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US Brig Eagle by mrmadalena - Corel - Scale 1:85


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I started working on the Eagle again and thought I would post some pictures to my build log. That’s when I noticed the Model Ship World had changed and I would have to start a new log. I want to say the update looks great.

 

Well, first I guess I will post my old photos and get everything back.  I started the Eagle a good time ago and stopped a couple times.   The kit is nice, but I did do a little bit a bashing.  I changed up the guns a bit and got rid of gun carriages for the carronades that came with the kit and made my own. I also made the stern davits for the boat I made.  Other than those small changes, I followed the kit instructions for the most part with a few minor adjustments.

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 Very nice looking build...... gun carriages look a whole lot better then those metal ones. :) 

Frank

completed build: Delta River Co. Riverboat     HMAT SUPPLY

                        

                         USRC "ALERT"

 

in progress: Red Dragon  (Chinese junk)

                      

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Very nicely done.  This is one of the more interesting brigs and it looks like the kit follows the historical research pretty well.

Mark
"The shipwright is slow, but the wood is patient." - me

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  • 1 month later...

Very nice build.

I will be building this kit and would be interested in any research material anyone may have run across.

Richard

Richard
Member: The Nautical Research Guild
                Atlanta Model Shipwrights

Current build: Syren

                       

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Hi and a very nice model of the Eagle.

I am currently drawing and lofting a set of plans in Autocad for a future scratch POF build of her, I guess the kit designer took some libertys with the ornamentation.

 

Looking good.

 

Ben

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Thanks and yes, I know they did take some liberties with ornamentation. I don't think they would have took the time to carve the Eagle in the back since they built the ship very fast and if I am remembering correctly, the name of the ship was not Eagle until after the ship was in the water. I almost didn't add the Eagle.

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If anybody is interested a guy called Kevin Crissman did his dissertation on the eagle and its the most comprehensive info I could find in her, he actually took measurements from the wreckage and that's what I'm using for lofting my plans. He also has a book about her that has some plans and other info, proberbly still get it second hand!

It's a free download from Http://nautarch.tamu.edu/anth/abstracts/crisman.htm

 

It's got tons of info about her and sister ships and the war of 1812.

 

Ben

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Ben,

Thanks for the dissertation link. It is really packed with information.

Richard

Richard
Member: The Nautical Research Guild
                Atlanta Model Shipwrights

Current build: Syren

                       

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  • 4 weeks later...

Great job! I am a newbie to this and the Eagle is my first build. I'm ready to put on the first planking and I'm a little nervous about it. Have two books, internet and youtube videos. Everyone seems to have a little different twist on the subject. Your's seems to have come out quite nicely. Any pointers for a novice?

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Hi mrmadalena

I'm building the eagle right now. I'd create a log like you habe here but haven't figured out how yet. Anyway nice job!

I want to use the red paint that you used but don't see it. Can you please tell me the brand and color. I see a lot of discussions about what people thought they used back then, orches,oxides, etc. But no one says what red paint they did use to pain there models.

 

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Hi

I am looking to find out more on the brig Eagle the dissertation is not available, Kevin Crissmans book is not available in UK unless it is shipped from US at double the price of the book.

I would be gratefull for any more information

Best Regards

Alann 

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