This isn’t the first sailing ship I’ve designed with an unusual rig, and it probably won’t be the last. In fact, this isn’t even the worst offender in my collection. This one, at the very least, is historically plausible, and remarkably similar to a ketch rig, aside from the placement of the masts. However, to anyone who might quibble about the term “sloop-of-war,” I am aware that the term is usually used to refer to a fully-rigged ship (three-masted, by definition) that is too small to be a rated frigate. That being said, bomb vessels were historically classified as sloops-of-war, and prior to the 19th century, three-mast bomb vessels were unheard of, with most being rigged as ketches.
This two-masted sloop-of-war has a rig that is hybrid of a brig and a polacre, the latter of which is a three-masted ship with square sails only on the foremast. I suppose that makes this ship a “hermaphrodite brig,” but this particular configuration isn’t common enough to have its own name.
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Kaja's Models and Machinations
Kaja’s Models and Machinations specialises in models of experimental Soviet heavy tanks produced from 1939-1957, in multiple scales from 1:285 to 1:144. The files for all 1:144 scale models may be re-scaled by a factor of 0,9 for N-gauge (1:160) model railroads. A high-detail model of the KV-1 suitable for 1:100 (15mm) is also available and others may be available on request. Other models include ancient war galleys, tall ships from the Golden Age of Sail, and even steamships from World War I. I am currently experimenting with some of my original designs as well, and I hope to create an entire collection of original miniatures at least as impressive as my historical collection. If you would like to see what sort of contraptions I like to dream up, please check out the Nine Empires tag on Hive.
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If you are new to resin 3D printing, I feature one of my own designs in a post where I discuss some considerations that need to be made when printing miniature tanks:
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