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HMS Dragon build by Siggi52 - Scale 1:48, English 74 Gunner 1760


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Good morning Christian,

 

did you mean the painting in general? That was not so easy, but you find a lot of information in the historic models. Even when there the carvings often not painted. You lost a lot of the small details then. In the “Shipwright 2011“ is an article from Jonathon Kinghorn also with other historic sources and than here and there something. Mondfeld for example.

 

I think it is the right way to show these ships. They are looking so wonderful in full color. Even when a „only wood“ model has it's own flair. So I'm looking forward with your Fly. I started also with a half model from plywood. Only to get a feeling, because I had never before done something like that.

 

Regards,

Siggi

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Robin,

 

may be that is right for cup boards, but luckily not for bulwarks  ;) But I felt some cold sweat at my forhead when I read your post and looked immediately through all my pictures. I know that they had pillars on both sides of the bulwark (not always), but I hadn't looked if also the paneling is on both sides if the bulwark. But it is.

 

Here some pictures that Mark posted, on all my pictures the bulwarks are only from one side to see  :(

 

Regards,

Siggi

 

The Ajax

 

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and the Warrior

 

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Don't worry Robin. Without your question I may be never would found out, or to late, that I made a mistake. And that is the reason I'm here, that others could control my work. Thank you for that.

I broke the windows out without any harm to the bulwark. So I must tomorrow build only new panelings for the doors. 

 

Regards,

Siggi

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Hello,

 

now the bulwark revised edition 2.0 and I hope the last one. The only bad thing about this is, that I could't use the windows again. Some are broken and the rest did't fit. That was a lot of work for nothing. But **** happens! The next windows would be a lot better, because of experience. 

 

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Regards,

Siggi

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Many thanks for your mental support. It is not the first piece I made twice or more often, but these windows are soo difficult to make  :( They are from bone, what I never again would use. 

 

At the moment I build the front bulwark new. At the pictures I saw that it was a little out of the vertical axis. To find the exact vertical axis is a great problem with this art of model. Because the two sides are not equal planked, the sides are working different. How to manage that in it's final case, is a great problem I have to solve in the future. 

 

Robin, is it important how they did it? If you look at picture from the Victory, they have the same design for the bulwarks and doors. Ok, they are I think from the 19th century and machined, but in the 18th century they could work with a plain and got the same results. 

 

Michael, did you also remember where they stored all the side arms and gunnery equipment from the quarter deck and especially the great cabin? That would be the next problem with the cannons here. The rammers, sponges and wad hooks are too long to be stored between the gun ports, there where is no poop deck above. And I think that the captain would't have them in his cabin between the beams. 

 

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Siggi

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Hello,

 

the great cabin is ready! That was a lot of interesting work. 

 

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The next thing to install are the knees, but first without the beams. 

 

And if anyone knows more about the storing of the gunnery equipment, your knowledge is welcome. For more details please see my last posting.

 

Regards,

Siggi

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Siggi, A very harmonious arrangement in the stern. The colors work well together, and the green paneling is not only historically based, but also gives a good sense of the privileges enjoyed by the captain. I had always been thinking that I would not fully plank the upper deck of the Bellona, but your checkerboard and green paneling are causing me to re-think this.

 

Mark

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Hello,

 

don't worry, I'm well. But the King called to the arms, so I gave the men at the shipyard vacation until next month.

 

Here two pictures I took some years ago, Hessian Jaeger and some British troops on the march and at combat. 

 

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More about this event you may find here: http://hessen-militär.de

 

Regards,

Siggi

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Robin, be patient. The sun is shining and there is so much to do outside the cellar, that I have no need to go under the surface. But I have sorted the cannons already and looked what I have to redo there. 

 

Today I have to fill up my last week brewed beer into bottles. Very important!  :rolleyes:

 

Regards,

Siggi

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Hello,

 

today the wether is rainy and the hedgerow is already cut (yesterday), so I went into the cellar and started working very carefully with the cannons. Just to get the feeling  ;)

 

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Mark (Bellona), what is with your cannons? We did't hear nothing from you the last time.

 

Regards,

Siggi

 

 

 

 

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Hi Siggi,

 

Your cannon look great. And thanks for asking about my progress on the Bellona, which has been little since spring except for a little more CAD drawing. Work and family related issues have closed down the shipyard for some time. Maybe when the nights get longer in the winter.....

 

I will continue to follow your progress as a road map for me, when I can return to the shipyard.

 

Best wishes,

 

Mark

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