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HMS Terror and HMS Erebus Diorama by Joe100 - FINISHED - 1/950

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HMS Terror and HMS Erebus, Ross Expedition, 1839-1843.


This is my latest installment of my program of scratch building all of the famous Antarctic exploration ships in small scale. The first I built was S/Y Endurance and the second being James Caird.


HMS Terror and HMS Erebus were made famous on the Franklin Expedition, but a few years before that mess they were charting Antarctica with James Ross.


The ships are made with  basswood hulls, basswood gunwales, planked wood decks (yes, planked), with aluminum, brass, and stainless steel masts, and various other scratch built parts. I wanted to keep each ship to about 1 inch, so I chose 1/950 scale.




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Thanks guys,


This is my S/Y Endurance from the same series.




Slowly working my way through the others. S/Y Aurora is probably next.


I want to duplicate the famous Frank Hurley photo of her taken in 1913 on the Australasian Antarctic Expedition.



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Hi Joe


How did I miss seeing your Build Log before? No matter, those are really nice models you’ve built.


I’d love to see some close-up photos of the details that added to your boats, if that’s possible.


All the best.





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4 minutes ago, Joe100 said:



I’ll try to take some soon. I have to do some photography for a magazine article I need to submit so I’ll add the little ships to the pile.

That’d be great!  


Thanks Joe.


All the best. 



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