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    Started working on my next cloth sail set for...

    Started working on my next cloth sail set for another Temeraire class 74 last night. I went a bit lighter this time using Linen with a drop of antique white.

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    I don't think I am...
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    Wow! Thank you Jonas! Coming from a master...

    Wow! Thank you Jonas! Coming from a master painter like you that really means a lot to me.
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    I finished the ship yesterday evening. 56496...

    I finished the ship yesterday evening.

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    More photos at https://volsminiatures.blogspot.com/2021/10/1700-french-74-gun-ship-duguay-trouin.html?m=1
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    Wow, that is quite a compliment Eric, thank you...

    Wow, that is quite a compliment Eric, thank you very much! Cloth ensigns sound great but I am not that good at painting, especially on cloth. I've never tried it but I can't imagine it would be easy...
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    Ah but with cotton, if there is a bit of sag all...

    Ah but with cotton, if there is a bit of sag all you have to do is wet it, and when it dries it shrinks and get taught again. Waxing seems to help prevent it absorbing too much moisture from.the air.
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    The terrain looks great Lankin. I really like...

    The terrain looks great Lankin. I really like that martello tower and lighthouse! And I am surprised the wrecks don't appear out of scale at all to the 1/1000 scale Aries ship from what I can see in...
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    Hi John and thanks. Actually they handle quite...

    Hi John and thanks. Actually they handle quite well. With the steel masts and tight rigging They have remained in tact even after being dropped on occasion. I haven't used the 1/700 scale ships in a...
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    No Chris the home made jigs work great and I use...

    No Chris the home made jigs work great and I use just a spot of superglue at each joint. What wasn't working for me was the 3D printed jig using PVA to cement the joints. It just wasn't holding well,...
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    Thanks Chris, and thanks for the rep points as...

    Thanks Chris, and thanks for the rep points as well. I used my home made jigs to make these ratlines rather the 3D jig I have. The lines are spaced too far apart for the scale on the 3D jig in my...
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    Thanks Jonas and Rob. I am pretty happy with the...

    Thanks Jonas and Rob. I am pretty happy with the way it turned out. Funny that I had finished all of the paper sails for it and stopped for the night. A couple of days later I sat down to work on the...
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    Thank you Peter

    Thank you Peter
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    The ratlines are on and the standing rigging is...

    The ratlines are on and the standing rigging is done

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    Thank you John. This is the first time I have...

    Thank you John. This is the first time I have tried cloth sails on a small ship. It takes quite a bit more time than the paper sails. I think I will go a bit lighter on the next try, maybe closer to...
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    I have always cut the sails free from the jib...

    I have always cut the sails free from the jib booms because the stays never line up properly to match.

    Jonas, wouldn't PLA plastic jib booms be sturdier and more resilient than resin, especially...
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    Sticky: Congratulations to my friend Julian on your well...

    Congratulations to my friend Julian on your well deserved reputation medal! You are a master at your craft!
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    That look pretty good just as is Jonas. I...

    That look pretty good just as is Jonas.

    I finished mounting all of the sails. Now I have to make and mount the ratlines then finish the standing rigging.

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    Wow, amazing work you do on the cards Rob! To...

    Wow, amazing work you do on the cards Rob!
    To continue our previous conversation on the Sept. thread, here is a pic of the cloth I'm using and the paint I mixed with the watered down PVA.

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    Exactly what I use too Rob. Watered down PVA with...

    Exactly what I use too Rob. Watered down PVA with a dollop of Country Twill and a drop of Antique White mixed in. These I shaped over a set of plastic sails for a 1/450 scale plastic Victory model...
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    Sorry guys, I haven't checked in for several...

    Sorry guys, I haven't checked in for several days. Thank you for the nice comments on my Purisima, and for the reputation points Rob and Julian.
    Jonas your Purisima is lovely. Mine is one of...
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    I finished it. Purísima Concepción 56216...

    I finished it. Purísima Concepción

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    And then, as an afterthought, I decided to add some crew. I only had 36 Eduard photo etched figures in the right...
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    Jonas, in my opinion you rank up there with the...

    Jonas, in my opinion you rank up there with the best ship painters. Your crisp lines are excellent, and your added stern details are unique and inspiring!
    The agravating thing to me is how you and...
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    Sticky: SILVER ANCHOR, WOW! Is that the 1st one ever...

    SILVER ANCHOR, WOW!
    Is that the 1st one ever awarded? Congratulations Jonas, well deserved sir! And I must say, you do make quite the commodore figure!
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    Julian, for the base I use a clear household...

    Julian, for the base I use a clear household contact cement named Goop. I first squeeze on a thin coat in a circular motion to ompletely coverthe base. Then I sqeeze out thicker beads for waves....
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    Formidable fleet Jonas! Santisima is another...

    Formidable fleet Jonas!

    Santisima is another masterpiece Julian!
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    I was able to do a bit more on the Purisima...

    I was able to do a bit more on the Purisima yesterday because it rained, hallelujah!

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