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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

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Let's get started!

 

2011-02-09: keel, false keel, perpendiculars, cutting down line, lower deck, upper deck, stem post, stern post, stern counters, stern timbers

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2011-02-10: toptimber line, top side lines, water lines, forecastle, quarter deck

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2011-02-12: lower breadth line, upper breadth line, main wale, sheer rail, waste rail, drift rail, fife rail

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2011-02-15: gun ports

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2011-02-17: channels, deadeyes

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2011-02-18: planking above the load water line, platforms, knee of the head, ladder, fenders, chestree

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2011-02-19: lower cheek, upper cheek

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2011-02-20: head rails, head timbers, cathead

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2011-02-21: taffrail, quarter gallery

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2011-02-22: rudder

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2011-02-24: gun port lids, sweep ports, scuppers, hammock cranes, swivel guns. The taffrail and the quarter gallery were modified.

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2011-02-26: details of the chains and deadeyes

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2011-02-28: HALF-BREADTH PLAN added - keel assembly, main half breadth, toptimber half breadth, top side half breadth, half breadth of the rising line, projections of the diagonals

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2011-03-02: BODY PLAN added. A set of lines for the inner surface of the frames are also drawn but not shown in this figure.

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2011-03-04: water lines, cant frames, fashion piece, hawse pieces, transoms, inner post, apron, keelson, first thick limber strake next the limbers

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2011-03-05: deadwood knee, disposition of the frames

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2011-03-08: disposition of the square frames

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The 3D build began from this point!

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2011-05-17: internal planking and external planking

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2011-05-20: The space between the internal planking and the external planking was filled to form the shape of the frames.

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2011-05-21: the shape of the keel assembly

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2011-05-23: cutting the frames

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2011-06-12: All frames were completed!

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2011-06-15: main wale

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2011-06-15: shape of the external planking

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The frames can be seen by setting the external planking transparent!

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2011-06-16: Cutting the bottom planking into individual planks.

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2011-06-17: Finished cutting the bottom planking.

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2011-06-18: The main wale was also cut into individual pieces.

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Jingyang,

 

I played around with 3d years ago and never came close to the skill you are showing. Well done.

 

David

 

Thank you, David!

 

At the beginning I was not sure about how to draw this in 3D either. And I tested quite a few methods until I found the one that works for me. :)

 

Jingyang

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2012-06-05: assembling the stern to the hull, adding the rudder chains

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2013-02-11: ladders connecting the lower deck to the upper deck, chain pump winches, iron pillars on the upper deck, shot racks on the upper deck

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2013-03-04 to 05: forecastle planking and fittings, quarter deck planking and fittings, catheads, stove, capstan, forecastle planksheer

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