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  1. Greetings to all. My name is Tomek. For some time I have been working on my next card sail ship the British cutter HMS "Fly". I build my models only from paper and cardboard without painting (of course masts and rigging are made of wood and thread). I will honestly admit that "Fly" is my 20 cardboard model of a sailing ship so it looks much better than my first models from 15 years ago. The "step by step" how I design and build card sailing ships... 1. Frames made of 1mm card. The model is really small (about 16 cm long) 2. The first layer to strengthen and stabilize the hull 3. The second layer made of 0,5 mm card. The glue is applied only in places where the edges of the frame are located . Thanks to this the hull gets soft curves without visible "cow's ribs" ... 4. Attaching the third final layer on a well-prepared hull is a pleasure. 5. The deck equipment and artillery 6. The current stage - the mast and the bowsprit with standing rigging Regards Tomek
  2. When ships of the Royal Navy were not part of a large squadron under the command of an admiral, vice-admiral or commodore, did they also fly a red ensign. I am thinking in terms of frigate, sloops, & brigs which had duties other than fleet actions. How does one know? Also let me know if this is posted in the wrong forum
  3. Hi guys! This is my first post and While I'd like to build my first wood ship to be of the Cutty Sark, I'd like to make the second thethermopylae. I know Mantura makes a thermopylae ship but it on the smaller side for me, which is odd cause I love building 1/700 scale ships. But I was thinking of going big with the 1/78 scale Cutty and then get another for my thermopylae. Can this be done? What sites and books for research do you guys recommend? Also could the 1/78 Cutty sark be used to make any other famous clippers? Ariel? Teaping? Sir Lancalot? Firey Cross? Any and all help would be greatly appreciated!!
  4. Please not another „HMS Surprise“ I thought this international forum literally crowded with them, but when I looked through the pages, there were not so many examples, at least they didn´t show up to me jet. Well, there are a few possible approaches to that specific frigate: The real HMS Surprise ex Unité , which was sold (and broken up? ) in 1802 The fictional Frigate from the novels of Patrick O´Brian, beautiful but hopelessly over rigged and, over guned (which was the exact thing I did) The “Movie Surprise” (ex Rose) which played the role of the famous ship so well, that it almost dominates the public impression of the small frigate. When the book "The frigate Surprise" of Brian Lavery, Karl Heinz Marquardt und Geoff Hunt came out, I finally found my personally image of the beloved Surprise. In 2011 I started the project as a classic PoB build, scaled the plans of KH Marquardt to the dimensions of the existing NMM views of the real Surprise, took many details from the various novels of POB and finally the colors and overall appearance from the artwork of Geoff Hunt. Voila! As the Surprise is not jet finished, it is too early for the gallery and somewhat too late for the build log. If you are interested, I show some pictures from “the past” and start rigging up the yards and sails, which will hopefully come to an end this year.
  5. Hi. Found this EBook while resurching my next project and it makes very interesting reading. http://www.gutenberg.org/files/17563/17563-h/17563-h.htm This is is free to read and distribute. No copyright. Regards Antony.

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