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    Thanks for the update, Henry. Looking good so...

    Thanks for the update, Henry. Looking good so far! Guess I better go through the Vallejo catalog and get my paints ordered...
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    Gotcha. Well, when Henry's Nepomuceno drops...

    Gotcha. Well, when Henry's Nepomuceno drops you'll already have a ready repurposing... :)
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    Vol, was your San Juan a third party sculpt or...

    Vol, was your San Juan a third party sculpt or the Ares Bahama? I'm trying to decide between SJN or Ildefonso/Montanes which one the Ares Bahama is closer to so I can strategize future "repurposing...
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    I had to brute-force it by adding a filter that automatically diverts everything to a folder.
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    Precisely, I tend to get hung up in the minutiae...

    Precisely, I tend to get hung up in the minutiae and "rivet counting," and have trouble abstracting large drawings down to only the "granular" detail that would be seen once reduced to a...
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    Hey Rob, would you mind taking a look at the...

    Hey Rob, would you mind taking a look at the plates in the PDF linked above and comment about if there are any ships you'd be comfortable passing off as each other? We're probably only gonna get at...
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    Also, I think I found out why Boston looks...

    Also, I think I found out why Boston looks anachronistic... the guys over at Modelshipworld seem to think that high-poop drawing is the 1748 HMS Boston, not the Continental ship.

    "And... uh, here...
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    Some more drawings... 1st Barbary War era ships,...

    Some more drawings... 1st Barbary War era ships, mostly brigs--drawings are the plates at the end.
    http://www.ibiblio.org/anrs/docs/E/E3/nd_barbarywars_register_shipdata.pdf

    Interestingly, a...
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    Might help to put up some of the early...

    Might help to put up some of the early experiments, particularly any that went sideways, so that they can see you had a Learning Curve too.
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    Hmm... maybe form a glob of cotton around a...

    Hmm... maybe form a glob of cotton around a flickering LED tealight or those LED earrings Rob used for his burning ships? Possibly use a shaped chunk of aluminum foil as a reflector?
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    My suggestion would be flags and boats as...

    My suggestion would be flags and boats as optional accessories, have the end-user drill their own mounting holes if desired. That way those who want 'em can have 'em and those who don't aren't stuck...
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    Sticky: WOT?! 'Ow in 'Ell did this 'appen?! Congrats...

    WOT?! 'Ow in 'Ell did this 'appen?!

    Congrats to all, and a round for everyone!
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    Not even an Instant Pot? :( We've already seen...

    Not even an Instant Pot? :(

    We've already seen the pic of my haul... or rather, ten-year-old me's three-decades-late haul.
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    Henry, that might be another opportunity for you,...

    Henry, that might be another opportunity for you, as I mentioned in our email. Even within those there are variations and room to be different--the basic Leda is a straight copy of a French Hebe but...
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    I'm thinking to just cheat on ratlines, a la...

    I'm thinking to just cheat on ratlines, a la Warlord, and use prints on transparency film. :)
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    We have Nepomuceno and 74GBP left for the razees!

    We have Nepomuceno and 74GBP left for the razees!
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    Make that 198 on Nepomuceno... if you bought the...

    Make that 198 on Nepomuceno... if you bought the full half-dozen of SGN112 you really want four of these.

    37 hours. My pledge is capped by Henry asking me to keep a 15-hull-per-box limit, but we...
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    Based on the Ares paint-maps Rob sent me, working...

    Based on the Ares paint-maps Rob sent me, working up conversions to Vallejo paints I'll need for Henry's 3d prints; also drafting a pitch recommending that Ares look into a Licensing Partnership and...
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    Or start finding things that can be delegated......

    Or start finding things that can be delegated... you sound kinda like me, when I hit a wall I start a new project while I try to remember where I left my jackhammer. :)
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    Anything I can do to help?

    Anything I can do to help?
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    Will do. It also occurs to me that this might...

    Will do. It also occurs to me that this might give us a framework for handling Linois's Expedition, the 1798 Mediterranean Campaign (incl. Nile) and the road to Trafalgar.
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    The repair/rearm approach here would be simpler...

    The repair/rearm approach here would be simpler than my attempt at resource-management by cannibalizing ships... David, if no publisher has picked this up I would actually suggest Ares license this...
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    The other experiment that didn't last long was a...

    The other experiment that didn't last long was a load of 24's top-to-bottom: carronades up top, Gover's new reduced-manpower long guns below.

    Sometimes you just need a good "HULK SMASH!" in your...
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    245GBP to go on Nepomuceno, 445 on the razee 64!

    245GBP to go on Nepomuceno, 445 on the razee 64!
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    As an aside, Egmont is reminiscent of something I...

    As an aside, Egmont is reminiscent of something I did with one of the largest ships in Sid Meier's Pirates!... loaded the ship with carronades with chainshot for the opening salvo, got in a good...
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