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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

    Diamondback

    Noobie Questions

    Addendum, we're still not sure how Ares comes up with their game stats or point costs--I have a catalog of every single different armament load I've been

    Diamondback Today, 00:02 Go to last post
    Naharaht

    Favourite Nautical related tipple.

    Jaw Brew also manufacture an IPA called Drop.

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    Diamondback

    Noobie Questions

    Kind of, it's a bit hardcore but I've long suggested as Historical Consultant for Ares that they can easily do quick, minimal-effort redecoes just by

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    Naharaht

    Noobie Questions

    Welcome to the Anchorage, Chris, from here in the United Kingdom.

    You can download a Points Value Table from this page on the Ares games

    Naharaht Yesterday, 23:40 Go to last post
    Newtzilla

    Noobie Questions

    To your first questions, all the point costs are in this official document https://www.aresgames.eu/11269

    I've also attached my mega spreadsheet

    Newtzilla Yesterday, 23:39 Go to last post
    Christolockxxx

    Noobie Questions

    Thanks for the clarification. That was fast. Am I setting myself up for failure if I get caught up in the flags (only Royal Navy Red Squadron sail together

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    Diamondback

    Noobie Questions

    4. In the Napoleonic Era and before, the Royal Navy was divided into Red, White and Blue Squadrons. Each squadron had its own ensign, hence the variation.

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    Christolockxxx

    Noobie Questions

    I am eagerly awaiting the mailman's delivery of my SoG on a whim purchases. To add to my excitement, I have been researching the ships in that Ares has

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    Diamondback

    War of 1812, assessing needed sculpts

    Worth noting on all those brigs: a Cruizer is about 382 tons, while a too-small-by-about-half-a-meter Cherokee like Darwin's Beagle is about 238 tons.

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    Bligh

    Spanish Fort that "Ate" British Cannon Balls

    Very true DB.
    Rob.

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    Bligh

    New members signing on.

    This evening we have a new shipmate from Old Guy's neck of the woods. He is Chris, aka Christolockxxx from Vancouver Island Canada.

    Rob.

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    Diamondback

    Spanish Fort that "Ate" British Cannon Balls

    And then there are the plans that have been lost ot history between poor archiving and senseless vandalism...

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    Bligh

    An affair in Morroco.

    The AAR is now open for comments.
    Rob.

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    An affair in Morroco.

    The Fortifications.




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    An affair in Morroco.

    The Butcher's bill.

















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    Bligh

    An affair in Morroco.

    All that now remained for the Essex and Bonhomme Richard to do was see the two Gunboats on their way to a friendly port and recover their ships boats

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    Bligh

    An affair in Morroco.

    Taking a leaf out of Essex’s book, Bonhomme Richard also got in a final stern shot, whilst the Essex finally limped out of range of the shore batteries,

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    Bligh

    An affair in Morroco.

    Although sailing erratically Essex did get a last shot off from her two stern chasers in return, and the crew were gratified to see a large explosion

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    Bligh

    An affair in Morroco.

    Still not out of the woods Essex sailing an erratic course received another long range shot from the Island battery, whilst Captain Maynard dispatched

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    Bligh

    An affair in Morroco.

    She also took the opportunity to give the castle a parting broadside to keep the gunners heads down whilst she tries to get underway.

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