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Old 07-14-2017, 01:57 PM
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Museum ship Joseph Conrad 1:96 scratch build

hi all.
I finally put up an avatar which shows my largest model (1x1), and it flies!

This thread will be my first attempt to do a scratch build, which I approach with considerable apprehension,
and will abandon if it gets too hard or is too ugly.

It will be the sail training ship Joseph Conrad. The ship still exists as a museum ship berthed at Mystic Connecticut USA.
There are plans and photos can be made. (hint hint) It could be made into an excellent card model kit.

I obtained the plans, which are in a strange scale, and had them re-scaled to 1:96.
They actually came out 1:97 which is close enough. As a musician friend of mine says "close enough for jazz".

There are photos on the net of the ship in drydock and I took some recently of her floating.
I will have to upload them later as I forgot that I have to reduce them to 640x480 for upload.

Meanwhile here is a photo of the hull lines I am working off of.
cheers Jim
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Old 07-14-2017, 02:21 PM
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A great project idea and a beautiful ship. Wish you great success !
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Old 07-14-2017, 03:37 PM
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Life Like had a 1/88 scale model in plastic.
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Old 07-14-2017, 05:35 PM
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Thanks ringmaster and shipbuild.
Here are the promised pics from the net showing the bottom details.
Since this is a steel ship the card thickness is in scale with the steel plates so it can be
"planked" with scale steel sheets.
Jim
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Old 07-14-2017, 05:43 PM
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Here are my pictures of the ship showing deck details and side views.
Note the complex steering mechanism and the winch forward. The shaft going out of the
picture drives a capstan on the next deck up. This is scary stuff to model.
cheers Jim
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Old 07-14-2017, 05:44 PM
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and the rest.
Jim
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Old 07-14-2017, 07:05 PM
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You definitely have some challenges with this project The recent thread on Dar Pomarzo showed me that it can done. Unfortunately the how to was not shown. I like the idea of the scale planking.
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Old 07-14-2017, 07:32 PM
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Based on the other models I have seen you build you certainly have the capability to build this one Jim. Don't get down about it as soon as you start. Looking forward to seeing the results as you document your build of this beautiful ship.
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Old 07-15-2017, 01:56 PM
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A beautiful ship and an interesting project. Success.
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Old 07-15-2017, 04:56 PM
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Looking forward to your work with Joseph Conrad.
Being able to walk the decks and take pictures of your subject will be enormously helpful.
Mike
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