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    Correction - my is called "Water World" by Deep...

    Correction - my is called "Water World" by Deep Cut, but they may have changed the name. It looks the same as yours. The Caribbean one looks to be more of a teal colour, but computer screens can be...
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    Those look good, Rob, and have a similarity to my...

    Those look good, Rob, and have a similarity to my photos above. What sea mat are you using? Mine are Deep Cut Studios Atlantic ones. I might have preferred their Caribbean ones but I also wanted...
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    I'll be interested in before and after photos to...

    I'll be interested in before and after photos to see how it works out.
  4. Glad you enjoyed the game, Rob. The rules work...

    Glad you enjoyed the game, Rob.

    The rules work well for larger fleet actions. SoG is good for about 4 per side in a solo game (i.e., I can manage 8 in total). More than that I get flustered and...
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    Thanks for the rep, Rob. I'll replace the last...

    Thanks for the rep, Rob. I'll replace the last two photos once the ships are fully rigged. The photos are a result of not being satisfied with my iphone 14 pro max photos and digging out my decade...
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    My 17th Century Ships - so far

    My 17th century fleet to date:

    Ships painted as Portuguese: all Langton ships. Models used are a British 4th rate (48-56 guns), a Carrack and a "Spanish" Carrack

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    Ships painted as...
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    Official 17th Century Ships

    My 17th century fleet to date:

    Ships painted as Portuguese: all Langton ships. Models used are a British 4th rate (48-56 guns), a Carrack and a "Spanish" Carrack

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    Ships painted as...
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    Posted in the AAR section, Rob.

    Posted in the AAR section, Rob.
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    Glad that the your good lady is doing better. ...

    Glad that the your good lady is doing better. Have a great game in good spirits; and thanks for the rep on my AAR.
  10. Royalists vs Parliament in the Dutch Antilles

    Blake had been pursuing the vagabond, Prince Rupert, from Lisbon to the Caribbean. Blake had just two serviceable ships the St. George (54 heavy guns) and the Leopard (56 guns), captained by...
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    Game being played today - Prince Rupert with...

    Game being played today - Prince Rupert with Portuguese allies vs Robert Blake with Dutch allies.

    Royalist Ships = Constant Reformation (24 damage / 52 heavy guns) and Convertine (12 damage / 46...
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    More 17th century ships in preparation ... the...

    More 17th century ships in preparation ... the 1st rate, Royal Sovereign, the 3rd rate, Resolution and 4 armed merchant ships (2 of 24-26 guns and 2 of 4-6 guns).

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    Thanks, Rob. And thanks for the rep, Dobbs.

    Thanks, Rob. And thanks for the rep, Dobbs.
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    The wee ships are done. From fore to aft -...

    The wee ships are done. From fore to aft - Leopard, St. George, Constant Reformation and Convertine. Back row ships were done last year; fore to aft - Haarlem and Wassenaar.

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    That's a good day's work, Dobbs!

    That's a good day's work, Dobbs!
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    Here's the day's work....will stop here lest my...

    Here's the day's work....will stop here lest my eyes fall out of my head.

    The Ark Royal Dutch ship has had it's running rigging repainted to a less white tan colour. A tiny bit of painting done...
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    Thanks, for the "vote", Rob. One thing to add is...

    Thanks, for the "vote", Rob. One thing to add is that the thread running rigging makes the Ark Royal ships fit in better with the Langton's. With the fiber RR the Ark Royals look clunkier. For...
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    Thanks, gentlemen. I concur. I will continue...

    Thanks, gentlemen. I concur. I will continue with the thread. Also, I think I have over 3,000 metres of the thread!

    FYI - the colour of the RR on the left I got too light, but haven't as yet...
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    The standing rigging and ratlines are done on all...

    The standing rigging and ratlines are done on all four ships, but I have finished the running rigging on the English ship the Leopard (50-guns). It's not finished yet - paint touch ups and the base...
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    Uh...looking it over, I definitely need more...

    Uh...looking it over, I definitely need more Dutch ships; and a few Danish and Swedish ships wouldn't hurt.
  21. You are most welcome, Lt Bush.

    You are most welcome, Lt Bush.
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    I put the brass-etched ratlines on the Leopard...

    I put the brass-etched ratlines on the Leopard last night. It's starting to look like a proper ship; makes the ones without rigging looked "naked".

    I have the 6 Dutch ships done with 1 Dutch...
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    What's on your workbench for March 2023

    Ready for rigging these Ark Royal 1/1200 17th Century ships. Left to right - Royalist ships, Convertine and Constant Reformation (Prince Rupert's flagship), and the Commonwealth Ships, St. George...
  24. Also, thanks for the rep from me.

    Also, thanks for the rep from me.
  25. Try this video on lanteen sails, Lt. Bush. ...

    Try this video on lanteen sails, Lt. Bush.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Y9-Idmh3xA

    ...or this post.

    https://modelshipworld.com/topic/2360-a-question-on-working-mizzen-lateen-sails/
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