Royal Caroline, 1749 (end of construction phase)
January 5, 2015 in Ships
This is the British yacht, “Royal Caroline (1749)”, a 1:47 scale wooden ship, from Panart.
Some of you may recall previous postings of this ship in earlier phases. An intermittent project, revisited for a week or so every few months, it’s always been impractical to post it as a WIP because its seriously occasional nature would drain momentum from the work for anyone following its progress.
Instead, on previous occasions I’ve simply posted Headlines photos of it as I completed principal parts of the build. Now, after two years (seventeen working weeks, practically speaking), I’ve now reached the end of the construction phase.
The spars are completed too, but as they’re suspended from the masts with the rigging, they’ll appear in due course. As you can see from one of the rigging plans here, to state that ‘all that’s left is the rigging’ is certainly an understatement and, from my experience of the build to date, somewhat naïve.
Hopefully, the next time I post, it will be with the project completed.
8 additional images. Click to enlarge