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    Just started cannibalizing this Sloop to make a couple of sinking Sloops.
    That will give me a ship of each rate or unrated as sinker markers.



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    I'm curious for the result.

    Had a few nice games at Doncaster with you fine "sunk ship markers".

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    This one is what I call a hermaphrodite project Sven. You will get my meaning as it unfolds.
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    This one has been put in for a transplant to make a Brig with Ares sails.
    The Hull is Langton made. Hence the Hermaphrodite epithet.
    But first on with the wrecks and sinking ships.

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    More of the Brig later Sven.
    Meanwhile I am basing the sinking Sloop along with a Liner which has also been sacrificed on the Alter of authenticity.
    Here you see the cut outs for the bases made from Plasticard off-cuts.
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    My 32 gun American fantasy frigate fitting out, possibly to be named Saratoga. The hull is done. I have the painting of the yards, masts and sails yet to go. She's a converted Cleopatra.

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    Strangely enough, Rob, I have just begun working on another brig as well!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bligh View Post
    More of the Brig later Sven.
    ...
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    Ah,...

    You recycle sails & masts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Comte de Brueys View Post
    Ah,...

    You recycle sails & masts.
    You have it in one my dear Comte.
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    Here is the next installment, along with a Liner I have been meaning to do for a while.

    Sinking Sloop is Milliputted to the Plasticard. Card having first been well roughed up to help with the keying.

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    The final rendering of the sinking ships.
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    And now what I did with those sails!






    First I drilled them for a supporting rod.



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    Following the "Bligh Principles", another island makes progress to joining my landmass collection.

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    Very nice texturing Dobbs, and I love the Martello lookout tower.
    Just missing a few Herring Gulls overhead and nesting in the clefts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bligh View Post
    Very nice texturing Dobbs, and I love the Martello lookout tower.
    Just missing a few Herring Gulls overhead and nesting in the clefts.
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    I have been pondering the use of the fiberglass screen to make gulls as seen here somewhere.

    Thanks for the rep points, Rob!

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    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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    Next testing them for fit with a wire core to fit a hole drilled in the deck.
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    Next the painting of the hull.
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    And finally the adding of the masts,and here is HMS Foxhound all ready for action.
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    The USS Saratoga looks nice, Dobbs.

    ...so the Island does.

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    Sharp and detailed work, Rob.

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    Dobbs: Great work as usual!

    Rob: Very well done! ...and is that going to be a ketch? It looks like a main and a mizzen not a foremast and a main.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bligh View Post
    And finally the adding of the masts,and here is HMS Foxhound all ready for action.

    I get the feeling that there's supposed to be a picture here, Rob, but if there is I can't see it (also on frame #11).

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    I can't see any pictures either.

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    It is all part of my posting problem I have to add as an attatchment or it won't show up, but sometimes it comes up OK and has then deleted the next time I come on line.
    I have redone the latest one. Can you both see it now?
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    Now I see the last images too. ...and she is a ketch.

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    Just got back onto a bit of work on Santisima, and another Sloop for the breakers' yard turned up today!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Bligh View Post
    And finally the adding of the masts,and here is HMS Foxhound all ready for action.
    I like the red bulwarks especially!

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    Well spotted sir!
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    4 decks...

    Read it somwehere before - you use a resin model from...

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    Clipper my dear Comte.
    Sails from Ares "Montagne".

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    Your Saratoga fantasy frigate is beautiful! Love the olive green top.


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    I'm looking at some of the 1/700 3D printing files that have sprung up in the wake of the release of "Black Seas". I have some 1/100 armoured cars and some 15mm "gunners" for my HoTT Amazon army to do, then I'm trying a frigate model that includes 3D sail prints.

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    I'm on a different era ship at the moment Dave. HMS Nelson for my Med Battle Squadron.
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    Here she is in the shipyard today.
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    Also today I knocked out another foundering ship.
    This time a Sloop.
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    This afternoons offering is a Frigate on fire.
    Completed just before lunch.
    Now I just need to buy a foundering Frigate and I will have enough to depict any ship either on fire or sinking within reason if I use them just a a generic Liner 74 Frigate and Sloop.
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    You are an excellent modeller, Rob!

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    Not that much to do here Dave.
    If I get time today I will post a picture or two to show how the trick was performed.

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    Excellent modeller, repainter, etc...

    The sloop looks „melted“...

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    Just a bit of work with the grinder for the base, a piercing saw and drill for the sails Sven.
    I do not reccomend scalpels for the sail trimming, as it cost me too much in medical dressings last week.
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    Here we go I stripped the model back to show the process better.
    First drill a hole in the base.

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    Next step make a plain card for the ship base and cut a matching hole in it.

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    Now the secret ingredient. One illuminated ear ring.

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    Cut a hole in the base of the ship to make a push fit for the top section of the battery holder.

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    Insert the holder.

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    Test the light.

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    Add your toy filling, and wait for the heat from the LED to set it alight! (don't try this at home shipmates)


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    Excellent effect, Rob.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bligh View Post
    Just a bit of work with the grinder for the base, a piercing saw and drill for the sails Sven.
    I do not reccomend scalpels for the sail trimming, as it cost me too much in medical dressings last week.
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    At all the surgeon on board had something to do, Sir.


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    Indeed it was an excellent surgeon sir, non better.






    Now a slightly different sort of ship. I have now completed my HMS Nelson. Just needs it's battle ensign added.





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