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    Progress Report to Admiralty, end of day 15 May...

    Progress Report to Admiralty, end of day 15 May 2021

    Work Required on Ships Currently in Dockyard

    ALL - masts/sails; carriages; guns/ports
    HMS Victory - need better info or reco's/ideas on...
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    Progress Report to Admiralty, end of day 14 May...

    Progress Report to Admiralty, end of day 14 May 2021

    Work Required on Ships Currently in Dockyard

    ALL - masts/sails; carriages; guns/ports
    HMS Victory - need better info or reco's/ideas on...
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    Also, new paintbrushes with proper finger support...

    Also, new paintbrushes with proper finger support are making a HUGE difference! :) Man, if I'd known to switch to fine artist's brushes instead of the crap they dump on the model/hobby market 20...
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    What are you using to SEE that small? I've...

    What are you using to SEE that small? I've thought about buying an Optivisor, but every time I pick one up at the store a thought goes through my head about "what does it matter how well I can see if...
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    Indeed. I'm still struggling with the idea of...

    Indeed. I'm still struggling with the idea of trying to paint that level of detail on a model TWICE that size...
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    Or "specialization and trade"--I'm not sure if...

    Or "specialization and trade"--I'm not sure if this fits with Henry's license terms, but IF he'd be cool with it if you specialize in one type of ship and a buddy specializes in another then you...
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    The trick, my friend, is just like Clipper's...

    The trick, my friend, is just like Clipper's Zeppelins--queue up similar tasks and do them as a job-lot. :) And yes, an assembly line is exactly what I'm aiming for... someday a part of me wants to...
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    The whole shipyard......

    The whole shipyard...
    https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/776189488283516958/842549455021408276/20210513_104637.jpg

    post-drydock repair to HMS San Josef's cathead:...
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    Had to MacGyver a replacement port cathead for...

    Had to MacGyver a replacement port cathead for HMS San Josef after the original broke off in transit. Used a section of raft support, so her catheads look like a freakin' fiddler crab, but I figured...
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    At this point, where I can't get sufficient...

    At this point, where I can't get sufficient references I'm willing to settle for "Plausible"--there's actually more green on my Canada than on the Rogers Collection 1779-vintage model she's based on...
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    Don't count on me, and take period paintings and...

    Don't count on me, and take period paintings and models with a grain of salt--I'm painting by the best references I can find but assuming someday complete repaint may be required. :) (And if anybody...
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    https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/77618948828...

    https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/776189488283516958/841512849670012938/20210510_200747.jpg

    Good sides of L to R ARS San Jose as taken at Cape St. Vincent 1797, ARS Purisima Concepcion ca....
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    Personal opinion... if we compare these models to...

    Personal opinion... if we compare these models to Star Trek characters, I'd use Henry and Simon's models for ships that get the headliner role akin to Kirk/Picard/Named Main Cast, and the Ares models...
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    Chuck, I feel your pain--this is why I use the...

    Chuck, I feel your pain--this is why I use the finest-point brushes I can get, barely wet them and look for structural features I can use to guide my brush. It's the only trick that's let me back...
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    True, which gives us her last day in Spanish...

    True, which gives us her last day in Spanish service and her last years in the RN. I'm hoping to find something in-between so HMS San Josef model will be visibly different from ARS San Jose or ARS...
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    In the meantime, while my usual practice is to...

    In the meantime, while my usual practice is to start a class with oldest ships first, I'm starting the Ganges class with Minden based on this painting....
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    Thanks, Jonas; I've been finding it works best...

    Thanks, Jonas; I've been finding it works best for me to paint the "ports" section color first, then the top and bottom sections, and finally do the middle strake bringing my paintbrush in between...
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    Thanks, Vol, I think that looks more like "wait...

    Thanks, Vol, I think that looks more like "wait for remaster" to me.

    Today's humble submission of Progress Report for the Admiralty's review......
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    No, he's talking about another book by Howard...

    No, he's talking about another book by Howard Chappelle of similar title which I need to look into more.
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    Turns out only about the first two chapters of...

    Turns out only about the first two chapters of Baltimore Clipper have any relevance to us, most of the book is more from the illicit slave trade to Civil War blockade-running until the lineage...
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    Varnished wood with Prussian Blue upper and lower...

    Varnished wood with Prussian Blue upper and lower "edging" strakes seems to be a common pattern for the 1750s-60s Brits. Period models of Bellona and Canada five years apart show the same basic...
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    It's a start, enough to at least look for some patterns in. HEIC's more your bag than mine but it might be useful for trying to sort out some sculpt candidates.

    This might be more to David...
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    Have a name picked for your fifth Canada, or just...

    Have a name picked for your fifth Canada, or just a later variant deco? I only ordered four to get what I had listed for Historical Pop, and passed on the sixth Ganges because it didn't make even my...
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    I kinda cheat, Rob, when I have a paintbrush wet...

    I kinda cheat, Rob, when I have a paintbrush wet I like to get as much use out of that batch of mixed paint as I can. :) Polyphemus is being painted not according to any historical reference but as a...
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    Orion and Majestic hulls swapped; Orion wood...

    Orion and Majestic hulls swapped; Orion wood brown and Polyphemus first coats of yellow applied.
    https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/776189488283516958/839325936621322270/20210504_192023.jpg
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