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  1. The Centerboard fishing schooner C. Chase was built about 1846 by Willliam Skinner & Sons for Wellfleet, Mass. owners. From the National Watercraft Collection by Howard Chapelle: "It represents a type much favored in the Chesapeake oyster fishery...Some were shoal-draft keel vessels of the pungy type, others were centerboarders like the C. Chase, but all had sharp lines and were designed for speed...Their centerboards, and the mast as well, were usually off the centerline of the hull to bring the board far enough aft to give the proper balance to the rig used. They carried large sail areas and lofty masts. At about the time this schooner was built, the longhead began to replace the "naval head" in the Chesapeake." If anyone an explain the longhead vs the "Naval head", I'd appreciate it. The lines were taken from a Builders Half-Model in the U.S. National Museum [USNM 76098] and presented in the book and offered by the Smithsonian. Length between perpendiculars: 60 '- 7" Moulded beam: 19' - 2" Depth of hold: 5' If anyone has more information about the size of the "lofty masts", please let me know. I have recently seen an old photo of a similar boat with REALLY tall masts. Maury
  2. Dear friends, The Whaling Schooner AGATE is a motivation project that will give some successfully moments to me. Whalers are an other side of my intrests hidden to public as it is no good for your career to stay too close to this blood soaken side of shipbuilding in the eyes of a TV-educated population. That is what she will look like. I'm not completely shure with my choice of scale and may alter it to 1:64. The Ship is an ordinary schooner of the mid-fifties. Some quite little whaler with her four boats. The boats will be a chapter of its own. Our sources are very simple as these are two: Howard Irving Chapelle American Fishing Schooners p.80. She appears in this book as she is relatived to the Grand Banks Schooners. Chapelle gives a fine set of drawings to us - telling us she was built for whaling especially. Traditionally she was the last vessel of large size (Lpp 74"-10' 1/2) built at Essex/Mass. built from local white oak and pine. V.R.Grimwood tells us in American shipmodels and how to build them some quite simpler drawing - but added some transom and stem decor to us plus details of the galion. There are added some details for the rigging ...and hull,too. Also the cutting station is drawn in detail. Trypots and deck furniture is also passed over to us. These were all my sourcrs and I think about the scale changing to 1/64 sceptical because of the built of the whaling boats. On the otherhand why not to try it out by plastic stripes planking? Hopefully AGATE of Privincetown brings me back to some good mood. EDIT: I due to the legth of the rigged model of 23 1/2inch or 588mm and nearly 22inch or 550mm tall at 1/64 I decided to reduce the scale factor down by 25% so the model will fit to an usual book shelf.
  3. Hi world! I want to show you my current ship model project: the sloop Mediator. I found the plans of this ship in Howard I. Chapelle book named 'The search for speed under sail, 1700-1855'. I thought it would be an interesting ship for a first scratch work. In the National Museum of American History, Washington, DC, there is a ship model of the Mediator: http://etc.usf.edu/clippix/picture/the-mediator.html And it is my ship model today: Please, let me to show slooooowly the building process step by step. P.S: Apologizes to everyone for my awful English. P.P.S: I put my drawings in this first post. I'll update if any change happens. P.P.S: Add a direct link to all photographs I have about the Mediator buid: https://picasaweb.google.com/113346618105593843079/6058494423241948545?authuser=0&feat=directlink Mediator plans set.pdf
  4. Hi All; Finally have a bit (a little bit) of time on my hands. I am still working on another build, need to post photos. but this one is going to be a gift for a friend. I purchased this excited to see Bluejacket had done a new kit of a revenue cutter based on William Doughty's design for a 31 ton cutter. There is much discussion on these cutters and this kit should be fun. IT is an "Ensign" build. I purchased the "Ensign Kit" curious as to the paints and tools they provided. It is a small ship.. and picked specially for a small area. Here's the Box: Here's what was in the Box: Here are the Tools that were included in the Ensign package: All tools from Excel 1. Swivel Head pin vise 3 x #75 bits 1 x #67 bit 1 x #55 bit 2. 5" Needle Nose Plier with Cutter 3. K18 Grip-On Knife (with blades) 4. Sharp Point Tweezers 5. SIG SCS643 White Super Stripe tape 6. 4 sheets P60 Grit 4.5x5.5 7. 5 sheets 220 Grit " I Ordered the Paint Kit as well Here are the Wood Parts for the Ship and the Britannia Parts which look great Here is the Rough Hull: And the First Page of the Manual I did not have the two books referenced on the first page. They will be here later this week (used). I have most of the other books from Chapelle and have been reading them for years now. The prints that came with the model are very basic. 1. 17 page booklet + 4 pages of parts listing 2. General Arrangement 1/4"=1' 3. Standing Rigging 4. Running Rigging 5. Hull Templates There are no sheer or profile plans (these are what I ordered the books for). I will also be looking for full sheet plans elsewhere as well. There are details that I will be wanting to add to this model. I think that this cutter may have been copper platted as well. I am also VERY interested in solid hull models. Especially very detailed ones that can go in smaller spaces. Not much room on the home front. More later! Guy (Tom's my Alter-Ego!) Hey dol! merry dol! ring a dong dillo! Ring a dong! hop along! fal lal the willow! Tom Bom, jolly Tom, Tom Bombadillo!
