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    It has been some time since I have done a ship model or half model, so I decided to tackle one for a change. I seemed to have gotten side tracked over the past few years, doing an assortment of other types of carvings: relief, busts, animals, birds, Santa's, etc. I selected a large scale, 1: 48, of a British 36 gun frigate, Euryalus, a frigate that was present at the Battle of Trafalgar and she measured 145' on the gun deck, 38 'beam, 13' depth in hold, and weight of 943 tons. That will make a model of around 40" long, long for a half model, but I can reduce weight by hollowing our the hull. The hull is of Clear White Pine, and I will be adding quite a lot of detail. I will try to keep up with progress photos for those who may be interested.

    It feels good getting back to my passion, ships, and while the project will take a while, they take much longer to do than the other types of carvings I've been doing, but the time is well spent.

    I hope you enjoy the project.

    Bob
    Last edited by Claude; 05-08-2017, 02:08 PM. Reason: Typo
    Before they slip me over the standing part of the fore sheet, let them pipe: "Up Spirits" one more time.

  • #2
    Looks like it's going to be an interesting voyage for all of us. Want to see more.

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    • #3
      Hi Bob
      Looks like you have a few months of carving ahead of you, I presume the length is 40 inches not 40 ft
      ,II look forward to watching the progress
      Bruce

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      • #4
        Talk about an ambitious project, ...wow! Bob I admire your courage. Yes by all means, keep us posted on your progress.
        Wayne
        If you're looking for me, you'll find me in a pile of wood chips somewhere...

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        • #5
          Ahhhh...all is right with the world again! Good to hear from you, and we're back to the old days of seeing your magnificent model ships Bob!

          Bob L

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          • #6
            Looking forward to seeing this latest one finished, Bob!

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            • #7
              Great project, Bob - should be a beautiful model when complete!

              Claude
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              • #8
                I spent the evening tracing and then cutting out half breadth plan sections. Each one matches the curve of the hull at measured points, like slices of a loaf of bread. This lets me check the carving of the hull for accuracy. Doesn't sound like much, but it is very time consuming, and very necessary for accuracy. I also cut the sheer or deck line on the hull, more measuring and important for accuracy.
                Before they slip me over the standing part of the fore sheet, let them pipe: "Up Spirits" one more time.

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                • #9
                  Work continues today on the hull shape. Began checking and carving to adjust the hull shape. The shape has to be correct or the rest wouldn't look right. Like laying a good foundation for your work. You wouldn't notice much change in the shape, but it's there, even a 1/16 or 1/32 of an inch can make a big difference.

                  Bob
                  Before they slip me over the standing part of the fore sheet, let them pipe: "Up Spirits" one more time.

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                  • #10
                    Spent today sanding the hull, worked up quite a sweat. It's looking good though and I can move on to the next step.
                    Before they slip me over the standing part of the fore sheet, let them pipe: "Up Spirits" one more time.

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                    • #11
                      Love the progress photos, Bob - please keep posting them!

                      Claude
                      My FaceBook Page: https://www.facebook.com/ClaudesWoodCarving/

                      My Pinterest Page: https://www.pinterest.com/cfreaner/

                      My ETSY Shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/ClaudesWoodcarving

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                      • #12
                        Spent today building a building cradle, to hold the hull while I work on detail.
                        Before they slip me over the standing part of the fore sheet, let them pipe: "Up Spirits" one more time.

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                        • #13
                          Looking good ! ....I can see where this is going to be a very time consuming ( but interesting) project.
                          Bob; will the ship have mast and rigging or is it just the hull when completed?
                          Wayne
                          If you're looking for me, you'll find me in a pile of wood chips somewhere...

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                          • #14
                            Hi Bob, your accuracy on the Hull is Impressive and I'm sure it will follow thru the whole Project. A lot of Patience is also required I'm sure and you also show that. No doubt in my mind that it will turn out to be an Exact Model. Watching with Great interest. Merle

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                            • #15
                              Wonderful, yes I too enjoy seeing your progress images. Thank you for sharing!

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