silverman834 Posted April 11, 2021 Share #1 Posted April 11, 2021 So, I have just finished my build of a small 15th century cog and while I am pleased with the result, there are some things I wish I would have done differently. The only reasonable thing to do is to start over again 😛 Old build: I guess most people would start with a new ship, but I don't feel like I'm done yet with NZ43 and would like to fix some issues, and I would like your help to find them. Here is my list of changes, and I would very much like to hear your thoughts on them. Wood The old model used fir and it it was just as bad as everyone here told me. I will look for pear, but I guess I will not find it and use birch instead. I bought the old wood in planks, but now I have space to buy a small tablesaw and saw my own wood. But before buying it I will try sawing it by hand and see if it would be feasible as I like the idea of it. I don't liked how I soaked the planks in hot water, I think I will try a steambox this time. Scale One thing I really wanted to do with the old build was to use functioning nails, but the scale proved to be just too small. I think it will be better if I now make it 50% bigger length wise. (I thought 50% bigger than 1:20 would be 1:15, but apperently it is 1:1333... Not as a neat and round number as I had hoped. Calling it scale 7.5% sounds better.) Frames I didn't much care in the last build about where the joint between futtock and floor timber was and I built it frame first. Now I will build it bottom first, ie the bottom will be frame first and the rest shell first. This way the floors will be shaped and attached to the keel plank and the futtocks will be shaped and attached afterwards. I do not know how to do it, but I'm sure I will find a way Layout The hold was way too small in the last build. The layout was like this Red - decks Green - ceiling Blue - large beams and masts Pink - bulkheads My new proposal is like this instead The fore deck was way too big and it can be cut down a lot and lots of cargo can be stored there. The bulkheads are moved to where the decks begin and will be like this with twin stanchions, vertical planking and a door. This design is from the Almere 13 wreck. Perhaps a bulkhead also under the beam aft of the mast to seal off the ceiling area? And yeah, the bipod mast was a fun build, but I will ditch it for a normal single mast with a normal mast step. And I guess the lifting boom will also have to go. The old decks were not waterproof, but the new ones will be. Cleats The old cleats were thought of in the last minute and just wrong. I think I will integrate them in the knees on the decks. Sheer height over decks I have no clue of what this is called, but I'm talking about this measurement It is so small on my build. But increasing it means smaller decks and less storage space. How much bigger must this be? The Almere 13 wreck seem to have double the height, but that ship is also a bit bigger than mine. Any thoughts of other things I should fix? mtaylor, woodrat, bolin and 3 others 6 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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