The Covid Ship

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I finished HMS Boudica on Christmas Eve after 12 months of work. Because I have a very limited budget, she was made by using anything I had lying around, with purchases limited to glue, guns and dead eyes (plus a lot of thread!)

I've had the plans since the mid 1970's and decided that as I was a virtual prisoner during the lock downs I would pretend that I was a Napoleonic prisoner of war for the duration. This was also reflected in the very basic tools I have available. A small fret saw, Stanley knife and scalpel, tweezers and a very small drill.
HMS Boudica is based on the Black Prince class comprising Black Prince, Hawke, Wellesley, and Melville.

My ship never existed. That has allowed me to take a few liberties with total accuracy. I've worked on the principle that if it looks right it will do. Had she existed she would have been built at the Bombay shipyard circa 1820.

I am delighted and quite proud of the final result. My only regret is the poor quality of the photographs - sorry!

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Thank you for your kindness.
I'm now re decking a working model of a 64 from about 1750 that I made in 1974. It has languished in the attic for years as I had a proper boat to play with. Covid has stopped proper boat play for now!
 

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Thank you for your kindness.
I'm now re decking a working model of a 64 from about 1750 that I made in 1974. It has languished in the attic for years as I had a proper boat to play with. Covid has stopped proper boat play for now!
Just an idea..... why not starting abuilding log of your 64-gunner?
Would be interesting to see - you could start the log also in between from the actual 1974-status !!
 
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I finished HMS Boudica on Christmas Eve after 12 months of work. Because I have a very limited budget, she was made by using anything I had lying around, with purchases limited to glue, guns and dead eyes (plus a lot of thread!)

I've had the plans since the mid 1970's and decided that as I was a virtual prisoner during the lock downs I would pretend that I was a Napoleonic prisoner of war for the duration. This was also reflected in the very basic tools I have available. A small fret saw, Stanley knife and scalpel, tweezers and a very small drill.
HMS Boudica is based on the Black Prince class comprising Black Prince, Hawke, Wellesley, and Melville.

My ship never existed. That has allowed me to take a few liberties with total accuracy. I've worked on the principle that if it looks right it will do. Had she existed she would have been built at the Bombay shipyard circa 1820.

I am delighted and quite proud of the final result. My only regret is the poor quality of the photographs - sorry!

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This a fantastic build from scratch. Did you have any plans to follow or did you just create this?
 
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I followed 12 sheets of plans but unlike a kit there was no instructions so it was very much trial and error. More error than trial, especially with the rigging.
 

Canoe21

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Hello Yotty, I have just found your build log, great job you have did on her with a lot of your peroneal touches, very nice. I find it is fun to build ones own details, this I have did for years now, oh I make my share of Boo Boo's and a fare amount of rebuilds but that is the joy of model ship building, Well Done.
Regards Lawrence
 
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