Oliver Cromwell
colonial privateer
All parts of this build are now located on this page.
*If you wish to see the earlier steps to this build, click here.
part 1
                                                                                                                                   
                
               

    My wooden ship model of the colonial privateer, the Oliver Cromwell was completed on May 29, 2007.  It was built using various hardwoods (boxwood, apple, ebony, bloodwood, Indian laurel & walnut).  I built it in 1/48 scale and I used a timbering set from the Lumberyard and some of my own hardwoods.   

                      
                                           

Oliver Cromwell:  Masts, Shrouds & Ratlines
part 2
                             
           
 
                                 

The photos below were taken after 769 hours of work.

                     
 
                   

part  3 - the Standing Rigging

         
         
         

part 4 - The completed model.

            
 
           

My Oliver Cromwell was completed after 947 hours and 29 minutes of work.  I worked 286 actual working days on it.

            
 
           

   My wooden ship model of the Oliver Cromwell is built in 1/48 scale (1/4 inch to the foot).  This is the model I am planning on taking to scale model contests in 2008.