Amerigo Vespucci – planning and initial construction from 18 January 2020

Planning and initial construction 18-Jan-20  Plans purchased from supplier  Hull construction. No scale Hull construction. Some 1;1 scale Patterns for hull bulkheads and decks. Scale 1:1 Deck and small boat plans. Scale 1:1 Deck fittings and positions. No scale Deck fittings. No scale Small boats plans. Scale 1:1 Rigging and …

HMS Endeavour – hull construction from 7 January 2020

Construction of hull from 7 January 2020 24-Jan-20  Lower hull filled and smoothed ready for painting 21-Jan-20  Completed hull strake covering 21-Jan-20  Hawse hole gaskets fitted 21-Jan-20  Port counter strakes trimmed 21-Jan-20  Port counter strakes 1 to 6 cut, fitted, glued 21-Jan-20  Starboard counter strakes trimmed 20-Jan-20  Starboard counter strakes …

Warship Displays – Williamson 2019

Display 11  Development of Submarines Display 10  Development of Container ships and Ro Ros Display 10 191115 Display 9 Cruiser development: USA, Japan, Italy, France Display 09 191115 Display 8  Cruiser development: UK, Germany, Spain, Sweden Display 08 191115 Display 7  Destroyer development Display 07 191113 Display 6  Cruise ship …

HMS Endeavour – internal hull structure and fittings from 3rd November 2019

Construction of internal hull structure and fitting out 25-Nov-19  Model with decks and masts dry fitted and lights off and on. 25-Nov-19 Control box modified, stand and lighting completed. 25-Nov-19  New connector (scart) used to connect ship to control box. It is essential to enable a single plug to connect …

HMS Endeavour – hull construction from 28 October 2019

Construction of hull from 28 October 2019  17-Dec-19  Strakes 28 to 31 and filler cut, tapered, fitted, glued  16-Dec-19  Strakes 25, 26 & 27 cut, tapered, fitted, glued 16-Dec-19  Strakes 23 & 24 cut, tapered, fitted, glued  15-Dec-19  Strakes 21 & 22 cut, tapered, fitted, glued      15-Dec-19  Strake …

HMS Endeavour – internal hull fittings from 22nd October 2019

Construction of internal hull features 8-Nov-19  Seamen’s chests, tool chests and 6 sets of steps, 3 from the main deck to the lower deck, 3 into the hold 25-Oct-19  Further 10 large barrels made, 25 large barrels, 37 small barrels and 3 bales varnished and completed with steel bands 24-Oct-19  …

HMS Endeavour – preparation from 12 October 2019

Construction of Billing kit from 12 October 2019 – Preparation 17-Oct-19  Fret saw for cutting out frames and decks 13-Oct-19  Plan of internal layout of hull 12-Oct-19 Contents of the Billing Boats box 1 Delivery package   2 Plywood laser cut sections – keel, ribs, decks, smaller items 3 Ramin for …

Mayflower – from 27 September 2019

Construction of Billing kit from 27 September 2019 – Rigging and Sails 5-Oct-19  Model completed with flags etc. 5-Oct-19  Lateen rigged onto mizzen 5-Oct-19  Lateen rigged with pulleys and sheets 5-Oct-19  Main tops’l rigged with pulleys, clew and bunt lines, tops’l rigged to main topmast with sheets added 4-Oct-19  Main course …