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Hello everyone,


I am building the Benjamin W. Latham fishing schooner, scale1:48 :


I am working on the whole windlass, and I am looking for tips or examples on how to model a realistic purchase link and shackle between the rocker and the purchase arm (both Britannia fittings supplied with the kit).


I don't want to put a copy here for copyright reason, but you can see what I am talking about on page 672 of Chapelle book on American Fishing Schooners.



Current Build: Hesper (kind of on hold), Wide A Wake

Completed Builds: Benjamin W. Latham, Le Renard, Smuggler, Bluenose, Pride of Baltimore, Alexandra, Jolie Brise, Marie Jeanne -1 and Marie Jeanne -2

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Shephan, It's hard to determine just how the old boat builders made things.  But this is how I tried to follow the information in Chapelle's book for my model of the Lettie G Howard.





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  • 2 weeks later...

I just bent and soldered the rods and links from brass wire on this 1/60 scale model:


The purchase arms were made from three layers of brass soldered together, as they have to sort of clamp around the ratched wheel. It is a bit fake, however, as the ratched wheel does not have grooves on the side into which the brackets of the purchase arms would link. There are also no ratches ;)

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That is stunning.  I thought I was looking at the real thing until I read the text.  

"The shipwright is slow, but the wood is patient." - me

Current Build:                                                                                             
Past Builds:
 La Belle Poule 1765 - French Frigate from ANCRE plans                             Triton Cross-Section   

                                                                                                                       USS Constellaton (kit bashed to 1854 Sloop of War  _(Gallery) Build Log

                                                                                Wasa (Gallery)

                                                                                                                        HMS Sphinx 1775 - Vanguard Models - 1:64               


Non-Ship Model:                                                                                         On hold, maybe forever:           

CH-53 Sikorsky - 1:48 - Revell - Completed                                                   Licorne - 1755 from Hahn Plans (Scratch) Version 2.0 (Abandoned)         



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