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Armed Launch 1795-1865 (1/96th-100th/15mm)
« on: December 31, 2016, 05:18:56 AM »
Figured I'd fiddle with the 32' cutter from Revell's USS CONSTITUTION kit and work it up as one of those armed launches frequently tasked with picket boat duties or raiding, from the Barbary coast to the Confederate waters.

Here's one during a Mexican War adventure


Most seem to sport a lanteen rig but there's a reverse rig that suit a bow gun better.

So here's what we have to mess with

An upper and lower hull seemed to be the best way to divide the work. Crates and barrels salvaged courtesy of an RE Lee riverboat that had it's deck chopped.

I'd been thinking a sweep oar for a rudder, but the tiny boatswain probably wouldn't like that



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Re: Armed Launch 1795-1865 (1/96th-100th/15mm)
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2017, 02:20:21 AM »
 :)
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Re: Armed Launch 1795-1865 (1/96th-100th/15mm)
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2017, 05:45:42 PM »
that is a nice execution of an interesting subject

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Re: Armed Launch 1795-1865 (1/96th-100th/15mm)
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2017, 10:32:02 AM »
I especially like how the oars are crossed like that.

Looking good!

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Re: Armed Launch 1795-1865 (1/96th-100th/15mm)
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2023, 04:13:43 AM »
Forgot to add my final incarnation of this

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Re: Armed Launch 1795-1865 (1/96th-100th/15mm)
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2023, 05:15:42 AM »
Looks good, especially on the log. You could probably sell it in a New England/nautical antique shop.

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Re: Armed Launch 1795-1865 (1/96th-100th/15mm)
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2023, 09:22:08 AM »
Looks good, especially on the log. You could probably sell it in a New England/nautical antique shop.

I know of what you speak. Wouldn't it be hilarious if we'd passed within arm's reach in those same places. <insert seagull noises>

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Re: Armed Launch 1795-1865 (1/96th-100th/15mm)
« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2023, 04:25:54 AM »
Nice model :smiley:

Have often though of those punt-guns ... 10-foot barrels on a skiff ... replace the seagulls with ducks ;D