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    I've found Mek Pak glue works really well as it...

    I've found Mek Pak glue works really well as it effectively "welds" the surfaces back together again.
  2. "Maybe the rules somehow do reflect not the real...

    "Maybe the rules somehow do reflect not the real situations perfectly in that aspect, because of course the battle line was common in historic situations"

    Plotting a card ahead makes linear...
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    I ran into Chris later in the day, still no luck...

    I ran into Chris later in the day, still no luck chatting with Roberto as he was deep in demoing War of the Ring. The Sails and Wings demo games were pretty poor, it must be said. They weren't even...
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    Very sad news, he will be sorely missed :salute:

    Very sad news, he will be sorely missed :salute:
  5. Lots of 3D ACW naval models. I seem to have...

    Lots of 3D ACW naval models. I seem to have developed something of an addiction!
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    Welcome aboard Lily. I hope your studies are...

    Welcome aboard Lily. I hope your studies are going well. I've started on the 3D modelling journey, although most of my modelling is currently focussed on 1/600 and 1/1200 American Civil War naval...
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    I'd expect redefining the upper bound of the stat...

    I'd expect redefining the upper bound of the stat lines to allow much better resolution of detail for smaller vessels. I did something similar for frigate actions in "Sails" and, before that in FLOB,...
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    This is most likely the long-proposed pirate...

    This is most likely the long-proposed pirate range which is likely to mean models in a different scale
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    I find that an air temperature in the room of...

    I find that an air temperature in the room of between 18 and 22 C gives satisfactory conditions for printing in resin. Any lower and failures start to occur. An importand aspect is to ensure your...
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    Thanks :)

    Thanks :)
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    Could you post the links please? I've found some...

    Could you post the links please? I've found some martello towers, but not the farm (its based on La hay Sainte at Waterloo)
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    There are a number of sets of small scale...

    There are a number of sets of small scale buildings on Thingiverse and other 3D modelling sites that work well in 1/1000. What is lacking is gun batteries. I've kncked up a couple but they are more...
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    Yes, its an excellent book and is, I think,...

    Yes, its an excellent book and is, I think, essential reading for anyone who wants to understand how naval battles of the period developed as they did.
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    I've not found one yet. Reading action reports...

    I've not found one yet. Reading action reports seems to be the best bet -
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    Naval Wargames Weekend 2022

    Morning all, this is the warning order for the 2022 Naval Wargames Weekend. After a covid-induced hiatus plans are afoot to stage the next Naval Wargames Weekend at the Fleet Air Arm Museum in...
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    Unless they are RN nuclear submarines, in which...

    Unless they are RN nuclear submarines, in which case what US sumbariners call the "sail" is referred to as the "fin"
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    Yes, this was a "proof of principle" and put...

    Yes, this was a "proof of principle" and put together at the rush to take advantage of a narrow window in my printing schedule (I can only print occasionally due to family constraints on space)
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    It does, but not excessively so. It would be...

    It does, but not excessively so. It would be easier on a larger model I think.
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    Both Bountys are one piece prints. I...

    Both Bountys are one piece prints.

    I assembled the complete ship and masts in MS 3D Builder and printed out as a single unit. Not sure I'd do it again as arranging the supports and then removing...
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    Want to guess at the unusual aspect?

    Want to guess at the unusual aspect?
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    I've been finishing up some 3D prints that I did...

    I've been finishing up some 3D prints that I did a few months back and then forgot about as other things got in the way. These are a couple of Henry's "HMS Bounty" models, one rescaled to 1/1000, the...
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    It is easy to become addicted. I've just printed...

    It is easy to become addicted. I've just printed out a few hundred Korean and Japanese ships for the Imjin War, and last year I printed around 400 Greek and Persian galleys :)
  23. Poll: If the players and yourself have no preferences...

    If the players and yourself have no preferences then I'd start with Wings of Glory WW1, it is quite a bit simpler than Sails and looks great. My kids picked it up when they were 6 and 7, I think...
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    Mars 2 Pro - good choice. I've had mine for a few...

    Mars 2 Pro - good choice. I've had mine for a few months and have had zero duff prints from it. Lovely piece of kit :)
    PS I've done your ratline makers but I guess you don't need them now :)
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    Its a shading effect to show the effect of light...

    Its a shading effect to show the effect of light and also to bring out the tumblehome of the ship's hull. But painting a model to reflect that would be OK
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