• Donations

    If you like our website and want to give something back, you can make a donation.

    Please select a preferred amount of the donation, and then click the poster image below.

    Donation Amount

  • How to fit a Langton stern gallery

    Some of the stern galleries of the Sails of Glory ships leave something to be desired. I wanted to improve on this or in some cases wanted to change what ship the model represented. This can be done by ordering a loose sterngallery from Langton Miniatures. There are two ways to add these to the Sails of Glory ships. Both require you to cut away the sterngallery already present. I use an X-acto knife and start the cut from below. There is a joint there but it's not flat so the cut will be through a lot of plastic. When the cut is almost to the deck I make a cut from above to meet the previous one.



    When done you have to choose how to handle the side galleries. Either you remove them from the ship or from the new stern gallery. I prefer to keep the ones on the ship most often as they are visually best aligned with the gun decks. The scale may differ a little and therefore faults in height is easier to hide by filing the new stern gallery flat. It also takes care of any differences in width.



    After having made sure the pieces fit together well spray the new stern gallery with a base coat to make it easier to paint. When dry I used superglue to attach the new stern gallery and then paint it in colours blending in with the original. When the old stern gallery is removed you sometimes have to reattach the rudder. I've sometimes had to cut it down a little and glue it back on.



    There are several ships that may benefit from this. I have done it to HMS Victory to add the stern gallery of HMS Royal Sovereign to make a more impressive version of Admiral Collingwood's flagship.



    Or if you want to add a smaller stern gallery they may also fit quite well. This is my shortened version of Courageuse as HMS Surprise.

    This article was originally published in forum thread: How to fit a Langton stern gallery started by TexaS View original post
  • Recent Posts

    Bligh

    What's on your workbench for August?

    I think it is a brilliant idea to add to your already wonderful work.
    I am now thinking how I can build the careening process into one of my scenarios.

    Bligh Today, 15:39 Go to last post
    Redcoat

    What's on your workbench for August?

    I continue to build my Spanish port. I have finished painting all the buildings and adding the vegetation.

    Now I have painted and textured

    Redcoat Today, 14:49 Go to last post
    Redcoat

    What's on your workbench for August?

    This promises, I follow the works with interest, Rob

    Redcoat Today, 14:24 Go to last post
    Naharaht

    Nautical related Taverns.

    The Ugly Tuna 2 in Columbus, Ohio.

    Naharaht Today, 13:22 Go to last post
    Naharaht

    Humor of the Sea

    Q: What did the boy octopus say to the girl octopus?

    A: I wanna hold your hand, hand, hand, hand, hand, hand, hand, hand.

    Naharaht Today, 13:00 Go to last post
    Bligh

    What's on your workbench for August?

    During the day I have sculpted the outer defences and PVA glued the surface.




    Now ready to start work on the town section.

    Bligh Today, 10:15 Go to last post
    Bligh

    The other Partizan.


    Captain Kiwi running the next game makes his decision on a query.


    One of the other players looks on.


    The

    Bligh Today, 02:13 Go to last post
    Bligh

    What's on your workbench for August?



    I have now added the roughed out foreshore outer ring of the ditch, and ravelins to the fort.



    Having painted

    Bligh Today, 01:43 Go to last post
    Bligh

    Humor of the Sea

    Bligh Today, 01:15 Go to last post
    Bligh

    Nautical related Taverns.





    Ffairfach


    HMS Torbay at the Battle of Quiberon Bay.

    Bligh Today, 01:10 Go to last post
    Bligh

    Favourite tipple.

    Bligh Today, 00:43 Go to last post
    Bligh

    The other Partizan.

    With an hapenny's worth of luck we may see them for Christmas.
    Rob.

    Bligh Today, 00:40 Go to last post
    Naharaht

    Favourite tipple.

    Also from Humble Sea, there is Gnal-Whal foggy IPA.

    Naharaht Yesterday, 22:00 Go to last post
    Naharaht

    Nautical related Taverns.

    The Sloppy Tuna on the beachfront at Montauk, New York.

    Naharaht Yesterday, 21:49 Go to last post
    Naharaht

    Humor of the Sea

    Q: What is dry on the outside, filled with water and blows up buildings?

    A: A fish tank.

    Naharaht Yesterday, 21:39 Go to last post
    Naharaht

    The other Partizan.

    At Last!

    Naharaht Yesterday, 21:29 Go to last post
    Bligh

    The other Partizan.

    I see the Ares site has the reprint date as October.
    Rob.

    Bligh Yesterday, 15:35 Go to last post
    Bligh

    What's on your workbench for August?

    The next process was to rough out the shape of the fort and place the walls roughly in place.




    Followed by gluing them

    Bligh Yesterday, 13:22 Go to last post
    Bligh

    Thinning Your Paints

    I was at Captain Kiwi's today, and he paints a very eclectic collection of models in all scales. I asked him what paints he used on skin tones and he

    Bligh Yesterday, 13:09 Go to last post
    Redcoat

    Thinning Your Paints

    Thank you Eric, I will consider it for future purchases.

    Redcoat Yesterday, 11:24 Go to last post