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    Thank you!

    Thank you!
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    Some of my latest work: ...

    Some of my latest work:

    https://i.postimg.cc/x8v5gsZV/624-E2-D30-4-D72-4126-97-B3-580-FD68-BF9-E0.jpg

    https://i.postimg.cc/9fGF1ZpH/0-EE543-AE-CDE8-4-A54-B013-1-E7-E51-E63-BE6.jpg
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    Nearly done USS Ohio BB-68, Montana Class,...

    Nearly done

    USS Ohio BB-68, Montana Class, designed and ordered but never built.

    https://i.postimg.cc/cH2N50jz/5388-A2-B4-1852-44-D1-B149-996-FE49-DDB1-E.jpg
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    Oceanspirit makes the 1/700 ratlines/shrouds

    Oceanspirit makes the 1/700 ratlines/shrouds
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    USN Sloop-of-War Wasp in 1/1000 ...

    USN Sloop-of-War Wasp in 1/1000

    https://i.postimg.cc/ZnW4kPgj/66-B69-D64-D876-452-E-8-B0-B-6-D467-A4-DBAA1.jpg

    https://i.postimg.cc/Gt6rb8nR/92626-F39-805-B-4-EB6-9-BA0-593-F01-F67-A48.jpg
  6. South! Was written by Sir Ernest himself and...

    South! Was written by Sir Ernest himself and really gives a very accurate account of what happened, minus the fight he had with the carpenter, which is actually quite an important detail to leave...
  7. Indeed I have seen it. I’ve had the pleasure of...

    Indeed I have seen it. I’ve had the pleasure of corresponding with Seb Coulthard himself. A wonderfully friendly gentleman indeed.
  8. I think the closest we’ll ever see to a real life...

    I think the closest we’ll ever see to a real life leader like Aubrey was Sir Ernest Shackleton. One can’t read “South!” By Sir Ernest or “Endurance” by Lansing and not come away inspired. Probably...
  9. I’ve seen this talk and the gentleman does an...

    I’ve seen this talk and the gentleman does an outstanding job. He’s also the curator of the models collection, my dream job!
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    Not exactly the same era... ...

    Not exactly the same era...

    https://i.postimg.cc/wxs4T7HG/084-C1-C9-E-4-C85-4158-859-E-A654-D552-DD81.jpg

    https://i.postimg.cc/ZK8fp2WP/0-C89-F5-C7-0-C59-4390-94-F7-8-A295-B1-E96-CA.jpg
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    This is absolutely stunning!

    This is absolutely stunning!
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    Simply gorgeous.

    Simply gorgeous.
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    Thank you! I have many more, but the rest are...

    Thank you!

    I have many more, but the rest are all quite a bit larger at 1/700 scale
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    One might also consider cutting down 1/700...

    One might also consider cutting down 1/700 shrouds. I’ve done this before and the results are arguably better. Had I not on hand enough 1/1000 shrouds for 2 ships I would have gone the route of using...
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    The difference between 1200 and 1000 would be...

    The difference between 1200 and 1000 would be unnoticeable. I’m sure the Langton offerings are quite nice
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    Sadly they’re long since out of production.

    Sadly they’re long since out of production.
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    Thanks everyone, The shrouds are photo etched...

    Thanks everyone,

    The shrouds are photo etched stainless steel.
  18. Thread: Greetings!

    by Speedbird
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    Thanks!!!! Glad to be here

    Thanks!!!! Glad to be here
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    Here are some more small ships, ...

    Here are some more small ships,

    https://i.postimg.cc/Dz08H7cM/1771894-B-EBAE-4-C2-C-A157-0438-FBD9-A9-E3.jpg

    https://i.postimg.cc/j5JCqvm6/21-D7-C8-D1-52-E1-46-E4-B2-C4-CC830-F43-F775.jpg
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  20. Thread: Greetings!

    by Speedbird
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    Thank you everyone! Happy to be here. I’ve...

    Thank you everyone! Happy to be here.

    I’ve updated my other thread in the modeling section with my other tiny ships
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    HMS Pandora, 1791, 1/1000, Scratch Built

    Greetings!!

    I thought Id introduce myself with my most recent model, HMS Pandora, 1791. Shes fully scratch built.

    The hull is basswood, masts are brass, and the sails are linen paper.
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    Greetings!

    Greetings!
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    by Speedbird
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    Greetings!

    Thanks for allowing me aboard! While I dont play SoG, I do enjoy building small-scale historic ship models from scratch. The more detail the better!

    Im interested in seeing the work and joining...
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