threebs Posted November 8, 2014 Share #1 Posted November 8, 2014 This is my second scratch build. The USS Pennsylvania being my first. I thought I had started a build log on this site of this ship, but, I could not find one (it). So here are SEVERAL photos of it's progress. There are subtle differences in some of the photos as I changed things to accommodate future building. Like where I removed a bow support because the bow sprit would pass right through it. I took out the deck supports in the bulkheads because I decided I wanted to put the decks in individually. It would be easier to work on the lower deck without all of the deck ribs in the way. I did not cutout a door in the quarter galleries as the windows would have curtains on them and hide it anyway. The original framing of the quarter galleries was removed and I redid them when the side hulls were planked. It was more accurate and easier to put the windows and stern gun ports in. In the unpainted stern gallery photos, planks cover some of the window openings. In the primed photos you can see where I started the quarter gallery floor and ceiling. The cannon are left over from my Pennsylvania build. This model will have all of the cannon run out. The Pennsylvania only had a few on each side. The armament on the ships was almost identical. Pennsylvania had 18 pounder long guns on the spar deck, the Columbus had 42 pound carronades. The lower deck guns on both ships were mostly 32 pound long guns with 8 6 inch shell guns in the mix. I do not know where the shell guns were mounted, but, I am not putting them on anyway. Instead the lower deck gus will all be 32 pounders. Erebus and Terror, WackoWolf, schooner and 9 others 12 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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