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    Another mast of sails done tonight. 58785 ...

    Another mast of sails done tonight.

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    And while I was doing that I was printing this White Tower of Thessaloniki in Greece

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    Mounting the spars and sails: Mizzen is almost...

    Mounting the spars and sails: Mizzen is almost done

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    It has been such nice weather here that I haven't...

    It has been such nice weather here that I haven't spent much time indoors the last several days. But yesterday was a scorcher for this time of year, above 90°F or 32°C, breaking a record made in...
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    John Paul Jones is a Pirate!

    Henry Turner just shared this ditty with me. I'm sure you RN shipmates will enjoy, haha.
    https://youtu.be/zHMvJrZx1T0
    :drinks:
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    This is the one I believe Dobbs was referring to...

    This is the one I believe Dobbs was referring to Rob

    https://volsminiatures.blogspot.com/2015/10/tired-of-square-riggers-langtons-chasse.html?m=0
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    Wow she's beautiful! What fun! And hearing that...

    Wow she's beautiful! What fun!
    And hearing that someone actually looks at my blog gives me goose bumps, haha! Thanks!
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    After a long long search

    I know this book has been shown posted before. I have been looking for an affordable copy forever and finally found one through Thriftbooks. This is such an invaluable resource for rigging and...
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    I noticed that on the first lugger I built a long...

    I noticed that on the first lugger I built a long while back, a Langton.
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    That will be pretty cool Dobbs. What are you...

    That will be pretty cool Dobbs. What are you doing for the masts? Will they be scratch built?
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    That is very cool Eric. I just printed a generic...

    That is very cool Eric. I just printed a generic Lepanto galley

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    I'll have to make the oars, mast and sail.
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    Now on the bench is Henry Turner's Bonhomme...

    Now on the bench is Henry Turner's Bonhomme Richard. Painted her tonight.

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    Note there are no channel at all on this sculpt. I will have to add them in order to attach...
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    Just a blob of PVA painted brown after drying...

    Just a blob of PVA painted brown after drying gives the visual efect at these small scales. Though on the Pyro model I used beads.
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    Thanks Jonas

    Thanks Jonas
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    Thank you Roméo

    Thank you Roméo
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    Here is HMS Guerriere 58725 58726 58727

    Here is HMS Guerriere

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    Thank you Roméo, but I intended to flag the ship...

    Thank you Roméo, but I intended to flag the ship as British to fight my USS Constitution.
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    So if he was a newly promoted vice-admiral, after...

    So if he was a newly promoted vice-admiral, after 1805, that would make him a Vice-Admiral of the Blue. So I think Blue it is. Thanks for the help.

    Seniority was therefore from 1805 to 1864:
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    Wow Rob I just found this myself, and then...

    Wow Rob I just found this myself, and then jumped on to post it and found your message, haha

    "By early 1810, he was made second-in-command of Portsmouth dockyard and, by the end of the year, was...
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    I sent an email enquiry to the USS Constitution...

    I sent an email enquiry to the USS Constitution Museum. But to be honest, I don't expect much. I watched their video on the famous action and it includes visuals showing all three British ensigns as...
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    Thanks Jim. I sent an email to Mr. Herzog this...

    Thanks Jim. I sent an email to Mr. Herzog this morning. Hopefully he can shed some light on my enquiry.
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    I found the same Rob, very frustrating! There is...

    I found the same Rob, very frustrating! There is a painting done in 1814 by a prison hulk French POW that shows the blue ensign. I am leaning that direction.

    Dobbs, that is a good suggestion....
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    Ok I am trying to determine the proper RN ensign...

    Ok I am trying to determine the proper RN ensign for the Guerriere. The paintings show the Red, the Blue and the White so no help there. Any suggestion on where else to look?
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    Help Needed Please

    Ok I am stumped. I am reflagging my Guerriere model and can't determine the proper ensign flown during her final action wit USS Constitution. The numerous paintings of the battle are inconsistent...
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    Paul, Jim and Rob, Thank you for the rep points...

    Paul, Jim and Rob,
    Thank you for the rep points gentlemen!:salute:
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    Thanks Jim. Yes, I really miss him

    Thanks Jim.
    Yes, I really miss him
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