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info Scale of the model and probable dimensions of the ship Internet Links ship building 16th century http://www.maritimearchaeology.dk/downloads/MA Thesis_Alexiou.pdf http://www.maritimearchaeology.dk/downloads/Furring in light of 16th century ship design_web.pdf http://www.maritimearchaeology.dk/downloads/Full thesis bates.pdf http://nautarch.tamu.edu/Theses/pdf-files/Steere-MA2004.pdf http://www.patrimoniocultural.gov.pt/media/uploads/trabalhosdearqueologia/18/22.pdf http://nautarch.tamu.edu/pdf-files/Myers-MA 1987.pdf Hull Keel keel tapered Stempost Frames Replace the plywood frames Fillerbloks Balcony, doors and windows Beakhead Channels and installing cannons Fore and rearcastle Capstan Planking transom Transom upper part Lower hull cannon deck Upper hull Forcastle Treenails Treenails 2 Painting Hull Decks cannon deck (orlop deck) cannon deck (orlop deck planking and lay out canon deck (frames and gunports) canon deck finishing cannons, cannon deck finish, rudder main deck History of the ship Captain : Francis Drake (after 1580 Sir Francis Drake) 1577 Build or rebuild and launched as the Pelican 1577 Set sail with 4 other ships for an expedition intended to pass around South America 1578 Renamed as the Golden Hind(e) 1579 Captured the Spanish galleon Nuestra Senora de la conception 1580 Arrived back in England after a trip around the world First English ship to sail around the world And after this journey stored in dry dock on public display until she was finally scrapped. about the trip and sir Francis Drake http://www.winepi.com/DNG.htm http://www.indrakeswake.co.uk/index.htm Dimensions (depending on the source) Length : somewhere in between 31m to 37 m Tonnage : somewhere in between 100 to 150 tons Armament : 18 to 22 cannons Crew : start of the journey 80 to 85 men, Back on arrival in England 56 men Modern day replicas build : · One in Essex ,build between 1947 and 1949 (demolished in 2013) · One in Brixham in Devon build in 1963? Sunk in 1987 and scrapped (Now rebuild based on the hull of a steel barge) · One in Appledore North Devon, launched in 1973, sailed more than 140,000 miles all over the seas and now on display in London. Source : wikipedia The model More then 45 years ago, the Airfix Golden Hind on 1/144 scale was the very first scale model I ever built. This model now wil by a plank on frame model. And I can only do my best to make it as realistic as possible. There are no plans, no drawings and no paintings of the real ship. I just find a few etchings of about 1600 - 1620 on the internet and they are both different. On the internet there are plans . They are of Aeropiccola, an Italian company that no longer exists. I think the scale is abouth 1/50 http://www.john-tom.com/SailBoatPlans/GoldenHind/golden_hindSm.pdf They looked great in the beginning.But the more I look at them, the less good they begin look ... It seems as if the hull is too wide and the shape of the frames dont match the shape from those of Matthew Baker (A well-known shipbuilder from this period) But : It looks like nobody knows If this ship was a real "race galleon" or just an armed merchantman (privateer). Before we start Were the guns placed below dek or on the dek? I believe that all the guns were lined up below deck. And not on the deck like with most Golden Hind models. Guns on the deck may cause an unstable ship . And on the models there is not enough room to absorb the recoil of the guns and too reload them. So Mi first step is to try to build a hull with: A shape that has enough space to absorb the recoil of guns. But is not too wide Has place for 14 cannons below deck Has 2 light guns in the forecastle. Has 4 light cannons in the rear castle. Apparently it looks if there is only one ship wreck from this period is found. Called "the Princess Channel wreck” or “the Gresham ship” In this period many newly built ships were so unstable that the hull had to be adjusted immediately. With the aid of Girdling: (making the hull wider at the water line). Or furring ( make the hull below the waterline wider). Actual evidence of this was found in the Gresham ship. http://www.maritimearchaeology.dk/downloads/Furring%20in%20light%20of%2016th%20century%20ship%20design_web.pdf http://www.maritimearchaeology.dk/downloads/Full%20thesis%20bates.pdf Even on the replica of the Golden Hind the hull is widened at the waterline. I use plywood, ramin ( the pieces of ramin wood are old leftovers from construction works in our house 20 years ago) an cherry wood (from a tree that came from the garden) And the keel of the Golden Hind was laid on a sunny day the 10th of september.
Hi to all, I'm new to this forum, but already have a question. I assembled in the past some plastic ship models (mainly Corel and Airfix). In the last months I started with some wooden models (2 mini-mamoli and one old viking ship - lost box, so don't know the brand). And I found I definetely prefer the wooden ones (I found mini-mamoli pretty easy). So now I would like to do something more than the mini-mamoli. I saw the Golden Hind from Occre and was thinking to buy it. But not sure about the difficulty of it. What do you think? Is it too early to do this kit? does it have a good quality? The main reasons to choose it are because I like it and because the price is pretty low (I don't want to spend too much for my 4th model, coz I know I still have a lot to learn... but I have to start from somewhere). Or do you have some other kit/brand to suggest? Thank you all for your suggestions
Hello, I've never posted to this site before so I hope I'm doing it right. I am building Sir Francis Drake's "Golden Hind," from plans by Mamoli. I've made one ship before from a kit, but this is pretty much the first scratch built ship I've tried to build. This is a fun hobby but I can't say I'm that good at it so far. I getting the wood from Corwall Models in England because they have a large selection, but it takes over a month for the wood to arrive here in California. If anyone knows of an online store that has a large wood selection in the U.S. please do tell.
Hey there i'm currently building Mamoli Golden Hind and am up to glueing the card decorations onto the hull. is it better to dilute the glue acrylic. not sure with card have never seen them before. in fact had i known this kit came with card would probably not have bought it. but you live and learn and so far it looks good. any suggestions welcome and appreciated. cheers will post pics of build shortly and my first build Amati Santa Maria. also whilst i'm on a roll i served on HMAS Torrens in the RAN does anyone know of any models of her on the market in any incarnation, i.e., wood, plastic etc. or of any River class DE. cheers Vossy the football god!