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Ducky
05-06-2014, 13:40
Hello to all,

Im working on a conversion of a French ship.
The result so far is the Dutch flag ship "Staten Generaal".
A 74-gun ship of the line.

The ship fought in the battle for Camperdown against the British Royal navy.

Im waiting for the ratlines from Keith to finish the model.
And I think the sails need a wash but not sure...

And Id like to add rigging aswel but not sure If I can do this in such a manner as others have shown on the forum here.

Cheers,

Thijs
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Ducky
05-06-2014, 13:42
Mmmm pics are upside down :shock:
Thanx to my iPhone I think :beer:

Comte de Brueys
05-06-2014, 14:23
Nice work, Thijs.

Rep gun is loaded.

...fix the pictures and I'll open fire. :cannon:

Ducky
05-06-2014, 14:31
Mmmmmmm second try on phone after turning the pics didnt work out as well,
Hold your Cannon matey, will fix it on my computer later on :surrender:

David Manley
05-06-2014, 14:35
Looks great, even if she is a candidate for the Aussie navy :)

Nightmoss
05-06-2014, 14:45
Very nice! I especially like the trim painting you've done on the yards. :thumbsup:

Ducky
05-06-2014, 15:08
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hope this helps? keep my fingers crossed with a nice sip of rum :beer:

DeRuyter
05-06-2014, 15:29
Awesome work. Great job with the pennant and the ensign. Let's see her fully rigged!

Eric

Coog
05-06-2014, 17:15
Nice job.:thumbsup: Your conversion looks like an official ship model and will blend in well with them.

Devsdoc
05-06-2014, 17:39
I think this is the only way different nations will be seen on the table playing for sometime. Well done Ducky :thumbsup:
So a lot like pre-made models, but some like to play old-school. D.I.Y.
Be safe
Rory

Gunner
05-06-2014, 18:02
Nicely done Ducky:beer:. I would guess that you're at least two years ahead of Ares with your ship.

Berthier
05-07-2014, 02:22
Beautiful conversion. Very fine paintwork on the spars, better than mine by a long way!

Naharaht
05-07-2014, 19:11
A good piece of work, Ducky. :thumbsup:

7eat51
05-08-2014, 07:51
Very nice work, Thijs. She looks great. :thumbsup:

Ducky
05-14-2014, 16:09
And the Dutch royal navy expanded its fleet...

I renamed the "Staten Generaal" as "Vryheid" (Dutch word for "Freedom").
and added a ship to the fleet called "Heldin" (Dutch word for a "Female hero").

thanks to Пилот who helped me change the flags on the ship cards and a lighter sea color ;)

both ships are still work in progress... need some ratlines and do some rigging to finish them....
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Cheers,
Thijs:beer:

Devsdoc
05-14-2014, 16:27
Nice one Thijs,
Your paint work is very good. Go for the rest.
Be safe
Rory

Gunner
05-14-2014, 17:07
Another beauty. Wish I could equal you on painting spars.:envy::beer:

Comte de Brueys
05-14-2014, 18:28
The Dutch frigate looks awesome, too. :thumbsup:

Volunteer
05-15-2014, 03:35
Very nice work. I spent a lot of time building a Dutch fleet and am very partial to them. I think they are underated in most games. :salute:

Ducky
05-15-2014, 04:03
True the Dutch navy in the napoleonetic time was one of the better navy's. The Netherlands depended much on trade over seas.
So for such a small country it had a good navy. The dutch ships where also good by my knowledge :wink:

Berthier
05-15-2014, 05:04
Very nice again. Very nice flags and painting.

Nightmoss
05-15-2014, 09:46
Very nice addition to your fleet. They'll look especially nice when you add the rigging!

Volunteer
05-15-2014, 12:03
True the Dutch navy in the napoleonetic time was one of the better navy's. The Netherlands depended much on trade over seas.
So for such a small country it had a good navy. The dutch ships where also good by my knowledge :wink:

Yes they were. Their trouble was the small size, 64-68 gun SOL's, for the period when other navies had 74-112 gun ships.