HMS Ontario 1780 Cross Section scale 1:32

donfarr

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Hi Mike, if you have time, please show the steps taken in detail, as this is very important a project in itself. Don
 

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Hi Don,
This is just the prototype being built from preliminary drawings that will have to be updated as changes are made to the model. I will generate a step by step set of instructions for the group build when the prototype is complete, if I documented everything on the prototype it would take longer to build and must be revised anyway. The photos will give you a general idea of what will be involved in the build.
Mike
 

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Hi Don,
This is just the prototype being built from preliminary drawings that will have to be updated as changes are made to the model. I will generate a step by step set of instructions for the group build when the prototype is complete, if I documented everything on the prototype it would take longer to build and must be revised anyway. The photos will give you a general idea of what will be involved in the build.
Mike
A practicum is a good idea
 

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Mike, now I have read through this log again, very inspiring, a few questions.
How tall, long and wide is this model ?, it looks pretty big !.
You say you use graphite to imitate bolts, is it a powder you mix with glue to get a proper thickness?
That's something I'm trying out for the frames of my Blandford.
I see you use different material on the main and lover deck, is there any particular reason for that?
Thank you-
 

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Hi Knut,
The model is 12 inches high, 12 inches wide and 16 inches long. I use 14-gauge copper wire for bolts. The lower deck was planked with basswood, which is what I normally use, for the upper deck I used some clear white pine to see what it would look like. I like the look of pine better than basswood for deck planking and will continue using it on future models.

There is many different methods and materials to use to build a model, you will develop personal preferences as you gain experience modeling.

Mike
 
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