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    Quote Originally Posted by The Royal Hajj View Post
    As long as everything checks out on the other ships, I'll be putting these up for pre-order on the site Sunday or Monday night. I'll wait about a week to get a gauge on how many are selling and then place the production order.
    Any update? I haven't seen them available for pre-order yet at the Anchorage store, and was wondering if I just was looking in the wrong place, or there has just been a slight delay. I'm not actually in any hurry, but simply don't want to miss the order window.

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    I second that. I don't want to miss out on the preorders.

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    I managed to test them out over the weekend and all is good on that front. I was not able to get any "finished" ships done up to photograph for the site product image. I did take some photos of just the frets yesterday and will put them up on the site soon (hopefully tonight) with just those images. I'd like to add some finished ship photos this week as well, but not sure I'll have the time as I have to get one of my rental properties ready for new tenets to move in on Sat.
    Quote Originally Posted by Cool Breeze View Post
    I just didn't want to be seen as the, "Thread Pirate Roberts" and get too far off topic.

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    Stupid Question: How are these attached to the mini?

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    Quote Originally Posted by csadn View Post
    Stupid Question: How are these attached to the mini?
    I use cyanoacrylate glue "Krazy glue".

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    It seems like a slower-drying superglue would work too.

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    I've got a good staple gun! Just in case glue doesn't work)

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Royal Hajj View Post
    I managed to test them out over the weekend and all is good on that front. I was not able to get any "finished" ships done up to photograph for the site product image. I did take some photos of just the frets yesterday and will put them up on the site soon (hopefully tonight) with just those images. I'd like to add some finished ship photos this week as well, but not sure I'll have the time as I have to get one of my rental properties ready for new tenets to move in on Sat.

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    How will the pre-order availability status be communicated? As an official product in the Store?

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    The ratlines are up for pre-order now!
    Quote Originally Posted by Cool Breeze View Post
    I just didn't want to be seen as the, "Thread Pirate Roberts" and get too far off topic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Royal Hajj View Post
    The ratlines are up for pre-order now!
    Ohhhh exciting. How will these be shipped? (i.e. if I pick the cheap method will some card or board be inserted to help prevent the USPS from bending them to fit in my mail box?!) :)

    Or do we (should we) pick a different means of shipping?

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    Quote Originally Posted by VonTed View Post
    Ohhhh exciting. How will these be shipped? (i.e. if I pick the cheap method will some card or board be inserted to help prevent the USPS from bending them to fit in my mail box?!) :)

    Or do we (should we) pick a different means of shipping?
    These will be placed in a heave card stock envelope that seals at the top and then placed into one of the typical bubble mailer envelopes. this is the same method I use to ship out decals, so I've no concerns that they will be damaged during shipping. I'll also slap some Do Not Bend stickers on the outside as well just for good measure. This is all for orders that contain just ratlines. Mixed orders will have them placed inside that card stock envelope and then into the box with other items.
    Quote Originally Posted by Cool Breeze View Post
    I just didn't want to be seen as the, "Thread Pirate Roberts" and get too far off topic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Royal Hajj View Post
    I'll also slap some Do Not Bend stickers on the outside as well just for good measure.
    With the Post Office that's like saying "Bend me...Please bend Me...You know you want to be me"

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    Thanks for the quick reply, now I just need to see if my buddy wants a set

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    Excellent, Keith. I just ordered several sets, thanks! Any chance they might get here before May?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmoss View Post
    Excellent, Keith. I just ordered several sets, thanks! Any chance they might get here before May?
    Possibly, but I'm saying May to be on the safe side... so no, May it is
    Quote Originally Posted by Cool Breeze View Post
    I just didn't want to be seen as the, "Thread Pirate Roberts" and get too far off topic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Royal Hajj View Post
    Possibly, but I'm saying May to be on the safe side... so no, May it is
    Understood!

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    CC billing cycle starts on the 19th, so that's when I'll place an order for 3 sets +.

