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MikeyJ

Royal Navy gunboat 1809

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This is something i scratchbuilt a few years ago using free magazine plans:

 

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Not sure of scale or if its accurate or not but its about 13inches in length, built from wood plank on frame in clinker style.  The cannon barrels were made using rods of P38 car body filler resin moulded in tubes and turned. It could be displayed as it is or with mast raised and bowsprit fitted,  but i didn't fancy rigging it at the time. Overall it took about 8 months to complete

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Gidday Mikey, I've never seen anything like it, some sort of harbour defense vessel? It looks beautifully put together. Do you recall the size of long-gun and carronade? Regards, Jeff.

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Looks great and I think it has been on display at the Driffield show or I could be imagining again 🤔

 

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6 hours ago, beefy66 said:

Looks great and I think it has been on display at the Driffield show or I could be imagining again 🤔

 

beefy 

No, not this one its never left the house.

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9 hours ago, ArnoldAmbrose said:

Gidday Mikey, I've never seen anything like it, some sort of harbour defense vessel? It looks beautifully put together. Do you recall the size of long-gun and carronade? Regards, Jeff

Shallow water and coastal defence I believe, not sure about the carronade but I think the main cannon was a 24pounder

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