Monday, August 8, 2016

Gun yawl for the Finnish War 1808 WIP#2

Here comes an short update from my scratch build of a Swedish Gun yawl for the Finnish War 1808.

I have done the hull and placed the gun, so now i are in the process of manning the boat by adding miniatures.

First are the 10 rowers that I will make from Perry plastic minis "B15 British Napoleonic Riflemen 1808-15 (2 figures with head and arm options)".

I liked the pose of them as, after cuting of their lower legs and glued them in place, they look like they just made a rowing stroke and are lifting the oars and will soon puch forward for a new rowing stroke, at least I hope to get that feel when the arms and oars are in place.

I also added 10 oarlocks for the oars, The oarlocks are metall from The Model Dockyard.


  1. This is turning into quite an ambitious build, great progress Michael.

  2. I didn't expect rowing figures so am really interested to see how these turn out.

  3. Very nice progress! Can't wait to see how this will turn out! Being a Finn I've gotta admire your choice of subject :)

  4. Fantastic work Michael! Can't wait to see the finished piece.

  5. I love this kind of scratch build stuff. Watching with interest.

  6. Great looking project.
    Best Iain

  7. Very nice

    Was the gun on this kind of vessel on a slide mount or just the standard ship mount without the wheels? I was just thinking that the little flat area at the stern could be for stability but it also makes a handy area for the gunners to stand when they reload (there's a picture with a gunner doing just that).

  8. Thank you very much !!!

    The Guns was most often mounted in standard shipmount without the weeks but instead on a slide. There was other Guns that had special mounts that was integrated in the boats. On the small Gun yawls the ship tail was needed to compensate the power of the Gun shooting. As well as it was used when reload the Gun as the barrel always was outside the back of the boat.


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