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    Me likes it

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    brilliant, just brilliant. Now I just need to add up my Captain level to see what I need!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlyssaFaden View Post
    brilliant, just brilliant. Now I just need to add up my Captain level to see what I need!
    For a standard Capt level you would need 4 of the Wave 1 sets.
    Quote Originally Posted by Cool Breeze View Post
    I just didn't want to be seen as the, "Thread Pirate Roberts" and get too far off topic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Royal Hajj View Post
    For a standard Capt level you would need 4 of the Wave 1 sets.
    PERFECT! Thank you.

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    ..... and ordered.

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    When you pre order, are you charged then or are you charged at time of shipment?

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    Unfortunately, my site only allows the option of collecting the funds when the order is placed.
    Quote Originally Posted by Cool Breeze View Post
    I just didn't want to be seen as the, "Thread Pirate Roberts" and get too far off topic.

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    I'd really like to see a photo of a mounted set before committing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken H View Post
    I'd really like to see a photo of a mounted set before committing.
    Go back to page 3 post #130 of this thread.

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    Okay. My four sets are on pre order. Since flag poles need to be removed on some ships what is everyone planning to do for flags on the ships?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BRIAN DUNBAR View Post
    Okay. My four sets are on pre order. Since flag poles need to be removed on some ships what is everyone planning to do for flags on the ships?
    Just ordered my first 4 sets also.
    Send a SASE & I'll send you my flags and you can figure out what to do with them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunner View Post
    Just ordered my first 4 sets also.
    Send a SASE & I'll send you my flags and you can figure out what to do with them.
    I'm not looking for everyone's flags. I was wondering if people are going to come up with different flags and put them on the ship or forget the flags altogether.

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    I am planning to either 1) attach the ensign to the rigging (paintbrush method) or 2) stick it onto a wire sticking up from the deck. White ensign for my Royal Navy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BRIAN DUNBAR View Post
    Okay. My four sets are on pre order. Since flag poles need to be removed on some ships what is everyone planning to do for flags on the ships?
    Quote Originally Posted by BRIAN DUNBAR View Post
    I'm not looking for everyone's flags. I was wondering if people are going to come up with different flags and put them on the ship or forget the flags altogether.
    Quote Originally Posted by dotichnus View Post
    I am planning to either 1) attach the ensign to the rigging (paintbrush method) or 2) stick it onto a wire sticking up from the deck. White ensign for my Royal Navy.
    Hi Guy's
    Hope this helps. After rigging (as far as you wish) Add flag to a line from the back of the Spanker yards

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    I think you can download flags from the how too thread by Vol
    Be safe
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    Quote Originally Posted by BRIAN DUNBAR View Post
    I'm not looking for everyone's flags. I was wondering if people are going to come up with different flags and put them on the ship or forget the flags altogether.
    Brian, I'll be putting the appropriate national flag on most of my ships using the method that Rory has posted photos of. I'm not particularly fond of the plastic flag that's part of the original sculpts.

    There's also been discussion of other ways to distinguish ships on the playing field, but I don't think I've seen any examples of that posted yet?

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    Keith, have you heard any news on the ratlines production? I've been good and waited a whole month before asking for an update. Thanks!

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    Actually I have. They are expected to be completed this week with a week or two to get to me... so should be before the end of the month baring any delays.
    Quote Originally Posted by Cool Breeze View Post
    I just didn't want to be seen as the, "Thread Pirate Roberts" and get too far off topic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Royal Hajj View Post
    Actually I have. They are expected to be completed this week with a week or two to get to me... so should be before the end of the month baring any delays.
    That's good news. Anxious to try them out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Royal Hajj View Post
    Actually I have. They are expected to be completed this week with a week or two to get to me... so should be before the end of the month baring any delays.
    Woot!! Great news! Like Ed, I'm also anxious to try them out.

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    Can't wait.

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    Are they still available for ordering? They will enhance my ships for sure!

