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    Nothing naval at the moment, unfortunately. ...

    Nothing naval at the moment, unfortunately. Trying to put together enough late 15th century guys for two people to do a bit of skirmishing with Osprey's Lion Rampant rules. My painting is...
  2. Thread: Black Seas

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    Black Seas

    Here's a look at the starter set for the new game. I hope the release prompts Ares to step up production and promotion of SoG to compete.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7HYF30yqHXk
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    Daring Moves on the Niagara

    An article about naval irregular warfare in the War of 1812:

    https://www.academia.edu/12720540/Daring_Moves_on_the_Niagara
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    I think land based mortars used to be pretty...

    I think land based mortars used to be pretty identical to the naval ones before explosive shells became more standard for regular artillery.

    The video isn't as useful as his other ones on naval...
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    Intro to Bomb Vessels

    Here's a short video explaining bomb vessels:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJQY3erNShE
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    Hmmm... I'll have to investigate this tartan...

    Hmmm... I'll have to investigate this tartan paint. :wink:
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    Empire of the Seas

    I just ran across this four-part documentary series on the history of the Royal Navy. It doesn't get to SOG's time period until episode 3, but the whole thing is quite good.
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    Amazing! How did you get the stone masonry look...

    Amazing! How did you get the stone masonry look on the star fort?
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    Pardon me while I lift my jaw up off the floor. :shock::beer:
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    Paint Schemes for Civilian Ships

    It's pretty easy to find out what military ships of the period should look like but what about civilian ships?
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    Sorry, I've been busy shaving a tableau of the...

    Sorry, I've been busy shaving a tableau of the Battle of the Nile into my chest hair. Almost done.
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    I got some of the Agrax Earthshade, and I'm...

    I got some of the Agrax Earthshade, and I'm definitely liking the results.
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    That looks a lot better. I’ll definitely have to...

    That looks a lot better. I’ll definitely have to pick some up. Thanks for the advice.
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    If you're looking at the pants, they're supposed...

    If you're looking at the pants, they're supposed to be a cream color, not white. I'm still not the happiest with the result, but it's not all from the Nuln Oil. The next one I did looked less dirty.
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    This was the first time I used it.

    This was the first time I used it.
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    Nuln Oil.

    Nuln Oil.
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    I tried thinning my paints more, and the results...

    I tried thinning my paints more, and the results are not great. Here's what it looks like when I do it the way I have been. These pictures from my phone really suck, and my painting certainly isn't...
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    What do you think about thinning paints?

    What do you think about thinning paints?
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    Since I did this, I did buy a bottle of Nuln Oil.

    Since I did this, I did buy a bottle of Nuln Oil.
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    Thanks! This is what my decks look like now. I...

    Thanks! This is what my decks look like now. I guess I should also clarify: I'm new to painting miniatures, but I used to paint on canvas.
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    That's a good idea. I wonder how best to make it...

    That's a good idea. I wonder how best to make it work with the other arcs. Maybe the center arc dot to the corners of the base?
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    Maybe, it's that I'm an inexperienced painter and...

    Maybe, it's that I'm an inexperienced painter and don't realize I'm doing it wrong?
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    Thinning Your Paints

    I always hear you should thin your paints before applying them to a model, but I find that I really don't need to. I tend to apply a small, thin amount at a time already, not globbing it on, so I...
  24. Thread: 18-Gun Brig

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    I like those two names in particular, because...

    I like those two names in particular, because they reference my home region and can work for American, British, and maybe even French ships, if they're old enough.
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    I just realized that I still need a name for this...

    I just realized that I still need a name for this vessel. Any suggestions? I'm thinking maybe Michigan or Michilimackinac.
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