  5. Hello friends of the hullmodel scratchbuilding... Due to the fact I could build a hullmodel of the schooner here my collection of pictures - that will be elaborate during the next days. And the better detail of the bow part with a pencil to compare. The beauty will be 900 m/m or nearly 35 1/2 inches long. and Yours, Stan Edit: Adding the last two pictures showing the tremendous size of this hullmmodel and the cutting of the bowsprit.
  6. Dear friends, living at Mathias and Anke friends of my wife's house he was interested into a shipmodel for his staircase's big window. Due to the size of the window I decided to change the scale from 1/48 up to 1/32 - to give the ship a proper appereance in the window from outside the house - where the spectateres will be. Due to this fact I offered the possibility to "deliver" the ship faster by reducing the amount of detail. So this is more a threedimensional scetch for viewers kept on distance by the possibility of viewing the model only from outside the house from the yard looking up to the first floor's level 4 1/2 meter some 5 yards over the ground... "What is impssible to be seen by the viewers should not be added into the model." is a ruel from the German professional shipmodelbuilder W. Zimmermann - so I could follow this idea and do not have a distance from usulally 30cm/ a foot in a museum between model and visitor but working with a distance of 7 to 9 yards between viewer and "Louisiana" so Chapelle thought the may be called. But he gave us no absolute security to this fact. Here the main fixing topics of the model: I. The colouring sheme was a discussion between Mathias and me - and the result is a coppered underwater part (perhaps painted alu or cradboard) with light wooden drop keels clearly showing under the false keels. But real cupper cladding might be the best option due to the stability against sunlight. II Above the hull's black sides teak/mahaghony rail is added. III. The rigging is wished to be with canvas - due to the intestingly long squar rigged sail on the mainmast. The rigging will come out of my libary's books. The Reveneu Marine's flag is awaited mostly interested due to the confusion of the public. IIII. No pacifistic ideals keep me away from opening the gundports lids showing the ordonance aboard. V. The shipsstand is made from below for this some 600mm long model. I told him to turn the ship arround regulary to avaoid a "sun-burnt-out-side-on starboard" to the yards side especialy in the summer. So there will be pipelines joining into eachother. So the model can simply be liftef ad turnd around to be pit onto the pipes again. Being an architeckt he could get somthing welded as a solid/massive stand I could never deliver. VI. A framed text behind glass with the ships datas will be added on the stand. Here the pictures of the drawings of H. I. Chapelle: http://modelshipworld.com/uploads/monthly_12_2013/post-8257-0-06586100-1387136439.jpg http://modelshipworld.com/uploads/monthly_12_2013/post-8257-0-85704300-1387136451.jpg http://modelshipworld.com/uploads/monthly_12_2013/post-8257-0-72640700-1387136458.jpg I've made a picture of the !/48 scaled plan in the window (this'll follow soon) : please look beloe Greetings from Leipzig (Saxonia) to all of you, Stan

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