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    Hello everyone,
    I post photos of the progress of construction of the Swedish fleet that I am doing for a client. I hope you like it.

    Greetings,
    Julián


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    to be continued...

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    It is great to see the batch construction process in action Julián. You will soon be giving Clipper a run for his money.
    I look forward to seeing the rest of the project come to fruition.
    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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    Fine work and painting there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bligh View Post
    It is great to see the batch construction process in action Julián. You will soon be giving Clipper a run for his money.
    I look forward to seeing the rest of the project come to fruition.
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    Thank you Rob, I will post more photos

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    Quote Originally Posted by Killick View Post
    Fine work and painting there.
    Thank you Alastair!

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    Today I have finished of fixing the sails and I have started with the rigging.

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    Very impressive as usual Julián.
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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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    Thank you Rob!

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    That is a lovely sight! Fantastic work!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TexaS View Post
    That is a lovely sight! Fantastic work!
    Thank you Jonas, I knew you would like them. Thank you for the rep.

    Best regards,
    Julián

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    Of course I would.

    I just pushed you passed my own score.

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    Updating works. The rigging finished, now the runnig rigging.

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    Having run out of superlatives, one can but stand back and admire your work Julián.
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Bligh View Post
    Having run out of superlatives, one can but stand back and admire your work Julián.
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    Thank you very much Rob!

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    I absolutely love those ships!

    I love that you have used that colour for the Swedish ships instead of the otherwise so common okra/beige/yellow line. It was common for Swedes to just use varnish.

    Me personally would have chosen to have a 74 or two and then 60-64 gun ships (of the Wasa-class) for the rest of the ships of the line. Sweden preferred ships that could navigate the archipelago and the 64 gun ships built by Chapman was a great stable gun platform, unusually heavily armed, and with a shallow draft.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bligh View Post
    Having run out of superlatives, one can but stand back and admire your work Julián.
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    Gobsmacked comes to mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TexaS View Post
    I absolutely love those ships!

    I love that you have used that colour for the Swedish ships instead of the otherwise so common okra/beige/yellow line. It was common for Swedes to just use varnish.

    Me personally would have chosen to have a 74 or two and then 60-64 gun ships (of the Wasa-class) for the rest of the ships of the line. Sweden preferred ships that could navigate the archipelago and the 64 gun ships built by Chapman was a great stable gun platform, unusually heavily armed, and with a shallow draft.
    Indeed, that was the logical thing, but my client wanted the fleet as we see it. The only addition I made was a ship of 110 guns and another one of 80 guns, the rest of boats are between Russian captured and Swedish.

    I glad you like them

    Best regards,
    Julián

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cmmdre View Post
    Gobsmacked comes to mind.
    Thanks Paul!

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    .............and those are for a client? how can you not resist keeping them

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    Quote Originally Posted by Killick View Post
    .............and those are for a client? how can you not resist keeping them
    Business, but from time to time I make a boat for myself. Although I like it a little bigger, 1/700 scale


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    Well if that is what you can do in 1/1200 scale I for one would like to see what you can do in 1/700 scale!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Killick View Post
    Well if that is what you can do in 1/1200 scale I for one would like to see what you can do in 1/700 scale!
    http://www.sailsofglory.org/showthre...ian-ship-1-700

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    Those will make you seasick Alistair.
    Well some sort of sick anyway.
    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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    I have to finish the Santisima Triniadad and the Redoutable, I would like to finish them some day.

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    Eye whites of captain Aubrey?

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    Today I finished the running rigging. Now I have to star with the repainting.

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    Your expertise never disappoints Julián.
    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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    What Rob said.

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    Thank you!

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    Hello,

    I wanted to ask about what shade of blue should I use to paint the Swedish flags. I am a bit confused because I have seen other models and the flags appear of a very intense and dark blue, but investigating I have seen that the flags were more a light blue. I have painted the flags as shown in the photo. What is your opinion? Should it obscure them? All opinions are welcomed.

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    Thank you in advance

    Julián

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    Texas will be your man for this one Julián.
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Bligh View Post
    Texas will be your man for this one Julián.
    Rob.
    Yes, I hope he sees it.


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    I did. The modern blue is a little lighter than historical flags but none were dark blue as in the British flag, (which also changed the blue colour at 1801 I believe?) but we came close just after the Napoleonic war's end.

    The hard thing is that all naval ships' ensigns were swallow-tailed. The Ensign three-tailed and the pennant two-tailed. Never used the "square" flag on naval vessels.

    http://www.crwflags.com/fotw/flags/se-pre18.html

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_flags_of_Sweden
    Last edited by TexaS; 08-24-2017 at 23:55.

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    Thanks Jonas.
    That certainly clears up a lot about your naval colours.
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by TexaS View Post
    I did. The modern blue is a little lighter than historical flags but none were dark blue as in the British flag, (which also changed the blue colour at 1801 I believe?) but we came close just after the Napoleonic war's end.

    The hard thing is that all naval ships' ensigns were swallow-tailed. The Ensign three-tailed and the pennant two-tailed. Never used the "square" flag on naval vessels.

    http://www.crwflags.com/fotw/flags/se-pre18.html

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_flags_of_Sweden
    Many thanks, Jonas.
    You're absolutely right, but making those swallow-tailed flags is difficult on that scale and I've finally given up. I hope you forgive me.

    Best regards,
    Julián

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    A quite amazing skill, and superb results.

    I congratulate you on having such a skill and the hours to do so

    even as a commission it it positively amazing.

    Congratulations Sir

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ensign Patch View Post
    A quite amazing skill, and superb results.

    I congratulate you on having such a skill and the hours to do so

    even as a commission it it positively amazing.

    Congratulations Sir
    Thank you Simon!

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    Final photos.

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    Thanks for following this thread

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    Beautiful work, Sir!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeaDog7 View Post
    Beautiful work, Sir!
    Thank you Richard!

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    Thanks for sharing your work with us Julián.
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Comte de Brueys View Post
    Fine work!
    Thank you Sven!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bligh View Post
    Thanks for sharing your work with us Julián.
    Rob.
    Thank you Rob, always a pleasure to post here.

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    Thanks for sharing this thread Julian. Very nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Killick View Post
    Thanks for sharing this thread Julian. Very nice.
    Thank you Alastair!

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    Sound of grown men weeping in pure joy.

    Julián viewing your process and results are manna from heaven.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cmmdre View Post
    Sound of grown men weeping in pure joy.

    Julián viewing your process and results are manna from heaven.
    Hahaha, thanks Paul!

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