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by Voyager
Wed May 03, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: MARITIME ART
Topic: Il tanker Algol - Profile
Replies: 0
Views: 629

Il tanker Algol - Profile

I stood by this one for three months during the final stages of building at Cammell Laird's, Birkenhead in 1977. Then sailed in her for six months - mainly lightering of Galveston Texas. I finished this drawing today for my latest book, From Good Hope to St. Helena.
Bob
by Voyager
Thu Feb 23, 2017 7:11 am
Forum: MARITIME ART
Topic: Preussen
Replies: 4
Views: 876

Re: Preussen

Thanks. The rigging is easy enough. It is fine copper wire, stretched slightly to make it straight. I then cut off the length required with a scalpel, pick it up in the middle with fine tweezers, dip each end in glue, and just place it in position on the model. Here is a free download on the buildin...
by Voyager
Tue Jan 31, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: MARITIME ART
Topic: Preussen
Replies: 4
Views: 876

Preussen

This is my scratchbuilt model of Flying P ship Preussen, built to a scale of 25 feet to 1 inch. I photographed it from a low angle, and put it in a sea created by Photopshop.
Bob
Preussen in sea (2).jpg
by Voyager
Tue Jan 31, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: FOR SALE
Topic: The Shelterdeck
Replies: 1
Views: 984

Re: The Shelterdeck

I came very close to giving up on this project, but forced myself to persevere with issues 3, 4 and 5 now being produced. Pleased to say that interest is now on the rise. Very much at a disadvantage by confining the contents to the merchant navy! 8-) Here is link to Nr. 5: http://payhip.com/b/iSHP Bob
by Voyager
Fri Nov 04, 2016 7:33 am
Forum: MARITIME ART
Topic: Model of NZSC Iron wool clipper Wairoa
Replies: 4
Views: 608

Re: Model of NZSC Iron wool clipper Wairoa

Thanks, Yes, indeed, you are the second person who didn't now about iron wool! :lol:
Bob 8-)
by Voyager
Thu Nov 03, 2016 6:26 am
Forum: MARITIME ART
Topic: Model of NZSC Iron wool clipper Wairoa
Replies: 4
Views: 608

Re: Model of NZSC Iron wool clipper Wairoa

Thanks,
It has been empty for years! :lol:
Miniatures are rather more convenient that large models! Very popular amongst collectors, but not at all popular amongst model shipbuilders, who generally seem to prefer building large models of Napoleonic warships!
Bob
by Voyager
Tue Nov 01, 2016 7:05 am
Forum: MARITIME ART
Topic: Model of NZSC Iron wool clipper Wairoa
Replies: 4
Views: 608

Model of NZSC Iron wool clipper Wairoa

I completed this one a few days ago. It is completly scratchbuilt, and the masts, spars and rigging are 100% metal. The masts and spars are made from brass tube & rod, copper and silver steel rod, whilst the rigging, including the ratlines, is fine copper wire.
Bob
by Voyager
Mon Oct 31, 2016 9:14 am
Forum: FOR SALE
Topic: The Shelterdeck
Replies: 1
Views: 984

The Shelterdeck

A month ago, I produced a 15-page free download pertaining to merchant navy history, and ship modelling. It was a bit of a "damp squib" with only about 27% of those reading the synopsis going on to download the full free file. Two days ago, I decided to give it another try before giving up on it, bu...
by Voyager
Wed Apr 27, 2016 7:42 pm
Forum: Clyde Shipbuilders
Topic: East African
Replies: 2
Views: 699

Re: East African

Completed.
Bob
by Voyager
Thu Mar 31, 2016 8:13 am
Forum: Clyde Shipbuilders
Topic: East African
Replies: 2
Views: 699

Re: East African

East African miniature model progress, 31st March, 2016.
Bob
by Voyager
Sat Feb 27, 2016 4:27 pm
Forum: Clyde Shipbuilders
Topic: East African
Replies: 2
Views: 699

