Captain Al Posted September 11, 2014 Share #1 Posted September 11, 2014 I'm wondering what the maximum width of hull planking might have been back in say 1783-1800 or thereabouts. I'm working on a 1:48 scale model of HMS Bounty and the material provided for the hull is 5mm wide. This would work out to only 9 1/2 inch wide planking on the real ship. As I work with it I am finding that if these planks were 6 or even 7 mm wide they would be much easier to shape. A 7 mm wide plank at 1:48 would be 13 1/4 inch wide plank in reality. Would this be too large to be authentic? Perhaps its for aesthetics that 5mm is used? Maybe 6 or 7 would not look right despite it being historically accurate? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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