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David Manley
04-14-2013, 04:59
Someone was asking what home made smoke markers looked like. I just snapped one of mine along with a Langton French 74 just so you can see how mine turned out. They are made from this artifical cotton wool type stuff that is used for packing (mine came from a Langton 1/200 WW1 sub model, but I've just received a whole pile in an order from Shapeways which I reckon could make 50-60 markers at least). Some of my chums have similar markers made from regular cotton wool as well.

http://www.sailsofglory.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=3665&d=1365933290

http://www.sailsofglory.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=3664&d=1365933248

Berthier
04-14-2013, 06:11
Nice!

Sea Gull
04-14-2013, 08:15
Very nice effect David.

7eat51
04-14-2013, 10:59
Thank you David - I had asked.

I think it looks great, especially next to the ship. This would greatly enhance AARs. I imagine a line battle would look pretty cool.

Beowulf03809
04-16-2013, 12:32
Awesome! I hadn't yet thought of putting it on a base but was planning on just laying it up next to the ship. I think this looks better and you can have some for different sized ships where appropriate. Thanks for sharing.

:rum:

DeRuyter
04-16-2013, 12:44
Nice! I just throw a bit of cotton beside the ship.

Nice work on the ship as well. Reminds me that all the pictures of the SoG ships so far have had their courses set, rather than brailed up in battle sail setting.

Eric

CHolgren
04-17-2013, 07:05
I think a yarn stike indicator, if you're a fly fisherman, would work really well. and it wouldn't require any work. I'm all about the ease, too many hobbies and so little time. You'd just slip it over one of the masts carefully.

CHolgren
04-17-2013, 07:08
Very Cool.

I think a yarn stike indicator, if you're a fly fisherman, would work really well. and it wouldn't require any work. I'm all about the ease, too many hobbies and so little time. You'd just slip it over one of the masts carefully. Truely more of a marker than for aesthetic though.

Scratch that. This is a firing indicator not damage, yes? I'm new to the age of sail hobby, so I ask you to bear with me and my ignorance. My idea would be for smoking/damage to a vessel.

Berthier
04-17-2013, 07:55
Actually Cory that's not a bad idea for smoke/fire, can you post a picture?

CHolgren
04-17-2013, 08:37
Here's an example. You could thin it a bit if it's too bushy. Also, you could get some yarn, tie a loop, fray the ends and thin it to your liking.

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Berthier
04-17-2013, 08:51
Great Cory I see now how you could use them for fire or smoke on board, or even to designate a ship that has struck.

7eat51
04-17-2013, 09:16
Here's an example. You could thin it a bit if it's too bushy. Also, you could get some yarn, tie a loop, fray the ends and thin it to your liking.

4015

Nice idea. Thanks.