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3 minutes ago, crayfish said:

Hi Helge.

I have a lot of books about rigging from 17 -18 century

Do you live far from Vestby, Norway ?


hello,I live in oslo,small world,I have some books about rigging to,and I find a little difficult to calculate the mast hight of diana, scale 1:64. I am planing to do some scratch build of hms surprise (ex untite,french frigate),I have the orginal drawings, and I was thinking to use the diana masting/rigging plan, with some modifications,dianas masts  is a little bitt high for my build I think. I wil just use the plans as a guide. I have a lot of books to,so if anyone have some plans or some input/info it wil help. And I will try to read a little bit more about rigging of 1700/1800 centry ship models.

thanks Helge,oslo,norway

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If it is HMS Diana frigate 1793 - there are copies of the Anatomy of the Ship volume for this ship available as second hand copies.  The masting and rigging are covered, but the are bound plans.

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HMS Centurion 1732 - 60-gun 4th rate - Navall Timber framing

HMS Beagle 1831 refiit  10-gun brig with a small mizzen - Navall (ish) Timber framing

The U.S. Ex. Ex. 1838-1842
Flying Fish 1838  pilot schooner -  framed - ready for stern timbers
Porpose II  1836  brigantine/brig - framed - ready for hawse and stern timbers
Vincennes  1825  Sloop-of-War  -  timbers assembled, need shaping
Peacock  1828  Sloop-of -War  -  timbers ready for assembly
Sea Gull  1838  pilot schooner -  timbers ready for assembly
Relief  1835  ship - timbers ready for assembly


Portsmouth  1843  Sloop-of-War  -  timbers ready for assembly
Le Commerce de Marseilles  1788   118 cannons - framed

La Renommee 1744 Frigate - framed - ready for hawse and stern timbers


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Have you tried contacting Caldercraft?  Here's their contact page from the web.... Caldercraft is part of Jotika by the way.


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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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