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Author’s wooden ship model
Engine type: sailing and rowing
Model scale: 1:52
I wanted to put a beautiful ship on my shelf, I bought a model of one brand, completed it up to a half and dropped, because the model was not in scale and I wasnât satisfied at all. I thought a little, read manuals, forums, and decided to build everything myself, anyway thatâs better than from a set. And then it beganâ¦ From what to build, with what to build, according to what drawings? I found the drawings in the net (projection-housing), as a result of my flight of fancy I got the scale 1:52, and bought a sheet of plywood, linden lining, assembled a homemade circular saw, bought a dental drill and started building. I had little experience, so I made many mistakes.
Materials used in the construction of this wood ship model
In my work I used wood of linden, beech, birch, walnut. All blocks and deadeye are made of walnut, spars of birch. Guns and anchors are cast in polyester resin. Housing is covered with linseed oil and bitumen varnish. Sails are glued from cambric. To roll so many different threads I had to assemble a homemade wipe-rope machine. The most time-consuming process in the construction of the model was to fasted the housing (when I started, I regretted, but there was already no way back). The mast and sails were calculated on a special website. The construction lasted a little over a year. I await your criticism.
Gorgeous. I think it is a brig rather than a corvette due to the raised decks. Rear davot boatshould be seized with straps rather than rope. Wheel on warship would not be good where you have it, too exposed. Consider on weather deck near cabin. Quarterdeck floor appears to be too high but that could be an illusion. It looks like the cabin has a nine or ten foot ceiling. Consider covering the grip collar around the masts in cloth or painted cloth.