How to build a Miniature British collier brig

shipbuilder

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jun 30, 2012
Messages
677
Points
263

Location
Great Britain
This download was completed yesterday (28th July, 2019) and is proving very successful. Maybe because it produces quite an attractive little ship with very little in the way of space, time, tools or effort, at very little cost. Ideal for a first time miniature build. It has 22 pages, 4,917 words and 51 images, including plans of the brig Sicily at the scale of the model (25 feet to 1 inch 1:300) The hull is 95mm long on the waterline. As it is rigged with fine copper wire, glued on in short lengths, there are no knots anywhere. This method is far easier than the popular, but tedious, method of using twine with hundreds of tiny knots. It may be read on computers or tablets etc, and if printed out. will make an A4 size booklet 298mm by 211mm. Click the link and scroll down a bit after it opens to read the synopsis, then, if you wish to purchase a download, a button for Paypal or cards is provided for £1.49 ($1.84 US) https://payhip.com/b/T98k
Sicily for blog 17th March 2018 (Large).JPG
 

Barry1

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jul 27, 2018
Messages
168
Points
173

Location
Maryland
Looks interesting. What types of woods do you use for this type of project. Also thanks for taking the time to put together instructions for others to learn and experiment from. Based on the price it’s clear this is a labor of love not profit. Great contribution to the ship modeling community.
 

shipbuilder

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jun 30, 2012
Messages
677
Points
263

Location
Great Britain
Thanks. Any wood is OK. I prefer obeche because I have a good supply, but balsa wood would be suitable and easier to cut. In the past, I produced these instructional items free of charge and just sent them by e-mail. But only about one in ten ever bothered to come back with a simple "thank you" e-mail, and I was overwhelmed by requests for them. Eventually, I began to put a nominal charge on them, and that reduced the demand from extremely high, to quite low, but as the system is now automatic, I am not involved in the sending of them. I only find out that one has sold when I get an automatic e-mail from Payhip advising me!
 

AlanJ

Member
Joined
Aug 20, 2018
Messages
2
Points
3
I downloaded the Sicily booklet last week along with several other of your on line publications. I'm hooked I think. I like the variety of subjects and the quicker build times and smaller size. I have built six kits and they do take up space and I am slow so progress is slow. I especially like the copper wire rigging. That alone suggests I might be able to turn out something creditable. I'm sourcing the wire and brass rod and tubes while I am finishing the current kit and then plan to try the Sicily, or even work on it in parallel as a bit of light relief from making 50 oars for a bireme. Many Thanks for providing all the information and stimulating interest in the subjects
 
Top