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    08-07-2022, 12:14
    Dobbs replied to a thread New Transom in The Chippy Shop
    Here's the last two. I'm not as satisfied with them. The blue just didn't work as much as I would like, and my white paint got all clumpy on...
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    08-07-2022, 11:11
    As it played out, Captain Doylee's Lacey Anne came through entirely unscathed, since no one was ever in a position to fire on her. Her only...
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    08-07-2022, 10:30
    It worked! It really worked! At Doylee’s gesture, the little midshipman hauled for his worth and the signal flag broke out at the main course peak,...
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    08-07-2022, 10:02
    ‘Our Ships were British Oak, and hearts of oak our men.’ This is my interpretation of the adventure. I changed the original slightly to continue...
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    08-06-2022, 07:20
    Dobbs replied to a thread New Transom in The Chippy Shop
    Two done!
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    08-05-2022, 16:07
    Dobbs replied to a thread New Transom in The Chippy Shop
    If anyone gives it a try, I'd love to see pictures posted here. Incidentally, I found that the transoms have to be painted a light color for...
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    08-05-2022, 15:07
    Dobbs replied to a thread New Transom in The Chippy Shop
    I created this in Paint, then cut and pasted it into LibreOffice, my free version of Microsoft Office. Once there, I scaled it to 0.31 inches and...
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    08-05-2022, 05:14
    Dobbs replied to a thread New Transom in The Chippy Shop
    Success! I'll upload the file later.
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    08-04-2022, 15:41
    Dobbs replied to a thread New Transom in The Chippy Shop
    :takecover:Now I just need you to move closer! I bought some lacquer earlier today.
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    08-04-2022, 13:10
    Nelson replied to a thread Some Ships in The Chippy Shop
    Thanks for the advice! I am aware they exist but have never looked into them. I must do so.
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    08-04-2022, 09:40
    Nelson replied to a thread Some Ships in The Chippy Shop
    The Sophie is 3D printed, from Saturnalia Studios. I considered scratching it as the model is not exactly correct, but at that time I hadn’t taken...
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    08-04-2022, 07:22
    Nelson started a thread Some Ships in The Chippy Shop
    1/1200 Lively and 1/700 Sophie, the two non-scratch ships of my Patrick O’Brian project.
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    08-04-2022, 07:19
    They are often described in books and most minis picture them but looking in paintings and pics tall ships sailing I don’t see any. What’s to do?
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    08-03-2022, 18:54
    Dobbs replied to a thread Disturbing trend shipmates. in Wardroom
    I like SoG because I feel that it does a good job of recreating the feeling of sailing on a tabletop. Of all the commercially available games, I...
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    08-03-2022, 18:07
    Dobbs replied to a thread Goldilocks Syndrome in House Rules
    Hi Félix, I have yet to post them, but they are on their way. I will warn you, they are designed to use SoG ships, as I favor their shapes and scale...
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    08-03-2022, 17:15
    Dobbs replied to a thread New Transom in The Chippy Shop
    Thank you, Rob and Chris, for the rep points! Of course I will post the finished design for all to use and enjoy. I suffered a setback today...
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    08-02-2022, 05:50
    Dobbs replied to a thread New Transom in The Chippy Shop
    This morning's progress, more camber and a bit more height.
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    08-01-2022, 18:47
    Dobbs replied to a thread New Transom in The Chippy Shop
    Thanks Jed! If you have any questions or input regarding them, please share. I'm always trying to improve them.
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    08-01-2022, 18:25
    Nelson replied to a thread New Transom in The Chippy Shop
    Doing scratchbuild and having difficulty with sterns, will watch keenly. Luck Dobbs. PS I was pointed out to your solo rules in another thread,...
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    08-01-2022, 18:24
    Dobbs replied to a thread Goldilocks Syndrome in House Rules
    The two ships continue to parallel each other, with the range slowly decreasing. Again, broadsides are exchanged, and Saratoga continues to make...
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    08-01-2022, 17:58
    Dobbs started a thread New Transom in The Chippy Shop
    I like everything about the Concorde frigates except the transom. The only practical thing to do is to change it. Here's my first attempt...
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  • Nelson's Avatar
    08-01-2022, 13:16
    Thank you very much Bligh. Pics of my finished scratch builds soon to come.
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    08-01-2022, 12:11
    Dobbs replied to a thread Goldilocks Syndrome in House Rules
    The wind drops back to the speed at the start of the engagement. Saratoga successfully crosses the wind and finishes her plotted tack.... ...
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    08-01-2022, 11:56
    Dobbs replied to a thread Disturbing trend shipmates. in Wardroom
    Ah, if I only had access to printed ships! That is disappointing. We'll just have to do better next month. I have a few adventures in the works.
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    07-28-2022, 07:02
    Nelson replied to a thread Skinny Bases in The Chippy Shop
    Wonderful, Rob. Hope you are feeling better
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    07-27-2022, 17:31
    Dobbs replied to a thread Goldilocks Syndrome in House Rules
    A potential wind speed decrease is on the table. With both ships reloading, Saratoga decides that it's safe to tack.
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    07-27-2022, 16:18
    Wow, Rob! I'm definitely going to have to struggle to keep up with mine! (Can I beg you to share your historical documents, pleease!):happy:
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    07-27-2022, 06:46
    Dobbs replied to a thread Goldilocks Syndrome in House Rules
    Now the wind backs (I made an error at this point and played it as a veering wind instead. I didn't catch my mistake for a few turns). Before...
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    07-27-2022, 06:22
    Dobbs replied to a thread Goldilocks Syndrome in House Rules
    The wind speed does increase, but no change to direction. Saratoga, suffering a rudder hit, is moving -2 less than plotted, but gains +1 from...
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    07-26-2022, 05:32
    Dobbs replied to a thread Goldilocks Syndrome in House Rules
    The wind threatens to strengthen a bit with a hint of backing. Saratoga continues straight and jogs into the red arc at the last moment. Amphion...
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