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I realized I had discussed this build but never posted it. Here is my 1/1000 (USS) Wasp Scratch build. The hull is basswood, the details are mostly brass, rigging is tungsten wire, the sails are linen paper.
Captain Blakeley and the Wasp: The Cruise of 1814 Stephen W. H. Duffy Hardcover: 348 pages including Index, extensive Notes and Bibliography. Publisher: US Naval Institute Press (2001) Language: English ISBN-10: 1557501769 In celebration of the 200th anniversary of the start of his historic, and ill fated, cruise, it is my honor to present to you a brief review of a narrative of Captain Johnston Blakeley's career in the early American navy, culminating in one of the greatest raiding cruises every undertaken. There are many tales of the accomplishments of America’s young navy d