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1/700 Scratchbuilt Shackleton's S/Y Endurance
joe100
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Posted: Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 08:41 AM UTC
Some photos of S/Y Endurance as she appeared on the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition. The ship is 1/700 scale and entirely scratch built from basswood, steel and brass wire, PE.

By far one of my favorite ships.







































Some progress:















Finished!





















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Posted: Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 09:04 AM UTC
Stunning work!
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Posted: Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 10:40 AM UTC
It's a beautiful model. but your sails are all wrong. You have the foremast square yards square with the centerline, and they only would be that way running with the wind dead astern. The Foremast staysails are set with the wind coming from the starboard (right) side and the gaff sails on the main and mizzen masts are set with the wind coming from the port (left) side. I sail, so things like that just jump out at me.
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Posted: Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 04:10 PM UTC
Aside the technical aspect noted by Richard,

SHE IS AMAZING!

Cheers,
Joe

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Posted: Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 05:25 PM UTC
Most amazing detail! Especially for this small scale.
joe100
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Posted: Friday, February 24, 2017 - 03:08 AM UTC

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It's a beautiful model. but your sails are all wrong. You have the foremast square yards square with the centerline, and they only would be that way running with the wind dead astern. The Foremast staysails are set with the wind coming from the starboard (right) side and the gaff sails on the main and mizzen masts are set with the wind coming from the port (left) side. I sail, so things like that just jump out at me.



Thanks! But I used photos of the ship when she was trapped in the ice and they had the sails set this way for some reason. The square sails on the foremast are set at an angle, harder to see in the photos I admit. But if I can drum up the photos I will post them here, they're on my hard drive.

I don't sail, so that's why I used photos of the real thing on the ice to guide me. In the books I've read, they'd set sails whenever they had an inkling the pack would break up so my photos must be from those times.

Also, there is a little bit of leeway because of the way I had to install the sails because of the funnel, etc. Perfection wasn't possible. Sorry.
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Posted: Friday, February 24, 2017 - 03:35 AM UTC
Very pleasing to the eye

Well done

Kev
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Posted: Friday, February 24, 2017 - 05:45 AM UTC
Great work in scratch building for that scale.

cheers
Michael
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Posted: Friday, February 24, 2017 - 11:27 AM UTC
It's possible that there was no wind at all when the photo was taken. That could result in everything being at odd angles.
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Posted: Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 09:35 PM UTC
Personally, I don't mind which way the wind blows, so your representation of the model is right with me. To get that level of detail in the size of the subject is just mind boggling to me. My poor eyes would never be able to do that.

I greatly admire anyone who can do that work, and you should be very proud of what you have accomplished. Fair winds and following seas, my friend.

David
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Posted: Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 01:25 AM UTC
Joe,
You have taken her one step further than AMAZING!

In my eyes...A MASTERPIECE!

Cheers,
Joe
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Posted: Monday, February 27, 2017 - 01:46 AM UTC
Amazing work!!