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1776 English Sloop by NJQUACK – 1:75 Finished


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Hi,

 

 

 

 

This little ship is based on a NMM plan for a “Unnamed 56ft single-masted Sloops (Circa 1776)” (Publisher Code J0520, Object ID ZAZ6496-8). 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes about  the plans  include “Plan showing the body plan, sheer lines with inboard detail, longitudinal 

 

 

half-breadth, upper deck, and fore & aft platforms for building two 56ft single-masted Armed Sloops on Lake Champlain. Signed John Williams [surveyor of the Navy, 1765-1784]. Includes a table of the Mast and Yard dimensions. It has been presumed in the past that this plan is part of a design set (see ZAZ6496-8).

 

 

 

 

 

The plans were imported into a CAD program and scaled.  A rough set of modeling plans were created and printed.

 

 

 

 

 

As an experiment this ship will be built on a Magnetic Note Board purchased at a local supermarket and magnets from Home Depot.

 

 

 

 

 

Walter

 

 

 

 

 

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Interesting project, Walter.  I wonder if this is one of the "kit" ships where they made the frames in England and shipped them to the Colonies?

Mark
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Thank you everyone for all the likes.

 

Mark,  I don't know if it was a ship kit, but it's fun to imagine what these plans were used for.

 

John,  I'll see how this method works out.  On the plus side the magnets hold the parts nicely and I can draw on the note board with erasable markers.  On the negative side the magnets love metal tools.  But it:s fun to experiment. 

 

 Walter

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Incredible work. That's looking great.

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Great work she's coming along.

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Very clean and smooth work. I like the black wales too.

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Hi,

 

This week I got some more painting done, added the windlass and cannons.

 

The drawings clearly display 10 cannon ports.  But the following note is on the plan.

 

“Draught for building two arm’d sloops on Lake Champlain, to carry six carriage guns, four pounders and ten 

swivels half pounders; in pursuance of an order from the right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of the 

Admiralty ”

 

For artistic reason I went with ten carriage guns.

 

Walter

 

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Very nice little model. Well done  

Regards Christian

 

Current build: HMS Triton, 1771 - reconstruction, build log

Current drawing projects: HM Cutter Rattlesnake/Alert, 1777;  HM Bomb Vessel Granado, 1742; HM Sloop Fly, 1775

 

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