Part 1: Intro
the building of this ship model kept me busy in the last 12 years (mostly during week ends). The subject is a British sailing ship of the line, called Bellona (name of the Roman goddess of war), launched in 1760.
The project is not too far from completion, considering that I will not make masting and rigging.
I will start from the current state of construction, to see more of earlier stages one can check my web site at:
Here are a couple of photos:
Some more technical notes: the model is built (loosely) according to the so called “Navy Board” style, partially omitting the planking of the hull and on the decks, to allow inspection of the internal structure. The framing is stylized; in real ships the ribs formed an almost uninterrupted wooden wall.
The scale is 1:72 or 1/6th of an inch per foot and is about 80 cm long (31 1/2 inches).
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