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  • #64721
    Vol Williams
    Vol Williams
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    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.

    Chesapeake Plans

    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.

    Regards,

    Vol

    #64727
    kyoteblue
    kyoteblue
    Participant

    Very well done !!

    #64728

    Jeff Claxton
    Participant

    Nicely done.  Pat yourself on the back for that.

    #64735

    McKinstry
    Participant

    Fantastic work. Thank you for posting.

    Never wrestle with a pig. You both get muddy and the pig just likes it.

    #64755
    DM
    DM
    Participant

    Lovely 😀  Thanks for posting

    #64759
    William Harley
    William Harley
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    An excellent piece of fine modelling, thanks for sharing.

     

    #64764
    Autodidact-O-Saurus
    Autodidact-O-Saurus
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    … 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 ~ jeff

    #64791
    Vol Williams
    Vol Williams
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    David thank you. A pleasant suprise to find you here too.

    Vol

    #64792
    Vol Williams
    Vol Williams
    Participant

    Thanks to all for the kind comments. Nice to see there is some AOS interest here.

    #64838
    malc johnston
    malc johnston
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    Very nice job you did.

    Willyoupleasehelpmefixmykeyboard?Thespacebarisbroken!

    #64861
    Paul
    Paul
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    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!

    #64874
    Vol Williams
    Vol Williams
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    Paul,

    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.

    #64889
    hammurabi70
    hammurabi70
    Participant

    I am wondering how you got such effective sea effects painted on the sea surfaces.

    #64899
    Vol Williams
    Vol Williams
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    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.

    • This reply was modified 1 week, 5 days ago by Vol Williams Vol Williams.
    #64961
    Greg M
    Greg M
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    A marvelous model, Vol!

    #64978
    Vol Williams
    Vol Williams
    Participant

    Thanks Greg, nice to see you here.

    #65008
    B6GOBOS
    B6GOBOS
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    An very incredible model.  Beautiful.

    #65013
    Tim
    Tim
    Participant

    Superb work. How long did it take you to put the vessel together – I’m assuming before you did any rigging?

    #65025
    Mike
    Mike
    Keymaster

    Holy Poop!!

    #65042

    Ken
    Participant

    That is an awesome bit of work, superb.

    Regards Ken

    Http://yarkshiregamer.blogspot.co.uk

    #65045
    Vol Williams
    Vol Williams
    Participant

    Thanks guys.

    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. 😉

    #65052

    Etranger
    Participant

    A lovely piece of modelling!

    #65102
    Rory McCreadie
    Rory McCreadie
    Participant

    Hello Vol,

    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.

    Be safe

    Rory

    #65116
    PatG
    PatG
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    Beautiful work! One small detail though – the flag’s wrong for HMS Chesapeake. 😉

    #65125

    William Minsinger
    Participant

    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.

    -Will

    #65137
    Vol Williams
    Vol Williams
    Participant

    PatG,

    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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