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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Plans for My American Fleet

I haven't done much in the shipyard for the last few months, it was a busy summer. But now the air is changing and we can feel winter approaching. That means more time indoors. Over the several rainy days we had this past week I started thinking about an American fleet. I have four built American ships and four unbuilt.

Built:
1) Essex 32 gun (Langton)
2) Anaconda 18 gun brigantine (Navwar)
3) Baltimore Clipper 10 gun (GHQ)
4) Cutter 14 gun (Navwar)



Unbuilt:
1) Constitution 44 gun (Langton)
2) Constellation 38 gun (GHQ)
3) Congress 36 gun (Langton)
4) Adams 28 gun (Langton)

I know I should just concentrate on building the last four, but I'm just not feeling it. What I have been itching to do is another scratch built ship, one that no one manufactures so you can't purchase anywhere. I have put together two 1/1200 scaled sheets with plans for seven different ships (two are the same sister ships, but one of them is in the original six Humphreys frigates.) They are:

1) United States 44 gun
2) Chesapeake 38 gun
3) Philadelphia 36-38 gun
4) Boston 32 gun
5) Raleigh 24 gun (1776)
6) Rattlesnake Massachusetts Privateer 20 gun
7) a typical Halifax schooner









I am not sure when I will start on one of these but at least now, when I get the itch, I will have the plan ready to go. My apologies for not being more prolific with this blog. 


4 comments:

Julián Fernandez de Sevilla Campos said...

I hope to see these boats finished soon!

A Miniatures Hobby Room said...

It may be a while Julian.

ian said...

Hi

Great site and models where do the plans come from.

Ian

A Miniatures Hobby Room said...

Hello Ian
Most of these I found searching Pinterest. A lot I get from the Royal Museum Geenwich http://collections.rmg.co.uk/collections.html#!csearch;authority=subject-90352