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HMS Vulture 1776 by Dan Vadas - FINISHED - 1:48 scale - 16 gun "Swan" class sloop from TFFM plans

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Superlative work!  Your artistic use of the different wood species according to their color is masterful.

 

Best Regards,

 

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And thank you too Geoff and Jason.

 

Cross Trees

 

The Cross Trees are the Top supports that run athwartships. All the work in cutting the rebates was done on the Byrnes saw, and the tapers were done on the disc sander :

 

Cross Trees 001.jpg

 

Cross Trees 002.jpg

 

:cheers:  Danny

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Danny,

 

Though your working environment might have diminished in size, your work certainly does not suffer from it. Outstanding results on the mast and trees!

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And thank you Harvey, David, Tony, Cog and Ben.

 

did you buy the mast plans from Admiralty models?

 

 

Good question - I don't remember if I did or not :huh:  . I'll find out tomorrow when I pay a visit to my daughter's place where some of my stuff still is, but I hope I did :D .

 

EDIT - Yes I did :)

 

Bolsters

 

The Bolsters sit atop the trestletrees and ease the angles of the Shrouds and Forestays over them to prevent chafing :

 

Bolsters.jpg

 

:cheers:  Danny

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Hello Danny, I just wanted to thank you for this whole thread, it is the best resource that can be found regarding the Swan class (TFFM stands apart, of course). Your photodocumentation is impeccable and I find it most helpful. Wish you many happy days shaping your Vulture, it is a gem.

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Dan, Just got caught up on your build. A true artisan you are my friend :). BTW...is there anything finer than a sharp chisel, I think not ;)

 

Kind Regards, Bill 

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Dan,

 

Just read through your article. I am amazed at your work. Every day I find another piece of craftsmanship that is truly great to see. You must coming up with new ways to create these things.

 

Wonderful work.

 

Julian

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Thanks vths, Bill, Remco (yes, I found the Masting Plans :) ), Pat and Julian.

 

Starboard Side Black Strake

 

I've fitted the "black" strake and the one above it to the Port side so that the Chains have something to attach to. I've also finished treenailing both :

 

Black Strake Port Side 001.jpg

 

Black Strake Port Side 002.jpg

 

:cheers:  Danny

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Thank you Geoff and E&T.

 

Ironwork in the Head

 

A few more eyebolts needed to be fitted in the Head for the Jib rigging. One of these (or rather two) are the Bookmin Lashing Ringbolts, which are triangular in shape :

 

Boomkin Ringbolt.jpg

 

Spanshackle Ring

 

Another interesting piece of ironwork is the Spanshackle Ring, of which I am only fitting the port side one. This "ring" is a square section piece of iron which supports the Fish Davit when it is in use. I drilled and filed the centre out from flat sheet - the lower section has a dogleg around the eyebolt which needed rounding off :

 

Spanshackle Ring.jpg

 

Spanshackle Ring 001.jpg

 

Fish Davit Cleats

 

And finally I made the two Fish Davit Cleats which support the davits at the railing :

 

Fish Davit Cleats 001.jpg

 

Fish Davit Cleats 002.jpg

 

:cheers:  Danny

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Thanks Grant and Pat.

 

filing the square in the spanshackles must have been 'fun'

 

Not too bad, but I'm rather glad I decided to only do the ONE :D .

 

Wooldings

 

My 0.3mm black rigging line has turned up from Chuck, so I can continue with the Wooldings. The pics below show the sequence of fitting them so they can't come untied :

 

Wooldings 001.jpg

 

Wooldings 002.jpg

 

Wooldings 003.jpg

 

The upper bands were then fitted :

 

Wooldings 004.jpg

 

Wooldings 005.jpg

 

:cheers:  Danny

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Absolutely amazed with the overall full shots.   I mean, impressed as hell through every step but the whole thing together was just amazing.  The masts look fantastic and so crisp and neat!!!

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Thank you Popeye, Mark, Geoff, Adam and Jan.

 

Mark, the Woolding Bands are thin (0.3mm) Manilla Folder card. I tried a couple of ways to make them from wood with no success.

 

Thanks for the Birthday wishes sticlaru, Spyglass and Kevin, and also all those who PM'd me. Much appreciated.

 

I'm afraid my computer is malfunctioning at the moment. I can't post any pics, so an update on my progress (and I've made a fair bit) may take a while until I fix the problem.

 

:cheers:  Danny

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Hi Dan, 

 

Happy Birthday.

 

 

Thank you for giving me the inspiration to re start my "Royal Caroline" that has been untouched for about 8 years! I stopped because as it was my first build, I reached a point where I got stuck. I thought I had done a good job so far, but did not want to spoil her.

 

I can’t wait re start. Thank you and all the other guys out there for all the tips. I wish I had

 

found this site sooner!

 

 

Also due to my father being an antiquarian book dealer, I have acquired some not great, but interesting old books regarding rigging ect. for sail boats and early ships modellers handbooks. I will dig them out and share them with anyone who is interested.

 

 

Take care,

 

 

Mark

 

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