14/06/2017 at 03:37 #64721
Hello all. I am new to TWW so I’m not sure if posting builds is appropriate. I am posting this build to see if there is any interest here.
This is my version of USS Chesapeake, a ship no one seems to manufacture for some reason. Its famous foe HMS Shannon is easy to find, but not Chesapeake. I started with deck plans, and left/right profiles.
Decks glued to balsa then cut out:
Decks then glued together and profiles glued to sides. This forms the basic shape for the hull.
Everything else is dressing added. Here are a few pics of the finished ship:
Comparison shot left to right: Langton Essex, Scratch Chesapeake, GHQ Constellation.
Vol14/06/2017 at 04:49 #64727
Very well done !!14/06/2017 at 05:12 #64728
Nicely done. Pat yourself on the back for that.14/06/2017 at 06:44 #64735
Fantastic work. Thank you for posting.
Never wrestle with a pig. You both get muddy and the pig just likes it.14/06/2017 at 13:46 #64755
Lovely 😀 Thanks for posting14/06/2017 at 14:24 #64759
An excellent piece of fine modelling, thanks for sharing.14/06/2017 at 15:55 #64764
… Everything else is dressing added…..
LOL, yes it is. And it dresses up quite nicely. Well done!
Self taught, persistently behind the times, never up to date. AKA ~ jeff14/06/2017 at 23:09 #64791
David thank you. A pleasant suprise to find you here too.
Vol14/06/2017 at 23:10 #64792
Thanks to all for the kind comments. Nice to see there is some AOS interest here.15/06/2017 at 13:52 #64838
Very nice job you did.
Willyoupleasehelpmefixmykeyboard?Thespacebarisbroken!15/06/2017 at 17:29 #64861
Wow, beautiful job. Please post more of your scratchbuilds. I would love a step by step on “dressing up” the ship.
Those are brave men knocking at our door. Let's go kill them!15/06/2017 at 19:38 #64874
I’m afraid the detailed step by step would be too long for here. If folks want me to I can, but you can see all at http://volsminiatures.blogspot.com/2017/01/scratch-built-11200-uss-chesapeake-38.html?m=1
Under the scratch built label I have HMS Leopard, Tonnant and a halifax schooner, plus some terrain pieces.15/06/2017 at 22:58 #64889
I am wondering how you got such effective sea effects painted on the sea surfaces.16/06/2017 at 01:17 #64899
On which surface hammurani70? The ship base or the sea mat? The sea mat is a download from Warweb. The ship bases I sculpt using acrylic spackle. Painted navy blue, then dry brush aqua with the waves, and dry brush white againt the waves. Finished off with a tripple thick gloss glaze.
16/06/2017 at 18:54 #64961
- This reply was modified 1 week, 5 days ago by Vol Williams.
A marvelous model, Vol!17/06/2017 at 01:39 #64978
Thanks Greg, nice to see you here.17/06/2017 at 15:32 #65008
An very incredible model. Beautiful.17/06/2017 at 16:36 #65013
Superb work. How long did it take you to put the vessel together – I’m assuming before you did any rigging?17/06/2017 at 19:05 #65025
MikeKeymaster18/06/2017 at 02:31 #65042
That is an awesome bit of work, superb.
Http://yarkshiregamer.blogspot.co.uk18/06/2017 at 02:44 #65045
Tim, I am guessing about 8 hours of actual work time all told, including rigging. But not including all of the drying time, set-up time, and thinking time. 😉18/06/2017 at 03:58 #65052
A lovely piece of modelling!19/06/2017 at 09:16 #65102
You cannot hide from me! Nice boat. Which hand did you tie behind your back?
No Vol, You know how much I love your work. I’m glad you can show more folks your lovely work.
Rory19/06/2017 at 13:36 #65116
Beautiful work! One small detail though – the flag’s wrong for HMS Chesapeake. 😉19/06/2017 at 14:14 #65125
Its famous foe HMS Shannon is easy to find, but not Chesapeake
Because the ship was a LOSER!* 😉
Seriously though, spectacular work. I am in awe.
*The Chesapeake was IIRC was the smallest and least effective of the ‘original six’ USN frigates; she was supposed to be a 44 gun ship like the Constitution but was redesigned by the builder down to a 36 gun ship, and was considered a lesser ship by the Navy than even the USS Congress, which had been designed to be a ‘smaller’ frigate from the outset. It has never been well regarded in the USN since, with the name only used by training ships and auxiliaries. This might also explain why models are also hard to find.
19/06/2017 at 17:09 #65137
- This reply was modified 1 week, 2 days ago by William Minsinger.
Wrong flag? You spotted it. Should be the 15 star flag. All I had ready was the 13. The end of my blog post I challenged viewers to spot the “glaring” error. Nobody did, until now!
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