some more problems figured out: So I highlighted these areas with yellow circles for you. The mast's area will be easily supportet against cracking by adding softwood and drill the mast's hole inside. But the staircases area is still a problem and the reduced bulkhead destabilised this part of the construction additivly. Have you any solutions for this, too? Thanks a lot, Chris
  12. Thaks a lot - inbetween I made some progress in the workshop: I've got some tooling equipment by eating not so and avoiding contatct to cigar dealers -so saved the money for this. The framed ship in the background is the Georgian "Experiment" from the "50 Gun Ship" but far too big to be built in 1/2" and on its right the "HMS Hood" of the era of uncertainy Admirals-class copied from "Birth of the Battleship" and framed on VC-cross red ground... she and the giant gun fitted "Benbow" are the favorites of this era to me... But to be realistic towards my capacitys to steam & sail I'll have to turn my mind towards the Crimean Gunboats under 110' Lpp or the later screw sloops with board side guns... and without guns in 3/4 turrets. The next projects will still be Revenue Cutters under Sail. For ships of this size under 1.000 m/m I prepared the workshop:
  13. "Moderation is the order of the day!" otherwise you're going to build a catamaran... Here te latest news: Here you see the inner part placed on the beech plywood strip and below the Stern & Stem - but the keel!!! Is it possible that a nearly 60ft long keel is made from one single pice of tree??? And the plank under it is also from one pice??? Due to the Mondleld's rule "No plank was longer than 35ft" I ask my question. Looking foreward toward your answers, Christian
  14. Hello forum, I've been able to buy the wood for the innen parts of the hull for less than 20€ - it's cuttonwood and beech plywood. Beech for the moulds and the backbone... cuttonwod as filling softwood. I found some dignified substitute for a magnifying glass. Here today's results for you - hopingyou've got fun with this fist steps:

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