myeye! Posted January 21, 2015 Share #1 Posted January 21, 2015 (edited) Hi folks, I've decided to start a build log so I can share with folks that ask about my latest ship model. This will be HMS Surprise 100% scratch (if I can) built. It will be stained with no or very little painting. I've already made a couple of errors so I just assume that Dr. Materin has been doing some refitting after buying her out of the service. The build is single plank on bulkhead. We'll see how that goes. This is my third build after Armed Virginia Sloop and Niagara so I expect some challenges. Just bought a Byrnes table saw and thicknesser and plan to purchase a lathe soon. I spend a lot of time reviewing Dan Vadas Vulture build so many of the things I do will be copied from Dan. (Thanks Dan!) Pics to follow. Brian Like others I bought the Lavery and Hunt book on Surprise, made copies of the drawings and then enlarged them to actual size. I am using one foot = 5mm which comes out to 1/61 scale. I like working in metric and this gives me about the right size model when complete. After enlarging and making several copies I cut out the bulkheads and used them to trace onto 5ply 1/4 ply. I was struggling to figure a good deck height so I cut the bulkheads lower than the deck should be so I could add the decks later. This also gave me more flexibility to move the bulkheads to adjust for the ports. Now we'll see if I'm adding the pictures correctly.... Brian Edited January 22, 2015 by myeye! Keith_W, Piet, WBlakeny and 1 other 4 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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