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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

H.M.C. Endeavour.






Here are some better images of Conctructo's 1/60 scale H.M.C. Endeavour Captain James ? Cook commanding. James Cooks middle name was not known. The Endeavour was a bark made of English oak with a reinforced structure. It was prepared to accommodate a group of astronomers and scientists accompanying the expedition for the main purpose of observing the transit of Venus across the sun, an event due to happen in June 1769 and which was supposed to be visible from the island of Tahiti. The woods used for this model were Ayous, Ramin, Boxwood, Mukaly, Sapelly and Manzonia. I have always found that working with Sapelly wood to be difficult in one respect, it has a tendency to slightly change colour when you sand it. So one has to be careful.

5 comments:

Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness said...

OMG I love the look of that ship. I have two model kits of masted sailing ships but I am too intimidated to attempt them. A few years ago our grocery store (?) sold a model sailing ship for 9 bucks every month for a year - representing famous ships like the Bounty and the Endevour and they look great. Those I have so my love for the tall ships is pure.

Warren Zoell said...

I will be posting better pictures of the Bounty in the near future.

Anonymous said...

Damn! That's impressive. "Who'll make his mark?" the captain cried. "To the devil, drink a toast". I'm seeing lots of sail ships here. It kind of reminds of an old ELP song.

Dave P.

Warren Zoell said...

I Love ELP I have most of their albums but the song I'm most reminded of is A Salty Dog by Procol Harum. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSiIF4EVWeA

Warren Zoell said...

Or better yet His Last Voyage by Gentle Giant. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8WiYHns8Os