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Discussion in 'Dioramas & Displays' started by JohnReid, Nov 8, 2008.
Classic Marine type Dolphins.
This is where my other hobby woodcarving came in handy.I carved this classic design from cherry wood.Two of these plus a center piece, screwed into the base, support the ship.The base itself is African cherry wood of a slightly different color and the plexiglass cases base is American walnut.All these woods were especially selected to harmonize with the ships copper plates.
Victory at 1:24... OMG!
Fun with photoshop!
Beautiful model, John!
Having done a ship or two myself (in plastic, admittedly) I can appreciate the amount of work that went into this...
The rigging alone was a nightmare on mine, and the instructions were... less than helpful. wall1
It has been my experience that ship modelers have more difficulty in figuring out the sequence of the rigging than the rigging itself.I know I sure did.
When I rigged my Victory I only had a couple of ropes that were out of sequence and these I belayed to the shrouds rather than the foot of the mast.I figured that was pretty good considering this is a very complicated ship to rig properly.
This info will only be available on my photobucket and is intended for my modeling buds only.Good luck. Cheers! John.
Look for the album Friggin' in the Riggin'
Simply put ,to rig a ship you generally work from front to back,bottom to top and inside to outside.I started with the bobstays and worked aft.
Note:Bobstays  refers to their location in the drawing or diagram (in my photobucket ,look for the Album ; "Friggin...... "