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    (Naval Ship) HMS Illustrious
    Waterline model to scale 1/192. Model is really a hybrid of the ship during her commissioned lifetime (1939 - 1956). She served mainly in Mediterranean and Far East. Seriously damaged on several occasions, resulting in numerous modifications, which is why I had so many problems settling on a model true to any one date. (5/10)
    (Other) MV San Demetrio
    Model was built waterline to 1/192 scale as wedding present for daughter. Now has pride of place atop piano. (5/10)
    (Other) MV San Demetrio
    Model was built waterline at 1/192 scale as a wedding present for my daughter. Now pride of place on piano in Buckingham. (5/10)
    (Other) SS Ohio
    This is a waterline model, now in our loungeroom. Built to 1/192 scale, using very basic drawing and photos. (8/10)
    (Naval Ship) HMS Erebus
    Scratch built using Admiralty drawings from Greenwich and miscellaneous photos. Hull carved from basswood, as are her boats. Guns turned brass, main armament mount in basswood turret. Bridge tower anf funnel tinplate, rigging and aerials steel guitar strings. Sails well and steers remarkably easily considering her beam. Logged hours on construction 611, not including research. (8/10)
    (Ketch) Irene
    Scratch built using drawings in book 'Goodnight Irene' by Leslie Morrish, who restored the vessel which had lain rotting for years. Sails well , likes plenty of wind. in light winds tends to 'go her own way' and cause anxiety to controller. (5/10)
    (Naval Ship) HMS Nelson
    Scratch built using Admiralty drawings from Greenwich and miscellaneous photos. to 1/192 scale Hull carved from basswood as are boats. Guns turned in brass in basswood turrets. Rigging steel guitar strings. Sails well. in rough seas tends to ship it green over bow. (8/10)
    (Naval Ship) HMS Ceres
    Scratch built using Admiralty drawings from Greenwich and miscellaneous photos. Hull carved from basswood as are boats. Rigging and aerials steel guitar strings. Flage halyards thread. Sails very well and remarkably stable for such a narrow ship due to bilge keels. Hours logged on contruction 885, which includes research on line. (8/10)
    (Naval Ship) HMS Valhalla
    Scratch built using Admiralty drawings from Greenwich and miscellaneous photos to 1/96 scale. Hull carved from basswood, as are boats. (8/10)
    (Other) SS Great Britain
    Entirely scratch built to 1/98 scale, from builder's drawings from Greenwich and photos of ship in Bristol. Hull carved in basswood, deck planked. (8/10)
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    πŸ“ HMCS Rainboiw
    4 days ago by Gdaynorm ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I have given Rainbow two cutters and two whalers, and think will add one 30ft launch and a sixteen foot dinghy. Does this sound about what she would have carried?
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    πŸ“ HMCS Rainboiw
    20 days ago by Gdaynorm ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Look carefully and you will see the gun shield underneath the raised deck. I have them facing fore and aft, so no barrel protruding.
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    πŸ“ HMCS Rainboiw
    20 days ago by Gdaynorm ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I've done one boat and falls, with rudimentary winches, see pic. Obviously winches will be painted. Not really happy with it, but probably best I can do.
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    πŸ“ HMCS Rainboiw
    20 days ago by Gdaynorm ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thanks for all the thoughts! I rather doubt they would have been electrically driven then? I think I will simply give her a simple drum winch to be operated by hand. As they will be almost invisible on the model anyway, I'll have to let them go at that. Going to be tricky running the falls round them!
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    πŸ“ HMCS Rainboiw
    21 days ago by Gdaynorm ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Doug,
    She is coming along, albeit slowly - see pic. Do you know if in 1912 would they have used a winch with the boat davits? Have to probably make twelve, and they will hardly be visible!
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    πŸ“ HMCS Rainboiw
    7 months ago by Gdaynorm ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    What I thought, but am still surprised at wooden doors. Whatever, they look nicer, give a bit of colour to a warship.
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    πŸ“ HMCS Rainboiw
    7 months ago by Gdaynorm ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Yes it is. Will post a couple of pics.
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    πŸ“ HMCS Rainboiw
    7 months ago by Gdaynorm ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thanks. Will give that a try. Do you think it likely she had wooden doors to the aft bridge structure?
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    πŸ“ HMCS Rainboiw
    7 months ago by Gdaynorm ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Started a couple of months back on a waterline model of HMCS Rainbow. About time I did a Canadian ship with my living here!
    As with historic ships, the problem has been getting drawings etc. A visit to the Esquimault Naval Museum netted a small number of photos, but they have a 1/4" to the foot model of the ship on display. I got hull profile drawings of her pre building in England, launch 1892.I have assumed the builder of the museum model had reliable drawings and photos. Any other info will be greatly appreciated.
    That model has access doors to both bridges in mahogany. Comments welcome please.
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    πŸ“ HMS Devastation
    11 months ago by Gdaynorm ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    She was launched in 1872, and was effectively the first RN modern era battleship. I am thinking of modeling her. Does anyone have any good info, drawings, photos etc?

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    πŸ“ CS Mackey Bennett
    12 months ago by Gdaynorm ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thinking of a model of this cable ship. Drawings from Greenwich have become ridiculously expensive. Does anyone ha be any ideas where I could get drawings, and hopefully photos?

