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    Default Shapeways H.M.S. Surprise

    Shapeways the 3D printing company produce a 1:700 scale model of H.M.S. Surprise from the movie 'Master and Commander'.

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    They also produce one or two other sailing ships. Now if they could be persuaded to produce them in 1:1000 scale......

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    Now that doesn't look too bad.

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    That is exactly what Ares should have done. Notice there is none of that ugly plastic between the sails and the masts! And actually this isn't the 1/700 ship they make for $12.45. This is a picture of the "Small" H.M.S. Surprise they have for $7.99. They don't say what scale, but with the quarter as reference it looks about 1/1000 scale with a stated size of 2.598 w x 0.772 d x 1.875 h in inches and 6.6 w x 1.96 d x 4.762 h in centimeters. They also have two other "small" shipd, the H.M.S. Interceptor for $8.49 and a Xebec for $7.99.
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    Hi Vol,
    I see you point.

    Chris,
    Nice to hear from you old friend.

    Be safe
    Rory

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    The shapeways masts and sails are much better, but the rest of the ship doesn't hold a candle to SoG.

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    TBH the masts are pretty crabby. they have just modelled a continuous vertical pole rather than stepped sections. Schoolboy error I'm afraid. And the hull is rather gash too. For that price buy a Navwar model for an easy build or shell out a bit more for a Langton.

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    I'm also a big Langton fan, and if I didn't have so many &%$*! hobbies, my fleet would be much larger. But for me, ready made SoG's are just what the doctor ordered.

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    There is nothing easy about a Navwar build!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Volunteer View Post
    There is nothing easy about a Navwar build!
    That is why you love to make them
    Be safe
    Rory

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