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Hannah by Cap'n Rat Fink - FINISHED - 1/4" scale - semi scratch - George Washington's Colonial Schooner by Mario - Finished 2/24/2021


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  • 4 months later...

Thanks guys for stopping by and your kind words. And you Hakan Buddy How have you been? great to hear from you. Yeah it's been awhile. I am retired now and doing whatever. I worked for many years. I hope God grants me many years of retirement.

 

 

Hello All,
I plan on displaying the model as a small diorama. Not too crazy. The theme would be that the ships retro fit is still in progress. So I have been messing around on the layout. There will be a ground cover to make it a little more realistic. I also added the back stays and the swivel guns. I have been slowing making rope hanks for the model. Cleaning up the pigtails and such. As for any pieces of thread I did not see I like using a regular ol plastic straw and blow off any dust and thread pieces I did not see. The end is in sight is all i can say. As for figures it's pretty tough finding 1/4 scale size. I do not have a 3d printer, but it would work pretty good in this case. So I may display the model without figures and later add them.

 

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The first photo shows the cannon is almost ready to load onto the ship, the second is waiting in line. Those tripod hoist back in those days are cool but might not work on my board because it take a bit of room.

 

 

 

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The scaffolding goes all the way around the boat. I just put a very small portion. I do not plan on covering up my model. It's the main subject after all.
 

 

 

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Now you know as to why I never installed the rudder and tiller.

 

 

 

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I plan on adding a few hull planks next to the ship. ready to be installed.

 

 

 

 

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HAPPY MODELING EVERYONE!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Some great display ideas there.

On figures, I know that Shapeways has a bunch of 1/48 stuff available but I haven't found any figures there that were specifically sailors from this time period.  However, Amati has 6 different sailor figures in 35mm, which works out to between 5'5" and 5'6" in 1/48 scale, which isn't too far off from the average height back in those days.

 

Ships of Scale carries these figures and I ordered 1 of each just a couple of days ago to see how they look and use them for scale on my 1/48 models, you might give them a look!

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Love your dioramas Mario!

 

And Mario, I'm fine, it's just life happening and one needs to keep up to it, otherwise it just blows past you.

We have the two little grand kiddies for a sleep over and they are fast asleep now. 2.5 and 5 yrs old. Such a blessing. Then there is one 3 yr old cousin too. Big family lunch tomorrow. This fall we decided to have family lunch every other week just because. Such a good decision. 

 

Retired? Then you're busier than ever, or? 😉 

Stay safe buddy!

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Thank you John. I hope you are doing and staying safe. Hope the virus is calming down down under!

 

Thank you Brian. I will take a good look at those sites. You would think you would find a lot since 1/4 scale is fairly common.

 

Thanks Hakan. Good to know your having fun. We have 3 Grandkids and seeing them a lot. Our oldest has the 3 and she works. So guess who is zooming school. I live in California and our Governor still has a strangle hold on us. But we might be seeing the light at the end of the tunnel soon. Just been upgrading our home as time passes.

 

Thank again everyone. Happy Modeling!

 

 

 

 

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Thanks for your concern, Mario.  We've been doing very well with the virus down here in OZ (compared to most of the world).  No local cases in New South Wales for 28 day now - that's two full cycles, so we should be pretty much OK unless we get a breakout from hotel quarantine from a returning traveler.

 

John

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  • 2 weeks later...

Hi John,

    Good to hear.

 

So here we go....one last time.

 

 

Hi everyone,
    Well for a while there it seemed I would never say this. But my Hannah build has finally come to an end! I will add better photos to the Complete Gallery later. I still need add barrels, and mainly figures. But I see no reason to keep this log open any long then adding a couple of photos later with the diorama completed.
   The windlass was finally completed, the swivel guns added, two cannons will be next to the name plate, the other two will look like they are ready to load onto the ship. I decided no tripod wenge because it would just be too much in a small area. Besides the main subject is the boat. I added rope hanks here and there. You will notice the inwales painting not completed. Thats were a figure will come in showing him painting. The little structure at this time I am thinking will show shipwrights going over the drawings of the refit of the Marble Schooner.
   I now have to go order the glass to cover and protect. I decided on the diorama because I thought it would kinda bring the model to life a little bit.

      SO THIS SHOUT OUT GOES OUT TO ALL WHO HAVE WATCH THIS BUILD. APOLOGIES FOR IT TAKING SO LONG TO COMPLETE. BUT BEING RETIRED NOW HOPEFULLY MY BUILDS WILL SPEED UP A BIT. THANKS FOR WATCHING. I AM NO EXPERT BUT I ALSO HOPE MY BUILD WILL OTHERS WITH THEIR BUILDS OF THIS MODEL. SINCE IT IS A PRETTY POPULAR MODEL TO BUILD.

                                                                                                           HAPPY MODELING!!!
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What the others said!

 

The diorama really adds life to the ship and that shed is just spot on!

 

Thanks for sharing, and don't mind the time it took. It's kind of a journey and sometimes we don't want the journey to end, that's all.

Looking forward to the next Mario-installment 😉 

 

Keep it up!

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