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    The masts and sails of my lugger Agilite'.

    Next up, getting an Alligator and modifying the hull.

    I've been learning a lot about luggers the last few days.
    One of the the things I find interesting is the topmasts being aft of the course masts.

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    Looking good Dobbs. Those are styrene sails, right? How are you shaping them? Hot water? Heat gun?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Volunteer View Post
    Looking good Dobbs. Those are styrene sails, right? How are you shaping them? Hot water? Heat gun?
    You're exactly right, Vol. 0.020" Styrene sheets from Evergreen.

    I originally tried 0.010" but it didn't shape as well.

    I shape them by wrapping them over a small dowel or handle of a modeling paint brush. Finger warmth seems to be enough.
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    That is interesting Dobbs. I have been using a bit thicker sheet and forming over dowel of various sizes but heating with Mrs Bligh's crafting hot air gun.
    I will try that thinner styrene next time I send an order to Evergreen.

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    Bonhomme Richard is done and leaving France

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    Fine looking ship Vol.
    I guess we Brits had better look out for squalls in the Channel!

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    I concur with Rob, Vol. Your modeling skills are exceptional!

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    The hull has arrived for Agilite'. The square rigger masts are off, and the beakhead sanded away. It seems that luggers have rounded bows. I'm considering adding a stem piece. I'm also considering shortening the hull by removing a gunport at the main channels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Volunteer View Post
    Bonhomme Richard is done and leaving France



    What is that majestic fortification in the background Vol?
    Have you shown it to us before?

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    Your conversion is coming along Dobbs. I look forward to following its development.
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Bligh View Post
    What is that majestic fortification in the background Vol?
    Have you shown it to us before?

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    That is Château d'If off of Marseille Rob

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    The incision is made. The quarterdeck is shortened by the width of 1 gunport.

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    The two halves are glued together and the stem on. An Alligator is included for comparison.

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    Boomkin and bowsprit attached, though bowsprit will be cut down a little. Mizzen is temporarily fitted.

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    Here's a temporary fitting of everything. I'm quite satisfied with the effect so far, but lots of painting and fitting to go.

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    Nice clean cuts, thanks for the clear photos. What diameter and type of materials are you using for your masts, if I may ask.

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    Now I see a lugger Dobbs. Very nice, and I'm getting anxious to see the final result.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Volunteer View Post
    That is Château d'If off of Marseille Rob
    Ah! Ala the Count of Monte Christo. Thanks Vol.

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    That Lugger is coming on very well Dobbs.
    I may well add that to the How too forum when you have completed it.

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by SkeenaH View Post
    Nice clean cuts, thanks for the clear photos. What diameter and type of materials are you using for your masts, if I may ask.
    The fore and main courses are 0.060" carbon fiber rod. The topmasts and mizzen are 0.030" carbon fiber. The yards, bowsprit, and boomkin are styrene rod.

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    Agilite' with two sisters for comparison.

    Today's progress; the hull is done. The sails have gotten their first paint.

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    Beautiful. the russet coloured sails look great.

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    I love it!

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    Very attractive Dobbs. They all make a fine flotilla.

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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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    I'm making progress on my multiple lines of effort for assembling and painting wargaming stuff. Back in August my line up was:

    1) Complete one unit of 28mm French infantry so that I have enough for my first Frano-Prussian skirmish game.
    2) Complete one unit of 15mm Louis XIV dragoons plus paint up another for a 1690's game of French vs Grand Alliance.
    3) Paint up a few odds bits of WWII Germans and Russians for a 1941 game of 'O Group'
    4) Build more 1/1200 17th century ships in anticipation of the full Mad for War rules being released.
    5) PAint more B&P figures - 9 Spanish militia on the go. Then build another ship and paint some long boats as well.

