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HMS Tiger 1747 by Siggi52 - 1:48 - 60 gun ship from NMM plans

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Hi Siggi,


Quality level of your model is beyond the scale!!!


At that stage it's already a masterpiece... damm... when it will be competed that will be insane! 🤯🤯

Are you planning to build the model full rigged?

Siggi... also I'm constantly forgetting to ask you... what kind of alloy you were using for casting your guns?





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I'm busy with building the hinges for the port lids. For that I chiseled with an engraver a die out of a piece of steel and hardened it.




The hinges itself I build from copper wire, hammered slightly flat, bent one end back and soldered it with tin




Then I hammered it into the mould




filed the surface at the back flat




and at the disk sander I cut the sidelines flat




The drilling I made by eye, 0,65 mm Ø




And with that I rounded the back of the hinge








And that is it, also with a prototype of an hinge pin. The pin is made from 0,6 mm brass wire.




So, I think that I'm busy with them the next days. Today I build 10 hinges within 1,5 hours and I need 84 of them. 😟

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Hello Druxey,

for this time, or ship typ (60 gunner), I think it's not so unusual. But often the anchor lining is not drawn in the draughts or build at the models. If they where'd there, or not, I don't know. 


Here some examples, the Centurion 1732



A Warship 1745, even with a bolster below the wales



Ipswich 1730



Standart 1782 (64 guns)



And a warship 1735



And then arose, when looking at this picture a question. This model has the hinges on top of the lid and not as I build it, under the lining. I build it so, because at the second picture the hinges are there at the lid, but the left one is under the lining. Godwin wrote that they replaced the lining when it's worn out, so I think the Hinges must be under the lining. May be it's a shortcut of the modeller of this model?




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I'm with you Druxey.

From the, I think six 60 gunner who where build after the 1745 establishment, the Tiger is the only one where the lining is drawn at the plan. And that is I think, because it's a ship build at a privat yard. So the plans where a little more detailed, also with the art work.

With the models it's not the same, but the modellers would show the ship. So some small things where left out ore where simplified build. 

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Hello, and many thanks for your likes and comments

I have been a little lazy at the yard the last 14 days, because of the wonderful weather we had here in the northern part of Germany. Last week we had here winter with 5-10 cm snow and temperatures down to -15°C (5°F). This week the opposite, spring with 15-20°C (41-68°F) and mostly bright sunshine 😊


That was the sunrise this morning, the yellow color comes from the Sahara desert dust, that came with the warm winds.



But today I started at the yard with the sheave blocks











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Mark, which yellow color did you mean? That below the wales? That is the final color. 


Now I will first finish the outside of the hull, with all that is possible except the stern. Inside the hull I have build all I could do. But as you know, you could't install the cannons before you have the outside ready. Then when the hull is from the outside ready, I go on and build the rest of the inside and with it also the stern. 

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Hello and many thanks for your likes and comments


The carpenters cut a lot of wood the last days. At least I'm not sure where to start, but I tend to make first the drift rails and the fife rails only at the poop deck. After they are installed I could better fit in the scrolls, or hansing pieces. 



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