Falls of Foyers

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Falls of Foyers

Post by shipbuilder » Tue Feb 19, 2013 2:47 pm

Falls of Foyers. British full-rigged ship 32'=1".
Bob
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Re: Falls of Foyers

Post by Anja » Wed Feb 20, 2013 12:18 am

Hello Bob,

Another of your beauties. Very nice.
If I'm seeing it correctly, does she have furled sails?

Thanks for sharing and take care,

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Re: Falls of Foyers

Post by shipbuilder » Wed Feb 20, 2013 1:50 am

Hello Anja,
Yes, the Falls of Foyers does have furled sails. It takes just as much time as having them set, because each one has still to be made and then furled on top of the yards. The hull of the ship was iron, making this type of vessel very unpopular for model shipbuilders.
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Re: Falls of Foyers

Post by popeye » Wed Feb 20, 2013 7:51 am

very beautiful Bob.........great build!

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Re: Falls of Foyers

Post by cog » Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:48 am

shipbuilder wrote:Hello Anja,
Yes, the Falls of Foyers does have furled sails. It takes just as much time as having them set, because each one has still to be made and then furled on top of the yards. The hull of the ship was iron, making this type of vessel very unpopular for model shipbuilders.
Bob
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Metal hull is unpopular, because they can't plank ... or to dificult to mimic/duplicate?
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Re: Falls of Foyers

Post by shipbuilder » Fri Feb 22, 2013 9:45 am

Thanks Carl,
Plating is about 500 times easier than planking, especially in miniatures. Because plating of real ships was done (in the past) with raised and sunken plating strakes, it is only necessary to put spaced paper strips on the hull. Falls of Foyers, being waterline, was plated in about ten minutes!
This one, Fort Amherst, took about half an hour! :)
Making miniatures is really a lot easier than big ones as long as you use special techniques.
Bob
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