hamilton Posted March 23, 2014 Share #1 Posted March 23, 2014 Hi there: I'm nearing the end of a kit-bash of Corel's Greyhound, which I've built as HMS Blandford (or near-ish, with respect to those on this forum who really know what they're doing!). Inspired by images of a period model re-printed in Peter Goodwin's Anatomy of the Ship HMS Blandford and to be seen in colour on the NMM website here, I've decided to add 36 sweeps. I've made sweeps at larger scale (1:25) for the Corel Brittany Sloop and the Corel Flattie (2 for each!), but at 1:25, they were pretty straightforward. Faced with making 36 at 1:100 scale, I'm a little puzzled as to technique. Originally I had thought of making the blade and the shaft separately (blade out of 1mm x 4mm stock which I would thin down; shaft out of 2mm x 2mm stock which I would reduce to 1mm round). My idea was to file a thin slot in the 2mm x 2mm shaft and glue the blade in, then once the glue had cured whittle and sand the thing into shape. Now I wonder if trying to carve them out of a single piece would be easier..... Anyway - I thought I would post something here to canvas for techniques for producing these things. And while I'm at it I might as well also ask for suggestions for finishing them - the NMM model shows them in red with the end of the blade finished what might once have been white....or yellow? Very hard to tell.....does anyone know what might have been the early 18th century practice? Thanks to all in advance for the help! hamilton Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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