• Bligh's Avatar
    04-10-2024, 00:55
    Bligh replied to a thread At Sea Again in Wardroom
    A very lovely view of the river from the slope Dobbs. Not only did George live on a "A bit of a bluff" it seems that using a bit of a bluff was...
    24 replies | 1477 view(s)
  • Bligh's Avatar
    04-10-2024, 00:42
    Bligh replied to a thread New members signing on. in Wardroom
    This morning we welcome a new shipmate to the Anchorage. He is Ricardo from Arizona. Rob.
    461 replies | 483349 view(s)
  • Dobbs's Avatar
    04-09-2024, 05:13
    Dobbs replied to a thread At Sea Again in Wardroom
    Random acts of Piracy Sunday morning we left Washington DC and moved down the Potomac to George Washington's house, Mount Vernon. We anchored off...
    24 replies | 1477 view(s)
  • Dobbs's Avatar
    04-09-2024, 04:14
    Thank you, Admiral. It's very shiny!
    1241 replies | 995139 view(s)
  • Bligh's Avatar
    04-07-2024, 01:01
    :hatsoff: It gives me great pleasure to announce the award of the medal for four years service and 2000 posts to Commander Dobbs, ratified this day...
    1241 replies | 995139 view(s)
  • Bligh's Avatar
    04-06-2024, 12:46
    Bligh replied to a thread At Sea Again in Wardroom
    Good luck sailors. Rob.
    24 replies | 1477 view(s)
  • Dobbs's Avatar
    04-06-2024, 07:15
    Dobbs replied to a thread At Sea Again in Wardroom
    More sailing, Aye, aye! Today is a day of victualing and watering. We sail in two tides.
    24 replies | 1477 view(s)
  • Bligh's Avatar
    04-06-2024, 00:36
    Bligh replied to a thread At Sea Again in Wardroom
    Now you have gone and milked it for all it's worth. Have you no sailing to be getting on with?:steer: Rob. :wink:
    24 replies | 1477 view(s)
  • Bligh's Avatar
    04-06-2024, 00:31
    Bligh replied to a thread At Sea Again in Wardroom
    :hmmm:And there I was hoping:pray: that the Apiary joke was going to be the Bee all and end all of these puns.:erk: Bligh.:surrender:
    24 replies | 1477 view(s)
  • Dobbs's Avatar
    04-05-2024, 17:37
    Dobbs replied to a thread At Sea Again in Wardroom
    Here's another one for you, Rob An ice cream shop just up from our boat has these cow-ches (couches) out front.
    24 replies | 1477 view(s)
  • Dobbs's Avatar
    04-05-2024, 16:38
    Dobbs replied to a thread At Sea Again in Wardroom
    Even riding the Metro (English translation - Tube) is a treat This was a perspective shot of a moderately long escalator down to the trains.
    24 replies | 1477 view(s)
  • Dobbs's Avatar
    04-05-2024, 16:31
    Dobbs replied to a thread At Sea Again in Wardroom
    Garr! It was upstairs. There's just so much to see! I took this especially for you, Rob. Ape House, Apiary, what's the diff?
    24 replies | 1477 view(s)
  • Bligh's Avatar
    04-05-2024, 15:19
    Bligh replied to a thread At Sea Again in Wardroom
    Here is one to be going on with Eric. Rob.
    24 replies | 1477 view(s)
  • Dobbs's Avatar
    04-03-2024, 10:07
    A hearty congratulations to both Lankin and Bos'n! It wasn't an easy month for postng.
    1241 replies | 995139 view(s)
  • Bligh's Avatar
    04-03-2024, 09:25
    :hatsoff: Our top poster for March, was Bob, aka Bos'n. Congratulations also to you. Bligh. :salute:
    1241 replies | 995139 view(s)
  • Bligh's Avatar
    04-03-2024, 09:18
    :hatsoff: Our top thread starter for March is Lankin. Congratulations to you. Bligh.:salute:
    1241 replies | 995139 view(s)
  • Dobbs's Avatar
    04-03-2024, 05:56
    Dobbs replied to a thread At Sea Again in Wardroom
    Yesterday afternoon we explored a corner of the American History Museum. They had a nice collection of commercial sailing vessel models. ...
    24 replies | 1477 view(s)
  • Bligh's Avatar
    04-02-2024, 23:55
    Bligh replied to a thread At Sea Again in Wardroom
    Ah! Mr Bushnell's invention in the round as it were Dobbs. Rob.
    24 replies | 1477 view(s)
  • Dobbs's Avatar
    04-02-2024, 17:12
    Dobbs replied to a thread At Sea Again in Wardroom
    Turtle Power! We found this in the Spy Museum lobby as we were walking to the American History Museum. Apparently some engineers decided to see...
    24 replies | 1477 view(s)
  • Bligh's Avatar
    04-02-2024, 01:01
    Bligh replied to a thread At Sea Again in Wardroom
    A very interesting article Dobbs. Thanks. Rob.
    24 replies | 1477 view(s)
  • Bligh's Avatar
    04-02-2024, 00:51
    Bligh replied to a thread At Sea Again in Wardroom
    Lots of pictures I hope Dobbs. Rob.
    24 replies | 1477 view(s)
  • Dobbs's Avatar
    04-01-2024, 16:25
    Dobbs replied to a thread At Sea Again in Wardroom
    Here's our home for the next few days. The Smithsonian Institute is about 7 blocks away. We went for a walk through the cherry blossoms and checked...
    24 replies | 1477 view(s)
  • Dobbs's Avatar
    04-01-2024, 16:13
    Dobbs replied to a thread At Sea Again in Wardroom
    We found this in Alexandria, just south of DC. She's a reproduction of the sloop Providence. I imagine that there will be a bowsprit on her in the...
    24 replies | 1477 view(s)
  • Dobbs's Avatar
    04-01-2024, 15:39
    :thumbsup: I'm getting an itchy chemistry finger. When the experiments begin, I'll keep you posted.
    7 replies | 417 view(s)
  • Dobbs's Avatar
    04-01-2024, 15:28
    Dobbs replied to a thread At Sea Again in Wardroom
    I'm thinking so. Maybe the burning of Washington will have a water feature in my history. Suzanne is working to find us a slip at a nearby...
    24 replies | 1477 view(s)
  • Nightmoss's Avatar
    04-01-2024, 14:20
    Yes, if the ships are styrene and not some other type of plastic the acetone will likely not work. It would probably just soften the glue a bit and...
    7 replies | 417 view(s)
  • Bligh's Avatar
    04-01-2024, 12:23
    Bligh replied to a thread At Sea Again in Wardroom
    With that info and the plan of the old fort Warburton Dobbs, are we about to see yet another wonderful model for your 1812 squadron to protect...
    24 replies | 1477 view(s)
  • Dobbs's Avatar
    04-01-2024, 11:39
    Wait, I think the ships are styrene, and I think Chris had found that you can use acetone as a cement. Well, it's all about learning.
    7 replies | 417 view(s)
  • Dobbs's Avatar
    04-01-2024, 11:32
    Thanks, Jim! That's good information. I thought you'd be the one to know. Working with real boats, I have no shortage of 100% acetone. I...
    7 replies | 417 view(s)
  • Nightmoss's Avatar
    04-01-2024, 08:42
    Hey Dobbs. If the SoG ships are glued together using super glue (which I think they are) I would try 100% Acetone. But first you'll need to test if...
    7 replies | 417 view(s)
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Napoleonic Ship Wrecks

by Volunteer on 02-13-2013 at 18:32
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 05:47
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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