East African

East African 1895. Robert Duncan, Port Glagow, East Yard. Steel ship 1,731 gross tons.
252.5 feet long 39 feet beam. 22.6 feet depth.
Hulked at Malaga, 1922.
Bob
by Voyager
Fri Jan 22, 2016 8:51 am
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: ARRAN MAIL 1936: Denny Dumbarton
Replies: 1
Views: 350

Re: ARRAN MAIL 1936: Denny Dumbarton

Here is a miniature model I made of [attachment=0]Arran Mail.JPG[/attachment]Arran Mail. Completly scratchbuilt from bits and pieces
Bob
by Voyager
Wed Oct 21, 2015 3:04 pm
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: MELBOURNE STAR 1948: Harland and Wolff, Govan
Replies: 1
Views: 262

Re: MELBOURNE STAR 1948: Harland and Wolff, Govan

That is a very fine image. I always though it a great pity when Blue Star started painting them white or light green. Never did look as good to me as when they were black!
Bob
by Voyager
Thu May 14, 2015 7:24 pm
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: LADY ROSLIN 1958: Ardrossan Dockyard
Replies: 1
Views: 228

Re: LADY ROSLIN 1958: Ardrossan Dockyard

Aragonite leaving Ascension Island, 1983. Curnow Shipping colours.
Bob
by Voyager
Thu May 14, 2015 7:17 pm
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: Duchess of Hamilton
Replies: 6
Views: 878

Re: Duchess of Hamilton

Duchess of Hamilton
Bob
by Voyager
Sun Jan 11, 2015 4:27 pm
Forum: FOR SALE
Topic: RMS St. Helena In The Falkland Islands 1982/83
Replies: 4
Views: 2291

Re: RMS St. Helena In The Falkland Islands 1982/83

Almost sold out again - 5 left.
Bob
by Voyager
Sun Dec 14, 2014 12:56 pm
Forum: FOR SALE
Topic: RMS St. Helena In The Falkland Islands 1982/83
Replies: 4
Views: 2291

Re: RMS St. Helena In The Falkland Islands 1982/83

The first reprinting this book arrived on the 12th December, so it is again available.
Bob
by Voyager
Sat Nov 22, 2014 4:39 pm
Forum: FOR SALE
Topic: RMS St. Helena In The Falkland Islands 1982/83
Replies: 4
Views: 2291

Re: RMS St. Helena In The Falkland Islands 1982/83

This book has had a good run, and I am pleased to say that it has now sold out!
Thanks for the interest.
Bob
by Voyager
Sat Nov 15, 2014 8:21 am
Forum: FOR SALE
Topic: RMS St. Helena In The Falkland Islands 1982/83
Replies: 4
Views: 2291

Re: RMS St. Helena In The Falkland Islands 1982/83

This limited edition book has been a great success, and there are now only 11 copies left! (15th Nov. 2014).
Bob
by Voyager
Fri Oct 31, 2014 10:20 am
Forum: FOR SALE
Topic: RMS St. Helena In The Falkland Islands 1982/83
Replies: 4
Views: 2291

RMS St. Helena In The Falkland Islands 1982/83

I published 56 copies of this new book (privately) two days ago (29th Oct, 2014).
Mad rush - only 24 copies left today! :shock:
Bob
by Voyager
Sat Oct 25, 2014 3:52 pm
Forum: Royal Navy Shipping
Topic: HMS Ledbury
Replies: 0
Views: 289

HMS Ledbury

HMS Ledbury pitching. South Atlantic, 1982.
Bob
by Voyager
Sat Oct 25, 2014 3:47 pm
Forum: MARITIME ART
Topic: Uganda
Replies: 4
Views: 526

Re: Uganda

Brings back memories - nice painting!
Bob
by Voyager
Sat Oct 25, 2014 3:43 pm
Forum: MARITIME ART
Topic: Lord Wolseley
Replies: 1
Views: 171

