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Old 04-19-2012, 09:39 AM
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Thanks Marco it is fun! I like to follow your builds as well such small scale modeling of your vessels. My own techniques are a bit more crude at times, but the idea is to get a solid strong fair hull, this one is looking better in that regard than my past two sailing ships (both of which need some rigging, but thanks to info sent from Hudsonduster I can pretty much see the Tuft completed in my mind)
The studying involved to learn the differences in sailing ships of different eras is fun for me, they may look similar but the details vary tremendously something the old hands at shipbuilding know, but most new to me.
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Hi Glen,
Copper would be impressive.
Could the guns have been of some use against pirates?
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Old 04-19-2012, 05:39 PM
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Mike, I'm not sure, the guns carried by merchantmen even earlier than this time were rarely fired or the crews trained to do very well at firing them...although during wartime privateers would engage a merchant ship happily, so I think they were more for show by this time? Others may know more .. I hope the copper does work, if I can make a decent waterline could be the critical thing
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Yes, pirates, and pirates under various other National associations. Long after the actual armament had disappeared, merchants in the China trades painted gunports on their vessels as a long-distance deterrent.

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I found something of interest while researching Clipper bow details...
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What a wondefull story you found Glen. I'm so glad you shared it and I was able to read it.

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I was very interested by the whole thing, and since will be making a tiny figurehead soon myself, well, all the more so.
Some progress was made on the weekend, planking done, not painted so can lay out locations of things. Some say she carried 10 guns, but Chapelle shows 8 ports...more probable if she carried 10 that 6 ports a side with one not used more common, but speculation comes in.. I sketched in 6 ports, I think it looks nice that way, but would interrupt the chainplates as the ports are on the same level..what to do..well lots of other things to do as hoping to figure some way to make the decks, I like the Tuft's so will likely do something similar, carved a bowsprit to give me some sense of scale as location structions on the bow
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Hello Glen,
That bow sprit looks nicely crafted. About how long (inches) is it?
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Thanks Mike is 4.5 inches long, tapers to 1/4 at end.
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Old 04-25-2012, 09:22 PM
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Small (literally) update, presently working on deck, waterways and thinking about gunports and where to put them. Did make a figurehead(wood) and card windlass, though as only measurable progress
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