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1:700 WL HMS Seahorse Artois-class 38-gun frigate 3d printed

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1:700 WL HMS Seahorse Artois-class 38-gun frigate  3d printed
1:700 WL HMS Seahorse Artois-class 38-gun frigate  3d printed

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1:700 WL HMS Seahorse Artois-class 38-gun frigate  3d printed
1:700 WL HMS Seahorse Artois-class 38-gun frigate  3d printed

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1:700 WL HMS Seahorse Artois-class 38-gun frigate

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This is the kit of the Artois-class frigate. It can be built as Diana or any of her sisters. We used scans of the original plans which are available copyright-free from Wikimedia Commons to reconstruct her, chiefly from Seahorse and Diana.

Artois-class frigates were one of the first 18-pdr frigate classes built by the Royal Navy in 1794. There were 9 ships in the class, Artois, Diana, Apollo, Diamond, Jason, Seahorse, Tamar, Clyde and Ethalion. Tamar and Clyde were built as wartime-only ships out of fir, while the rest were oak-built. Between them, they sunk or captured at least 10 enemy frigates, 8 corvettes, and 31 privatiers or sloops, as well as numerous merchants, gunboats, and smaller vessels. 

All of the ships had 28 18pdr guns on their upper deck. 
In addition to decor (bow figure and transom decorations), main differences between the ships were the numbers and placement of carronades and 9pdrs on the forecastle and quarterdeck. However, the general rule was that no short barreled carronade could fire through the shrouds, as it would set them on fire with high probability, so normally at least 4 9pdrs were retained in the "shrouds" ports, and non-shrouds ports had 32pdr carronades. 9pdrs were also much more useful as chase or stern guns.

I strongly recommend to consult the available plans:
Artois: https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?search=incategory%3A%22Ship+plans+of+the+Royal+Museums+Greenwich%22+artois+1794&title=Special%3ASearch&profile=advanced&fulltext=1&advancedSearch-current=%7B%22namespaces%22%3A%5B6%2C12%2C14%2C100%2C106%2C0%5D%7D&ns6=1&ns12=1&ns14=1&ns100=1&ns106=1&ns0=1

Seahorse: https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?search=incategory%3A%22Ship+plans+of+the+Royal+Museums+Greenwich%22+seahorse+1794&title=Special%3ASearch&profile=advanced&fulltext=1&advancedSearch-current=%7B%22namespaces%22%3A%5B6%2C12%2C14%2C100%2C106%2C0%5D%7D&ns6=1&ns12=1&ns14=1&ns100=1&ns106=1&ns0=1

Jason: https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?search=incategory%3A%22Ship+plans+of+the+Royal+Museums+Greenwich%22+jason+1794&title=Special:Search&profile=advanced&fulltext=1&advancedSearch-current=%7B%22namespaces%22%3A%5B6%2C12%2C14%2C100%2C106%2C0%5D%7D&ns6=1&ns12=1&ns14=1&ns100=1&ns106=1&ns0=1

For rigging, obtaining Anatomy of the Ship HMS Diana 1794 book is invaluable, alternatively you can use the mast size formula for british warships for example from Mondfeld.

This is a 1:700 Waterline version of the kit. Full hull version is here:
https://www.shapeways.com/product/EMWMZ6X4G/hms-seahorse-artois-class-38-gun-frigate-1-700-fh?optionId=86072405

 
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Diana_1_700_WL_v1
Dimensions:
4.34 x 8.14 x 2.67 cm
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