H.M.S. Bellona

SteveA

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Evening/Morning Everyone,

I have a quick question regarding scale measurements for a proposed scratch build I am planning on building. As the title suggests I am planning to build H.M.S. Bellona and have some plans and detail drawings, I found these on the internet so between the drawings I have and the anatomy of a ship book I should be able to get some nice drawings down. I am going to use Autodesk Fusion to resize and draw the model in 3d prior to cutting the timber. I may even attempt a laser build to fabricate my own parts so this will be a lengthy thread with some large gaps in between no doubt as I am preparing for the Invictus Games next year as well.

So here is the image below which I have scribbled on to show two measurements. The documentation says that the gun deck is 168ft/51m and the keel is 138ft/42m.

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So does anyone know where exactly these measurements were taken from? I will then work out if I do 1/32 or 1/48, I would prefer 1/32 as thats a much easier scale for me to work on with my meat hooks.

Thanks for the assist gents, I plan to document the entire process so we can all see how its done from wo to go. Thats off course if anyone is interested.

Thanks for looking in.
Steve
 

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Well I have begun the process of obtaining the length and width of the Bellona with the anatomy of a ship details. The only issue I cant figure out is if I have correctly identified the entire gun deck properly. I assume I have identified it correctly and have moved on with the process of reworking and merging the corel drawings into proper scale drawings with the assistance of the anatomy of a ship details.

This is going to take a long long time. No rush, after all I have The Hayling Hoy to build and the Blandford section to complete :).

Screenshot 2019-03-21 10.47.38_LI (2).jpg

As you can see the gun deck length at 1/48 will be 1066mm.

InkedScreenshot 2019-03-21 10.47.38_LI.jpg

Here you can see an overlay with the Corel drawings with it scaled to 1/48. Have I identified the gun deck correctly. If I have this will be just shy of 2m, an impressive size no doubt but is it now too big as Brian mentioned in an earlier post.
 
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SteveA

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Hmm that's interesting, further research is required. I must not be measuring the gun deck correctly. I am pretty sure the CAF model would most likely be correct.

Maybe I should just buy that kit. Nah no fun
 

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Hi Steve,

There is also a blog from the Caf Bellona at 1:48 from Peter.
As the caf kits are in sessions you can also decide only to purchase the frames.

 

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Hey Winston,

Thanks so much for the information, its exactly what I was looking for. Brilliant.

Kind Regards
Steve
 
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