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  • Bligh

    by Published on 04-22-2020 09:16
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    With the arrival of the Dry dock and some more buildings plus ships and impedimenta from Langtons the Dockyard module was now ready for construction.




    Firstly, I cut out the base from plastic sheet.





    Next I sculpted the contours from insulating foam.




    Then I completed the basic shaping and glued up the two parts securing them with Duct Tape..


    The following morning I unwrapped the glued ...
    by Published on 07-28-2019 08:17
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    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 ...
    by Published on 02-07-2019 05:27
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    Starting a new project today with a new fort on a headland ideal for the War of 1812.









    Working up ideas for the layout.







    The final layout.


    Cutting out, and fitting to existing coastline.



    The next stage in the process is Routing out the covered way,



    Then the final fitting of the fort before taking it off to paint.



    Next a coat of ...
    by Published on 02-07-2019 03:32
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    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 ...
    by Published on 01-16-2019 03:13
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    On the rocks!

    Just started work on three sets of rocks to go with my shoals.




    Basic brown undercoat ready for a bit of painting.




    Got started by matching up the sea colour to my mat and getting that on whilst the paint dried on another project.




    Next move, getting the surf up.
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    by Published on 04-12-2018 06:13
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    Marking out the ground on foam ready for Fort Corral.



    Today I routed out the headland to fit the fort into the cliff face,







    The cutting out of the coastline in rough with my Abra saw.



    I did get a chance to begin some Terra forming before leaving this morning.



    First chance to get back to it today.
    More Terra forming in relation ...
    by Published on 04-12-2018 05:46
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    San Pedro Fort Valdivia.








    Marking out for the Island using a google image of the Isla Mancera.



    Rob.

    And here is the basic shape cut out and ready to add the beach.





    Rob.

    This morning a little marking out ready for the Router.



    Rob.

    Leaving the contouring for a while, today I am now starting to cut up and assemble the parts for the fortifications.





    Rob.

    Here is today's progress. Being snowed in is a wonderful thing to get some work done.


    Cutting filing joints to fit and assembly of the Fort.



    Marking out the base.



    Cut out base being checked for accuracy with the cliff top.


    Rob. ...
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    Dobbs

    Goldilocks Syndrome

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

    Dobbs Today, 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 Today, 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 Today, 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 Today, 15:20 Go to last post
    Dobbs

    Goldilocks Syndrome

    Do you physically take a picture of the screen?

    Dobbs Today, 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 Today, 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 Today, 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 Today, 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 Today, 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 Today, 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 Today, 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 Today, 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 Today, 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 Today, 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 Today, 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 Today, 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 Yesterday, 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 Yesterday, 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 Yesterday, 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 Yesterday, 14:07 Go to last post