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    Default HMS Pandora, 1791, 1/1000, Scratch Built

    Greetings!!

    I thought I’d introduce myself with my most recent model, HMS Pandora, 1791. She’s fully scratch built.

    The hull is basswood, masts are brass, and the sails are linen paper.






    Best regards,

    Joe

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    A very nice piece of work Joe and one well worth starting off with.
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    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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    A true jewel. Congratulations Joseph.

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    Here are some more small ships,


















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    Even more eye candy to drool over, even if not quite in our historical period.
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    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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    Ref the Pandora, what did you use/ how did you make the ratlines in 1/1000 scale ?

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    Thanks everyone,

    The shrouds are photo etched stainless steel.

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    That then raises the question of where you obtained such items of desire Joseph.
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    Sadly they’re long since out of production.

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    Ah, thats a shame, the only ratlines available , unless home made, are from Langton miniatures and are 1/1200 scale

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    The difference between 1200 and 1000 would be unnoticeable. I’m sure the Langton offerings are quite nice

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    I know Chris has a comparison table written down which reduces the Langton 3 deckers to fit the 74s and so on down the sizes with amendments for different ships, but custom made ratlines would be the only way to even get me started thinking about the possibilities of rigging my ships.

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    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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    One might also consider cutting down 1/700 shrouds. I’ve done this before and the results are arguably better. Had I not on hand enough 1/1000 shrouds for 2 ships I would have gone the route of using 1/700 scale pieces. They’re extremely fine and with the fineness, the slightly wide spacing isn’t noticeable. My 1/900 Erebus and Terror were rigged with 1/700 shrouds. Had I not mentioned it, no one would have ever noticed.

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    Thanks.
    That sounds more like a starter to me Joseph.
    What do you think Chris? You have done the most with fiddling shrouds to fit.
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    What a pleasure it was to see all these models!

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    Thank you!

    I have many more, but the rest are all quite a bit larger at 1/700 scale

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    Scale is not anything to debar you from displaying your ships Joseph. We are always keen to drool over another shipmates work.
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    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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    Not exactly the same era...






























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    I think the chaps on the Drome would like to see some of the later models too Joseph.
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    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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    Very nice models there.
    As for the ratlines and cutting down 1/700, I would need to have a go and see, does anyone have an idea where to obtain these and the cost ?

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    Extremely beautiful models!

    I wish I could make such a beautiful piece of art!

    I'm a little confused about the sails of HMS Pandora though. It might be the shades of white that makes me blind to it, but...
    Is she running on a port broad reach? Is the clew of the jib on the port side of the fore staysail and isn't the spanker very much centered for that wind?

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    USN Sloop-of-War Wasp in 1/1000




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    Another very fine looking vessel Joseph.
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    Wow! Where do you find such large coins?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Capn Duff View Post
    Very nice models there.
    As for the ratlines and cutting down 1/700, I would need to have a go and see, does anyone have an idea where to obtain these and the cost ?
    Chris, I hope it helps you: https://navymodelsandbooks.co.uk/pro...mponents-list/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Speedbird View Post
    USN Sloop-of-War Wasp in 1/1000



    I'm speechless. What a beautiful job!

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    Oceanspirit makes the 1/700 ratlines/shrouds

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    Nearly done

    USS Ohio BB-68, Montana Class, designed and ordered but never built.


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    Some of my latest work:












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    It's great to have such talented members of the Anchorage.
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    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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    Thank you!

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    My pleasure Joseph.
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    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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