    Like to get the ratlines for the starterset to begin with ;)

    And again you idd a great job making the game better than it is!
    Keep up the good work Haj

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    Thanks Ducky, You can still pre-order them on the AA site (blue link in the menu at the top of this page).
    Quote Originally Posted by Cool Breeze View Post
    I just didn't want to be seen as the, "Thread Pirate Roberts" and get too far off topic.

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    Keith, was there a suggested glue for this work? We were discussing the plastic and glue type on another thread, and this adds another medium of Stainless Steel.

    Looking forward to seeing these.


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    The production lines are actually going to be brass. It held the detail fine and is easier to work with. I would use super glue to attach them, but since you are going have to paint them first, any glue that will bond between the paint and plastic should work just fine.
    Quote Originally Posted by Cool Breeze View Post
    I just didn't want to be seen as the, "Thread Pirate Roberts" and get too far off topic.

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    I am planning on having a few ships with some repainting and the ratlines for show at Origins. I think some people will be surprised at how much the ships can be enhanced.

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    Just to be sure..... The wave 1 set is for the ships in the starterset?

    Excuse me for being a noob concerning SoG

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7eat51 View Post
    I am planning on having a few ships with some repainting and the ratlines for show at Origins. I think some people will be surprised at how much the ships can be enhanced.
    I just finished painting up the masts and washing the sails on the other three ships in my starter. I continue to be amazed at how much this improves their looks.

    So..Keith...when are Wave 2 ratlines coming out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ducky View Post
    Just to be sure..... The wave 1 set is for the ships in the starterset?
    The Wave 1 Ratlines will fit any of the ships that came out along side the starter. So, that is all 4 in the starter set proper, the 4 KS exclusives, and the 8 that came in ship packs.

    Quote Originally Posted by Andy Blozinski View Post
    I just finished painting up the masts and washing the sails on the other three ships in my starter. I continue to be amazed at how much this improves their looks.

    So..Keith...when are Wave 2 ratlines coming out?
    I have to have some Wave 2 ships in hand first... and see how well these are going to sell.
    Quote Originally Posted by Cool Breeze View Post
    I just didn't want to be seen as the, "Thread Pirate Roberts" and get too far off topic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Royal Hajj View Post
    The Wave 1 Ratlines will fit any of the ships that came out along side the starter. So, that is all 4 in the starter set proper, the 4 KS exclusives, and the 8 that came in ship packs.



    I have to have some Wave 2 ships in hand first... and see how well these are going to sell.
    Keith, do we have an update on the brass ratlines for the first wave? And with Wave 2 coming up (May is less than two weeks away) have you heard anything from Ares about getting any of those in hand for creating the custom ratlines for them as well.

    (I know Ed asked in another thread if there has been any word on Wave 2 shipping from China)

    Thanks!

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    I should be getting the ratlines sometime late next week early the week after. As for Wave 2, they are now set to be released in June (earlier part I think). I'm not going to get any advanced copies to work from. So I'll have to wait until they are released before I can work on the ratlines for them.
    Quote Originally Posted by Cool Breeze View Post
    I just didn't want to be seen as the, "Thread Pirate Roberts" and get too far off topic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Royal Hajj View Post
    I should be getting the ratlines sometime late next week early the week after. As for Wave 2, they are now set to be released in June (earlier part I think). I'm not going to get any advanced copies to work from. So I'll have to wait until they are released before I can work on the ratlines for them.
    Thanks for the information on both the Wave 1 and 2 ratlines. Much appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Royal Hajj View Post
    I should be getting the ratlines sometime late next week early the week after. As for Wave 2, they are now set to be released in June (earlier part I think). I'm not going to get any advanced copies to work from. So I'll have to wait until they are released before I can work on the ratlines for them.
    Oh crap. I combined my ratline and wave 2 order. That means I have to wait until god knows when to get my ratlines. Any way I could split that order?

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