Lord Wolseley

Pen and ink. I have not added the rails, deckhouses etc yet.
by Voyager
Wed Sep 17, 2014 3:34 pm
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: M.V. Sagamore, iron ore carrier, 1957
Replies: 4
Views: 251

Re: M.V. Sagamore, iron ore carrier, 1957

Thanks,
That was a long time after I left, but glad to see the old ship still very smart and clean. After conversion to Capitan Alberto,
I think that Nr 2 hatch must have been just about the longest in the world (Original Nrs 1 & 2 joined up)
Bob
by Voyager
Fri Aug 08, 2014 7:17 pm
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: SOMERSET 1962: John Brown & Co.Ltd. Clydebank
Replies: 3
Views: 263

Re: SOMERSET 1962: John Brown & Co.Ltd. Clydebank

I remember watching the final stages of the construction of Somerset when sailing out of Rothesay Dock Clydebank, in 1962 aboard Frederick T. Everard - Beautiful ship. Friends cat was sent unaccompanied to Australia aboard Somerset! shortly after :D
Bob
by Voyager
Wed Jul 23, 2014 7:21 am
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: 19th Century Square-riggers
Replies: 1
Views: 557

Re: 19th Century Square-riggers

General inquiries about the proposed book have attracted almost zero interest so the project has now been abandoned! However, I do produce a number of small well-illustrated e-publications for immediate download selling at between £1.49 and £4.99 each. But printed books are getting less popular all ...
by Voyager
Sun Jul 20, 2014 12:25 pm
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: 19th Century Square-riggers
Replies: 1
Views: 557

19th Century Square-riggers

I have recently been following a number of David MacGregor sailing ship books on Ebay (Not my listings), and notice that despite being offered at extremely low prices, they seldom seem to sell. Is interest in 19th century square-riggers now in terminal decline? I have recently been drawing up plans ...
by Voyager
Wed Jul 09, 2014 5:51 pm
Forum: MARITIME ART
Topic: West Lothian, four-masted full-rigged ship
Replies: 3
Views: 213

Re: West Lothian, four-masted full-rigged ship

Jim, Well spotted! :clap: I have just changed it from 27 feet to 279 feet! :) Have got "Tennis Elbow" at the moment, so am keeping away from ship modelling until it gets better. As it is in left arm, I can still draw. The plan was drawn on a paper 27 inches by 16 inches and shrunk down. Coloured in ...
by Voyager
Wed Jul 09, 2014 3:05 pm
Forum: MARITIME ART
Topic: West Lothian, four-masted full-rigged ship
Replies: 3
Views: 213

West Lothian, four-masted full-rigged ship

I completed this sail plan today. Launched in 1882 by Charles Connell, Glasgow. Iron four-masted full-rigged ship. 1,882 gross tons. 279 feet 5 inches long, 40 feet 2 inches beam. Reduced to four-masted barque in 1897. Torpedoed and sunk on 18th April, 1917. No-one was lost, as the U-boat allowed th...
by Voyager
Fri Jul 04, 2014 7:30 pm
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: SCOTTISH STAR 1950: Fairfield Govan
Replies: 2
Views: 174

Re: SCOTTISH STAR 1950: Fairfield Govan

I seem to be in a minority in my opinion that those old Blue Star ships looked far better with black hulls than the grey or white ones they eventually morphed into. My first ship was the black-hulled Rhodesia Star!
Bob
by Voyager
Thu Jun 26, 2014 4:50 pm
Forum: MARITIME ART
Topic: Tuscan Star 1930 - 1942
Replies: 1
Views: 150

Tuscan Star 1930 - 1942

32'=1" 15 inch hull length. Made from bits & pieces.
Bob
by Voyager
Mon Mar 17, 2014 1:39 pm
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: Cromartyshire SV 1879 - Russell & Co
Replies: 1
Views: 139

Re: Cromartyshire SV 1879 - Russell & Co

This is an authentic sail plan of Cromartyshire. Old fashioned bowsprit/jiboom (very long boom) and no chartroom. I doubt whether the top photograph above is of Cromartyshire, although I have seen it labelled as such.
Bob
by Voyager
Tue Feb 04, 2014 4:13 pm
Forum: FOR SALE
Topic: RMS St. Helena
Replies: 1
Views: 1491

