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    That is extremely cool, Rob! I'd say your best...

    That is extremely cool, Rob! I'd say your best yet! At first, I thought it was a brochure for the real place. :clap:
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    Hey, Fort Louvois is in that neighborhood too!

    Hey, Fort Louvois is in that neighborhood too!
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    I'm still here too! Summertime doesn't allow me...

    I'm still here too! Summertime doesn't allow me much time for pursuing my Napoleonic navy.
  4. Thread: 2nd or 3rd?

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    2nd or 3rd?

    Were the Tonnants and Bucentaurs considered 2nd or 3rd rates?
  5. Thread: 18-Gun Brig

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    Excellent!

    Excellent!
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    Not yet. I've temporarily stalled out on steamer...

    Not yet. I've temporarily stalled out on steamer rules. I have a great scenario planned though. Demologos vs. a British 74 becalmed behind Sandy Hook, just south of New York harbor. Of course, I...
  7. My bet is main and mizzen and both lug rigged,...

    My bet is main and mizzen and both lug rigged, like the first picture on the miniaturespage, but with the big mast first.
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    The naval arms race on Lake Ontario is...

    The naval arms race on Lake Ontario is interesting. As an aside, the folks commissioned to build the two 74's at the war's end were also building Fulton's steam warship Demologos.

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    It has yet to be verified, and some good...

    It has yet to be verified, and some good arguments against it actually being the Bonhomme Richard.
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    Aww, jeez, I knew that and I still didn't do it! ...

    Aww, jeez, I knew that and I still didn't do it! Well, here's hoping my primer choice is as good as I said...
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    I use Squadron Putty to fill any imperfections. ...

    I use Squadron Putty to fill any imperfections.

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    I use Krylon primer as an undercoat. I use the color closest to what the actual paint will be. It has nice coverage and dries fast for...
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    Wow! Where do you find such large coins?...

    Wow! Where do you find such large coins? :takecover:
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    That's good, but how do the bristles get...

    That's good, but how do the bristles get attached? One at a time seems tedious. :wink:
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    Any suggestions on how to represent rushes, reeds...

    Any suggestions on how to represent rushes, reeds or tall grass along a bank?
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    Awww, I knew I should have put an arrow pointing...

    Awww, I knew I should have put an arrow pointing to it! It's right there on the breach of the cannon. It's a pocket King James with a white cover. :happy:
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    An Even Smaller Cannon!

    Today I picked up some #261 Evergreen channel to see if I could make my cannons smaller.

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    The new channel is on the bottom.

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    I used 0.030" rod for the barrel and 0 020" rod...
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    My pleasure, Chris, and thanks Mark. I love the...

    My pleasure, Chris, and thanks Mark. I love the term "knowledge bomb".
  18. Thread: Fun Facts

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    A point is 11.25 degrees on a compass rose. Four...

    A point is 11.25 degrees on a compass rose. Four points equals 45 degrees. You can approximate one point by extending your arms and holding your hands side by side. From pinky to pinky is roughly...
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    44220 44221 More things waiting on my...

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    More things waiting on my bench: Ft Louvois with added detail, the entry, and necessary room, as well as some chimneys missing from the casting/print.

    The lighthouse is...
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    44217 Soon to come, 4 more whale boats (3 each...

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    Soon to come, 4 more whale boats (3 each side) and the try pot chimneys.
  21. Rob, I'm sure your input will be worth the wait.

    Rob, I'm sure your input will be worth the wait.
  22. If anybody wants to try my system, feel free to...

    If anybody wants to try my system, feel free to PM me your email and I'll send you the files. If you can post the resulting engagements and any questions, it would expedite my development. You also...
  23. 44207 I get my shot, raking Brandywine over...

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    I get my shot, raking Brandywine over the bow at close range.

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    Amphion turns sharply to port, and as she starts to move again, Brandywine clips my stern. Both vessels end the...
  24. 44203 Amphion wears as Brandywine luffs up...

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    Amphion wears as Brandywine luffs up while reloading.

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    I come up close hauled and get a take while Brandywine is only able to get off a partial broadside in return. As an aside,...
  25. 44196 The smoke from our broadsides lingers...

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    The smoke from our broadsides lingers for a turn as I come up close hauled and Brandywine turns onto a broad reach.

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    I tack Amphion while Brandywine wears. Unfortunately for me,...
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