Jump to content
stevenmh

USS Constitution Cross Section by stevenmh (Steve Herzberg) - Mamoli - Scale 1:93

Recommended Posts

Standing rigging done; working on the running rigging from the bottom up, except for the falls of the braces (the plans for this thing are a bit wacky in some regards) and the topsail lifts - I want to do those last so I have room to work at the pin rails.  tying off the ropes at the belaying pins continues to be a challenge.  Once the rigging is done I need to make the doors for the main gun ports - don't like the metal ones that came with the kit, and I need to make them out of holly on the side of the ship I am not painting, and the hatch gratings.  Then I need to figure out how to attach it to the base (epoxy??) and how to transport it to New London in 2 :o  weeks!

 

IMG_1979.thumb.JPG.f01fd89f0a4f066a50957266e1e227e5.JPGIMG_1978.thumb.JPG.4af8c3fbdaf483dcfbede9008bb073f4.JPGIMG_1977.thumb.JPG.1c8c02870caf2b292a5b37d50f30a89b.JPGIMG_1975.thumb.JPG.47b872c3281d662d50145cc4d512a8ef.JPGIMG_1974.thumb.JPG.a702e681605c4af76c743564af4789bc.JPG

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The rigging is coming along nicely! Those last connections are a pain when you have to weave tweezers in and out among the other lines. Just be glad it is only the one mast! 

 

As for shipping, that is always the challenge. If you are driving, simply laying it in a foam lined box with some foam supports under the mast and along the sides to keep it from shifting would probably work fine. If you can get it into a case before then, that would be better yet. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks all for the likes and comments - getting down to the last of the rigging and figuring out the rope coils.  Gun ports being fabricated by The Admiral - a former carpenter; will post pictures when she says they're done...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Down to the devilish details.  I finally realized it would be easier to tie off some of the lines I want to look as though they had some slack in them if I glued them in one of the blocks.

IMG_2009.thumb.JPG.f8489e5e3465b1ac8be3f9448319dbaa.JPG

IMG_2013.thumb.JPG.28de806d4098731f3fc00c99feba0416.JPG

More coils done; since some of the lines are attached to the shrouds I debated whether to make coils for them as well - finally decided what the heck...

IMG_2007.thumb.JPG.902982424af685b87aa0ea044ad0348b.JPGIMG_2011.thumb.JPG.c561ebf6a1138cc54da748cb40c5a9df.JPG

I'm still debating whether to add some wire to the gun ports to mimic the ropes holding them up..

IMG_2010.thumb.JPG.d59063565ba8ae0306e9c6b8fc59df9f.JPG

Just a few more lines and coils, the gun port doors on the unpainted side, gluing to the base (and the hatch grating if time permits) and it is off to the Northeast Ship Model Clubs meeting in New London Saturday

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Very nice. The rope coils are looking good. They really add to the operational look of the ship and are a great detail. It was not uncommon for there to be coils attached to the shrouds so I think your decision there is good to go. I would add the wire to the gun ports if time permits. Even if it is just one in the center of the lid that would improve their look. Have a good time at your meeting!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thank you all for the likes and crucial advise on this long, drawn-out effort. 

 

EJ, I wish I had made the decision about the gun port lines before I glued them on - I expect it would be a lot easier to attach the wires if I had drilled some holes through the doors first.  Oh well, the learning curve continues :default_wallbash:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Congratulations on completing your build! That is always a great feeling. :D What do you think will be your next project? I see you have a few nice choices listed in your shipyard. Let us know and I'm sure we will be ready and happy to follow along with that one too!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks.

 

I got the Pride of Baltimore so I could learn about planking a hull, so I think I will do that one next.  I have some ideas about how to improve on the Model Expo deck gun kit (show some deck framing, add a hatch/grating?), and I may work on that at the same time.  Hopefully by the time I do those I will feel confident enough to move on the the Syren, and after that, hopefully, the cross section Chuck is designing now at Syren Ship Models.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

About us

Modelshipworld - Advancing Ship Modeling through Research

SSL Secured

Your security is important for us so this Website is SSL-Secured

NRG Mailing Address

Nautical Research Guild
237 South Lincoln Street
Westmont IL, 60559-1917

About the NRG

If you enjoy building ship models that are historically accurate as well as beautiful, then The Nautical Research Guild (NRG) is just right for you.

The Guild is a non-profit educational organization whose mission is to “Advance Ship Modeling Through Research”. We provide support to our members in their efforts to raise the quality of their model ships.

The Nautical Research Guild has published our world-renowned quarterly magazine, The Nautical Research Journal, since 1955. The pages of the Journal are full of articles by accomplished ship modelers who show you how they create those exquisite details on their models, and by maritime historians who show you the correct details to build. The Journal is available in both print and digital editions. Go to the NRG web site (www.thenrg.org) to download a complimentary digital copy of the Journal. The NRG also publishes plan sets, books and compilations of back issues of the Journal and the former Ships in Scale and Model Ship Builder magazines.

Our Emblem

Modelshipworld - Advancing Ship Modeling through Research
×
×
  • Create New...