Re: RMS St. Helena

Much to my surprise, I nearly got knocked over in the rush for this one and with only a few left and two bulk orders coming in I have had to order more! :o
Bob
by Voyager
Tue Jan 28, 2014 3:44 pm
Forum: FOR SALE
Topic: RMS St. Helena
Replies: 1
Views: 1491

RMS St. Helena

Just before Christmas, the rights of my book RMS St. Helena & The South Atlantic Islands (Whittles Publishing, 2006) reverted back to me, as it had long since sold out from the publisher. I decided to enlarge it considerably and have it reprinted on my own account under the name RMS St. Helena, Sout...
by Voyager
Sun Jan 26, 2014 9:20 pm
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: TRANSVAAL CASTLE 1961: John Brown, Clydebank
Replies: 11
Views: 440

Re: TRANSVAAL CASTLE 1961: John Brown, Clydebank

They were still talking about building another in the early 70s, but I think it was probably the fuel crisis in about 1974 that did for them. Windsor Castle guzzled over 250 tons per day at 22.5 knots.
Bob
by Voyager
Sun Jan 26, 2014 1:16 pm
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: Caithness-shire SV 1894 - Russell & Co
Replies: 2
Views: 126

Re: Caithness-shire SV 1894 - Russell & Co

I have just completed this little model of Caithness-Shire at 32'=1" The hull is 7.7 inches long on the waterline.
Not a kit - all completely hand built. Metal masts & yards, fine copper wire rigging (including ratlines).
Bob
by Voyager
Wed Jan 22, 2014 2:52 pm
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: TRANSVAAL CASTLE 1961: John Brown, Clydebank
Replies: 11
Views: 440

Re: TRANSVAAL CASTLE 1961: John Brown, Clydebank

A very fine ship. I sailed in her for the last 1 1/2 voyages as Transvaal Castle , and the first 1 1/2 voyages as S.A. Vaal . Sadly, they had almost completely dispensed with wooden decks at that time. The only patch of planking was at the after end of the officers accommodation. The rest was steel ...
by Voyager
Sat Oct 19, 2013 2:04 pm
Forum: FOR SALE
Topic: A Tale of Two Bulkers - Sagamore & Silverdon
Replies: 2
Views: 1707

Re: A Tale of Two Bulkers - Sagamore & Silverdon

Because of practically zero sales, I have slashed the cost of this e-book. New link: http://payhip.com/b/ZSKr Clicking it does not commit you to purchase, but allows you to read the synopsis and then proceed to purchase only if you wish to :) I have now re-formatted it so it works in Kindles as well...
by Voyager
Sat Sep 14, 2013 7:18 pm
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: Strathearn SV 1871 - Barclay Curle & Company
Replies: 2
Views: 129

Re: Strathearn SV 1871 - Barclay Curle & Company

I wonder why the 2nd owners (1st image) turned the painted ports upside down? :shock:
Bob
by Voyager
Thu Sep 12, 2013 11:06 am
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: British Monarch SS 1922 - Napier & Miller Ltd
Replies: 7
Views: 318

Re: British Monarch SS 1922 - Napier & Miller Ltd

Here are my notes made on the British Monarch . I wrote them on the 18th March, 2005. General Details: Year built: 1913 Original name: BRITISH MONARCH Built by: Napier & Miller, Old Kilpatrick, Glasgow Owners: Raeburn & Verel, Glasgow Type: Three island tramp steamer Tonnage: 6,000 gross Engines: Tr...
by Voyager
Thu Sep 12, 2013 10:54 am
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: British Monarch SS 1922 - Napier & Miller Ltd
Replies: 7
Views: 318

