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    Default Frigates.

    Avery neat build by PeteW from earlier this year.




    The model in this instance was the 1/1200 28 gun “at quarters” British Frigate from Langton models. The “kit” itself is very simple comprising of only 2 parts – the hull, and stern gallery. Sails have to be purchased separately either as white metal or etched brass. The latter come with three masts plus the bowsprit, while for the former the sails and masts are cast together. A choice of sails is available providing a range of settings. Brass ratlines specific to the model can also be purchased.
    The frigate hull length is about 3.5cm (1.5 inch), with an overall length of about 6 cm (2.25 inch) and height of model is about 4.5cm (2.5 inch).
    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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    Swedish frigate HMS Venus 1783.



    The model is a Sails of Glory Proserpine that has been converted to represent the Swedish 44 gun ship. The stern gallery is made from scratch using plasticard and so is the poopdeck. The standing rig has been made by synthetic sewing thread.
    Last edited by TexaS; 12-16-2019 at 23:20.

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    Beautiful! The gilded pointy stern gallery came out great, and that red line along the stern part makes the ship.

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    Swedish frigate HMS Venus 1783.



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    Certainly is a superb conversion Jonas.

    Beautifully done.
    Rob.
    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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    Thank you both!

    Here's a link to how I made her: Slowly working on Venus 1783

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    I remember that link Jonas.
    Thanks for the reminder of how you inspired me to do my HEIC Frigate.

    Rob.
    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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