HMS Ontario 1780 scale 1:32 POB full version

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Dont forget the British navy have very strict instructions about every thing in a ship's design
That incredible detail on the Planking applies to virtually every ship of the size built by the Royal Navy
It is said that a sailor could board any ship and know where very line was belayed
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Hallo Zoly,
I am using usually 0,6mm in scale 1:48, so I guess in your scale would be 0,8mm a good looking diameter.
Nevertheless I would first try it on a dummy deck - especially if you want to use brass or copper wires, so to get a feeling for the nailing.
And I would prepare a bigger dummy area, maybe 5 to 10cm area......
I have the feeling, that the copper wires with the dark timber of the deck could look like very good - (nevertheless on the original ship they were made out of timber) - pure question of taste
 

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Hallo Zoly,
I am using usually 0,6mm in scale 1:48, so I guess in your scale would be 0,8mm a good looking diameter.
Nevertheless I would first try it on a dummy deck - especially if you want to use brass or copper wires, so to get a feeling for the nailing.
And I would prepare a bigger dummy area, maybe 5 to 10cm area......
I have the feeling, that the copper wires with the dark timber of the deck could look like very good - (nevertheless on the original ship they were made out of timber) - pure question of taste
Thanks Uwe,this is how copper tree nails look like on the L’Amarante from Roland Vlahovici,he used teak as me for deck planking.

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Hi Zoly,
Copper will oxidize over time, but I would use wooden treenails. But as Uwe has mentioned, it just a matter of personal preference. Copper treenails would bu much faster, though.
I am ,I mixed up copper with brass,I will use brass,also Roland used brass too
 

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Excellent work Zolly.
Personally I would be tempted to go with copper.This will be in harmony with the timber.The copper will be prevented from oxidising too much by the finish.Both copper and brass will oxidise,both will turn brown over the years left unprotected.Copper only goes green when exposed to water.
Copper is easier to sand flush,brass not so.

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Nigel
 
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