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17TH CENTURY 64-GUN BRITISH "MAN-OF-WAR"
: This is a one-of-a-kind scaled 1/96, 64-Gun British Warship Model built from scratch.
The model is 27" long x 12" wide, and 25" high mid-ship. And has 5 different deck levels, plank-on-frame construction. Some of the hull and deck planks were left off the model to show the ships construction, the ship is made out of chestnut wood. Total work hours on the model, 1,175, and about 10,000 pieces. About 61' of rigging. Tools used on the model: table saw, band saw, lathe, drill, miter saw, carving knife, & wood files.
For construction photos click here- http://www.densmodelships.com/5.html

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Astonishing! Level of detail that borders on ridiculous! Unbelievably well done!! Congratulations!!
 

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Great detail. Is this what you do for a living?
 

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WAIT YOU MADE THIS????!!!!!!
WOW this is amazeing. I am astounded. This is so detailed and looks very hard to make. 1,175 hours, now that is determination.
 

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Holy moley!
 

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It goes in the "my Favorites" section Capn'. The attention to detail is incredible! Excellent job on the craftsmanship as well! On a scale of 1-5 I give it a 10!!!!
 

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You gotta click on the link Densships provided and check out some of the other stuff he's made!! Noahs arc diarama and the USS Constellation.
 

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Ahoy! That's incredible!
 

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Truly amazing! Do you work off copies of the original plans of the ship to achieve accurate scale size?

I can't even begin to imagine spending 1175 hours of painstaking, meticulous work on a project. You have way more patience that I do! Great job, and you obviously love it.

JimC
 

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That is astonishing. Really detailed, must be quite a job to build something like this. One of the guys on the CarveWright Forum is a ship builder also. He uses his CarveWright to cut the small wooden parts for his ships. Always amazes me seeing this kind of miniature work.
 

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Den,

After looking at your profile I suspected something like this was coming but never did I imagine the level of detail that would be in this project. What type of woods did you use in the construction?

I love to see projects like this. I wouldn't have the patience or initiative to do something like this (give me a cabinet any day). But I do like to see the efforts of others who are talented enough to produce works like this.

By the way I tried to use the link but it generated an error due to heavy traffic.

This is simply awesome!!!
 

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Speachless…I just don't know what to say about this one…...... Truly magnificent !
 

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INCREDIBLE….... About 12 years ago I shot photos for an article about a guy building a scaled model of Noah's Ark….. That project's detals blew me away. It was the most detailed work I'd ever seen….. until now. Fantastic work Dens. Thanks for the post and I'm looking to more from you.
 

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"awe"-lots!! totally amazing!!!
 

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Please post more pics of different angles. I honestly believe that NO ONE would be offended if you posted 2 more three shot panels of pics from all sides. WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW!!!
 

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welcome to lumberjocks … thanks for the eye candy !
 

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This leaves me weak in the knees! Can't think of any adjectives that haven't already been taken above, so I'll just repeat "astonishing"!
 

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Everything they said and add a WOW!

Amazing work and patience!
 

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Good Lord that is impressive!
 
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