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  • British Pre Dreadnought build.

    The building of the HMS Thunderer.
    " How to" on a Victorian Pre Dreadnought.



    The kit.


    I start building the Bridge and upper foredeck.


    Next job was opening up all the holes for fittings.



    and trial testing the parts for fit and the easiest order for assembly.



    Now the undercoat.



    Next the hull got a coat of black and whilst that was drying I did the funnels in Buff.



    Now getting all the ancilliary parts painted.


    Gluing in the Stubs of the masts and the Ventilators.
    Much easier to place before the Funnels go in.





    Finally for today the Funnels, sea boats, and guns.


    The next job was to silver solder wire together to make the two detatchable topmasts.


    Here they are painted and ready with the searchlight platforms added.



    Just the rigging and bunting to add now.

    Ship completed with detachable upper masts for ease of storage.





    Here she is at last all masted rigged and ship shape fashion.





    Rob.
  • Recent Posts

    Capn Duff

    Davids Vs Goliath

    An unusual scenario but enjoyable to read, well done that man.
    Just one rules point to remember, any raking shot has to be fired from the full broadside,

    Capn Duff Today, 07:46 Go to last post
    TexaS

    Davids Vs Goliath

    There are kind of historical precedents to this. There’s the action of 13 January 1797. Kind of your own version of that.

    TexaS Today, 04:25 Go to last post
    Bligh

    Medals and promotions.

    If you look in the Medals section on the top bar of the page you can check out all those available to shipmates. When you reach a milestone, if I have

    Bligh Today, 01:21 Go to last post
    Bligh

    Davids Vs Goliath

    Nice one Gary.
    Thanks for this AAR.
    An unusual set of circumstances as the chaps say but very interesting as it developed.
    Is this your

    Bligh Today, 01:08 Go to last post
    Bligh

    Doncaster 19

    Sorry to hear that Neil.
    Have a look in my album for Doncaster and see if you can see them there.
    If not let me know and I will mail them

    Bligh Today, 00:46 Go to last post
    Naharaht

    Nautical related Taverns.

    The Windjammer in Dartmouth, Devon.

    Naharaht Yesterday, 19:41 Go to last post
    Naharaht

    Favourite tipple.

    Thank you for joining in, Achim. I do not think that we have seen those two drinks before.

    Today Cortez Gold - Belgian style blonde ale.

    Naharaht Yesterday, 19:31 Go to last post
    Naharaht

    Humor of the Sea

    Naharaht Yesterday, 19:18 Go to last post
    Bligh

    Nautical related Taverns.


    Piccadilly.

    Bligh Yesterday, 15:40 Go to last post
    Bligh

    Favourite tipple.

    Bligh Yesterday, 15:39 Go to last post
    Bligh

    Favourite tipple.

    Oh yes! Dave.
    Rob.

    Bligh Yesterday, 15:38 Go to last post
    McDorf

    Davids Vs Goliath

    Thanks all!



    They had the starting set and a few British frigates, as I lack some French ships, I could have used my British

    McDorf Yesterday, 14:36 Go to last post
    Capn Duff

    Black Seas

    The game was only officially released a couple of days ago so not many will have got hold of a set , as far as I know unless they got a pre production

    Capn Duff Yesterday, 14:21 Go to last post
    InjunJ03

    Black Seas

    Has anyone played the game yet? How do you feel it compares to the gameplay of SoG?

    InjunJ03 Yesterday, 12:18 Go to last post
    Union Jack

    Doncaster 19

    Can't see any of the images Rob.

    Union Jack Yesterday, 09:44 Go to last post
    jasonb

    USS Essex

    A smaller frigate raiding the British whaling fleet in the Pacific during the War of 1812:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1XoIrPxWjI

    jasonb Yesterday, 09:17 Go to last post
    jasonb

    Frigate Action off Spain, 1781

    Oops, this was supposed to go in "Historical Discussions", but it would probably make for a good scenario.

    jasonb Yesterday, 09:10 Go to last post
    jasonb

    Frigate Action off Spain, 1781

    Part 1:

    https://www.karwansaraypublishers.co...ain-1781-pt-1/

    Part 2:

    https://www.karwansaraypublishers.co...ain-1781-pt-2/

    jasonb Yesterday, 09:08 Go to last post
    Argo

    Favourite tipple.



    I don't know if we had these ones before:
    Italy seems to love naval beers.
    Two examples from Lake Garda.
    Top

    Argo Yesterday, 03:57 Go to last post
    Argo

    AAR: April 1799 The first battle of Toulon

    Thank you guys.
    It was a great game and we had a lot of fun.
    The work on part two has begun.

    Argo Yesterday, 03:48 Go to last post