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 …

Birkenhead Docks model 1:1200 scale – Final additions

Model built for the Williamson Art Gallery and Museum, Birkenhead, UK. Final Construction 25th October 2019  The drawers have metal sides with MDF fronts and backs. There is sufficient room to slot in a 3mm thick perspex top (shown below) with only a block and screw screwed into the drawer …

Mayflower – from July 2019

Construction of Billing kit from July 2019 16-Sep-19 Assemble boats 16-Sep-19  Access rungs on both sides 16-Sep-19  Rudder repainted, assembly fitted 16-Sep-19  Waterline strake painted black 15-Sep-19  Hull below waterline painted (1st coat white) 15-Sep-19  Waterline strakes bent and fitted 15-Sep-19  Main, fore and mizzen chains, catheads, ladders and gun …

Civilian Ships built from scratch section 10

       Marina, Azores, Crystal Serenity (Cruise liners)       Mein Schiff 1, Celebrity Infinity, Azamara Journey   Three Saskias, Star Globe, Ham 316 (Bulk carriers, dredger)   Bitland, NS Champion, Lady Shana (Bitumen, crude, LPG tankers)   Emmy Schulte, Thun Gothia, Isarstern (Coastal tankers)   Sea Delta, Atlantis Andaman, Liv Knutsen (Tankers)   Seven Seas Explorer, Red Kestrel, Black Pearl (various) Mastera, Kapitan Gotsky, Boris Sokolov …