Re: British Monarch SS 1922 - Napier & Miller Ltd

Hi Woody,
I was wondering that. The only difference I can see is the cowl top to the funnel in the image photograph. Yes, go ahead and use the image as you wish! What database are you referring to? Clydesite or Clyde Maritime (OK either way with me).
Bob
by Voyager
Thu Sep 12, 2013 7:30 am
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: British Monarch SS 1922 - Napier & Miller Ltd
Replies: 7
Views: 318

Re: British Monarch SS 1922 - Napier & Miller Ltd

That was the 1923 British Monarch that was torpedoed! The 1913 one (model) was sunk by a mine en-route from Hull towards Genoa in 1917. Maybe the image above was the 1923 version! But the model was built using the 1913 Napier & Miller plans!
Bob
by Voyager
Wed Sep 11, 2013 7:14 pm
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: British Monarch SS 1922 - Napier & Miller Ltd
Replies: 7
Views: 318

Re: British Monarch SS 1922 - Napier & Miller Ltd

Here is a model that I built of British Monarch some years ago. 25'=1" I hadn't got an image at the time and based the colour scheme on Caledonian Monarch. There was no funnel cowl on the plan, but the rest of it seems OK.
Bob
by Voyager
Sat Aug 03, 2013 7:40 pm
Forum: FOR SALE
Topic: New Book On Merchant Navy 1840 - 1939
Replies: 8
Views: 6917

Re: New Book On Merchant Navy 1840 - 1939

I have now made this book available as a download. It is not really suitable for e-readers such as Nook or Kobo, because the print is too small. But in computers it is fine, and will print out as a normal A4 size manuscript. Please click this link for more details:
http://payhip.com/b/6CrG
Bob
by Voyager
Sat Aug 03, 2013 5:53 pm
Forum: FOR SALE
Topic: A Tale of Two Bulkers - Sagamore & Silverdon
Replies: 2
Views: 1707

Re: A Tale of Two Bulkers - Sagamore & Silverdon

This is an actual page photographed on a Nook Simple touch e-reader! Slight glare on the screen, caused by the sun, so in real life, it is a bit clearer!
Bob
Image
by Voyager
Fri Aug 02, 2013 7:34 pm
Forum: FOR SALE
Topic: A Tale of Two Bulkers - Sagamore & Silverdon
Replies: 2
Views: 1707

A Tale of Two Bulkers - Sagamore & Silverdon

My latest e-book. Suitable for Nook, Kobo or computers with Acrobat Reader installed (That is most of them!)
Link to details:
http://payhip.com/b/2ZVy
Bob
by Voyager
Fri Jul 26, 2013 6:49 pm
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: M.V. Sagamore, iron ore carrier, 1957
Replies: 4
Views: 251

Re: M.V. Sagamore, iron ore carrier, 1957

Yes,
That is the one. Broke up in South China Sea in late 1990s with only 3 or 4 survivors. Then Fei Cui Hai, Chinese registry.
Bob
by Voyager
Fri Jul 26, 2013 4:41 pm
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: M.V. Sagamore, iron ore carrier, 1957
Replies: 4
Views: 251

M.V. Sagamore, iron ore carrier, 1957

I am just completing an e-book covering two ore carriers, Sagamore and Silverdon . I sailed in both of them! Please can anyone supply me with a scan of a photo of either or both of them Sagamore and Silverdon that I can put in this e-book? I do have a number of pictures taken aboard, but the more th...
by Voyager
Sat Jul 06, 2013 7:38 am
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: Moravian SS 1864 - Robert Steele & Company
Replies: 1
Views: 125

Re: Moravian SS 1864 - Robert Steele & Company

My model of Moravian.
Bob
by Voyager
Mon Jun 17, 2013 1:45 pm
Forum: MARITIME ART
Topic: Lord Ripon
Replies: 19
Views: 647

Re: Lord Ripon

Jim, Thanks. The rigging is the easiest part as it is mainly straight lines. Steamers are far more difficult to build because of all the rails, portholes, ladders, deck machinery, multiple decks, lifeboats etc! Anyway, I won't be doing any more for a while. We have reached the house decorating stage...

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