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    San Joaquin is also up into the mid-50's range...

    San Joaquin is also up into the mid-50's range for length, if memory serves 1770 SPdA was down in the 47-49m band more common to 64's.

    As I keep saying, we REALLY need for Seaforth to get...
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    That would be an interesting comparison to see....

    That would be an interesting comparison to see. At first I thought Bahama had been rebuilt up to Ildefonso spec since that was the "standard design" at that time, but in comparison for the drawings I...
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    My understanding is Bahama as-launched was a...

    My understanding is Bahama as-launched was a straight repeat-build to the same plans of the elder San Pedro Alcantara. (The second 64 by that name was a San Fulgencio, basically an Ildefonso scaled...
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    Also, Simon, if you sign any licensing agreements...

    Also, Simon, if you sign any licensing agreements with anybody over in the US, please shout--some of us are in poor position to make space for a printer and thus have to subcontract that work. :(
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    Further testing with Plano 3730: Artesiens fit...

    Further testing with Plano 3730: Artesiens fit just fine, though the bases slant a little. Still need divider sockets shaved to use the middle cells in each row. Need to get to the other storage site...
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    Bahama in particular is a nightmare--the onlyt...

    Bahama in particular is a nightmare--the onlyt drawing Greenwich has is as a prison hulk, and she saw major changes in length and beam both when she was taken down as a 64 and rebuilt up into a 74....
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    Like Chris said, anything we can do to help get...

    Like Chris said, anything we can do to help get more ships pushed off the ways just pop smoke. Or put up a flare, or whatever the day's equivalent was...

    "Help will always be given to those who...
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    Previously I'd suggested using Nepomuceno, but a...

    Previously I'd suggested using Nepomuceno, but a bang-on San Joaquin sculpt is always better.



    Welcome aboard, Simon! I'm one of our historical gurus here for ferreting out blueprints, and the...
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    ISTR Linois found himself buffaloed by a group of...

    ISTR Linois found himself buffaloed by a group of HEIC 1500-ton Indiamen that had been specially painted to resemble, and were sailed as if they were, similar sized Royal Navy 74's.

    How I would...
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    Forster bit? I was hoping for something with a...

    Forster bit? I was hoping for something with a shank that'd fit in my little Dremel rather than having to escalate to Heavy Duty on stuff this small.

    Thanks, Dobbs--I'll check Hobby Lobby first...
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    So just as a test, here we have Purisima...

    So just as a test, here we have Purisima Concepcion stuck UPSIDE DOWN to the top of a doorframe by only two magnets ans two washers, with the base's glass in between. The test wasn't very long...
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    Have him drop a post here when he launches his...

    Have him drop a post here when he launches his next Kickstarter if he's gonna offer it in 1:1000 too. More players in the game means we all win, because it allows each to do things the others aren't...
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    So, additional testing... IF I can find a 5/16...

    So, additional testing... IF I can find a 5/16 bit for my Dremel (or get my trusty heavy-duty cordless out of Storage) to hog out magnet mounting holes without destroying a base, the REM's I have do...
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    Have I mentioned before that because of the dark...

    Have I mentioned before that because of the dark shades I have to wear almost all the time, back in college my cop buddies and I ate well because of stupid people with attitude problems getting on...
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    And with my eyes... have I mentioned before that...

    And with my eyes... have I mentioned before that if you have me stand at the back of a Handicap Parking space without my glasses, I can't read the sign just a carlength in front of me?
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    Thanks, Dave--shading for tumblehome would...

    Thanks, Dave--shading for tumblehome would probably have to be a fleetwide, so it doesn't work for a Vessel Visual Identification System marking. (Me, if the Admiralty had come to me and asked for...
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    The old lateen mizzen is gonna be a nightmare,...

    The old lateen mizzen is gonna be a nightmare, too.
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    IF my eye is right that you could get 18 ships...

    IF my eye is right that you could get 18 ships into the $6 Harbor Freight box that combined with another storage solution, or 16 plus paperwork... well, 18/$6 is a buck per three ships' capacity...
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    Another option, though it's $25 a pop... I found...

    Another option, though it's $25 a pop... I found this Ridgid 10-compartment organizer at Home Depot though I didn't pick one up--I can get three Planos and Dremel 'em out for MUCH higher...
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    Testing results... Standard of Acceptability:...

    Testing results...

    Standard of Acceptability: Mounting solution must hold the heaviest possible model onto the base when held upside down. Test model is Turner Purisima Concepcion.
    Base Magnet...
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    Yeah. Using double-layer magnets raises the ship...

    Yeah. Using double-layer magnets raises the ship a litte above the outer lip, while the washers bring it right about to lip height. Once I get one glued together, I'm gonna see about taping four...
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    What I'd be tempted to do if you could find a...

    What I'd be tempted to do if you could find a coating that PVA wouldn't stick to, maybe string the whole assembly up then dunk the whole enchilada into a vat of watered-down glue to soak, then haul...
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    Field testing and mockup results: One REM and a...

    Field testing and mockup results: One REM and a small washer is a weak connection--to securely hold a ship requires either 3-4 washers and magnets, or a magnet on each side at each attachment point.
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    The one modification I see myself making to these...

    The one modification I see myself making to these as they are is drilling holes to mount my mini-magnets. I definitely plan on buying more if they're available when fleet expansion warrants.
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    Forcing a 3730 to work, I'd Dremel a slot for the...

    Forcing a 3730 to work, I'd Dremel a slot for the mastheads in each row then superglue a plastic sheet onto the outside of the lid for a new "top plate." Ares jibs are flexible enough that Bucentaure...
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