Model Boat Mayhem - Forum

Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length.
Pages: [1] 2 3 4   Go Down

Author Topic: Combat Place. Static Display.  (Read 7766 times)

dlancast

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1,418
  • Location: Bellingham, Washington USA
Combat Place. Static Display.
« on: October 07, 2017, 10:20:38 PM »

Ok Folks,  here begins a brief build of Panart's kit Combat Place.  This is a static display of an 18th century English ship of the Line combat station.  A slice if you will of what such a combat station would have looked like with all accessaries, showing placement of two cannon below decks. Constructed mostly of wood, with brass and pewter castings.  I am doing this as a gift for a dear friend who is a shut-in suffering from Parkinsons disease.  He has a love for the old fighting ships of the line and I know he will find this model to be most fascinating to observe.  The model will be approx. 10" square, by 5" high.  Good size to see detail.  Hope you enjoy the build as much as I know I will.  Regards,  Dennis
Logged

dlancast

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1,418
  • Location: Bellingham, Washington USA
Re: Combat Place. Static Display.
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2017, 10:21:04 PM »

more.
Logged

dlancast

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1,418
  • Location: Bellingham, Washington USA
Re: Combat Place. Static Display.
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2017, 02:41:46 AM »

I can say that we are all shipwrights.  This model really makes me feel like one. The frame construction is very much like the real thing.  Laser cut parts are very close fitting and surpizingly complex.  Joints are held together not only with glue, but wood tenons.  Dennis
Logged

tigertiger

  • Global Moderator
  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 7,034
  • Location: Kunming, city of eternal springtime, SW China.
Re: Combat Place. Static Display.
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2017, 05:34:50 AM »

Looks like a very nice model, and a great subject. The only thing I can see that could be added is the rolled up hammocks and mattresses between the nets, at main deck level.
Logged
The only stupid question is the one I didn't ask

dlancast

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1,418
  • Location: Bellingham, Washington USA
Re: Combat Place. Static Display.
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2017, 05:44:45 AM »

I don't know about the matteress, but the roll-up hammocks will be there in between the netting.  This is going to be fun as it evolves.   Dennis
Logged

dlancast

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1,418
  • Location: Bellingham, Washington USA
Re: Combat Place. Static Display.
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2017, 10:42:13 PM »

I always love working with ships grating.  The milling work is very precise.  Their will be two lower grate sections and two upper eventually.  Dennis
Logged

dlancast

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1,418
  • Location: Bellingham, Washington USA
Re: Combat Place. Static Display.
« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2017, 10:42:48 PM »

more.
Logged

dlancast

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1,418
  • Location: Bellingham, Washington USA
Re: Combat Place. Static Display.
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2017, 06:20:28 PM »

More detail work. The decks are planked with 2x8mm limewood, with 0,5x2mm walnut strips laid in between planks to simulate caulking.  I then filed plank butt joints with a triangle rasp and drilled 1mm holes on either side of butt, then I cut the tips of tooth picks off and plugged the holes, nipped off the excess and filed smooth.  I then went on the back side and placed a dab of fast glue to secure the plugs.  When the planking is varnished, those plugs should show nicely.  Dennis
Logged

dlancast

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1,418
  • Location: Bellingham, Washington USA
Re: Combat Place. Static Display.
« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2017, 06:20:48 PM »

more.
Logged

dlancast

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1,418
  • Location: Bellingham, Washington USA
Re: Combat Place. Static Display.
« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2017, 06:21:10 PM »

more.
Logged

ballastanksian

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 5,594
  • Model Boat Mayhem inspires me!
  • Location: Crewkerne
Re: Combat Place. Static Display.
« Reply #10 on: October 13, 2017, 09:47:23 PM »

Those cut aways are lovely. One of the compaines does a complete section through a man 'o war.

The posts at the back of the piece might have had their edges chamferred, which would add a little detail to an already packed piece.
Logged
Pond weed is your enemy

Starspider

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 284
  • Model Boat Mayhem is Great!
  • Location: Grays, Essex
Re: Combat Place. Static Display.
« Reply #11 on: October 13, 2017, 10:51:28 PM »

Very nice and a bit different to the usual builds. I'll follow along and enjoy.
Colin
Logged

dlancast

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1,418
  • Location: Bellingham, Washington USA
Re: Combat Place. Static Display.
« Reply #12 on: October 13, 2017, 11:58:21 PM »

The posts at the back will be removed after interior turned, fluted posts are added.... lots more to do.  Dennis
Logged

tigertiger

  • Global Moderator
  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 7,034
  • Location: Kunming, city of eternal springtime, SW China.
Re: Combat Place. Static Display.
« Reply #13 on: October 14, 2017, 02:37:33 AM »

