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  1. I have been working on Pegasus for a year and a half, and am just now starting the build log. Aside from the beauty of the ship, I chose Pegasus for the wealth of guidance available here on MSW (thank you in advance, I need a lot of help). At this point I have completed through the first planking and the build has progressed normally with few surprises. This is a very good kit, but like many, it begs for some scratch and sub kit “improvements”. My first choice is new capstans based on TFFM. Looking at these now, I need to finish some details. The main deck begged
  2. So, my build log of the Pegasus kit from Victory. I’m not going to describe the kit contents as there are quite a few build logs here on MSW that do exactly that, the latest being that by Mugje. The first task was to read the instructions carefully, at least as far as the first planking, examine the plans and read the already existing build logs. The second task was to repeat the first to ensure that I had a more than reasonable grasp of what was to be involved in starting this build. Unfortunately, the result of all this reading was information overload, but anyway, on with the bu
  3. Hello everyone! It's time to open a new log after finishing the HM Pickle. That was a wonderful project and i'm happy with the result. It can be found here: So I chose the HMS Pegasus as a second build because it is somewhat larger then the Pickle and a bit more challenging I asume. But the appearance of the ship is what's the most important factor for me and the Pegasus is a beautiful ship! The lines of the Swan Class are just wonderful, and a nice bonus is that the kit designer is here on the forum. Plus it's a different manufacturer
  4. My four year build log has alas fallen victim to the latest system upgrade, and like the ship she represents is now presumed lost, as Pegasus was in 1777. To re-instate all the information contained within the orginal log which ran for over 100 pages is a bit of an ask but where I can pick up the information quickly I will include it in this replacement log with priority being given to specific aspects where I have modified the basic kit, to produce the model which is now allbut finished. My log which was first posted in 2013 lacked much of the earlier stages of the build which had
  5. I’ve been scratch building POF models since about 1995, having retired 7 years ago as an orthopedic surgeon. So my projects have been drawn out quite a bit until more recently. I started with the USS ESSEX, following the Practicum of the late Portia Tachajian, followed by the Delacroix “LE GROS VENDRE”. David Antscherl’s Practicum on the Swan Class intrigued me as it represents the methods used by the English in the 18th century, as compared to that of the French of the same period. I also met David at the NRG annual in New Bedford last year and was drawn in both by his personal appeal as well
  6. Hello Everyone - I've just come back to ship modelling after a long hiatus - work and family took all my time and space - now I have both. Decided to start with the Swan class Pegasus. I've done several other models - the Revell Cutty Sark in the mid-60's and Model Shipways Rattlesnake in the 70's. Neither one has survived the intervening years. I have read over twenty build logs on the Pegasus, Fly and Syren. Learned a lot before starting. I will try to only show/add things that I think others might benefit from slightly more detail - or things I have decided a
  7. Hi, I will be starting my second scratch build and I chose HMS Pegasus 1776, Swan Class sloop, using the plans from Admiralty models and all four volumes of the TFFM books by David & Greg. Also a full set of plans was bought from NMM and the wood package from Hobbymill in Swiss Pear wood with some highlighting in Boxwood. I intend to leave her mainly in frame with a small amount of external planking - maybe from wales up, and will be using fully chocked joints and correct framing using the Disposition of frames plan. Internally I'm thinking of only framing Upper Decks with
  8. I started work on Pegasus in July 2018, but unfortunately didn't take any pictures of the early stages. I had just completed the Caldercraft 'Granado' kit, and enjoyed building it so much that I decided to go for this one straight away (I wish I had taken some shots of Granado during the build now, but didn't - anyway I shall put something in the Gallery for the finished model soon). Granado only took me six months from start to finish, but I haven't been able to spend the same amount of time on Pegasus. Still quite a way to go, but I hope that alternating work on my other current build
  9. I have started the cross section model...mostly drafting. But I figured I would start a log. I am waiting on arrival of a variety of machine screws and nuts to finish drafting the keel parts. They will be set up in the usual fashion you folks have seen but I will post that once its ready. Here is the overall plan I am working from. Hopefully it will look like this once done...planked on one side and open framed on the other. I have started drafting the frames. There will be some bent frames with curved top timbers but this is just a plain straight one. Here
  10. Good Evening All This is not the most positive way to start a build log but I guess it was to be expected for a newbie like myself. So I have finally received my HMS Pegasus from Amati. The box is barely open and I already have problems. This would be a great point to recommend a build log or other resource for this build. I have found many but Im struggling on that covers the finer details that a rookie like myself needs. The instructions make no reference to a rabbet or bearding line, I have however come across reference to this in virtually every sin
  11. My second build is the Pegasus by Victory Models. I wanted something a bit more challenging, but not something that would be out of my skill range. i also love the lines of the Swan Class ships. Some of you may remember that I modified the stern to be able to create the captains cabin. The rear bulkheads were redesigned to make this possible. I also wanted to fit out the forcastle and I have incorporated led lighting in both areas. Unfortunately I can't find the first set of photos, so this log starts with the first planking. With this build I decided to have a go at making a rabbet an
  12. Good day Gentlemen/women After much thought, research and deliberation(literally years of umming and aahing) I decided that I would bite the bullet and purchase a fairly challenging vessel to start my career in model ship building. I settled on the HMS Pegasus and I am extremely excited about getting started on it. I realise that any sane person would have started on something far more simple but my thinking is as follows... 1. I have prepared myself for what I expect to be a 2 year project. 2. The wealth of knowledge, willingness to help and attention to detail th
  13. Oh Dear - Back I came to start my log and whoops I had lost the site. I havent got much of the text from my posts but I do have some useful pics I will repost.
