• Bligh's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:18
    Bligh replied to a thread Dave Manley. in UK Fleet
    Dave has just contacted the Drome himself. Here is his message. " Hiya, thanks for all the good wishes I'm not actually out of hospital yet,...
    5 replies | 1273 view(s)
  • Bligh's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:49
    Bligh replied to a thread Dave Manley. in UK Fleet
    Chris, Raffer J Larwood had a message fom Dave on LinkedIn, sounds like he is back in hospital but hoping to be home for Christmas. Rob.
    5 replies | 1273 view(s)
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    12-09-2023, 10:06
    Bligh replied to a thread New members signing on. in Wardroom
    Today we have a new shipmate joining us from Ireland. He is Richard, aka meldiron from Kildare. Rob.
    454 replies | 442125 view(s)
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    12-04-2023, 10:21
    Bligh replied to a thread Dave Manley. in UK Fleet
    Yes it is Dobbs. I will inform of further updates as I get them. Rob.
    5 replies | 1273 view(s)
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    12-03-2023, 17:08
    Dobbs replied to a thread Dave Manley. in UK Fleet
    It certainly is good to hear that David is out of the hospital.
    5 replies | 1273 view(s)
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    12-03-2023, 16:08
    Bligh replied to a thread New members signing on. in Wardroom
    This evening we are joined by a new shipmate from France. He is Laurent from Lille. Rob.
    454 replies | 442125 view(s)
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    12-03-2023, 04:29
    Bligh replied to a thread Dave Manley. in UK Fleet
    I am pleased to be able to report that Chris aka Cpn Duff has exchanged a few words with Dave via Facebook. He has now left the hospital and is...
    5 replies | 1273 view(s)
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    12-01-2023, 14:21
    :hatsoff: Simon also takes the award for being the top thread starter for November. Again, my congratulations to you Simon. Bligh. :salute:
    1218 replies | 898443 view(s)
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    12-01-2023, 14:17
    :hatsoff: Our top poster for November is a new shipmate,Simon aka bigfatfred. Congratulations Simon. Bligh. :salute:
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    11-30-2023, 04:04
    No worries Simon. We all look forward to AARs on games whatever. Rob.
    7 replies | 4135 view(s)
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    11-29-2023, 02:09
    Bligh started a thread Dave Manley. in UK Fleet
    Steve, Guntruck on the Drome has just posted this message. If it is verified I am also sending my best wishes for a full and speedy recovery. ...
    5 replies | 1273 view(s)
  • Bligh's Avatar
    11-27-2023, 05:47
    Thanks Dobbs. I have just saved them. Will let you know how they look later when I get chance to print them. I also do multi prints in case of...
    7 replies | 4365 view(s)
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    11-26-2023, 17:24
    I developed the decal a while back for my other Concordes. Here's the link: https://sailsofglory.org/showthread.php?6567-New-Transom If you...
    7 replies | 4365 view(s)
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    11-26-2023, 02:06
    Looks superb Dobbs. How do you create your new stern windows look. I did a decal on shaped plasticard for one of mine but it did not look as sharp...
    7 replies | 4365 view(s)
  • Dobbs's Avatar
    11-25-2023, 19:54
    The new frigate gets her stern window upgrade.
    7 replies | 4365 view(s)
  • Bligh's Avatar
    11-25-2023, 02:14
    I quite agree Dobbs, and also a reminder to me that I never took a photo of my completed American squadron. Rob.
    7 replies | 4365 view(s)
  • Dobbs's Avatar
    11-24-2023, 17:11
    Another fictional American frigate is in the works. I have been favoring the Amazon class frigate mini as my favorite frigate mini, and thought I...
    7 replies | 4365 view(s)
  • Bligh's Avatar
    11-23-2023, 06:37
    Thanks for the update Simon. Hopefully at your next meeting you can get a few pictures to share with us here at the Anchorage. We are always hungary...
    7 replies | 4135 view(s)
  • Dobbs's Avatar
    11-22-2023, 17:47
    Well done, Simon! I am hoping to get some tabletop sailing in real soon and enjoy hearing of yours.
    7 replies | 4135 view(s)
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    11-22-2023, 01:53
    Bligh replied to a thread New members signing on. in Wardroom
    Today we have another new sailor from the USA joining us. He is Mark, aka makartall from Virginia. Rob.
    454 replies | 442125 view(s)
  • Dobbs's Avatar
    11-20-2023, 08:28
    Thanks for posting, Simon. Here's wishing you a good turnout. :thumbsup:
    7 replies | 4135 view(s)
  • Bligh's Avatar
    11-18-2023, 14:40
    Welcome to the Anchorage Simon. It might be a good idea if you repeated this information on the UK Fleet thread here:- ...
    2 replies | 1566 view(s)
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    11-17-2023, 14:15
    Bligh replied to a thread Fall Cruise in Wardroom
    She looks as if she will be very snug for the winter. I look forward to seeing your smaller ships taking up the challenge for the winter. Thanks...
    54 replies | 35645 view(s)
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    11-17-2023, 06:13
    Dobbs replied to a thread Fall Cruise in Wardroom
    You're certainly welcome, Rob! Thanks for the rep! Grace has been tucked in for her long Winter's nap. Now it's time for sailing little...
    54 replies | 35645 view(s)
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    11-13-2023, 14:14
    Bligh replied to a thread Fall Cruise in Wardroom
    Well thanks for all your reports on your cruise Dobbs. Noe that it is over I don't know what I shall do with the rest of the winter! Rob.
    54 replies | 35645 view(s)
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    11-13-2023, 06:14
    Dobbs replied to a thread Fall Cruise in Wardroom
    After Downrigging we headed south again to Wye Island for some hiking and to hide from heavy winds in Dividing Creek. Once the weather let up we...
    54 replies | 35645 view(s)
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    11-13-2023, 05:57
    Dobbs replied to a thread Fall Cruise in Wardroom
    I'm afraid my storytelling has fallen significantly behind. We arrived back home Tuesday afternoon. A quick summary of our travels from Taylor's...
    54 replies | 35645 view(s)
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Napoleonic Ship Wrecks

