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HMS Leopard by toms10 - 1:85 scale POF/POB

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Beautiful work and great idea on the Cutout (might steal it :D)

 

Would you be so kind to tell, where did you get those plans for the frames from ?

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Hi Jacek,

Thanks for the complements.  I bought the Rif Winfield book "The 50 Gun Ship" which contained a copy of the plans.  As this is only my second build and first scratch build, the book was very helpful.  The book also contains illustrations of each deck although the scales seems to be inconsistent.  Since I had all this information I thought it would be a shame to waste it so I decided to do a cutout hull on one side.  The only draw back is it is greatly extending the length of the build because of all the extra decking, framing and deck items that normally you would not need.  The other thing to consider is lighting.  I added the LED lighting on each of the lower decks so the detail could be seen when looking in.  Without the lighting it was difficult to see the work that went into each deck.

Tom

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Although the summer weather has been pretty good lately except for a couple of 100 degree days, I did manage to get some work done.  The 24# cannons are rigged and now I can start to put the upper gundeck into place.  Here are some photos.  Some progress is better than no progress or even worse... reverse progress!

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Starting to look like a warship.

Tom

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It's looking really good, Tom.  In the outside views of the hull (in your July 9 post) it's looking so crisp and sharp.

 

I've only just 'discovered' your last 2 posts as I haven't received any email notification -- and I haven't even been receiving notifications of replies to my own build log.  Something weird going on as I'm still getting notifications for other build logs I'm following  ???

 

Are you intending to plank the entire upper deck beams, or are you going to leave some blank areas?

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Thanks Jim.  I just used my cell phone to take the pics.  I agree that these seem more clear... not sure why.  I am going to leave the same area blank as in the lower decks so you see straight through from the top.  This will also let in more light from the top along with the LEDs in the lower decks.  You should then be able to better see the cannon rigging detail below when looking through the side.  It was a bit of work to build and rig all the carriages on the lower deck just to cover them over with the upper deck.  But when you look through the side I needed to show the detail of what is going on down there.

Tom

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Hello all

just got back from a fantastic vacation in Ireland. Problem about having a great time on vacation is eventually it must come to an end. I have now since settled back into reality. I did manage to finish turning my 12 pound wooden cannons on my homemade or should I say poor man’s “lathe”. I am pleased with the results. Just need to bore out the ends and put the pin holes in the full ones, paint them black and the assemble. 

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Tom

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On ‎8‎/‎18‎/‎2018 at 7:54 PM, toms10 said:

Hello all

 . . . . . I did manage to finish turning my 12 pound wooden cannons on my homemade or should I say poor man’s “lathe”.

I am pleased with the results. 

 

Tom

I think you should be very pleased with them, Tom! . . . they look great.

What kind of wood did you use for these barrels?

 

A while back it hadn't occurred to me that I could have turned barrels from wood and that's why I took the easy route and bought ready made items.

 

I'm just now catching up with your latest post as, once again, I'm still not receiving email notifications for some build logs I'm following.

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Hi Jim

I just used a standard hardwood dowel you would find at a craft store.  Actually, they were not very hard and the package did not say what kind of wood.  Cost me about $2 for 4 feet.  It just started out as an experiment and I was happy with the outcome so they are now on the model.

Tom

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Hello all

It has been a while since I updated my log. I have been working on my Leopard in spurts and did manage to get some things done.  I made all the cannons for the upper gun deck. They are just dry fit for now. I was busy reworking single and double blocks to make them look “acceptable” along with about 100 eyes for the cannon tackle. Lately I have been spending most of my time making components, tiny components that are time consuming. But that is what scratch building is all about. There will be plenty of assembly later. 

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I also built some of the quarter deck. Still have a lot of work to do there. 

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Progress has been slow but steady. 

 

Tom

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Hi Mark,

I don't know about flying along but thank you for the compliment.  I seem to be working on it in spurts which I guess is better than not working on it at all.

Tom

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On 11/1/2018 at 11:50 AM, toms10 said:

 . . . I seem to be working on it in spurts which I guess is better than not working on it at all.

Tom

Hi Tom, just discovering your updates now as I'm still not getting notifications of logs that I follow -- despite ensuring that I'm still on their 'follow lists'.

Your build is getting along at a good rate unlike mine as for the last month or so I've been not working on it at all !!!

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Hello all. I hope everyone who celebrated the Thanksgiving holiday enjoyed themselves. 

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Got a little more done over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. The quarter deck and gang boards are in place. Now I am making the 6 pounder canons and carriages. 

 

Tom

Just noticed that I left a couple of temporary supports under the starboard gang boards when I took the pic.  Oops.  Also not to happy with the gap in the center of the deck boards.  Sticks out like a sore thumb in the picture.  Luckily that area will be covered by the forecastle deck so it will not be that obvious.  I may just put a bit of filler in there to help conceal it anyway.

 

 

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I haven’t posted in a while but I have been doing a lot of “lurking”. I have been busy making both the poop and forecastle decks along with the top rails. Also managed to get the ships bell, stove pipe and some grates on the f’castle deck. I made about 35 belaying pins. That was a bit of a pain but figured it out using my “drill” lathe. I am not sure what is more fun and challenging; building the model or coming up with ways to make things on a shoestring budget. 😁

 

here are are some pics of my progress. 

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Tom

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On 1/31/2019 at 6:12 PM, toms10 said:

 I am not sure what is more fun and challenging; building the model or coming up with ways to make things on a shoestring budget. 😁

 

Tom

I think both are equally fun and challenging.    You do have some lovely work going on there.   Love it.

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On 1/31/2019 at 9:28 PM, toms10 said:

Hi Jack.  Will I be having lunch with you again at the conference in April?  I plan on going. 

Yes, I will be there. I plan on bringing/displaying the ice yacht model.  See you there.

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Got a little further. Built and wired the stern lanterns, attached the gun port lids and the poop deck along with the top rails. 

The lanterns

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some night time photos of lanterns lit up

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gun port lids

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and the poop deck

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and a couple more night shots

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Tom

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After a long time searching for some tan netting for the hammock cranes I ended up using some Tulle that I picked up at Joanne’s. It’s a bit on the fine side but it will do. Better too fine than too coase at this scale. I found the perfect size in black but the netting is not supposed to be tarred. That would make a mess with the hammocks. Here is the first attempt that came out okay.   The dark wood and black cranes make the netting stand out a bit. I was concerned that the Tulle was so fine that you would have difficulty seeing it. Holding the fabric up withou a dark background made it almost invisible. It is an awful lot of work to be invisible!😳

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Tom

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I think threading hammock netting is less fun than rat lines. Very tedious but when it’s done it looks pretty good. Finished the poop deck netting’s after 3 nights. 

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Now on to the midship netting’s. 😳

Tom

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it is akin to putting tinsel on a christmas tree... without it is is just a tree you dragged indoors.  ;)

 

 

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Thanks to all for the likes. 

 

Hi AON

yeah that is a great analogy. Probably why I have an artificial one. No muss no fuss. 😁

 

Hi wiederrich

it will be fully rigged with sails, some full and some furled. That is a ways off. 

 

Tom

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That is such great work! I wasn't sure about the lighting but it is actually spectacular. I need to find a reason and project to try that too! Awesome x 3...

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Thanks Sea Hoss. This is only my second build so I still have a lot to learn and improve upon...especially when seeing some of the builds on this sight. It has been a fantastic journey so far and the good thing is it is really just starting. 

Tom

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