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  • 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
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