thomaslambo Posted March 3, 2015 Share #1 Posted March 3, 2015 (edited) I recently purchased the Artesania Latina HMS Bounty kit and I have a few questions that I hope some of the MSW members might be able to help me with prior to starting the build. Regarding this particular build; while I fully appreciate and respect historic accuracy and proper scale, I plan to put a little more emphasis on what looks good to me as opposed to accuracy and scale. I’m thinking about incorporating a few techniques of planking that may not have been used on the Bounty and aren’t addressed in the build instructions (e.g. joggling on the upper deck section, anchor stock pattern on the wales, and a three plank shift of Butts pattern on the decks and hull). I’m also going to add walnut veneer stripping to the exposed plywood frame and false deck edges on the open side of the model as recommended in one of the AL Bounty build threads I read. Here are the questions I would much appreciate some help or suggestions with. I know facts can be hard to find on the original specs so any best guesses are welcome: 1- Is this correct; the Bounty (actually the Bethia) was built in 1784 (18th century), so according to my reference books the average plank length appears to be around 20 to 24 feet for that period ship. So, at 1:48 scale the length of each plank would be approx. 6 inches (24 feet or 288 inches = 6 inches at 1:48 scale conversion). Note; this length works out well because the frames are 1.5 inches center to center. 2- What type of nail was used for deck and hull planking on the Bounty (the kit provides brass pins/nails)? 3- What type of planking patterns were used on the deck and hull of the Bounty (were the deck patterns consistent on all deck levels)? 4- What length were the planks on the deck and hull of the Bounty (not sure if the deck planks were typically shorter than hull planks)? 5- Any help pointing me to build threads (doesn’t need to be the Bounty) that outline the detail steps on how to complete joggling on the upper deck of a ship would greatly be appreciated? Any other tips, suggestions, warnings, ect., would be much appreciated. Just in case any of the following members read this post I’d like to thank them for their valuable input on a couple of AL Bounty build threads I’ve read: Captain Al – thanks for the AL Bounty build log, please keep it going. Captain Fisher – thanks for the AL Bounty build log, please keep it going. Dan Vadas – thanks for your valuable advise/comments and pics on the above logs. KeithW – thanks for your valuable advise/comments on the above logs. Also, for the great pics you posted of your finished AL Bounty…..well done. Thanks, Boyd Edited March 4, 2015 by thomaslambo Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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