The deadeyes are made from ebony or walnut stained black. I tried making chain plates from brass wire but at this small scale could not get them to look used
string instead photo 6479 – 6481 shows the installation.
The photo 6484 shows the material for the stand, you will not use all those boards. I used some recycled mahogany from an old hot tub. I wanted to use a plain design to keep the focus on the model. Photos 6490 – 6494 shows the completed model.
The instructions for the cistern is in Part 4 under Chain Pumps.
Page 4 of this log shows the installation of the pumps.
A large scale working model of the chain pumps would make an interesting desk toy. It would show the keel, frames supporting the well, well with two sides open and lower deck slightly larger than the well and the pumps with two sides open.
This could be something on a future project list if there is some interest by the group.
Mike, is there supposed to be any ballast like large rocks stowed in the lower part of the hold? And would there be other items such as barrels or other goods and supplies normally kept down there? I’m thinking that I will place some of those items in the hold for more realism.
You can certainly add ballast, barrels, and boxes in the hold. You can add lanterns in the hold and lower deck and shot garlands on the upper deck. I was concentrating on the structural elements of the build and was not worried about the accessories. Feel free to personalize your model, it will be interesting see different configurations of the build. I just tried to give everyone a basic understanding of what was involved in a scratch plank on frame build.
I feel like I owe you a huge apology for not starting this very interesting Blandford build. After watching your great skills over the last 3 or 4 months and along with the great results that you have shown me and my other ship[, mates . I could not seem to get my Admiral Bernadette to show interest in a cross build and her support is very vital to me and my model ship building. Like I said before I am very interested in a POF build. And even though I have not made any sawdust on the Blandford build you have shown me a very lot of very fine approaches on just how one of these POF builds are built and for this, I thank you very much.
I have purchased a set of scratch build plans on the POF build Olliver Cromwell from Harold M. Hahn son Chriss Hahn, these plans have arrived last week. I have also purchased a lazar cut build board from the Lumberyard that as yet has not yet arrived. I want to saw and mill my own cherry wood for the frames but until the building board arrives to double check the sizes of the frames I am at a bit of a standstill. As I do not want a lot of sawed cherry lumber sawed up that is to small for the framing. I have however built the Binnacle just to get the feel of this ship. I do realize that this is a huge step forward and for sure I will be referring to your Blandford build for some of your very good instructions, that I will surely need, that is if I can muster up enough skills to be able to be able to do a half decent job on my up and coming build the Oliver Cromwell.
I thank you very much for all of your input and for sure it will benefit me very much in the coming months of my next build, ENJOY.
Thank you for your kind words. The Oliver Cromwell is a fine ship to model and with Harold Hahn’s plans you will produce a model to be proud of. I will follow you build with great interest. Are the plans 1:48 scale?
Yes, my build plans for the Oliver Cromwell are 1:48 or 1/4" = 1'. This size looks like it will be a large enough to be able to add a lot of detail that I love to add so much. And then again her hull size is just around 25" so she will not crowd me out of house and home so to speak.
Just spent the AM reviewing your Bradford cross section build and I am very impressed with your skill level. I will be using your build log as a reference to my up and coming Oliver Cromwell build, you sure have taken a lot of the guesswork out of the POF build that made me very nervous for some years now, THANKS.
Just love that little metal lathe of yours and you sure do know how to put it to good use, maybe Santa clause [My Admiral Bernadette ] will be very generous this coming Christmas.
Do keep up the great work and the pictures coming, these I have looked at many times over the last 4 or 5 months and have given me the courage to try this POF build that I am about to start in the near future, THANKS, ENJOY.
I like the 1:48 scale for model ships, it gives you plenty of room for nice details. I reviewed your logs on the Bounty and Annie Parker. The craftsmanship is excellent, you have all the skills necessary to do first class scratch building.
I started the Blandford project to show everyone scratch building isn’t as difficult as it looks, the main drawback is the time factor, with a POB kit in a week you can have all the bulkheads in place and be started on the exterior planking, with a scratch build you will be working on the keel assembly for two or three weeks depending on the ship.
Since for most of us this is a hobby building a scratch POF model gives you a better understanding of how the original ship was built and a lot of fine detail work with the framing.
My little Proxxon lathe is a joy to use, I have had it for many years an have not had any problems with it, it is a worthwhile investment.
I have a couple of posts the Pennsylvania and Pinta under the scratch build logs you may find interesting.
I do apologize for hogging up your build log with my little problems, but this is something that I want to get straightened out. Yes, the 1:48 scale does look very nice, lots of room to add a bit of detail. My last build the Golden Hind at 1:60 scale was a bit of a challenge trying to fit in the things that I wanted but always seemed to be running out of room, I did choose the smaller size as we do live in a small home and displaying them is a bit of a problem, ENJOY.