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    Having finished my coastline, I am now completing the extras for it with a few items from Langton's.

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    With a little something to get me in the mood for modelling Cutters and schooners, and also help pass the time.

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    I can assure you that you will have a good time. One question, what are those resin pieces that I rounded in the photo?
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    They are Lighters Julián. I intend to fit the unladen one with sheer legs for swaying up guns or masts.
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    I am building some Likito shoals, Islands and reefs. I like the Likito terrain noting fancy but looks good on the table plus it puts a few more obsticals to avoid.

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    Got any pictures Alastair?
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    Not yet Rob but will do!

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    Today a parcel arrived from Julián.

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    It contained the final pieces of the jigsaw to complete my harbour and coastline project.


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    A star fort and two Martello towers.

    Now if only someone did a semaphore station!

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    Langton does.

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    Nice Rob.

    I'm curious for the result.

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    I intend to put the Martello towers on a spike Sven, so that I can position them where I want, depending on the scenario. That is one of the beauties of polystyrene terrain.

    The fort is really for my next project of a Caribbean Harbour.

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    Curses foiled again! said the Christmas Turkey.
    I just had a delivery from them and never noticed those Sven.

    Thanks for the heads up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bligh View Post
    Curses foiled again! said the Christmas Turkey.
    I just had a delivery from them and never noticed those Sven.

    Thanks for the heads up.
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    Guess that just about covers it then Vol.
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    This is my workbench in the month of July. A swedish fleet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bligh View Post
    Guess that just about covers it then Vol.
    Rob.

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    Now that is a lot of work Julián.
    I have a few small ships on the go and it will take me all my time to complete them by the month's end.
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    Physical not much... with Photobucket going Full Metal Douchenozzle I'm looking for a new image host, and rebuilding my folders is going to eat a lot of time. Between that and figuring out why my graphics suite won't let me put a 3.75" image into a 3.75" cell and is buggering my scale drawings for my ship size charts... on the bright side, I found a workaround for the compromised original draught for London, just took the draught for post-stretch Prince and cut-and-spliced to remove the extension.
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    Oh, and for anybody curious, one last "dry run" on the Gremlin until I get its barrel ordered and installed.

    That Altoids tin is supporting the blast deflector in its proper position relative to everything else. Three pieces away from testing... and ironically those three pieces cost as much as a complete entry-level "starter rifle."
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    Looking very good DB.
    It has been a very interesting project to follow.
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    Thanks, Rob. Until I get the last parts, that's the last pic... I'm back to using an un-machined blank to keep it a "non-firearm mockup" until all the pieces are in hand to finish it. If you and Eileen ever find your way into the Northwet someday, and if I can find a way to get y'all around all the ITAR horsepuckey, assuming I can clear my schedule you're welcome for a checkout on the range any time. :) (I'm a little like Hughes, I'm afraid... for me the fun part is identifying the mission requirements and starting design, then figuring out how to overcome the challenges that arise in construction... and once the last pin is driven and functional checkout a success the rush, the "thrill of the chase" is gone. One of the datapoints in my suspicion that on top of other psych issues Hughes may have been somewhere on the autism spectrum...)

    Grip's shown folded, though the buffer tube is directly screwed into the lower in the absence of its side-fold mechanism, illustrating the "bag-bulge management" design considerations--the maingrip was developed for Israeli special forces and Mossad, while a non-folding version and the foregrip are used by some FBI tactical units.

    Thanks for sharing the ride with me on this one, guys. :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redcoat View Post
    This is my workbench in the month of July. A swedish fleet.

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    That will be interesting to see!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redcoat View Post
    This is my workbench in the month of July. A swedish fleet.

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    What are the sails and masts made from?

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    Chris, the sails look like photoetched brass. Good stuff if you have the deft touch to work with it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redcoat View Post
    This is my workbench in the month of July. A swedish fleet.

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    Way to fidlly for my shakey hands LoL

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    Although I sometimes use them.I must admit that I'm not really at home with the etched sails for the same reason.
    i am currently substituting sails from my spares box for a set on my latest Langton build.
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    I have trouble making them bulge in the double curved way that cloth does so I only prefer them for small vessels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by csadn View Post
    What are the sails and masts made from?
    Mast are made from white metal and sails from brass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TexaS View Post
    That will be interesting to see!!
    I will open a thread to share the progress of the work.

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    Julián.
    If you chart each stage and close the thread each time you post keeping other peoples comments out until you finish, I can submit it to the Home page "How to" files for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TexaS View Post
    I have trouble making them bulge in the double curved way that cloth does so I only prefer them for small vessels.
    Jonas,
    Try shaping them over a small marble.

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    Strange to say, I have just done that for a small guard boat for my harbour patrol.
    The only difference is that I did it using a lead musket ball.
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    I don't have marbles... I've lost them but I do have .62 and .44 caliber lead balls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TexaS View Post
    I don't have marbles... I've lost them
    I think that applies to quite a few of us posting here Jonas. However, not many have lead balls.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TexaS View Post
    I don't have marbles... I've lost them but I do have .62 and .44 caliber lead balls.
    "Though shalt NEVER attend a gunfight with a weapon whose caliber begins with less than the Holy Number of Four."
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    That's O.K. then DB. My 12 gauge flinter should be all right.
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    This was actually my workbench in May, but now that she's in the water, my big plastic boat is distracting me from my little plastic ships.

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    She is a beauty Dobbs.
    I can well understand your getting distracted by her.
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    Nice ship no wonder you get distracted Dobbs

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    Today's mission; lengthen the backstay to decrease mast rake. I'm trying to relieve helm pressure to increase boat speed.Name:  20170715_103014.jpg
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    I take two things from this Dobbs apart from the fact that you are much more agile than I am.
    They are:- what nice water lilies, and that jetty may well end up on one of my dioramas.
    Oh! and as I have mentioned before, great boat you have there.
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    At the moment I am working on something somewhat smaller than yours Dobbs.
    I can actually also reach the topmast of this without any strain whatever.
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    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redcoat View Post
    Mast are made from white metal and sails from brass.
    [nod]

    Has anyone ever tried making sails from actual fabric?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bligh View Post
    At the moment I am working on something somewhat smaller than yours Dobbs.
    I can actually also reach the topmast of this without any strain whatever.
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    I love your little sloop! I can make up a base card for it if you want. Where did the hull come from?

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    Quote Originally Posted by csadn View Post
    [nod]

    Has anyone ever tried making sails from actual fabric?
    I think the weave would be awkward visually. I have a pair of 1/12 scale skipjacks I've been building for some time, and finding a suitable fabric has been a challenge (it also has the added challenge of it has to function, as they are remote controlled).

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    The hull is a Langton Dobbs, and the sails from an Ares Frigate which I deconstructed to provide some sinking ships. A base card would be much appreciated. Thanks.
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    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bligh View Post
    The hull is a Langton Dobbs, and the sails from an Ares Frigate which I deconstructed to provide some sinking ships. A base card would be much appreciated. Thanks.
    Rob.
    I imagine a Hebe frigate? Do you have a part number on the hull? Now I must find a Langton distributor on this side of the Pond.

    What name would you like on the card?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dobbs View Post
    I imagine a Hebe frigate? Do you have a part number on the hull? Now I must find a Langton distributor on this side of the Pond.

    What name would you like on the card?
    Oh, and what nationality?

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    Sloop.pdf

    Here's this, just to see if I could do a convincing one.

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    Very emotive card Dobbs.
    I would like the name HMS Naiad as it is one of Neptune's attendants.
    If you have trouble getting a Sloop from Langton let me know and I will send you one over as a present next time I order from them.
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