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Battlestation by Floyd Kershner - FINISHED - Panart - Scale 1:23 British Man of War 1815


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This is my build log of a Cross section from a British Man of War from approx. 1815. This was my first POB build. The Kit is from Panart. The Plans consisted of 1 double sided sheet in Italian.

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Current Builds - 18th Century Longboat, MS Syren

Completed Builds - MS Bluenose, Panart BatteStation Cross section, Endevour J Boat Half Hull, Windego Half Hull, R/C T37 Breezing Along, R/C Victoria 32, SolCat 18

On the shelf - Panart San Felipe, Euromodel Ajax, C.Mamoli America, 

 

Its a sailor's Life for me! :10_1_10:

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Reading Italian was only one of the challenges with this kit. It did require a bit of Kit bashing. I bought the kit on Ebay and found it was missing key pieces. This is when I got my first personal experience with Model Shipways guarentee. I reached out to them and I was honest that I did not buy the kit from them. They told me that they no longer carried this kit but they did have some left over spare parts and sent them to me no charge! I have always gone out of my way since them to buy from them whenever possible.

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Edited by Floyd Kershner

Current Builds - 18th Century Longboat, MS Syren

Completed Builds - MS Bluenose, Panart BatteStation Cross section, Endevour J Boat Half Hull, Windego Half Hull, R/C T37 Breezing Along, R/C Victoria 32, SolCat 18

On the shelf - Panart San Felipe, Euromodel Ajax, C.Mamoli America, 

 

Its a sailor's Life for me! :10_1_10:

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One of the more interesting parts of this build was that you had to create each barrel from scratch. you were supplied with the plywood circles for the top or bottom and the wood strips for the staves. The rest was up to you.

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Edited by Floyd Kershner

Current Builds - 18th Century Longboat, MS Syren

Completed Builds - MS Bluenose, Panart BatteStation Cross section, Endevour J Boat Half Hull, Windego Half Hull, R/C T37 Breezing Along, R/C Victoria 32, SolCat 18

On the shelf - Panart San Felipe, Euromodel Ajax, C.Mamoli America, 

 

Its a sailor's Life for me! :10_1_10:

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I was not satisfied with the Hammocks so I designed my own and learned how to tie a marlinspike hitch. I created a couple of Hammock to hang from the hooks and used starch to get them to hang right. I then added netting to the Hammock cranes and rolled and tied enough hammocks to fill them. Yes that is the Admiral's Iron and Kitchen counter. I was under a watchful eye. I used seam tape to fold the seams in and get rid of freyed edges.

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Edited by Floyd Kershner

Current Builds - 18th Century Longboat, MS Syren

Completed Builds - MS Bluenose, Panart BatteStation Cross section, Endevour J Boat Half Hull, Windego Half Hull, R/C T37 Breezing Along, R/C Victoria 32, SolCat 18

On the shelf - Panart San Felipe, Euromodel Ajax, C.Mamoli America, 

 

Its a sailor's Life for me! :10_1_10:

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Finally there was the rigging of the gun ports and the assembly of all the sub parts. I should say that I learned to like the detail available when you are working in this scale. Calking was provided by very thin strips of wood that were exactly as wide as the deck planks were thick. I also calked the exterior hull and imporved the very poor walnut provided for the hull wall of the ship.

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Edited by Floyd Kershner

Current Builds - 18th Century Longboat, MS Syren

Completed Builds - MS Bluenose, Panart BatteStation Cross section, Endevour J Boat Half Hull, Windego Half Hull, R/C T37 Breezing Along, R/C Victoria 32, SolCat 18

On the shelf - Panart San Felipe, Euromodel Ajax, C.Mamoli America, 

 

Its a sailor's Life for me! :10_1_10:

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I ordered a custom nameplate and used my router to create a display base. I also used some epoxy to simulate water in the water buckets. In this last picture you will also see that I created sail bags for the crew and hung them on the wall.

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Edited by Floyd Kershner

Current Builds - 18th Century Longboat, MS Syren

Completed Builds - MS Bluenose, Panart BatteStation Cross section, Endevour J Boat Half Hull, Windego Half Hull, R/C T37 Breezing Along, R/C Victoria 32, SolCat 18

On the shelf - Panart San Felipe, Euromodel Ajax, C.Mamoli America, 

 

Its a sailor's Life for me! :10_1_10:

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Nice job Floyd.  If you ever need to translate from a foreign language try Google Translate.

Augie

 

Current Build: US Frigate Confederacy - MS 1:64

 

Previous Builds :

 

US Brig Syren (MS) - 2013 (see Completed Ship Gallery)

Greek Tug Ulises (OcCre) - 2009 (see Completed Ship Gallery)

Victory Cross Section (Corel) - 1988

Essex (MS) 1/8"- 1976

Cutty Sark (Revell 1:96) - 1956

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I have lost some of the details of this kit. But I hope this log is of interest. Here is the finished product. It has sat on my desk to help me remember there was a time other than those endless hours I spend in front of a computer. You will also note the hidden joke that no one will understand if you are not a member of this forum. I set the mess table with 3 squares.

 

 

 

 

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Edited by Floyd Kershner

Current Builds - 18th Century Longboat, MS Syren

Completed Builds - MS Bluenose, Panart BatteStation Cross section, Endevour J Boat Half Hull, Windego Half Hull, R/C T37 Breezing Along, R/C Victoria 32, SolCat 18

On the shelf - Panart San Felipe, Euromodel Ajax, C.Mamoli America, 

 

Its a sailor's Life for me! :10_1_10:

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