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  1. Hi, I have recently finished my 1/100 (deck is ~28cm/11inch long) HMS Bounty. This was my very first ship model where I used official bluprints and other sources. The rigging isn't perfect, my apologies for that... Next time believe me I will try a new method to simplify and get standard & perfect result. The reason I do it myself that because I think the ship building should be fun. I bought a kit, but wasnt enjoyed what was in. Nice colored pictures, but without key details, it gave me lots of questions without answers.. So I figured out that I can do it myself, perhaps it will be better than an avarage model, perhaps won't. So here is the bounty, next posts will be about building the Pandora.
  2. I decided to start work on another model (work on Royal Caroline have reached the stage where it can be easily done at home in the autumn and winter months). The choice fell on Pandora. It is my first real scratch build (POB) according to plans from the book Anatomy of the Ship. The first phase of construction was making a plan of the bulkheads and the keel using TurboCad.
  3. Hello, In parallel with Santa Maria, I'd like to start another topic. It will be a very slow progress. First of all I will need your help (I know I can rely on you). This model I'd like to do with a great care and accuracy. Before I do anything I'm not sure of, I will be torturing you with questions My first question is : what's your opinion on coppering the hull? And some photos of the stern (I have modified one part - I couldn't resist)
  4. Greetings, I thought I’d share my recently finished HMS Pandora in 1/1000 scale. The hull is basswood, the deck is individually planked (bloody difficult), the masts are styrene and brass. Sails are linen paper and the rigging is tungsten and molybdenum wire.
  5. Hi everyone My miniature version of Pandora (using Anatomy of the Ship plans) was started about 5 years ago, but to this day, remains semi-completed. The reason for not completing it was ...yep...you guessed it...I got scared of doing the masting and rigging! This, in spite of building the Victory as well as Bounty and Lennox, all of which were three masted ships with extensive rigging! You'd think I wouldn't have any problems and would be eager to rig this model, but, to no avail. One day I will finish her...I promise. In the meantime, I'll update the build log with more instalments over the next few days. Hope you enjoy the first lot of pictures. Cheers Patrick
  6. Hello, This is my 3D build log for HMS Pandora. The build was started in February 2011, and it is still in progress. The primary references include the Anatomy of the Ship: The 24-gun Frigate Pandora (the plans), The Shipbuilder's Repository (it contains the dimensions and the scantlings of HMS Porcupine, which is of the same class as the Pandora), and the “Swan” Series. Many other books and online resources are also referred to. I began with drafting a 2D drawing of the ship, and then I imported different parts of the 2D drawing into Solidworks to guide the 3D building process. In the following posts I will post the screenshots I captured during the build and briefly describe what is new in each figure. Jingyang
  7. All books are in very good or better condition with dust jackets. Tight bindings and clean pages. Shipping is $4 ea. within the US. International shipment will require figuring shipping for destination. The 20-Gun Ship Blandford by Peter Goodwin $25 The 100-Gun Ship Victory by John McKay (some very minor marks on the dust cover) $25 The 24-Gun Frigate Pandora by John McKay and Ron Coleman $40 All 3 books for $80 shipping included in the US.
  8. I bought this kit for the princely sum of £10 for my son to have a go at....needless to say he isn't interested...he is a freeclimber who hangs off cranes and buildings so building a model doesn't do it for him...the kit and plans have started to deteriorate so along with building Bellona I am going to start this one before it goes beyond building. I have no idea what sort of quality constructo is but here goes.
  9. Hi Guys I have wanted to do this project for years.. so here goes! This is my first plank on frame build model... I am using swiss pear. I will keep you updated. Thanks Tim
  10. This build log will trace my scratch build of HMS Pandora in her 1790 configuration. Build started about 2009 and was initially documented on the original MSW. I'll recreate the log as best as possible, but my memory and not having all the photos to hand mean that the initial part will be not as in depth as the original. It'll probably take week or so to catch up. If you have any questions in the meantime ask - I may be a bit fuzzy on details, but should be able to answer. The Choice: Pandora was chosen as a successor build to HMB Bounty that I completed about 2009. I wanted something bigger, military, with a south seas link, existing plans, and since Pandora was historically connected to Bounty it was a logical choice. History: HMS Pandora was a 24-gun Porcupine-class sixth-rate ship of the Royal Navy launched in May 1779. She is best known as the ship sent in 1790 to search for the Bounty and the mutineers who had taken her. Her first service was in the Channel during the 1779 threatened invasion by the combined fleets of France and Spain. She was deployed in North American waters during the American Revolutionary War and saw service as a convoy escort between England and Quebec. She saw successful service as a convoy escort, but the end of the American war the Admiralty placed her in ordinary at Chatham (1783). Pandora ordered to be brought back into service in June 1790 when war between England and Spain seemed likely due to the Nootka Controversy. However, in early August 1790, 5 months after learning of the mutiny on HMS Bounty,it was decided to despatch her to recover the Bounty, capture the mutineers, and return them to England for trial. She was refitted, and sailed from Portsmouth on 7 November 1790, commanded by Captain Edward Edwards and manned by a crew of 134 men. Fourteen mutineers were recaptured on Tahiti, but 3 months searching the islands of the south pacific failed to find the Bounty and remaining mutineers. She turned for home, but in attempting to navigate the Great Barrier reef she ran aground on 29th August 1791, and sank the next morning with the loss of 31 crew and prisoners. She remains in about 30m of water about 140km east of Cape York. Build: The goal is to build a 1/64 scale reproduction of the ship in her 1790 configuration. Archeological findings have shown the guns and carronades with which she was equipped. The scale was chosen to match my previous build of Bounty. I chose to do POB as it is a fairly straightforward way of constructing the hull and I didn't want as a first scratch built to tackle the huge task of figuring out how to frame a hull. Sources: The primary source of plans for the build is McKays Anatomy of the Ship: Pandora, with help from Antscherls Swan class books, and my library of 18C ship books. (pics to follow)
  11. HMS Pandora was a 24-gun Porcupine-class sixth-rate post ship of the Royal Navy launched in May 1779. She is best known as the ship sent in 1790 to search for the Bounty Material for the building- -Fruitwood(wild cherry) -Brass -Varnish(Shelac) -Ebony -Teak -Mahagony
  12. This is my first wooden tall ship build. I got this kit a few years ago as my first ship build. I found the instruction a little confusing and didn't get very far. But now it's been a few years and thought I would try and build this thing. So a few years a go I was able to get the the false keel and bulk heads put together and the reinforcement blocks on the stem, stern and masts pics are of how the ship is now I'm a amazed that nothing has been broken on it. One thing I'm not sure if I'm shaping the stern right? So any help or tips would be helpful thank you
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