by Volunteer on 02-13-2013 at 19:32
Napoleonic Ship Wrecks
I saw some wrecked 1:1200 ship wrecks on someone's website and thought I would try to build a few. The hulls are made of plaster. I found they looked better if I completed the masts and rigging first, then broke the masts.

This one is a 100 gun 3-decker wrecked in battle.




This one is a 74 gun with

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1:1200 French (or British) Port

by Volunteer on 02-02-2013 at 06:47
For some time I had been thinking about building some terrain for 1:1200 Napoleonic ships. I settled on a European port protected by breakwaters and a fort. So over the holidays I had some time to devote to this. I ordered Langton buildings from Rob Eubanks at Waterloo Miniatures. Then I came across some laminate flooring scraps in the barn and thought hey, these could work as terrain modules. Each piece is 7.5 inches wide. So I cut two pieces 16 inches long and snapped them together to make rectangle

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UK Naval Ensigns Nap.doc : Update: Reloaded July 1, 2017 Here is the first of three sheets of sized Napoleonic Naval ensigns ... 02-06-2013 194
FR Naval Ensigns Nap - scaled.doc : Update" Reloaded July 1, 2017 Here is the second set of sheets for the French Navy. 02-06-2013 126
Spanish Naval Ensigns Nap-scaled.doc : Update: Reloaded July 1, 2017 The third set of ensign sheets for the Spanish Navy 02-06-2013 148
19th Cent Naval Flags.doc : Update: File reloaded July 1, 2017 And here is another couple of sheets with assorted ensigns and ... 02-06-2013 515
Ships of the Line 1700-1860 by Nation.doc : Update: Reloaded July 1, 2017 This is a compiled list of the numbers of ships of the line belongi ... 02-06-2013 67
East India Company Flags 1707 - 1820 : These are East India, West India, & Merchant flags: British, Dutch, Spain, France, Denmark, Sweden 07-01-2017 37
Flags of the Ottoman Empire : Ottoman Empire Flags, various sizes 07-01-2017 14
Small ships & Frigates 1700-1860.doc : Update: File reloaded July 1, 2017 This is a list of the number of small ships and frigates by na ... 02-06-2013 189
Popham’s Signal Flag Sheet : Popham’s Signal Flag Sheet 07-01-2017 40
Various Signal flag Systems : Other signal flags before Popham's 07-01-2017 48
FLAGS War of 1812 : FLAGS War of 1812 07-01-2017 55
American Revolution Naval Flags : American Revolution Naval Flags 07-01-2017 39
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