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DanL

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1803 Brig Syren - R/C sailing pics
« on: April 26, 2009, 03:39:49 pm »

Built and modified the SC&H Cruizer class brig kit to represent one of the early vessels built for the US navy, the USS Syren.  Have sailed her over the past two seasons now and have all the kinks worked out - she now sails beautifully and with the current rigging can point very high into the wind.  She has 9 firing carronades (black powder substitute called Triple 7), almost all rigging is sropewalk twisted line.   Overall L=7ft, hull=5ft, height>6ft.  80+lbs with keel attached.  Independently controlled main yards, fore yards, crossver jibs, and driver.
Info on the kit at  http://www.modelsailingships.com/ships/grasshopper.html
Info on the build at  http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=520465, a thread with many builders of SC&H kits.
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Re: 1803 Brig Syren - R/C sailing pics
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2009, 03:43:53 pm »

Very nice Dan

If only I had the money for SC&H  :embarrassed:
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Re: 1803 Brig Syren - R/C sailing pics
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2009, 12:50:51 pm »

Dan,

Welcome to Mayhem :}
Wonderful pics, as always - thanks for sharing them

I should have a word with your bosun about the matelot on the ratlines - he has been climbing for about 210 years. 
He is wearing well, but needs to increase productivity.
 
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Re: 1803 Brig Syren - R/C sailing pics
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2009, 01:18:01 pm »

Hello again, Andrew.
His name is Sisyphus Ropeforrock.
His situation does change...some of the time he's climbing on the leeward, some time on the windward.
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Re: 1803 Brig Syren - R/C sailing pics
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2009, 01:26:59 pm »

Breathtakingly beuatiful. A credit to you.

Andy
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Re: 1803 Brig Syren - R/C sailing pics
« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2009, 01:28:11 pm »

Dan

Well, with a name like that he was bound to labour fruitlessly for eternity :}

andrew
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Re: 1803 Brig Syren - R/C sailing pics
« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2009, 03:19:08 pm »

This really is an awe-inspiring model! It's hard to tell that many of these photos are of a model rather than a real ship; the overscale water is the only thing that gives it away! The painting, detailing and rigging are first rate. It also looks like you've done a very good job of concealing the operating rigging lines!
What scale is the model? Around 1/32-1/24?
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Re: 1803 Brig Syren - R/C sailing pics
« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2009, 03:43:51 pm »

Well, with a name like that he was bound to labour fruitlessly for eternity :}

Apart from the climbing ropes part, I rather feel like I'm labouring fruitlessly for eternity myself!

Andy
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DanL

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Re: 1803 Brig Syren - R/C sailing pics
« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2009, 07:01:05 pm »

Thank you for the compliments.  She did turn out to be a photogenic model.
The scale is 1/24.  The operational rigging is prototypical - braces to the yard arms.  The ruddder is also (almost) prototypically operated, with tackle on the tiller.
Quite a bit of trial and error to get the system smoothly operational.
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Re: 1803 Brig Syren - Carronade video
« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2009, 05:01:58 am »

Live 9 gun rolling broadsisde from the Syren.  Triple Seven black powder substitute, no projectile.
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showatt.php?attachmentid=2144527
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Re: 1803 Brig Syren - R/C sailing pics
« Reply #10 on: May 03, 2009, 07:57:25 am »

....and I thought I was quite good at period ships :embarrassed: :embarrassed:. Absolutely stunning Dan. More pictures please!!! :-)) :-))
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Re: 1803 Brig Syren - R/C sailing pics
« Reply #11 on: May 03, 2009, 03:09:15 pm »

Footski - your work is excellent.  Thanks for the kind words.
More pics...
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DanL

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Re: 1803 Brig Syren - R/C sailing pics
« Reply #12 on: May 03, 2009, 04:03:26 pm »

Trying again with more pics...
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Re: 1803 Brig Syren - R/C sailing pics
« Reply #13 on: May 03, 2009, 04:10:22 pm »

again,,, aaargh....
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DanL

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Re: 1803 Brig Syren - R/C sailing pics
« Reply #14 on: May 03, 2009, 04:18:08 pm »

a couple more, including firing carronade detail pics and sail control rigging diagrams
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Re: 1803 Brig Syren - R/C sailing pics
« Reply #15 on: May 03, 2009, 04:23:13 pm »

sorry...the carronade pics
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Re: 1803 Brig Syren - R/C sailing pics
« Reply #16 on: May 03, 2009, 05:39:00 pm »

Dan, that is an awsome piece of kit.  you going to make a CSS ship now from the confederate side?
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Re: 1803 Brig Syren - R/C sailing pics
« Reply #17 on: May 04, 2009, 05:15:49 pm »

Incredible, absolutely amazing, well done Dan a model to be very proud of.  :-))
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Re: 1803 Brig Syren - R/C sailing pics
« Reply #18 on: May 04, 2009, 06:48:42 pm »

That is without doubt the best ship model I have seen in a long time....More please!! :-)) :-))
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Re: 1803 Brig Syren - R/C sailing pics
« Reply #19 on: May 04, 2009, 10:12:22 pm »

that is , without doubt, the best model boat i have ever seen !
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Re: 1803 Brig Syren - R/C sailing pics
« Reply #20 on: May 05, 2009, 01:43:04 pm »

Thank you again for the really kind comments.
A few more pics - hopefully no duplicates.
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Re: 1803 Brig Syren - R/C sailing pics
« Reply #21 on: May 09, 2009, 12:49:34 am »

I have only one comment........

WOW

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Re: 1803 Brig Syren - R/C sailing pics
« Reply #22 on: May 09, 2009, 03:26:09 am »

Wonderful job Dan
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Re: 1803 Brig Syren - R/C sailing pics
« Reply #23 on: May 13, 2009, 12:42:09 am »

Bravo!  :-))
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Re: 1803 Brig Syren - R/C sailing pics
« Reply #24 on: May 13, 2009, 09:20:05 pm »

WOW! A truly amazing model mate...  :}
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