Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Shannons

Today I unearthed one of my projects from about 5 or 6 years back; Napoleonic frigate actions in 1/450(ish) using the old Airfix "HMS Shannon" model as a basis. I have made up three of these plus a model of the USS Constitution (was this a Lindberg kit?), but they've been languishing in a box since before our first house move. A chat on Facebook about the Airfix "Victory" model prompted my memory on these and there was a request for some photos , so here they are. Very much a work in progress, bit I may just have to crack on and sort these out now (in between finishing off my new 1/3000 Span-Am models - more on those at the weekend!)






PS any ideas on what I could use for ratlines on these models? 

10 comments:

  1. Fishing line? For the Span Am did you mean 1/2400th?

    All the best,

    DC

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  2. PS Really liked your naval contributions to Connections 2017. Long overdue to get the Navy and Air Force involved at that event! The WATU presentation was certainly an eye opener!

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  3. I always had an idea for using these models in some kind of Napoleonic naval game, I might even have one put away unmade somewhere.

    They are a good size. I'm using the 1/900th Sails of Glory models and can get away without rigging.

    I did make a paper boat in the same scale and used black cotton coated in PVA glue to give it some body for some rudimentary rigging (my boat was very unlucky as I kept dropping it or dropping things on it). As for ratlines an idea might be to try flywire mesh?

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  4. For ratlines, you might want to look at the photoetch ratlines that are available in 1/600 and 1/350 scale from Atlantic Models or Alliance Modelworks. Just do an internet search for the 1/600 (or 1/350) ratlines and that should bring up some links and images.

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  5. I'm liking those...good old Airfix!

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  6. I use paint brush bristles on my 1/600s. A single big, cheap brush from the hardware store is all the ratlines you'll ever need! Also I'm terrible at knots so gluing the bristles results in a nice taut line I just can't achieve with thread.

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  7. ...did you mean ratlines or standing rigging.. :o) For ratlines I would do some searches on plastic mesh on eBay and the like???

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