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    Take a look at Francois Pestel's Pourvoyeuse...

    Take a look at Francois Pestel's Pourvoyeuse class--two were built for the French Navy, don't recall if either was captured, then two more improved versions were commercially built, one became a...
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    OAL would be my suspicion... somehow when we were...

    OAL would be my suspicion... somehow when we were researching Constitution a wire got crossed and she was scaled to 190' for main deck rather than OAL. Bad news for Old Ironsides accuracy, good news...
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    There is that, but easier to rework masts/sails...

    There is that, but easier to rework masts/sails than fab a hull from scratch.
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    You could probably fake the four major size...

    You could probably fake the four major size groups with a 32 or 38 frigate, a 44 to 50 two-decker, a 64 and a 74 SOL. Just need to sand down and fill in the LD guns on the two-deckers...
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    1500 BM is very light, but the dimensions are...

    1500 BM is very light, but the dimensions are very close to a 74-gun SOL. Typically, I would say a navalized EIM comes in one rating below a purpose-built man-o-war of similar size, except for the...
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    Based on these charts, I would be comfortable...

    Based on these charts, I would be comfortable with one large sculpt covering everything from Earl Talbot up. The question then becomes where we split the smaller ships...
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    David, Threedecks isn't always 100% reliable...

    David, Threedecks isn't always 100% reliable though. Ares uses it as a "backup" when better primary sources or research like Rif Winfield's isn't available.
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    Are those lengths Keel or Deck, though? HEIC also...

    Are those lengths Keel or Deck, though? HEIC also liked to reuse names a heckuva lot...
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    Chris, get my email from Bligh and shoot me a...

    Chris, get my email from Bligh and shoot me a note. I'll set you up with the historical data I have from BWAS and FWAS, but I think a lot of the Ares numbers were just straight-up MSU.

    I...
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    Chris, be sure you know which side you want--the...

    Chris, be sure you know which side you want--the weaker side of BHR is the historical version, the stronger is what Jones had wanted her to be but couldn't get the guns.
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    Indiaman, or Flying Dutchman? lol Is that his...

    Indiaman, or Flying Dutchman? lol Is that his Falmouth?

    Henry tells me that BHR is planned for his stab at Continentals, and I'm trying to persuade him to also do a Pre-Refit version to upgrade...
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    The other question would be, would you put a...

    The other question would be, would you put a boarding party on a ship to scuttle it and make SURE the other guys can't salvage or retake it? Also, if the player controlling the struck ship has...
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    In modern military terms, it's the difference...

    In modern military terms, it's the difference between a "Mission Kill" vs a "Hard Kill." Mission Kill is when an asset is damaged beyond ability to continue mission, say a dive-bomber squadron at...
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    Did find a supplier who's compliant with FS spec,...

    Did find a supplier who's compliant with FS spec, but ten bucks for two ounces on a project that may never resume is a little steep. Tamiya X23 looks close enough though and a lot cheaper.

    This is...
  15. Welcome aboard, from a bunker somewhere under the...

    Welcome aboard, from a bunker somewhere under the Cascade Mountains foothills near Seattle.
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    Rustoleum, their parent company, basiclly gutted...

    Rustoleum, their parent company, basiclly gutted the business unit, stripping it down to kits and a handful of basic paints/glues....
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    Vallejo were my go-to for custom repaints in War...

    Vallejo were my go-to for custom repaints in War at Sea days, more convenient for me to get and one of the Forumini crew had pre-built the cross-reference on them for our game. Also liked the easy...
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    Well, Henry's ships are somewhere in transit and...

    Well, Henry's ships are somewhere in transit and I'm consulting references Rob at Ares sent me to select Vallejo paints for 'em.
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    At least with this, when you print your own and...

    At least with this, when you print your own and it comes out off scale, there's the ability to type in a correction and get it right, unlike Minigildos and Baby Baham one way or Roid Rage...
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    According to Winfield and Wikipedia, you have...

    According to Winfield and Wikipedia, you have Canada 2' too long, at 170' it comes out about 1/710. Not much better of a match but a little.

    Target lengths for a 1/700 LD should be 2.906" on LD...
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    Eric, somewhere along the line while this thread...

    Eric, somewhere along the line while this thread was originally targeted on frigates and making production-viable clusters out of the historical USN the rest of the fleet crept in along the way. :)...
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    True, but IIRC Winfield made it sound like the...

    True, but IIRC Winfield made it sound like the early USN SOL's were even worse than normal. Then again, why bother, it looks like it'll be a cold day in Hell before we see anything beyond straight...
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    Ares presently hard-stops at the end of War of...

    Ares presently hard-stops at the end of War of 1812 (much like how for me as a New York Central Railroad modeler and historian, the world ended at the stroke of midnight January 31, 1968 with that...
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    These would be Independence/Washington and their...

    These would be Independence/Washington and their successors, "super size" being my term--nominally classed as 74's, but in fact no more so than a Humphreys/Doughty Superfrigate was a "mere" 44.
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    Another variable would be is deck length measured...

    Another variable would be is deck length measured as a flat plane, or along the sheer of it? Different sheer curvature will subtly increase or decrease deck length.
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