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    Hear, hear! I wholeheartedly endorse the...

    Hear, hear!

    I wholeheartedly endorse the Amazons as the AWI 13. Of course, I have switched the decks with the Concordes and boosted the Amazons to Burden 3...

    I like the idea of the Concordes...
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    I'm all for downgrading broadside strength. I...

    I'm all for downgrading broadside strength. I think less power makes for a more interesting game.
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    Now's my chance! I've been thinking of posting...

    Now's my chance! I've been thinking of posting the Hebe challenge - a one on one, with one of the ships controlled by my soloplay rules. I meant to try it then post pictures as a hook, but Rob,...
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    51050 Here are two examples, Hawk and Falcon. ...

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    Here are two examples, Hawk and Falcon. Unfortunately, I did not save my master blank brig sheet as a PDF before leaving home. These are using my more traditional sailing angles, so don't...
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    To break up the whiteness on mine, I painted the...

    To break up the whiteness on mine, I painted the masts above the courses a light tan. Also the lower gaff yard and the outer jib.

    Do you still need the adjusted brig base cards, Rob? If you kept...
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    Aside from moving the mainmast aft by about its...

    Aside from moving the mainmast aft by about its width (so it kisses the forward edge of the hatch behind it) removing the mizzen is the main operation. The hull remains the same length.

    I did...
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    Sticky: Thank you, gentlemen! Please have one on me. I...

    Thank you, gentlemen! Please have one on me. I reccomend the port. That's where I'm starting. :beer:
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    Are you saying that 32# carronades weighed the...

    Are you saying that 32# carronades weighed the same as 9# long guns?
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    50940 50941 Here, Rob, are my two American...

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    Here, Rob, are my two American brigs. Both are from Thorns. I adjusted the sailing arcs slightly since the mainmast got moved farther aft.

    For American naval ships, I have gone...
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    My first British brig is done, seen here with an...

    My first British brig is done, seen here with an American one.

    https://sailsofglory.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=50935&stc=1

    https://sailsofglory.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=50936&stc=1...
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    Looking great, but I can't take the credit. I...

    Looking great, but I can't take the credit. I merely reproduced broadsides as done by Eric (DeRuyter). Suzanne added the make-up.
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    Just to see what the next step was like, and get...

    Just to see what the next step was like, and get a jump on any challenges there, I went ahead and cast a hull in my bubbled mold.

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    I was very impressed with the results. I quickly dabbed...
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    You are entirely right, Rob. I checked out some...

    You are entirely right, Rob. I checked out some silicone mold help sites and that was their recommendation. Also, pouring some silicone on top of the piece to be cast and spreading it
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    18 hours have passed. 50895 The tape is...

    18 hours have passed.

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    The tape is off.

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    The mold is extracted from its tin.
  15. Thread: Homecoming!

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    Alright, sign me up!

    Alright, sign me up!
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    Suzanne says, "It's all about the eye shadow in...

    Suzanne says, "It's all about the eye shadow in the cotton to make the smoky brown color." Almay Everyday Neutrals - Dark Brown Eyelids Crease Color (set with Aquanet hairspray)
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    What sort of things does the Stats Committee do...

    What sort of things does the Stats Committee do (what would my responsibilities be)? Before I sign on, I want to make sure I can do a good job!
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    Here's another picture we took shortly after...

    Here's another picture we took shortly after leaving our anchorage one morning:

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    I thought I'd start a list of boats with our names. I'm not expecting too much on finding boats named Rob,...
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    Experiments in Casting

    A while ago, I picked up some Alumilite Silicone Mold-making materials, but never got around to using them. I've never done anything like this, but was inspired by what was possible based on what I...
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    Homecoming!

    Grace has aced her shakedown cruise.

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    After a week of heavy weather sailing, we finally had an evening where we weren't completely exhausted so settled down to.... MORE SAILING!

    In this...
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    I think the real difference with the American...

    I think the real difference with the American frigates was the use of carronades as secondaries. Constellation had 20 as compared to Sibylle's 12. That's a lot more chewing that can be done at...
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    Sticky: Wow! I'm so honored! Suzanne and I have been...

    Wow! I'm so honored! Suzanne and I have been out sailing the Chesapeake Bay, and favoring places with no cell signal. We just anchored near a cell tower for the first time in days and I saw this. ...
  24. Thread: Stats for ships.

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    Verily, they look pretty darned good, Rob. What...

    Verily, they look pretty darned good, Rob. What angle is that? Did you mean for the one gunboat to have a Burden of 2?

    I'm thinking that we needn't concern ourselves with galleys or gunboats...
  25. Thread: Stats for ships.

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    Rob, to make sure that I order the right ships,...

    Rob, to make sure that I order the right ships, do you have part numbers for the galleys and gunboats?
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