  14. Welcome to my new build log the HMS Pegasus. After some very nice builds that i've seen here, I decided to have a go and I hope I will not mess up a very nice ship... With this ship I also changed the manufacturer, from Mamoli to Victory Models and it looks like I made a good choice. I opened the box and the stuff inside looks like good quality, hope that will also be the feeling after i'll start building. Hope you will enjoy the build and as always all advice and comments are welcome For the moment a quick look to the items inside the box
  15. I have had some requests for our discontinued photoetched sheets over the past few years. The sheet is depicted below and was designed for those building a Swan class model at the classic 1:48 scale. They are difficult and expensive to produce but I would be willing to do it one last time if ten individuals commit. They cost $60, plus postage. Included are door hinges, lantern brass housings, horseshoe and dovetail plates and gunport straps. In addition (and the main reason we designed the sheet) included are all the components necessary to build the complicated metal chain pumps (except the b
  16. Kicked off and hope to utilise previous posts to avoid the pitfalls, will be using the kit with the exception of the cannon.
  17. I finaly managed to get my first thread posted in this "scratch build logs in Progress" and under way. This is comprising the Swan Class Sloop Pegasus not from the kit, but by Amati / Victory Models plan, recently purchased from an Italian models distributer Internet shop. I also bought the etched brass Panels which carefully soldered in multylayer mode provide splended, satisfying results in 3D optic Appeal. For this model in 1:64 scale I have the intention to leave about 40 % of the port side Hull and decks unplanked, to scale the correct heights of all the decks and to fit the interi
  18. I had put the build on hold for a couple of years due to other commitments. I restarted just after Christmas. I always feel a bit daunted by the far higher level of build elsewhere on the site and can not hold a candle to them, but maybe there is something to contribute by making a log. I owe a massive debt of gratitude especially to Blue Ensign as I have pretty much used his log as a "How to" although the quality of my ship falls short, the order of build and small changes he has made have been invaliable. Firstly a couple of pictures showing the current state of play.
  19. Build Index - hyperlinks to different sections of build will be added as the work progress on this build. I will probably reformat the index as the build progress as well to reflect the build tasks. 1. Prework - dry fitting bulkheads 2. Beading Line and Rabbet 3. Lower Gun Deck Fittings 4. Grating Assembly 5. Dry Fit Main Gun Deck and Fitting 6. Gun Deck Fitting Prework 7. Lower Gun Deck Glued and Pinned 8. Pre Gun Deck Planking Work 9. Start of Gun Deck Planking 10. Gun Deck Opening Cleared During Planking 11. Gun Deck Planking Work In Progress 12. Gun Deck Planking & Fair
  20. I discovered yesterday that Hobbies Ltd are selling this for £299.99, about a £45 reduction, so I placed my order. Expected any minute now if Darren is on time! The excitement mounts... I almost certainly won't be able to start it until the New Year so this post is a bit of a hostage to fortune.
  21. The Pegasus will be my third build that I will work on alongside my current Lyme (based on Corel Unicorn) build The Pegasus is a 14-gun 6th rate sloop, the sixth built of the Swan class. Despite being a gorgeous ship (due to having been built before the Admiralty issued orders to minimize decorations (especially for lesser rates)), her history is not all that colorful. She was launched on December 27, 1776, and in October 1777, was lost in a storm off the coast of Newfoundland. The Pegasus was 301 tons burthen, 96 feet 7 inches (29.4m) in length, with a beam of 26 fee
  22. Hi, Decided to start my very first build log for my next build the HMS Pegasus. This will be my 3rd model to build. However will be a few weeks before I start the actual build, as I need to finish up the last details on my current build, Bomb vessel Granado and build a display case for it. I have promised the captain to complete my model before I start with the next one, so better stick to it (although itching to get started with the new model). I received the model kit Friday last week, however when I opened the box a few parts were missing most noticeable the figurehead and gunpor
  23. Well... this might take some doing... Although it's a shame to be starting all over again, at least the platform is still here. I don't remember a thing I wrote over the last 11 months or so, but I have all my photos. I'll cherry pick the best that illustrate my progress, avoinding the pointless ones....(I hope ) So this first post should go from the completion of the frame to the completion of the first planking. I'll keep the blah-blah short so if there are any questiong, just let me know... Andy
  24. Hi all After the crash my log seems lost. I’m trying to rebuild it with information stored on mycomputer. The build started some 3 to 4 years ago and the following are copies of my original log… As I am a slow builder and already more than 2 Years into the building process of my HMS Pegasus I might be a bite late, but... ...after having profited much from your forum I might pay a bit back if somebody finds something useful. ... there are some things in building a ship model (this is actually my 5th) which I find particularly important and perhaps they could be discussed. Among t
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