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  1. My attempt at scratch building HMS Leopard

    12 September, 2013

    Today I pre-ordered the Sails of Glory Starter Pack.

    I'm excited and greatly looking forward to getting my hands on the game and the ship models. I'm a model builder at heart, but I do not own any ship models. While 1:1200 scale ships are available, SoG will be using ships scaled a bit larger at 1:1000... What to do!?

    I wonder how hard it would be to scratch build a ship...

    I began by searching the internet for ...

    Updated 09-12-2013 at 19:49 by Wear Ship Dave

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  2. Favorite Nautical Tune

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    Throughout human history, from Gregorian chants to modern folk songs, music has been employed to lift spirits and unite various cultures towards common purposes. The microcosm of seafaring society is not exempt from these oral traditions, as evidenced by shanties with origins in rhythmic work chants and rousing “fo’c’sle” songs sung by off-duty crew.

    Thanks to a generous grant from the U.S. government, I have been able to conduct extensive research in the history and origins of
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  3. Avast Lubbers!

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    I be Capt’n Coyote. As stated on another forum board, you may refer to me as Lord Captain Charles, Second Beef of Wellington. Diamondback suggested, “Lord Chuck Fulla Bull,” although, I would prefer “Barron of B.S.” In a name befitting my avatar, you can refer to me as The Scientist Captain. (Engineer) In honor of my favorite Captain, the immortal Jean Luc Picard, you may also feel free to address me as “The Earl of Grey.” If you are in a hurry, "Sir" will be fine. (or "Mr.
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  4. Napoleonic Ship Wrecks

    Napoleonic Ship Wrecks
    I saw some wrecked 1:1200 ship wrecks on someone's website and thought I would try to build a few. The hulls are made of plaster. I found they looked better if I completed the masts and rigging first, then broke the masts.

    This one is a 100 gun 3-decker wrecked in battle.
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    This one is a 74 gun with ...

    Updated 05-17-2017 at 01:48 by Volunteer

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  5. 1:1200 French (or British) Port

    For some time I had been thinking about building some terrain for 1:1200 Napoleonic ships. I settled on a European port protected by breakwaters and a fort. So over the holidays I had some time to devote to this. I ordered Langton buildings from Rob Eubanks at Waterloo Miniatures. Then I came across some laminate flooring scraps in the barn and thought hey, these could work as terrain modules. Each piece is 7.5 inches wide. So I cut two pieces 16 inches long and snapped them together to make rectangle ...

    Updated 07-01-2017 at 09:36 by Volunteer

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