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Old 08-09-2020, 10:48 AM
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Armed Virginia Sloop 1:100 scratch

Hi everybody,
To take a break from the "The Seven Provinces" I started building Armed Virginia Sloop 1768.
They were small units that evolved from the so-called Bermuda-Jamaica-Chasepeake Sloops (circa 1740), used for privateer, smuggling or as fast tenders.
Over the years, several studies have been developed (H.I. Chapelle, John F. Millar, Smithsonian Institution, F.H.Chapman) based on different sources and the construction of similar units. The finished wooden set was released by Model Shipways.
They were single-masted vessels, very fast, with sails similar to cutters. They usually had low bulwarks and a stern cabin with a rounded roof.
Total length not more than 60 feet, width 18 feet. They usually carried several light (3-pound) guns and half-pound railing cannons. The colors were typical for such vessels, ie yellow ocher, red inner surfaces of the bulwarks, "white stuff" in the underwater part, black rails and side reinforcements.

Without extending my graphomaniac art, the first few photos.

The hull structure is made of 1 mm cardboard, the stern with windows and the "false deck" with 0.5 mm. I did not give any additional waterline reinforcements, because the 1: 100 hull is only 18 cm long.





Taught by experience that you should not start a report on the construction of a sailing ship until the hull is finished, I covered the hull with planks and only now I can show it to you. Each stripe consists of two planks, so there weren't so many of them and it turned out pretty well. Of course, adding a putty, more heart, patience and experience would have turned out nicer, but there are no "slim cow ribs", so the test can be considered successful.

To cover the bulwarks inside, I had a choice to "fight" with 1 mm cardboard or just stick spacer bars.
The second solution is definitely more convenient, because bending 1 mm cardboard causes it to "loosen" and thus it becomes thicker and even small errors can make holes (and these are many) not to fit together.
By sticking only the gun port frames and adding a few bars, I did not have to worry about a whole pile of small holes, because they fit, and even if they did not fit, you still can't see it.
A little precision was needed only when gluing the top part of the gun port frames - there is only 0.5 mm there, so you had to cut a 1 mm wide stripe from the cardboard of 0,5 mm thick and glue it horizontally.

Then I added a "thicker" board (a spirketting ?) and a waterway. I made it red (because I liked it in one report I found on internet) but it might as well be in the color of the deck.
It remained to glue the wales, reinforcements on the sides and the stern and handrails. I missed the color of these narrow "cobalt blue" stripes a bit - it is too dark and does not stand out enough against the black reinforcements. It was printed in blue, but in order to simplify the work, I painted it with this dark color. I will not tear off these bars or hair from my head in despair (because I don't have much hair). I am also considering "repairing" the planks on the edge at the transom, because they came out a little crookedly and possibly "cutting" the whole thing off with thin horizontal stripes could help.
All came out as below.





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Old 08-09-2020, 11:05 AM
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Fascinating for a newbie to both paper card modeling and ships. I am working on my first paper card ship, Heinkel CSS Tallahassee and have run into the starving cow hull issue already. Fortunately the hull color is dark and is mostly in shadow sitting on the stand.

Your lengthwise planks have inspired me to eventually try my hand at older sailing ships. Looking forward to watching your progress.
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Old 08-09-2020, 12:00 PM
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Use of red for bulwarks adds to visual appeal of model, so it is helpful that history seems to be uncertain about that detail.
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Old 08-09-2020, 01:44 PM
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Yes, I like the red bulwarks too Tomek.
Just a hull, but already it is full of fine detail.
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Old 08-09-2020, 04:02 PM
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Pretty! I like the plank appearance of the second planking, nice to view.
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Another gem in the make, very well done Tomek, but please don't give up on your "Zeven Provincien" project looking forward to that very much !
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have run into the starving cow hull issue already.

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What does this mean SMP ?????
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probably ribs showing through the skin
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Thank you for your opinions:-)

By the "red color" I meant mainly the waterway color. As far as I know inside bulwarks were red for 99%.

@JohnMGD@ I don't give up "De Zeven Provincien". Simply I am obligated to publish next magazine on September, so I took a small vessel to be on time. Why am I obligated?The intricacies of Polish law are too complex and boring to discuss here:-)))

"Cow ribs" are, as Vermin wrote, distorted and broken planks on the frames.

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What does this mean SMP ?????
If you click on his name, and select View Public Profile, you will see that the S and P are initials from his name
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