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I haven't heard of one, actually. If you want to real authentic I've read that the British used elm and oak a lot. I have no idea if those woods would be a good fit for model building because of the coarseness of their grain structure. I know a lot of folks use fruit woods like cherry, apple, and pear. I just went with what I like. For my build, here's what I'm using...


Mahogany (main structure ie keel, framing, beams, rooms, etc.)

Walnut (anything I want to stand out, so far the false keel, and probably will use it for doors, cannon trucks, rigging blocks, and other deck furniture stuff)

Ebony (whales and window frames)

Maple (deck planking)

Haven't figured out the rest


Good luck...



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Hobbymill offers a complete Swan class package:  http://www.hobbymillusa.com/wood-packages--supplemental-wood.php  


In addition to what Randall mentioned, there's also boxwood and swiss pear.

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

Current Build:                                                                                             
Past Builds:
 La Belle Poule 1765 - French Frigate from ANCRE plans - ON HOLD           Triton Cross-Section   

 NRG Hallf Hull Planking Kit                                                                            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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