Jump to content
HIPEXEC

USS Syren by Hipexec - Model Shipways - 1:64 - building as USS Argus

Recommended Posts

Main mast fife rail installed.

I hate to complain, but the wood that comes with this kit is terrible. It splits, cracks, and just plain difficult to work with. I have substituted my own wood in many instances. This fife rail is an example.

fife rail on deck 001.JPG

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
22 hours ago, HIPEXEC said:

Tapering the bowsprit with my home made lathe

 

Ha that is amazing! I imagine for work of this scale, you wouldn't always need an actual lathe. Just something to spin it for a few quick cuts? I'll have to remember this one for later.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

RIch,

I am always in awe of the builders who can do that with their drills! I just make uneven tooth picks when I try that.

Well done,

Sam

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Flying jib boom installed. I added a rear support since I didn't think the partially drilled hole at the base would be enough to handle all the stresses and strains of rigging

installed flying jib boom 001.JPG

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I had to give up making the Dolphin Striker according to the plans. The wood provided and the desighn made it just too fragile. So, I made one out of some brass stock I had laying around. Now a bomb won't break it. It's pinned and glued in place. Now I just have to fancy it up.

dolphin striker 001.JPG

new pics 002.JPG

Edited by HIPEXEC

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm starting to build the ship's binnacle. Again, Model Shipaways provided very fragile parts. The back piece split when I tried to clean it up. I will build it with the provided parts and if I don't like it a'll scratch build one

binnacle 001.JPG

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, HIPEXEC said:

I'm starting to build the ship's binnacle. Again, Model Shipaways provided very fragile parts.

Didn't they put out a second version with better parts? Or was that just the Essex?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 hours ago, s4usea said:

Didn't they put out a second version with better parts? Or was that just the Essex?

I don't know, but this kit has sub standard wood. It makes you get very creative

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I staged the binnacle parts, broken and all, and added a base to the cabinet since I have no idea how it would stay together without it. I'm adding a much more sturdy top piece. I still think I have to add more structure to it to make it work. We'll see

staging binnacle 001.JPG

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...