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Flying Fish build

Hugh R K

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Welcome aboard Hugh,


Can't help you with your question, but maybe someone else can.


Or you can start a buildlog and ask your 'unanswerable' questions there.

There are a lot people here who are willing to help and advise and answer any questions you might have on your build or plans.


I wish you smooth sailing and happy modelljng




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In the gallery: Albatros 1840 - Constructo

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Thanks Anja;


I am super stoked about this set of plans.  They are completely dimensioned for the full size ship as researched and contain a lot of details I've never seen before except on board real square riggers.


I plan on rigging it with sails which is a level up in terms of the challenge, because I have to create the patterns to scale for each of those I plan to install. I am probably have some partially furled and some fully furled.  i have to do a little more research to learn what would have been a realistic sail arrangement so as to retain some semblance of what would have been done in a particular weather condition.


The other thing is that the full cross section provides lower deck position and structural details which I am going to include with open companion ways and hatches to provide visual access to these lower areas of the ship.  I've already laid out the cutouts of the various bulkheads  where I plan to create those lower deck portions.


I haven't decided if i am going to build the ships boats from scratch yet.  I've done it before and completely outfitted them on the other models where appropriate. I'll wait and see. They are a long way off.


I've already started accumulating jewelery making tools to make the 1:96 scale iron work pieces. because I am so slow, I figure that will add at least 3 months to the build time.  i plan on doing all of the spars, masts iron work etc. first and set it all aside until they are ready for installation.  I plan to do the same with all of the other deck houses, and on deck equipment.  I should learn a lot through that process.



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HI Hugh,



"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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Welcome to MSW Hugh! Sounds like you have a nice project ahead of you. I will have to keep my eye out for your build log. Best of luck on your build!

"A Smooth Sea NEVER made a Skilled Sailor"
- John George Hermanson 



Current Builds - Royal Louis - Mamoli

                    Royal Caroline - Panart

Completed - Wood - Le Soleil Royal - Sergal - Build Log & Gallery

                                           La Couronne - Corel - Build Log & Gallery

                                           Rattlesnake - Model Shipways, HMS Bounty - Constructo

                           Plastic - USS Constitution - Revel (twice), Cutty Sark.

Unfinished - Plastic - HMS Victory - Heller, Sea Witch.

Member : Nautical Research Guild



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