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  1. AAR - April: Against the Wind - The hard lot of the Service

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    Commander Peter Harrington woke suddenly to a beating drum. The ship was beating to quarters. He had a new shirt and breaches on in moments and grabbed his vest as he headed to the quarterdeck barefooted, meeting the carpenters mate on his way to take down the bulwarks. He stepped out into the morning breeze and joined his first lieutenant Christopher Brandon on the quarterdeck. He handed him a glass as he ...
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  2. How To Rig a SGN ship, the paint brush method

    Quote Originally Posted by The Royal Hajj View Post
    Now that I've shown you guys the finished results, I thought it was time to show you a quick How To on the method.

    To start with, I should make clear that this method does not require any stretch, tying or knotting. As such, it does not look as authentic or add very much strength to the miniature. However, it is much quicker and requires almost no skill or superior eye sight ;)

    The whole method revolves around the material used as the cordage. It is simply a house
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  3. HMS Surprise and Le Acheron

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    And here's what I did.

    I cut away the pink parts and used the gun from the cut away hull to add as a gun aft.

    The stern was filed to get a more rounded look and then paint does the rest.

    The main and mizzen masts were moved aft. I cut them off and drilled both the mast and the deck to strengthen the seam with a pin as is described elsewhere for the broken foremast problem. I also cut down a little on the foremast
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  4. HMS Surprise and Le Acheron

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    Here's the card I used in my Surprise.
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  5. HMS Surprise and Le Acheron

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    I have only just started adding a little paint on the sails of the Constitution.
    And as a note: My Surprise isn't a perfect replica of either the historical or the HMS Rose from the movie. It's just a frigate shortened to work as a 28 gun frigate as the model allowed.
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