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  1. Chasseur

    Preussen Clipper

    Just finished the Spanker less the control lines that go to the Jigger Mast. I have to get the yards on the jigger first to determine length of control lines.
    5 points
  2. Shipbuilder

    Olivebank

    My latest, and probably last, major build. 25 feet to 1 inch. Hull length about thirteen inches (330mm) - An enormous scale for me ----------------------------------------------------- British four-masted barque Olivebank. Work commenced 13th July, 2020 Model completed 4th July 2021 During that time, I only worked on it for 61 days. The display case took 10.7 hours to make The hull took 35.9 hours to build The rigging took 41.8 hours to complete. Total hours worked: 88.4. That was an average of 1.45 hours for every working day.
    5 points
  3. My work on experimenting with card/paper model ship building continued with finishing up the second hull, the one with colored card stock second planking. The hull was cut free from the building board by slicing through the bulkheads at the top of the bulwarks. A simpler stand for the hull was made from blue colored card stock. The following photos show the freed second hull in the stand. The photos above show that I also added card stock blocking at the extreme bow and locations for the 3 masts. The multiple longitudinal bulkheads definitely define th
    5 points
  4. Chasseur

    Preussen Clipper

    Started on the Spanker with yards etc. Lots of rat lines to build as well. The Uschi thread is awesome, it will stretch and allow me to fold the yards sideways, to get the mast into the bottle! 👨‍🍳 Steady as she goes!
    5 points
  5. Onni

    What's on your workbench?

    Österstjernan. A locally constructed 'packet ship' working from Loviisa,South East Finland.
    4 points
  6. Greetings Alan, It was indeed a learning experience, glad I did it. I guess you are correct, attempting to find ways to make paper do what I am used to wood doing, perhaps not the best approach. I've seen some amazing card stock ship models, must take a slightly different approach to achieve that level. Anchor's A Weigh! John Fox III
    2 points
  7. Greetings Omni, Thanks for the kind words! It was time consuming, mostly the time was spent experimenting with different methods and materials for each step. Once I figured out what worked best, that made things easier to repeat. Anchor's A Weigh! John Fox III
    2 points
  8. Thanks for sharing John. A lot of work and a good learning experience. It seemed at times as if you were reconstituting wood using the saturated paper, but without its better qualities. Thanks again and stay safe. Alan
    1 point
  9. Greetings Old Friend, I am glad you enjoyed the experience! <Grin> I am not sure about "patience", to me that is what is needed when doing something I don't like, modeling is a love so I really don't count hours at all. I am just pleased that others find my efforts interesting enough to follow, and perhaps find some things that might "work" for them, or inspire them to try different things. Anchor's A Weigh! John Fox III
    1 point
  10. Absolutely fascinating John. I have been totally engrossed in your project from the beginning. The time, thought, and effort you have put in is a tribute to your patience and skill. As Onni says ´amazing work´ Thanks for sharing your expertise with us. Bernard
    1 point
  11. Amazing work John and I imagine very time consuming. Thanks for describing in detail your work on these card hulls.
    1 point
  12. Turbinia 1894. Fastest ship in the world at that time with a speed of 34,5 Knots!
    1 point
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