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    A first rate, two third rates, two sixth rates...

    A first rate, two third rates, two sixth rates and a fifth rate or two are a good size for each navy. Add a sloop and you can play most of our solo games.

    They even have a sale of the starter on...
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    There are differences between the ships even in...

    There are differences between the ships even in the same size. They still play reasonably well but it’s not completely fair.

    I would recommend a second starter to get more ships, shipmats and...
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    Another Spanish hull finished. This time San...

    Another Spanish hull finished. This time San Justo. It’s Simon’s model for San Joaquin class.

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    I repainted the lion into another figurehead.
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    That is one great looking ship, Vol. That is...

    That is one great looking ship, Vol.

    That is one of the better ships ever posted on this forum.
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    I’m working on a surrendered ship. 56494 ...

    I’m working on a surrendered ship.

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    When you can print your own hulls easily it’s quite cheap to make wrecks.
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    Ah it’s finally open to comment. It was a...

    Ah it’s finally open to comment.

    It was a riveting read and great pictures. What a close call. Another turn and the fire may have changed the outcome.
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    The tributes were large too. I know what Sweden...

    The tributes were large too. I know what Sweden payed was a significant part of the country’s budget.
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    They are great. I really need to continue working...

    They are great. I really need to continue working on my Spanish fleet now.

    For most navies a first rate or two is the most you’ll ever need, but with the Spanish you need something like six of...
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    That's why the Admiralty don't go out to sea...

    That's why the Admiralty don't go out to sea...
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    It’ll be obvious which is the flagship in my...

    It’ll be obvious which is the flagship in my Spanish fleet.

    Left is painted by me and right painted by Julían.

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    I can still say mine isn’t finished yet…
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    Everyone knows that the daily ration is a gallon...

    Everyone knows that the daily ration is a gallon of beer or half a pint of rum.

    Anything else is just madness.
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    I prefer synthetic sewing thread as it’s not as...

    I prefer synthetic sewing thread as it’s not as sensitive to damp air. Cotton thread may become a little bit sagging when exposed to moisture.
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    Great job!

    Great job!
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    That is brilliant, Vol!

    That is brilliant, Vol!
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    Beautiful pictures and I agree that Sultana looks...

    Beautiful pictures and I agree that Sultana looks great.
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    I’d say Veer of 4 would be quite impressive and...

    I’d say Veer of 4 would be quite impressive and I’m hesitant to give that to her even as built from the start.
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    I could and that would probably improve that....

    I could and that would probably improve that. It's not a problem for me as I rig my ships but if I made some for non-rigged ships that would be an option. I prefer the more realistic option where the...
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    It costs about 50% extra. The dentist resin is...

    It costs about 50% extra.

    The dentist resin is more than ten times as expensive.
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    That depends on what resin is used. Generally I...

    That depends on what resin is used. Generally I agree, but there are very expensive resins that can take very high loads. There’s resin for dentists to use for fake teeth. I have two resins where one...
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    Rob, if you need bowsprits and don’t mind buying...

    Rob, if you need bowsprits and don’t mind buying the sails from Simon I could add a little extra support to strengthen the joints. That is if you can get them printed, that is…

    Dobbs, thank you...
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    Sticky: Congratulations! Well worth it for his...

    Congratulations! Well worth it for his inspirational fantastic work!
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    It's in "tough" resin and that gives it better...

    It's in "tough" resin and that gives it better strength.

    So far the biggest problem has been the sails coming off the bowsprit. I hesitate to lower the sails more into the bowsprit to get bigger...
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    That looks just incredible! You really take it...

    That looks just incredible!

    You really take it to the next level with that one.
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    I haven’t painted much lately but I’ve been busy...

    I haven’t painted much lately but I’ve been busy making a new bowsprit for my Spanish first rates.

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    It should have been quite easy from the old one but I had to remake it from...
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    Fun to see a battle with smaller ships. Very nice!

    Fun to see a battle with smaller ships. Very nice!
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