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  • Chacabuco

    I have kicked off January by amputating some ships to start building my Chilean Navy Squadron.





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    Now to remove unsightly midriff bulge.





    After gutting the ship's mid section cut off the peg for use later.




    Drill a hole in the end and superglue in a steel pin ready for re attaching to the ship's hull at a later stage.

    Just had time to position and drill hole for peg wire in hull.



    Then glued peg onto hull and left to harden overnight.



    Yesterday I got the sails drilled out ready for re-positioning




    And Milliputted the two halves back together.



    Just waiting for it to cure.

    Milliput mixed with superglue to make it cure quicker. You can sculpt it after about an hour and it will totally cure overnight.



    Last evening I started to clean up the seams,



    and then repaint the ships sides and deck before replacing the ships boats.





    Painting now finished, and just the central mast to re-position.






    There we go all fair and frolicsome

    Here is the completed Chacabuco.


    I can now get on with my other Chilean Navy ships.
  • Recent Posts

    Dobbs

    Goldilocks Syndrome

    That's a pretty cool fort, Rob. Where does it come from?

    Dobbs Yesterday, 15:59 Go to last post
    Dobbs

    Goldilocks Syndrome

    This is where the fight ended. Saratoga was taking a bit of a pasting, but the mizzen hit was promising. Had the fight continued, I would have worked

    Dobbs Yesterday, 15:29 Go to last post
    Bligh

    Goldilocks Syndrome

    No I don't do that Dobbs. I just download the reduced picture from the file on my computer to the page here.
    Rob.This is how it comes out.

    Bligh Yesterday, 15:28 Go to last post
    Dobbs

    Goldilocks Syndrome

    After turninginto the wind, Saratoga's speed has dropped to 3. The bext turn is uneventful as both ships head west and reload.


    Dobbs Yesterday, 15:20 Go to last post
    Dobbs

    Goldilocks Syndrome

    Do you physically take a picture of the screen?

    Dobbs Yesterday, 13:36 Go to last post
    Bligh

    Goldilocks Syndrome

    I just reduce the pictures off my camera with Adobe photoshop and then post them using the insert image box but they all now come with an attatchment

    Bligh Yesterday, 13:15 Go to last post
    Bligh

    Goldilocks Syndrome

    That is a very good innovation Dobbs. I think I will even add it to all my solo games using the Sails rules.
    Rob.

    Bligh Yesterday, 13:07 Go to last post
    Dobbs

    Goldilocks Syndrome

    Just out of curiosity, how do you gents post files with pictures of what you're posting here? I can post PDF's, but it never shows what the file is.

    Dobbs Yesterday, 12:08 Go to last post
    Dobbs

    Goldilocks Syndrome

    Thanks for the compliments and Rep, Rob!

    As an additional note, I allow each class of ship a certain number of free leak hits (indicated

    Dobbs Yesterday, 10:38 Go to last post
    Bligh

    Goldilocks Syndrome

    Thanks Dobbs.
    That clears up a lot of the odds and ends for me.
    You certainly have an excellently realistic game mechanism.
    The Millers'

    Bligh Yesterday, 09:55 Go to last post
    Dobbs

    Goldilocks Syndrome

    Once again, Saratoga is in a superior tactical position. This time, her gun crews manage to even the score a bit.




    Dobbs Yesterday, 08:00 Go to last post
    Dobbs

    Goldilocks Syndrome

    At the start of the next turn, I roll to see how the crew does tacking the ship. They are entirely successful, and Saratoga continues across the wind

    Dobbs Yesterday, 07:54 Go to last post
    Dobbs

    Goldilocks Syndrome

    After the exchange, Saratoga decides that to tack while the British reload. On the Plotting Log I indicate that I intend to tack (the equivalent of playing

    Dobbs Yesterday, 07:44 Go to last post
    Dobbs

    Goldilocks Syndrome

    For ships with 12 pdrs as their primary armament I subtract -1 any numerical damage shown on the drawn chits to reflect the lesser punch than 18 pdrs.

    Dobbs Yesterday, 06:38 Go to last post
    Dobbs

    Goldilocks Syndrome

    I've replaced one of the photos that was not visible on my end. The other one is still visible here and I feel like I shouldn't poke the bear... it's

    Dobbs Yesterday, 05:24 Go to last post
    Bligh

    Goldilocks Syndrome

    Thanks for the demo of the action Dobbs.
    I'm starting to see what some of the scoring of points is doing to the integrity of the ship and crew.

    Bligh Yesterday, 00:46 Go to last post
    Dobbs

    Goldilocks Syndrome

    Now moving at 5, Saratoga opts to go straight. The British come up closehauled on a starboard tack.






    Dobbs 07-03-2022, 17:44 Go to last post
    Dobbs

    Goldilocks Syndrome

    Taken by surprise by the British abrupt turn downwind, Saratoga moves to compensate.



    S means a 2 point turn to starboard,

    Dobbs 07-03-2022, 17:30 Go to last post
    Dobbs

    Goldilocks Syndrome

    The opening moves:

    The wind is blowing from Miller's Island. Saratoga goes for the weather gauge. The British frigate lets it go unchallenged

    Dobbs 07-03-2022, 17:18 Go to last post
    Dobbs

    Goldilocks Syndrome

    Here's a few rounds of a 32 gun frigate duel I fought this afternoon.

    The scene: July 3rd, 1777, the privately owned USS Saratoga, 32 gun

    Dobbs 07-03-2022, 14:07 Go to last post