    1) The Franco-Prussian French were finished (posted in the Sept Work Bench thread). I'm now working on some French hussars.
    2) One unit of Louis XIV dragoons got done this month - the Bretagne Dragoons in blue coast (attached photo). One more to be done for a scenario I plan to play - after a WWII game (see point 3).
    3) The WWII bits of Germans and Russians got done this month (attached photo)
    4) Sadly, no 17th century ships. The Mad for Rules are still not out, but once they are I will start on some more ships.
    5) I did finish the Spanish militia (photo post in the Sept work bench thread). Now working on some indigenous militia for the Spanish.

    Bonus - I finished the start of 28mm Warfare figures for the Great Northern War. The attached photo is the first unit - finished yesterday - of the Russian Narvsky regiment.

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    The finished lugger, Agilite'.

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    Looks superb Dobbs.Rep gun fired.

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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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    Wow Paul, those flags are awesome! Did you free paint them? And nice job on the tanks.

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    A quick paint up for Henry Turner's new Kickstarter. Océan

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    Quote Originally Posted by Volunteer View Post
    Wow Paul, those flags are awesome! Did you free paint them? And nice job on the tanks.
    Thanks, vol. The flags are from Quindia Studios and GNW Russian minis are from Warfare Miniatures - both are the work of Clarence Harrison.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TexaS View Post
    A quick paint up for Henry Turner's new Kickstarter. Océan

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    That is very nice! Is that actually 1/1000?

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    What a splendid paint job Jonas.
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Dobbs View Post
    That is very nice! Is that actually 1/1000?
    It's his 1:700 printed at 70% so yes, it's 1:1000.

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    Thanks Rob!

    It's an amazing model and I'm looking forward to the Blender file to play around with.
    It's a bit strange though since Sails have most of the French ships.

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    Super nice job Jonas! Yes it is a gorgeous model. He has me painting Bucentaure and frigate Diane for the kickstarter as well albeit in 1/700 scale. I am building the Bucentaure now and have the masts mounted. Cloth sails were drying over night.

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    The intended paper sails are showing in the background but I changed my mind. This is such a pretty ship it deserves cloth.

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    Being the only one painting it in a smaller scale and being asked quite late (perhaps you others too) made me a bit... unhappy with my result. There's one painter that has made an incredible job of painting a perfect version. Your prints are remarkable. I'm so impressed by the quality of your FDM printer.

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    Thanks Jonas, I am very happy with it as well.
    Henry asked me on the 19th, sent me the file for Diane on the 20th and the file for Bucentaure on the 21st. I put the mizzen sails on her tonight.

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    Well, then I guess I was just a day behind you or so, but I still think I could’ve done a better job with a little more time…
    I guess the hard limit made me stressed too.

    I really hope I our painted hulls helps out with the Kickstarter. His models are incredibly good. We are blessed by the availability of 3D printers and good models.

    Now I just hope that the less prolific navies can get a little love too. Not just more Swedish ships but xebecs and perhaps the Turkish navy. Even though it’s not for me I guess the smaller American vessels would be suited too.

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    Agreed Jonas. I am amazed at the awesome gun and carriage detail on these new ships of Henry's.

    And I also agree that more Swedish ships would be welcome, partcularly the in-shore army fleet ships. Henry and Simon already have a few American ships.

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    I finished the Bucentaure for Henry's kickstarter tonight. I hope he likes it.

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    I'm sure that he will Vol.

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    No question about it.

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    Vol absolutely superb and is what sent me over to back the KS

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    Thanks Chris, I'm sure that is what Henry was hoping for. Unfortunately I haven't been able to complete Diane in time for the end of the kickstarter today I believe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TexaS View Post
    It's his 1:700 printed at 70% so yes, it's 1:1000.
    Has Henry changed something about his designs? The guns look more robust and in keeping with SoG size than the KS with the Victory and Santissima Trinidad that we all bought into a few years back.
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    Yes Dobbs, the guns on these new ships are awesome. The sculpts are amazing.

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    Here is French frigate Diane from Henry's Age of Admirals: Blood on the Nile Kickstarter

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    Both ships
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    Another pair of very attractive models Vol.

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    As Vol said, the guns are more robust and not as prone to breaking, Dobbs.

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