BTW, how much did this cost?
Logged
The only stupid question is the one I didn't ask

dlancast

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1,418
  • Location: Bellingham, Washington USA
Re: Combat Place. Static Display.
« Reply #14 on: October 14, 2017, 03:06:50 AM »

Kit is $209.00, not including shipping.  Worth every penny in my books.  I'm lovin this little build and I just might make it by Christmas. Dennis
Logged

tigertiger

  • Global Moderator
  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 7,034
  • Location: Kunming, city of eternal springtime, SW China.
Re: Combat Place. Static Display.
« Reply #15 on: October 14, 2017, 05:38:06 AM »

Yep, it certainly looks to be worth every penny, or cent in this case.
Logged
The only stupid question is the one I didn't ask

dlancast

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1,418
  • Location: Bellingham, Washington USA
Re: Combat Place. Static Display.
« Reply #16 on: October 14, 2017, 02:22:16 PM »

Upon reviewing the plans some more, it appears that just about every detail is included in this model....every bucket, hamock, raming tool, cleaning tool... all will be constructed for the most part.  Just tons of detail that is hard to grasp at first.  I'd say some good research was done for this.  I began to compare this with my English Frigate model and framing and layout looks like a match.  Of course, I don't show but just the cannon with rigging on my Frigate model... but this sure looks like one took a big slice out of the ship to display what it might have looked like below decks at the fighting station.  Oh well, I'm still plugging holes.  I haven't found any cents or gold coins yet..... :}  D.
Logged

dlancast

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1,418
  • Location: Bellingham, Washington USA
Re: Combat Place. Static Display.
« Reply #17 on: October 21, 2017, 10:10:07 PM »

Deck planking on lower deck completed.  Upper main deck planking started as is outer hull planking.  Very fun kit to build.
Logged

ballastanksian

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 5,594
  • Model Boat Mayhem inspires me!
  • Location: Crewkerne
Re: Combat Place. Static Display.
« Reply #18 on: October 22, 2017, 07:47:51 PM »

It's taking shape nicely Dennis. I love those knees holding the deck beams together  :-))
Logged
Pond weed is your enemy

dlancast

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1,418
  • Location: Bellingham, Washington USA
Re: Combat Place. Static Display.
« Reply #19 on: October 22, 2017, 11:20:28 PM »

Yes, those knees are a nice touch.  I did some research, looking for info on colors used.  I'm going for the HMS Victory, second gun deck level.  What I'm finding is that the gun carraiges were not painted red, as in the kit, they were yellow, the overhead ceiling was white, the vertical supports were black.  Deck natural, inner ceiling looks like it might be yellow.  The hull outside was black all the way to the cap rail with yellow banding along the gun ports, with red inside each port opening and inside hatch.  Inner capstan supports where black, not red.  So, I think I'm going to go with that. The kit is probably more like a frigate and not the Victory, but my friend favors the Victory, so I'll go with those colors.  I'm welcome to any suggestions you folks might have on the coloring.  Oh, I'm going to try to scratch build a couple of old ships laterns, not included in the kit, but did find a nice close to scale model lantern at a good price, made out of brass.  Lets see what I can do by hand for the fun of it first.  Cheers.... Dennis
Logged

dlancast

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1,418
  • Location: Bellingham, Washington USA
Re: Combat Place. Static Display.
« Reply #20 on: October 28, 2017, 04:35:18 AM »

Just busy with the details, varnish, paint.  She is coming along.  Dennis
Logged

dlancast

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1,418
  • Location: Bellingham, Washington USA
Re: Combat Place. Static Display.
« Reply #21 on: October 29, 2017, 09:37:08 PM »

Hatch rigging was robust.  Dennis
Logged

dlancast

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1,418
  • Location: Bellingham, Washington USA
Re: Combat Place. Static Display.
« Reply #22 on: October 29, 2017, 09:37:36 PM »

more.
Logged

dlancast

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1,418
  • Location: Bellingham, Washington USA
Re: Combat Place. Static Display.
« Reply #23 on: October 31, 2017, 09:18:29 PM »

Cannon number one is finished, minus the rigging, thats next.  Very pleased with the amount of detail from kit and metal work. Lots of fun to put together.  Dennis
Logged

dlancast

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1,418
  • Location: Bellingham, Washington USA
Re: Combat Place. Static Display.
« Reply #24 on: October 31, 2017, 09:18:52 PM »

more.
Logged
Pages: [1] 2 3 4   Go Up