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    πŸ“ Finally
    12 months ago by Gdaynorm ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    She has now left the builders yard. What next?

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    πŸ’¬ Davits and falls
    1 year ago by Gdaynorm ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Doug,
    Happy New Year.
    Boats all done and lashed down.
    Dreadnought had multiple aerials slung between the masts. As far as I can make out they were connected onwards to a fitting just about at deck level right at the stern and also I think below the forward jack stay. I would have expected there to be connections down to the bridge or the housing forward of the after funnel. None of the photos I have are clear enough to show all the rigging, so some extent I am going to have to guess. She must have had signal halyards from presumably the main yard, but again where did they come down to. The bridge does not have much open space around the main house, so they must have come down to the upper bridge to presumably a rack? Any ideas?
    I have fitted canvas dodgers around the bridge, but am not too happy with them. At this scale very difficult.
    We have good shipbuilding weather, -12c at midday today. They are ice fishing on our lake.
    Take care.

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    1 year ago by Gdaynorm ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Odd query.
    Canvas dodgers. Grey or tan? Tan looks better on a model - gives some contrast to the eternal grey, but better to be correct.

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    πŸ’¬ Thwarts
    1 year ago by Gdaynorm ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Doug,
    Attached boats. Opinion please. Not sure how they would have stowed sweeps.
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    πŸ’¬ Thwarts
    1 year ago by Gdaynorm ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Doug, Simple question. Do you know the length of the oars on a whaler. I would think about eight feet, but could be wrong.
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    πŸ“ Davits and falls
    1 year ago by Gdaynorm ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Dreadnought had two boats on Davits,slung each side of the funnel, and actually directly above the midship main armament gun barrels. I would assume the davits were able to tilt outwards to allow the boats to be lowered directly outboard. Would anyone know what sort of winches the falls would have been paid out with, or were they simp[y lowered by hand? As far as I can make out the rest of here boats were accessed by the crane on the mainmast.

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    πŸ’¬ Thwarts
    2 years ago by Gdaynorm ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Doug,
    Thought you would probably say that. I have always left my thwarts pale, dark varnish on basswood. look nice but probably incorrect? They are not going to be changed on previous models!

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    πŸ“ Thwarts
    2 years ago by Gdaynorm ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Would the thwarts on a cutter in the early 1900s have been teak or a white wood?
    Current state of build attached. She will have two steam pinnaces, probably four cutters and two or three whalers and a dinghy.

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    πŸ“ guardrails
    2 years ago by Gdaynorm ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I have always painted guardrails to whatever grey the vessel is in 1e home fleet, mediterranean etc. But in one photo of Dreadnought they look darker, maybe black. Anyone have an opinion?

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    πŸ’¬ Foredeck
    2 years ago by Gdaynorm ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thanks. Had not forgotten the big capstan, and there may have been four 14lb guns but difficult to tell from photos. I can alter the base plates for the anchor winches easily enough.

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    πŸ“ Foredeck
    2 years ago by Gdaynorm ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Doug,
    How does this look to you? Still working on the guard rails.

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    πŸ“ Ctheads etc
    2 years ago by Gdaynorm ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Doug, What ship's foredeck was that? Hood maybe? Looking at the bow shot you put up I cannot see any catheads. From the drawings I have, which are not Admiralty, she had three capstains feeding the chains into only two lockers. Odd. There is also a very large capstan about twenty feet aft of them.

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    πŸ“ Catheads
    2 years ago by Gdaynorm ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Doug,
    Your shot of the foredeck is great, but I cannot find any pics of the clump catheads. They must have had some sort of winch, so I assume they were just a heavy protrusion with the winch mounted behind it?

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    πŸ’¬ Frustration
    2 years ago by Gdaynorm ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thanks mate. The foredeck shot will be a great help.

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    πŸ’¬ Winches
    2 years ago by Gdaynorm ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Really great, thanks. The view to the bridge is odd. Did she undergo a major refit. The entire bridge looks different.

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    πŸ’¬ Winches
    2 years ago by Gdaynorm ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Doug,
    As I already have six working models, my lady suggested they were enough to take to the lake, and I did actually agree! Most of them are 1/96, only Nelson 1/192. The smaller scale is a bit vulnerable. Illustrious at 1/96 would never fit in my workshop, which also has a washing machine and dryer. But yes, I would have liked her to sail.

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    πŸ’¬ Winches
    2 years ago by Gdaynorm ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thanks Doug. Help appreciated! X turret pic very helpful for the after mast set up.

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    πŸ’¬ Winches
    2 years ago by Gdaynorm ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Doug,
    What a beautiful model. Whose? Keep seeing things differently. The 14pdr gune set up on the main turrets on that model seems a bit different from the photo I have of a rear turret. I will stay with what I have done and say a prayer or three.
    Have started on anchors, see pic. The shot you gave me of the bow shows the ab
    nchors very well. They were huge!
    Don't look too closely at my pic. There is all sorts of cleaning up to do!
    I am surprised the anchor chains seem to be hauled across the deck planking. Nelson had steel runways for the chains to run across.

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    πŸ“ Winches
    2 years ago by Gdaynorm ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Doug, Have you any info on Dreadnought's anchor winches? She now has all,I think!, of her portholes, well over a hundred. Anchors next, then guard rails around the focsle.

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