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Pandora by Omega1234 - Cutaway Dockyard Style miniature - Finished


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Hi everyone

 

My miniature version of Pandora (using Anatomy of the Ship plans) was started about 5 years ago, but to this day, remains semi-completed. The reason for not completing it was ...yep...you guessed it...I got scared of doing the masting and rigging! This, in spite of building the Victory as well as Bounty and Lennox, all of which were three masted ships with extensive rigging! You'd think I wouldn't have any problems and would be eager to rig this model, but, to no avail.

 

One day I will finish her...I promise.

 

In the meantime, I'll update the build log with more instalments over the next few days.

 

Hope you enjoy the first lot of pictures.

 

Cheers

 

Patrick

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Hi Mike

 

Many thanks.  I believe the scale was 1/96, because it was the same size as the AOTS plans.  The size of the ship is almost exactly 12.5 inches long, with a beam of 2.5 inches.  The frames were laminated from walnut strips, whilst the deck beams and sundry bits and pieces were made from jarrah.  The deck planks were made from birch veneer.

 

Hope this helps!

 

Cheers

 

Patrick

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Hi Patrick,

 

You have an amazing amount of detail in a ship that small. I built one at 1/48 scale and had trouble with my big fingers and the small parts. You have probably noticed a lot of the details in the AOS book have the wrong scale in the description just use your best judgment as to the size of the parts.

 

Mike

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Hi Mike, Bob, Igor and everyone else for your comments and Likes! Greatly appreciated.

 

Mike - you're right about the differing scales in the AOTS book...took me a while to figure that one out, but all was good in the end!

 

Bob - thanks for your comments as well. In terms of learning, I've learnt buckets from your models, especially the masting and rigging, so to hear your comment is a huge compliment! I have to admit, Bob, my stove doesn't look anywhere near as good as yours in your Friendship Sloop, though.

 

Here're some more Pandora shots...

 

Hope you enjoy.

 

Cheers

 

Patrick

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Fantastic job, Patrick. Your stove and all else is great. At your scale I wouldn't even have the nerve to try.

 

Bob

Hi Bob and everyone else for their Likes and comments.

 

Bob-Thanks once again. I understand what you're saying about 'nerves', but what I've seen of your ships, especially the metal work, windlass, fabrications, etc, I've got a long way to go...!

 

Thanks for stopping by and enjoying Pandora.

 

Here're some more detail shots.

 

Cheers

 

Patrick

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  • 4 years later...
1 hour ago, canoe21 said:

Hello Patrick

It sure is great for me to see that you have finally taken your Pandora down of the shelf, you sure have given me a lot of hints on how to build my Oliver Cromwell. I have spent the last couple of days trying to find out how to add the Ladder that leads from just in back of the Pantry up to the Great Room Deck. And here I look at your Pandora build and see that you have stacked these two Ladder Ways together. Thought that I may have had to cut into the Pantry to make room for the upper Ladder, but by doing that the little fellows may become hungry. Thanks very much.                                                     

 You never fail to amaze me on just how much detail you can add in such a little space and here I struggle with an even larger scale. I will follow this one with great interest,                                  ENJOY.                                                Regards   Lawrence                            

Hi Lawrence 

 

Thanjs for the compliments, which are greatly appreciated. I’m glad that my photos have been able to help you, but the ladders are just as they were positioned in the Anatomy of the Ship book, (which I slavishly followed, whether rightly or wrongly). 

 

Nonetheless, you’re doing a great job on your Oliver Cromwell. Pls keep the updates flowing.

 

Thanks 

 

patrick

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