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    Default What are some good 1/1000 or 1/700 scratchbuilding methods?

    Iím a little confused on how Iím going to do guns, windows, gunports, etc. Anybody done this?

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    Here's my only complete scratch build project.

    https://www.sailsofglory.org/showthr...ologos-Project

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    Here's another project, but not a whole ship.

    https://www.sailsofglory.org/showthr...all-Big-Cannon

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    Thanks!

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    Some very fine models there Vol.
    You should put that How to one on here!

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Bligh View Post
    Some very fine models there Vol.
    You should put that How to one on here!

    Rob.
    Actually I did Rob, but it didn't draw much interest

    https://sailsofglory.org/showthread....ht=HMS+Leopard


    https://sailsofglory.org/showthread....ht=HMS+Leopard


    https://sailsofglory.org/showthread....ht=HMS+Leopard
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    I was rather hoping that you could post this one https://volsminiatures.blogspot.com/...ke-38.html?m=0 here in one post with all the construction details that you have added. It would make a great How To for the gaming resources kit building section on the Home page.
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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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    Vol, I think you've inspired me to try some schooners using your methods.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bligh View Post
    I was rather hoping that you could post this one https://volsminiatures.blogspot.com/...ke-38.html?m=0 here in one post with all the construction details that you have added. It would make a great How To for the gaming resources kit building section on the Home page.
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    This one? Scratch Built 1/1200 USS Chesapeake 38 Gun Frigate
    https://sailsofglory.org/showthread....ht=HMS+Leopard

    Or are you asking me to redo it?

    Just had a look. I don't know how to add anything to the How to Kit Building section. Actually this is the first time I have even gone there, lol.
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    What you do is simply transfer your pictures and notes just as you have written them to this thread as a post.
    I will then place it in the Kit Building section and you will get acredditation for it.
    I wish a few more of our prolific builders and transformers of land and ships would do the same as we lag far behind the Drome in this respect.
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Bligh View Post
    What you do is simply transfer your pictures and notes just as you have written them to this thread as a post.
    I will then place it in the Kit Building section and you will get acredditation for it.
    I wish a few more of our prolific builders and transformers of land and ships would do the same as we lag far behind the Drome in this respect.
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    Ok Rob, will do. You want just the Chesapeake?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Volunteer View Post
    Ok Rob, will do. You want just the Chesapeake?
    For now if you would.
    I will add others if they contain as much detail.

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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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    Scratch Building 1/1200 USS Chesapeake 38 Gun Frigate
    The USS Chesapeake is a ship no one seems to manufacture for some reason. Its famous foe HMS Shannon is easy to find, but not Chesapeake. At the time of Chesapeake's meeting with Shannon her armament was as follows:

    Gun deck = 29 x 18 pdr long guns
    Quarterdeck and Forecastle = 18 x 32 pdr carronades, 2 x 12 pdr long guns, 1 x 12 pdr carronade

    Inspiration painting:
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    My plan was resized to 1/1200 scale
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    My first step is to glue the deck plans onto a sheet of basswood.
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    Next I cut the decks out.


    I ended up using only the top three decks.


    After sanding the sides to shape, I glued the laft and right profiles to the hull.


    I used small shaped bits of card for the quarter galleries under the profiles. I glued the stern gallery plan to a thicker piece of card, cut it out and glued it to the stern.


    Square bits of bond paper were glued in place where indicated on the profiles for gunport hatches.


    Gun carriages are made from card. Cannon and carronades are monofilament fishing line, 20 and 30 pound test respectively.


    Adding the paint scheme. The channels were made from bits of old plastic credit card and the stern davits from brass sail sprue (I never throw anything away! Drives my wife mad.)



    Cat heads and skid beams are made from common staples.


    Boat added to the skid beams and stern davits.




    Sails were traced out on paper.


    Mast parts cut from three different gauges of steel rod.


    The tops are cut from plastic credit card. The masts are glued together and tied.


    Masts attached:


    Sails with spars attached.


    Lower shrouds/ratlines made and set.


    Upper ratlines attached and standing rigging started. Not the quarter davits and boats have been installed.


    Closer view of the quarter davit boat assembly.



    Standing rigging complete.


    My American ship labels:


    Completed base with label.


    The finished ship:










    Comparison shot left to right: Langton USS Essex, my scratch Chesapeake, GHQ USS Constellation.


    I hope anyone viewing this has enjoyed the post. I enjoyed sharing it. I did not include a lot of construction detail, as my methods have been covered in previous posts and can be easily found using the "How To" label search tag on my Blog
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    Thanks Vol. Big fan of your ships.

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