1/100 scale scratchbuilt masting machine - July 2013

Marco Quaglia, Arcore, Monza e Brianza, Italy

In case you’ve ever wondered how they get the masts on those tall ships: Using “a lot plastic, wood, and resin,” Marco scratchbuilt an 18th-century masting machine and East Indiaman ship based on artwork by J.J. Beaujan and drawings by Fredrik Henrik af Chapman, respectively. Figures by Preiser people the scene. Marco spent about 800 hours on the 1/100 scale project.

Posted 6/17/2013 12:23:27 PM by Tim Kidwell
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  • 1/100 scale scratchbuilt masting machine - July 2013

    Beautiful!  Thanks for sharing Marco.

  • 1/100 scale scratchbuilt masting machine - July 2013

    Amazing job! Would love to see more pics of this.

  • 1/100 scale scratchbuilt masting machine - July 2013

    Fascinating! Thanks for opening an  aspect of wind powered ships I never thought or read about. This model was beautifully executed.

  • 1/100 scale scratchbuilt masting machine - July 2013

    Fantastic! Whose ship kit did you use?

  • 1/100 scale scratchbuilt masting machine - July 2013

    Show stopper! Deserves a spot in the magazine for sure.

  • 1/100 scale scratchbuilt masting machine - July 2013

    Simply incredible.  Both the time required and the result.  Great job, marco!

  • 1/100 scale scratchbuilt masting machine - July 2013

    Extraordinary job.  Really nice.

  • 1/100 scale scratchbuilt masting machine - July 2013

    OMG! Very cool! Great work!

  • 1/100 scale scratchbuilt masting machine - July 2013

    Great job on a very unique subject!

  • 1/100 scale scratchbuilt masting machine - July 2013

    WOW!