SawdustDave Posted December 23, 2016 Share #1 Posted December 23, 2016 This, being the first day of progress in my effort to scratch build one of the truly great war ships in naval history, I am hopeful that I will be able to do reasonable justice to "Old Iron Sides". I should begin with thanks to Tom ("usedtosail") and John ("mundie") for their valuable assistance in helping me get up and running on this project. Folks like these guys are a perfect example of what makes MSW such a great community. One quick note about scale.... A new experience for me has been the task of changing the scale of plan sheets - in this case, from 1:76.8 to 1:60. Many of my friends being aware of my initial thoughts of building the Connie at a scale of 1:50th. Then after receiving the plan sheets I discovered that the size of the model, as designed by Model Shipways, is already very large....and that converting the scale to 1:50th was pretty much unreasonable. Playing around with scale for a couple of days led to a conclusion that 1:60th is about the maximum size I can reasonably do. Why not just build her at the plan scale? For a scratch builder, "bigger is better" in terms of creating detail.... So, for what it's worth, here we go "splishing and asplashing"! Omega1234, Ryland Craze, Rustyj and 13 others 16 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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