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Confederate Naval Batteries: 1/600 Models

Discussion in 'Civil War History - The Naval War' started by Tut11, Jan 29, 2018.

  1. Tut11

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    I'm in the process of developing five Confederate batteries models at 1/600 scale approximately, Much thanks to Rebelatsea and CWT for research information. These are work in progress and thought others would like to see them. Will post updates here. Enjoy.


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  3. mofederal

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    Nice work again @Tut11. I once was a curator at a museum that had a chunk of a Union or Confederate floating battery from Island Number 10. It was a massive piece of wood with an iron bolt running through it. No ideas about it other than that. Keep up your great work. Thanks for posting these.
     
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    Looking good! Excellent job. :thumbsup:
     
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  6. Tut11

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    Thanks all, wasn't expecting to see these on the home page! Thanks for the honor. Another one will be posted soon. :smile:
     
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    Great job !
     
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    Great to see the Batteries in 3D, I haven't got anywhere near modelling all the ships I have plans of , let alone these. Well done.
     
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    Very Very Nice!!!
    and I thought I was the only one on here who works in creating their own "miniatures" I'm almost done with my 1:24 scale post bellum Victorian home including hand making the 2 1/2 -3" figures who reside in it.
     
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  10. Tut11

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    Here's another as promised, work in progress:
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  11. Tut11

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    Thanks at rebelatsea , without your drawings couple of these wouldn't have been possible. More on the way.
     
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  12. Tut11

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    Wonderful, will love to see images when your ready, sounds like a very unique modeling project.
     
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    Thanks, pleasure to post them.
     
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    My condolence's to you on your late friend and wish to thank him also posthumously.
     
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    Thank you, Ben succumbed to a lung ailment brought on by his work as a metallurgist for the US Air force. He was not only an avid researcher into the CSN, he built his own working replica firearms - usually rare types, restored and collected old cars, and was a railroad fan too. He never used a computer - I don't think he ever had one.
    Unfortunately he didn't leave a will, so the State (Georgia) dealt with his collections. The museum at Columbus bid for some of the papers, I have most of what he sent me over the years, and two other friends also recovered some. The rest of his collections has gone who knows where.
     
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    Glad you recovered some his papers as many as possible. Have you digitized them yet? @rebelatsea Impressive he made replica firearms, nice. Got some photo's of them? What ever happened to his railroad stuff, hope you got some of it.
     
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    Y'all here's #4 Confederate floating battery, work in progress. The 1cm flags are killing me for detail, I can't seem to print them small enough for the models to turn out right so I just hand paint them. If there is anyone whom can make me some sets of 1cm confederate flags I would be glad to pay for them. My printer won't do them so small. Here's a pattern for them:
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    Working on the floating battery with the hospital which will take some time. That will be the 5th of the series and will take a image of it when it's built and prepped for oil with details like this one above. I have 1mm cannon balls for detail, the non hospital one which is image #2 above has been detailed out and waiting for drying. Basically Image #1, #2, #3, are ready for the finished display. I figured I wound use blue crushed velvet for the wood base to display the whole collection on. Should look nice with the engraved plates for each one. Will post another soon, that hospital will be interesting to scale off and add to the main battery, without the images and information from CWT and @rebelatsea, (Ben), these couldn't have been made. Much appreciation!
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    Wish I had the patience and the work space to do things like this, it looks very interesting.
     
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    No, I've filed them as they are , hand written and hand drawn. He never sent me anything of his fire arms work other than to tell me what he had done. Any railroad stuff got disposed of with the rest of the collections.,
     
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    Well.... here's the battery with the hospital and is work in progress. Those windows and doors will be a challenge to put windows and frames on. The windows are about 3mm sq. so it will be a little tight, might just do clear plastic for them. I have ordered 18mm cannons for this and will build the cannon racks by scratch to match the images from the historical drawings. I will put miniature train track iron on the front as per information. This is the fifth one in the set and of course the hardest to build at 1/600 scale approx. Thoughts on this one ?

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