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Re: 1797 HMS Snake 18 gun ship-sloop 1/64 scale
« Reply #25 on: October 21, 2010, 02:54:47 AM »

Hi Jimmy
Do you have any pictures or tales from these days on the boats?

If you have a few it might be worth another thread. I would certainly be interested in reading about life aboard sailing ships.
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« Reply #26 on: October 21, 2010, 08:57:43 PM »

Sorry TT
Any pictures I had are long gone...that was back in the mid 60's in the Caribbean when there used to be a few small square riggers and topsail schooners still in Trade moving cargo and passangers around the islands ... Fond memories...
Freebooter :((
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Re: 1797 HMS Snake 18 gun ship-sloop 1/64 scale
« Reply #27 on: October 24, 2010, 10:45:14 PM »

Hello shipmates. I`m currently dawdeling around getting to start teh deck planked. Does anyone have a good way of doing it without permanently closign teh hatches ;) i`d be obliged for any tip..
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Re: 1797 HMS Snake 18 gun ship-sloop 1/64 scale
« Reply #28 on: October 26, 2010, 12:14:10 PM »

You can plank the hatches separately. You still get the cut line though.
You can then screw the hatch down (visible) or trust in magnets.

I did this on my model. You can see the covered hatch, below/around the wheel housing in the pic.
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Re: 1797 HMS Snake 18 gun ship-sloop 1/64 scale
« Reply #29 on: October 26, 2010, 06:44:10 PM »

Started deck planking.. i painted one side of the planks black to simulate the caulking and now find my decks will need a lot of holystoning before shes presentable to the admiral ;)
Unfortunately the cruiser hull doesn`t have much in the way of deck furniture that is wide enough to have hidden deck hatches, so i`ll just have to live with the cut lines... but then the model is small and a few meters out on the pond they should be prety much invisible.
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Re: 1797 HMS Snake 18 gun ship-sloop 1/64 scale
« Reply #30 on: November 01, 2010, 08:43:36 PM »

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I just mark the edges of my deck planks with a large black waterproof felt tip marking pen.
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Re: 1797 HMS Snake 18 gun ship-sloop 1/64 scale
« Reply #31 on: November 01, 2010, 10:35:03 PM »

Yea i have read this from a lot of people.. it should be the method of choice and i`ll do that with the next deck :) i`ve finished so far 3/4 of the deck planking and its quite passable now  i think
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Re: 1797 HMS Snake 18 gun ship-sloop 1/64 scale
« Reply #32 on: November 05, 2010, 08:28:49 PM »

The deck Looks ok to me ... Did you get the info on reefing?
or shall I re send it .
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Re: 1797 HMS Snake 18 gun ship-sloop 1/64 scale
« Reply #33 on: November 05, 2010, 08:33:54 PM »

Yea i got it thanks a lot :)
Saya Jimmy on your fore bowlines and also on the main bowlines, is there an elastic somewhere ? i`m asking because the tops`travel a shorter radius than say the courses, and you pull on both the same distance.
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« Reply #34 on: November 06, 2010, 10:47:31 PM »

Phillip
no elastic needed ,the crows feet are self adjusting and you need the yards braced in a spiral any way
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Re: 1797 HMS Snake 18 gun ship-sloop 1/64 scale
« Reply #35 on: November 07, 2010, 08:38:34 AM »

Ok, as soon as I'm getting started with the masts ill make a mockup to try that all out :)
I've got a bit more done the deck and focs'l as well as poop platforms are finished and the cappingrail is installed. Both platforms van be removed.
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« Reply #36 on: November 09, 2010, 08:13:16 PM »

She's looking very good ,Phillip
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Re: 1797 HMS Snake 18 gun ship-sloop 1/64 scale
« Reply #37 on: November 16, 2010, 10:05:24 PM »

got a bit more done today.. the head rails and rest have been installed.
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« Reply #38 on: December 07, 2010, 06:55:47 PM »

After a while of inactivity, working mostly on my and my girlfriends helicopter fleet i got a few more things done.
I`ve made up all the deck hatches and gratings, companionway and the capstan. Next will be a few more items on the outside of teh hull, channels and pinrails then i`ll have to setup the assembly line for the carronades :)
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« Reply #39 on: December 08, 2010, 01:22:46 AM »

Shes comming on very nicely Phillip
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Re: 1797 HMS Snake 18 gun ship-sloop 1/64 scale
« Reply #40 on: December 08, 2010, 09:43:42 AM »

Thankls Jimmy, but it`s amazing how time consuming some of teh tasks are... i made up the shot garlands that border the gratings yesterday and it kept me busy for pretty much the whole evening... at that rate of build  i`ll be pressed to see her maidened before the NEXT winter :D
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« Reply #41 on: December 12, 2010, 02:36:31 PM »

You'll manage old son .  :-))  O0
Are those Oar ports I see between the gun ports???
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Re: 1797 HMS Snake 18 gun ship-sloop 1/64 scale
« Reply #42 on: December 12, 2010, 02:47:02 PM »

yea, apparently the admirality still required sweep ports to be installed at that time.. at 384 tons of burthen  she must have been a beast to row :D makes one wonder where they stowed the sweeps ? They are pretty long and bulky items and the channels don`t offer much space either. Also the boats, as there is no gallows to set them on.. the National Marine Museum has a Crusier Model which is practically the same hull and deck layout and that one has davides on each side of the small poop deck (doesn`t look very good in my oppinion, but fore sure was pretty useful in getting the deck free and enabling boats to be launched quickly
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« Reply #43 on: December 13, 2010, 09:38:44 PM »

It is historically accurate --- smaller ships up to large Frigate size often had portable davits to launch the quarter boats but it wasn't until the late 1700's early 1800's that iron davits started to be introduced,  the dates are hard to pin down as many masters fitted wooden davits themselves at far earlier dates
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Re: 1797 HMS Snake 18 gun ship-sloop 1/64 scale
« Reply #44 on: December 14, 2010, 12:24:03 AM »

Just popped in to read this thread

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Question, did copper bottoms turn green after a while? Just curious is all.

Here in Bridlington UK there is a old rudder from an 18th century ship that was trawled up in local trawlers nets.

We have lots of ancient wrecks in the waters of Bridlington bay. O0

Its on display at the bottom of the slip to the harbour.

It still has its hinges and the upper one still has its pintle and bushing which I've twiddled speculatively many times! :o

The bottom hinge is broken at the pintle and I'm betting the ship lost it in a storm as a result!

It still has some of its copper sheathing and its a greeny-grey colour these days though I imagine when it was new it would have been all shiny!

Follow this link below to flickr for a really good photo of it

http://www.flickr.com/photos/chairman8/3583768298/#/photos/chairman8/3583768298/in/set-72157608009191915/lightbox/

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Re: 1797 HMS Snake 18 gun ship-sloop 1/64 scale
« Reply #45 on: December 16, 2010, 12:06:28 AM »

Got some more of teh deck fittings and furniture done. All the bits and jeers, as well as the shot garlands. The Pumps are also finished just not in the pic ;)
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