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  • Bligh

    by Published on 07-28-2019 09:17
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    I have kicked off January by amputating some ships to start building my Chilean Navy Squadron.


    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 06:27
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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 04:32
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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 04:13
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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.
    by Published on 04-12-2018 07:13
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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 06:46
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    San Pedro Fort Valdivia.

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


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


    This morning a little marking out ready for the Router.


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


    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. ...
    by Published on 04-12-2018 06:32
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    With Manzanera Island in the spray shop, I decided to crack on with Fort Niebla.
    Here I was lucky in two respects. There was an 18th century plan and I had enough parts left from the San Pedro build.

    Scaling up the plan I fitted the parts which needed little fettling over the plan.

    Next I cut a plasti-card base to the shape of the fort plan and assembled the parts

    The next job will be fitting and gluing the walls in place.

    The work continues with gluing up the fort.

    The last piece goes in.


    Today I ubnder coated the fort.

    Then gave it a base coat.

    Whilst it was left to dry I marked out and rough cut the headland ready for terra forming tomorrow. ...
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    I've been busy...

    Hi John.

    It is a repro of a French Charleville of about 1750. I got it from a firm in the States when we were doing French and Indian Wars.

    Bligh Yesterday, 14:40 Go to last post

    Nautical related Taverns.

    The Dive Bar at 732 Amsterdam Avenue, New York.

    Naharaht Yesterday, 14:28 Go to last post

    How many ships?

    Sounds like a very balanced approach Bruce. I sometimes wonder why I have a cupboard full of ships which have never seen the sea in anger, even including

    Bligh Yesterday, 14:13 Go to last post

    Favourite tipple.

    Decompression Ale and the Diamond Knot Brewing Company's Industrial IPA.

    Naharaht Yesterday, 14:08 Go to last post

    Humor of the Sea

    Q: What do sailors use to blow their noses?

    A: Anchor-chiefs.

    Naharaht Yesterday, 14:04 Go to last post

    I've been busy...

    Wow nice pics here.
    Nice to see you in battle . I love that events

    Ferrante Yesterday, 12:42 Go to last post

    I've been busy...

    Some nice photos Rob, is your musket an original or repro, it looks great.

    Vagabond Yesterday, 12:25 Go to last post

    How many ships?

    Four ships per side is the most I have played with at conventions. But these are designed to be beginner friendly and not go on for hours upon hours,

    Corsair Yesterday, 11:53 Go to last post

    Favourite tipple.

    Mr_Zorro Yesterday, 09:00 Go to last post

    I've been busy...

    Right on Jonas. He seemed to be expecting his small naval cannon and crew, but they did not turn up this year so we let him walk along with the Hanoverian

    Bligh Yesterday, 05:55 Go to last post

    I've been busy...

    Very nice to see the photos of the scirmish. I think you managed to get a few pictures of a naval officer there. It looked like a captain from the mid

    TexaS Yesterday, 04:55 Go to last post

    Humor of the Sea

    Who will be next to join him Dave?

    Bligh Yesterday, 02:36 Go to last post

    Favourite tipple.

    Bligh Yesterday, 02:35 Go to last post

    Nautical related Taverns.


    Bligh Yesterday, 02:33 Go to last post

    I've been busy...

    Fraid not Dave. As no other Manchester Regiment members were there, your intrepid reporter had the chance to get between the lines and get a few pictures

    Bligh Yesterday, 02:30 Go to last post

    First time was a blast!

    If you have a look here Juan you will find all sorts of missions with a variety of ships number and sizes.
    there are also a few more in the files.

    Bligh Yesterday, 01:40 Go to last post

    Nautical related Taverns.

    The Dive Bar in Sacramento, California. It looks plain on the outside but inside there is a forty foot tank in which 'merpeople' perform to entertain

    Naharaht 12-08-2019, 23:31 Go to last post

    Favourite tipple.

    From Badger Beers of Dorset comes Daring Diver amber beer.

    Naharaht 12-08-2019, 22:57 Go to last post

    Humor of the Sea

    That could be truer than people think, Rob.

    This person 'hit a snag'. Ouch!

    Naharaht 12-08-2019, 22:42 Go to last post

    I've been busy...

    Great photographs!

    Were you the officer in the black coat with gold trimmings, Rob, or were you just the official photographer

    Naharaht 12-08-2019, 22:33 Go to last post