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    1/200 Frigates on Patrol

    Hms Brilliant, Amazon, & Amethyst
    Langton Miniatures
    1/200

    https://i.imgur.com/SyuaWfC.jpg

    https://i.imgur.com/kafJtsg.jpg

    https://i.imgur.com/SB58cP2.jpg
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    Lucky Jack - Not the lesser of two weevils

    An interesting read, and perhaps not a surprise to avid readers of O'Brien

    Division Officers Can Learn From Captain Aubrey
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    Now finished HMS Amazon Builder - Woolwich...

    Now finished

    HMS Amazon
    Builder - Woolwich Dockyard
    Completed 5 July 1799
    Class and type: 38-gun Amazon-class, fifth rate
    Tons burthen: 1,038 ​6⁄94 (bm)
    Length:
    150 ft (45.7 m) (overall)...
  4. Cheers Rob for the info. The brass tube and...

    Cheers Rob for the info.

    The brass tube and soldering iron arrived earlier and I managed to create the necessary joints without much difficulty. Given this is a simple join, that I can tidy up...
  5. Cheers for that Rob, soldering is not something I...

    Cheers for that Rob, soldering is not something I have ever really done, so that is a useful tip.

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  6. I was not happy with the shape of my first...

    I was not happy with the shape of my first attempt, mainly due to the stern galleries being over sized for the size of ship and that I had added a shim shaped to the orlop, whereas it looks better...
  7. Progress has slowed as I puzzle over masts. ...

    Progress has slowed as I puzzle over masts.

    https://i.imgur.com/yzcTMV8.jpg

    I'm not happy with either option here, and so am likely to discard.

    Plastic rod is far easier to work, but steel...
  8. Scratching building a 1/1200 Frigate - Enterprise class 1774

    Inspired by the Langton kits I'm working on I was inspired to give it a go and build something from scratch.

    https://i.imgur.com/BhFnwb6.jpg

    https://i.imgur.com/nWrkpLJ.jpg
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    Heads & Hounds ??

    Can somebody explain what are the heads and hounds, when talking masts and rigging. I've found mention that the hounds are where the stays attach to a mast, but that's not really helping me...
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    If I stand at the window I can see the Thames...

    If I stand at the window I can see the Thames Estuary, pretty much at the point where it becomes the North Sea. Chatham is about 35 miles to the west and the North Foreland 15 miles to the east....
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    Cheers gents Good progress being made ...

    Cheers gents

    Good progress being made

    https://i.imgur.com/hGS4xXH.jpg

    https://i.imgur.com/91SmLE2.jpg

    Just running rigging and pennants to go
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    HMS Amazon (1799) 1/1200 Langton

    This time it is the Langton Miniatures British 38 gun Frigate 'at quarters'


    Standing Rigging

    https://i.imgur.com/wCJayjH.jpg

    https://i.imgur.com/FFqEy8w.jpg
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  13. Painting a 1/1200 Frigate - the lessons learned

    Having just completed my first 1/1200 scale Age of Sail ship I thought I would share a few thoughts and the lesson learnt in case they are of help to anybody interested.

    The most important lesson,...
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    Cheers Rob I'll write up a brief lessons...

    Cheers Rob

    I'll write up a brief lessons learned and post it here in case it helps anybody. I was pleasantly surprised at how enjoyable and stress free the build was despite the small scale.

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    Cheers Julián I learnt a lot from building...

    Cheers Julián

    I learnt a lot from building this, but also from your guide and the photos that you share. Thank you.

    The next one is a slightly larger frigate and so should be a little easier...
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    HMS Brilliant Ordered: 9 October 1776 Built by:...

    HMS Brilliant
    Ordered: 9 October 1776
    Built by: Henry Adams, Bucklers Hard.
    Keel laid: February 1777
    Launched: 15 July 1779
    Completed: 4 September 1779 at Portsmouth Dockyard.
    Fate: Taken to...
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    Just the ensign and pennant to go !! ...

    Just the ensign and pennant to go !!

    https://i.imgur.com/U1x3jpA.jpg

    https://i.imgur.com/kWmkonv.jpg

    https://i.imgur.com/vE08nQ8.jpg

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    Ratlines added and so just running rigging to go...

    Ratlines added and so just running rigging to go

    https://i.imgur.com/L3hLzFA.jpg

    https://i.imgur.com/y6c05BN.jpg

    https://i.imgur.com/HhcxI3w.jpg

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    Rob I just don’t think I would be able to add the...

    Rob I just don’t think I would be able to add the rigging with the sails in situ, and that I would almost certainly knock them off as I tried to rig. Sliding the sails in between the lines was pretty...
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    Easy Sail complete, and easier than I had hoped...

    Easy Sail complete, and easier than I had hoped for. For the time being it is definitely standing rigging then sails.
    Just ratlines, running rigging and ensigns to go.
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    Getting the knack of this now. although for the...

    Getting the knack of this now. although for the next frigate I may well anneal the brass sails to ease curving them.

    https://i.imgur.com/yK0Yay4.jpg

    https://i.imgur.com/SnlPlge.jpg

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    I'm working on my first 1/1200 models, being a...

    I'm working on my first 1/1200 models, being a trio of British frigates, and for some reason I have started with the smallest - go figure

    https://i.imgur.com/ixuygKL.jpg

    Standing rigging...
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    Well the standing rigging is complete and first...

    Well the standing rigging is complete and first sail on. The jury is out to whether rigging before sails is the way to go, but for a first attempt I like how this is shaping up.
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  24. Thread: New to the site

    by PeteW
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    Cheers David There is a build thread here if...

    Cheers David

    There is a build thread here if you are interested

    https://sailsofglory.org/showthread.php?5407-British-Frigates-Langton-1-1200

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    Well that took longer than hoped for,. but less...

    Well that took longer than hoped for,. but less time than expected. Just the foremast stays to be added, before I can think about the sails.

    I'm a little disappointed with the quality of my...
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