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    Broken wet mop is actually "danger politician"....

    Broken wet mop is actually "danger politician". After Boyle's Law - The Greater The External Pressure, The Greater The Volume Of Hot Air... not to be confused for the similarly named Boyle's...
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    None of those have any feet.

    None of those have any feet.
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    Carronades are ideal for the smaller, faster...

    Carronades are ideal for the smaller, faster vessels.
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    The standing rigging should be a darker brown or...

    The standing rigging should be a darker brown or black, you seem to be missing two masts and all the yards still. How are you going to add the gun ports?
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    I prefer the weight and colour of the RR on the...

    I prefer the weight and colour of the RR on the leading ship. The colour is too white and the thread too thick in appearance on the following ship for my taste, YMMV.
  6. One of the 'features' of a single set pick and...

    One of the 'features' of a single set pick and keep chit allocation is that it reduces the extremes of randomness, and gives the intended population of probabilities. Infinite chits, and especially...
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    When printing larger models at smaller sizes you...

    When printing larger models at smaller sizes you can play with 'expansion' of details - I print on an FDM printer and have successfully printed 'in scale' models from 1:72 to 1:700 scale at scales of...
  8. I never picked any up, as Turner/Mann are far...

    I never picked any up, as Turner/Mann are far superior sculpts and cheaper. With the multi-customisation blender files I'd say Turner has the edge now, even with his slightly cruder deck...
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    If she was acting as a troop ship, then the...

    If she was acting as a troop ship, then the Mahonesa should be at a disadvantage - usually armed en-flute, with fewer stores for the ship's company and ordnance - as the bulk of the space and...
  10. Most of the important French classes - L'Ocean,...

    Most of the important French classes - L'Ocean, Bucentaure/Tonnant, Temeraire, with variations of beakhead, bulwarks, sterns to cover multiple variants and their service in the RN where appropriate,...
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    There is a single copy of that book on abebooks....

    There is a single copy of that book on abebooks. A bit pricey at 300+P&P, but available; also a slightly more reasonable artillery text.
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    Jib, False Jib, Fore and Main Courses, Topsails,...

    Jib, False Jib, Fore and Main Courses, Topsails, Topgallants, Mizzen Driver, and two of the staysails. No Royals, Studding booms etc, so less than all canvas, but more than under battle sail or...
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    The main trouble with full sail is that the...

    The main trouble with full sail is that the manoeuvre station for a 74 for tacking under full easy sail is 299 men, while the manoeuvre station in action starts at 117 on gaillards aft and forward,...
  14. Thread: Mast Repair

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    There are spare spars carried, but aside from...

    There are spare spars carried, but aside from using one as a fish to prevent the failure of a sprung (but not collapsed) stick still in place, actually sending any aloft during a short-lull is...
  15. Thread: Fort McHenry

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    I'd note that *typically* the curtain only...

    I'd note that *typically* the curtain only extends part way up the face of the fort, typically there is a small platform (kept as narrow as possible to prevent rallying an escalade out of the line of...
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    It's actually in the Mediterranean collection.

    It's actually in the Mediterranean collection.
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    They are present explicitly in the ship's boat on...

    They are present explicitly in the ship's boat on the Revell kit, with these two sets of tools present on the deck, they are on that version just forward of the first gun pair hard against the...
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    Hard to tell without context, and with the very...

    Hard to tell without context, and with the very soft detail. Judging from the slightly clearer Revell kit, this seems to be associated with the four 4pdr guns - and I would expect that they are...
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    She is as long as the middling classes (of the...

    She is as long as the middling classes (of the earlier type), larger than the early common 74 (164ft-170ft gets you from Dublin to Canada), but smaller than the later "french pattern" 74s.
    175ft on...
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    Vasa, large, 72 gun ship, but not the largest...

    Vasa, large, 72 gun ship, but not the largest vessel of the 1620s to 1630s, was ~150ft on the gundeck, and considerably longer overall (beak to taffrail ~200ft or very nearly).

    Sovereign of the...
  21. San Leandro is a 64, compared to the remainder...

    San Leandro is a 64, compared to the remainder nominal 74s.
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    The blue is foamcore, but the white material used...

    The blue is foamcore, but the white material used alongside the cream resin(?) and white metal castings is sheet or rod plasticard (styrene) glued together and cut to match the style of the existing...
  23. Well.. not really. The British were already using...

    Well.. not really. The British were already using the 'common' 74 - with the 32pdr main battery and 18pdr upper deck, with 9pdrs on the castles*. The Invincible was larger - by around 5ft, than this...
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    A 32pdr of 9.5ft using an 8lb 'mid' charge will...

    A 32pdr of 9.5ft using an 8lb 'mid' charge will penetrate roughly the same as a 24pdr of 9.5ft using it's 8lb 'large' charge. As range increases the retention of this penetration will favour the...
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    Wozname's...

    Wozname's https://www.wargaming3d.com/product/la-haye-sainte/ (free download). He also has a Hugomont. (not free)
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