Thursday, February 15, 2007

Earlier pictures of HMS Bounty

While viewing the posts on this site, please, keep in mind that there may be more than one member of the Capital Marine Modellers' Guild working on a model of the same ship. There is even one modeller who has built several models of the same ship in different scales.
These are some photographs of the model of HMS Bounty that was shown in a posting in November 2006. These pictures were taken earlier in the model's construction.
The deck framing for the main deck can be seen here with the deck beneath it completed. Most of what you see here has been planked over and is no longer available to be viewed. There are many ship modellers who build this way.
More of the deck framing can be seen here. I believe that it is informative as well as interesting to see the various stages in a model's construction.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Nonsuch Progress

The modeller who is building Nonsuch, brought it out again to show his progress with it.You can see here that some decking, gratings and other such detail has been added. As well basic masts are in place. These may be place holders that will be replaced at a later time with more complete masts.
This overhead view shows the decks more clearly. The clear piece on the right is a piece of plastic taken from a CD case. It is being shaped to fit the stern. Once the builder is happy with the shape and fit of the piece he will use it as a template to build the stern piece out of wood.

Friday, February 09, 2007

Another Bounty Model

At the February meeting a new member brought out his work in progress of his model of HMS Bounty. The model is completely scratch built.
This shows detail on the deck. There is a small scribed hole where the mast will go.
The model builder is thinking of putting stub masts on the model. This is a fairly common practice, especially when display height is at a premium.
Hopefully there will be more to show of this model as the builder progresses with it.