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"Rite of Passage" the 1/96 Constitution

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  • Member since
    January 2012
  • From: Atlanta Metro, Georgia
Posted by fright on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 9:53 AM

Arnie60 - can you tell me where did you locate your barrels and crates or were they handmade? Your work on this model is fantastic!

 

Robert O

  • Member since
    January 2012
  • From: Atlanta Metro, Georgia
Posted by fright on Thursday, November 10, 2016 11:28 AM

Arnie60 - really nice work! Did you use the eye bolts that came with the ship on the bulwarks for the guns? Do you remember what size drill bit used for the eye bolt holes? Thanks for your post and for any tips!

Fright

 

Robert O

  • Member since
    January 2012
  • From: Atlanta Metro, Georgia
Posted by fright on Monday, November 14, 2016 3:58 PM
arnie60 - can youtell me, did you make the buckets for your deck or were they purchased? If so, who from and what was the size? Your build looks very nice! Thanks for sharing these photos.

Robert O

  • Member since
    November 2016
Posted by Kilo 66 on Thursday, November 24, 2016 10:07 PM

Such superb crftsmanship as this, so cleanly executed, is always insipring.

  • Member since
    May 2018
Posted by Richwood7 on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 12:08 AM

Question:  I understand the need to pull the cannon back after a shot due to its recoil.  But I do not see any means to pull the cannon back to load the first shot!  It seems to me there neds to be some metal ring at the tail end of the cariage, attached via a rope to a pully so as to pull the cannon back to clean and reload.  Else you would need someone on the outside of the ship to load it!  Where are the attachment points, are they put in just before combat so as not to interfere with foot trffic behind the guns?  Any answers?

  • Member since
    November 2016
Posted by Kilo 66 on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 12:24 AM

 The answer to your question can be found starting at about :40 or so here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQSBxQiLSyQ

 The video shows a simulated loading of a "cold" 24-pounder by the crew of USS Constitution, including use of the rearmost line to haul the gun inboard sufficiently to allow for initial loading, as you surmised.

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