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  1. Merchant ship Mayflower by Antony - Scale , 1600 as first built in Harwich UK. This is the Start of a Mayflower build. The main points are: - It has to be a Longitudinal section (from Bow to Stern) Must be large enough to give scale and details of the conditions aboard the Mayflower in the 1620’s. And be completed before the 400 Mayflower celebrations (16th September 2020). I have the plans from https://www.plimoth.com/products/mayflower-ii-model-ship-plans Thanks to Jaager here on MSW. https://modelshipworld.com/index.php?/topic/18809-mayflower-2-plans/ I also have the book :- The Mayflower and other colonial vessels. by William A Baker. And a Thanks to Druxey for pointing out a link. https://www.thenrg.org/resources/The_Journal/58-4%20Nautical%20Research%20Journal.pdf I will Not be building the ship from the plans I have But will maintain the basic shape from the plans. I will be putting in 3 decks. I think this is only way they would of built her in the early 16 century. Also I will be planking the inside of the Hull as it gives the model much more strength. Probably was not done on the original 1600 ship. There will be No rigging or mast on this model. Drawing are done in Adobe Illustrator CS2 which is my preferred drawing software. The Keel is of mixed timbers . 12 inch ruler and veneer is for scale comparison. Detail of Stern area. Not yet finished. Detail of Bow area. Not yet finished. Ribs cut out. Not yet fitted. Jig For holding Keel and Ribs. Yes its another monster size of model. But it will be fit for purpose.
  2. A new project for my daughter. She started Kindergarten. I am planning on giving this build to the Elementary School around thanksgiving. I know I am starting a bit late. I might be over my head...🤔
  3. Hi @ all! I would like to present here my ongoing project. It is the Mayflower from 1620 after the plans of Waldemar Nowy (Danzig, Poland) 1975: "Historic Sailship MAYFLOWER" (based on the Mayflower II) I started this build about in November 2010. I had several breaks during the build due to my private situation. At the moment I work on the cannons and the masts. Here are some pictures of my progress so far. I would also like to post some of my techniques I used as soon as time allows me to. Rgds, Radek
  4. I bought the kit in 2008. This far I have: Glued the frames to the keelson Glued the decks in place I am now at the stage where I have to shape the ribs. I am not sure how much I must do this? How is the part that must be beveled measured? The instruction manual mention marking the the edge of the rib with a felt pen. I'm not sue how and by how much? I also, on advice, filled the front between the keelson and the front frame with soft wood to make planking easier. Did I do it right?
  5. This model has a very questionable pedigree. While visually based on the R.C. Anderson design, it really has detail and design more in common with the old Megow wooden kit from the 1930's-40's. This is my attempt to make it more like the Anderson version, which still exists at the Addison Gallery of the Phillip's Academy. It is also another step as I try to rehabilitate and rebuild my skills as a model builder. To start, I needed to find a scale for the model. Like so many of the plastic sailing ship kits from the 1960's, it has no real stated scale (indeed, the box art even depicts another version of the Mayflower!). Based upon Anderson's stated dimensions in "A Mayflower Model" (Mariner's Mirror, vol. 12, 1926), 64' keel, 26' beam, a scale of approximately 1/250 was determined. Construction began in earnest on 24th October, 2015. Initial construction consisted of making "timbers" from sheet styrene (an old garage sale sign). The two gunports were blanked as well.
  6. Hi, I am working on the MS model (#2020) of the Mayflower for my grandchildren. They've decided that they want sails on the ship and the plans that come with this kit do not include schemes for sails. The model is scaled at 5/32". Rigging is likely to need enhancement, and I feel I can work out any modifications. Do any members have plans or drawings that would give me dimensions and rigging plans for sails? Appreciate any help. Was given Chuck Pasaro's name, as he drew the plans, but have no email address for him. Thanks, Chris
  7. Reading this forum has helped me so much, so I though of sharing my first build project with Mayflower by Constructo kit. Specially pictures have been great help because these instructions (at least for a newbie) has been awful. Secondly I didn't exactly know what I actually started, before I needed to do first hull plank pending... Since I started this project few weeks ago, I try to put dates to different phazes that might help some newbie like me getting the understading how long it takes . Project starting 10.4. 12.4. Keelson, frames and false decks glued. These were ready cut parts so it was simple. First mistake: At this point I measured ~ish by eye that everything was in 90 degress angle (I come to this later, but it might be that this caused a slight pending of the hull later (or the fact that I used slightly force in hull plank pending).
  8. Hello All- I will be using this spot for my build log for my AL Mayflower kit. My daughter asked me to build this for her to take with her when she moves out on her own because my wife has an ancestor who sailed to America on this ship in 1620. I began working on this kit over a year ago, but then put it away on a shelf for nearly a year while I worked on other projects. Now I have it back out and am progressing slow and steady. I will post some pics below. Unfortunately, I didn't take any pics of the very early stages of construction so I don't have those to show you. In particular, you will see that I started planking the hull before I knew what I was doing last year. Since then I have read a lot and looked at a lot of pictures and I am making corrections. Any advise would be welcome! Stewart
  9. Okay, I have a request. I want to start over. . completely over. . I want to remove my build log and start completely over. I have wore out the frames and keel on the Constructo Mayflower and it's time for a new plan of action. Instead of quitting, I am going to start over. (here's my plan) I don't like the 1/8 inch wide frames that came with the mayflower kit. I have glued and taken apart the planks on the first several layers so many times that it looks bad. . . not to mention there isn't much surface to fasten the planks too. . before I started, I made an outline of the frames and keel, so I'm going to make a pattern and then cut me some new parts. . instead of 1/8 inch. . I'm going to make them 3/8 inch wide. . ( keeping the keel the same as original) My question is, how do I delete my build log and begin fresh? I don't want to add on to the existing one because nothing is going to be the same. . (including my mistakes). . (I hope). . I have spent about 3 weeks twisting and bending planks until I'm plum tired of working on the same frame and keel. . . I guess this means I'm going to get down graded to poop deck swabby, but that's okay . . if I can start over, it would be most appreciated.
  10. I tried ship modeling about 25 years ago. I didn't get too far in that "Harvey" kit, too many distractions. The kit was eventually damaged by water. With fewer distractions in my life, I am ready to try this again. So I am starting out as a total newb. The first thing I set out to do was setup an area to work in. Luckily I have an unused room on my house that I can devote to this. Mayflower Kit and contents: All the parts appeared to be there and I removed the bulkhead parts and the keel. First adding the rabbit strip and tapering to the bearding line. The next step was to fit the bulkheads to the false keel. And that is where this kit started to disappoint me. All the slots in the bulkheads and the false keel where all undersize. Those parts were not going to go together without a lot of extra work. All the slots had to be enlarged. I wouldn't think that these laser cut parts would have that problem. Maybe the wood has expanded? I don't know. But after shaving the sides of each slot and filing, I was able to get all the bulkheads glued in. I did notice afterwards that the false keel has a slight bow in it. I am hoping that I can glue it straight when I put in the gun port frame. Thanks for watching. Scott Leland

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