Generic model of The Prince scratch built from plans by Amati, built by neptune.

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Generic model of The Prince scratch built from plans by Amati, built by neptune.

Post by neptune » Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:42 am

I'm posting this show what you can build for a few dollars and a little bit of creativity

I started building this model 40 years ago, we had just migrated to Australia and money was very tight so I could only afford the plans and I had to use what ever I could to build the model, I bought the Lanterns and deadeyes, the model cost approx $50 to build.
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STERN VIEW
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another view of the stern
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   side galleries, the figures were cocktail forks which I cut down and used on various parts of the ship, the windows were a plastic mat that some ladies use to make place mats with, they sew wool through the holes, if you know what I mean,
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Post by Sgtmik » Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:14 am

That is beautiful work. :handgestures-thumbup:
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Post by JosephH » Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:35 am

Very Nice Excellent craftsmanship and held up nicely over the 40 yrs
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Post by Canoe21 » Tue Aug 01, 2017 12:35 pm

Hello John

Golly but you are very modest, you sure have built a very fine model ship here that sure is has a lot of very fine detail, much fancier than the little ship the Golden Hind that I am now building, WELL DONE. ENJOY.

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Post by Aussie048 » Tue Aug 01, 2017 1:24 pm

Hi John

Yes modest and an excellent builder. Very nice craftsmanship

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Post by neptune » Wed Aug 02, 2017 1:09 am

Thank you to Mike, Joseph, Lawrence and Geoff, for the nice comments,



   another stern view showing the decoration, I needed a figurehead so I took one from a nativity set, from this figure I made two moulds in plasticene and made two half figures out of car body filler to go on the stern and the full figure I used on the bow, see pic later on.
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   The drapes and arch moulding and the decoration under the stern figures feet were from Queen Anne type mouldings that were used to decorate white wood bedroom furniture.
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   The crown badges were plastic buttons.



  close up showing the port wreaths which were made out of Xmas wrapping cord, I drew the number of circles I needed on some card board then I cut the cord to size and epoxied it in place, when dry I cut the wreaths free and epoxied them onto the hull.
 
  The port lid straps were cut from watch springs.



this is a photo of the cocktail forks and buttons I used.
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The arches around the doors were belt buckles, the rails were made from furniture decoration mouldings, and the lion masks on the bulkhead were some old billings fittings I had.
 
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Post by neptune » Wed Aug 02, 2017 1:16 am

These next pics are just general views of the bow
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Close up of the head rails, all these figures etc were attached with CA Glue, still there after 40 years.
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Post by neptune » Wed Aug 02, 2017 1:33 am

All the stanchions were the turned tops of tooth picks, I'll see if I can find one and take a pic of it, but I'm sure you know what I mean, she sure could do with a good dust off.



And she has a wheel which the real ship would'nt have had, but I did'nt know that back then
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Side entry
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  The ships bell was from a ladies earing, and the belfry was the first bit of carving I had tried, I think I will leave the carving to the profesionals, ie Janos,
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Well thats all I have for you on this one, I hope you have enjoyed my little trip back in time, I know I have, so to all that have viewed and to those that will view, I thank you all for dropping by,

best regards and happy modelling, John.
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Post by Aussie048 » Wed Aug 02, 2017 2:10 am

John

You just keep on amazing me. Well I will even say everyone here.

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Post by Brian077 » Wed Aug 02, 2017 4:10 am

agree, fabulous work.

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