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    Default My completed Chilean.Navy.

    Here are all the ships converted from Ares and some bits of Langton's.


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    Just needs a flag shifting.

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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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    Excellent vessels Rob.

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    Thanks Paul.
    As you will have noticed, some are just repaints or mast and sail adjustments whilst Chacabuco is a cut and shunt.
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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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    Really nicely done Rob, I look forward to seeing and fighting against this fleet, a Spanish opponent per chance ?

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    Firstly thanks for the Rep Chris.
    To answer your question. Yes it will be Spanish now that we have a convincing number of that nations Frigates at last.
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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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    Nice fleet Rob!

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    It's a really neat fleet.
    I like how it's so many small vessels.
    No risk of overusing first rates there.

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    Even the Spanish only had one liner in the Pacific Jonas.
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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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    Having a day off so decided to have a go at a new business card for shows based upon our banner.

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    If anyone would like a copy with a blank bottom bar to put your own details please let me know here.

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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
    Even the Spanish only had one liner in the Pacific Jonas.
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    I was comparing with the fleets we otherwise see here. Both my British and French have several first rates.

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    I got that Jonas.
    I was just agreeing with you that with only one 74 it was going to make a nice refreshing change.
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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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    Very much so!

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    Silly question perhaps, but isn't your Peruvian fleet actually the Chilean fleet?

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    Yes Dave.
    Well spotted, and mistake corrected.
    Another Senior moment which may be a bit of a giveaway as to where my train of thought is going.
    It will be either that next or the Portuguese- Brazilian Navy.
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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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    Those are excellent models Rob..............what is next ?

    Shane

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    A couple of Schooners Shane and then on to another coastal Fort.
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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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    Marking out the ground ready for fort Niebla at Valdievia.

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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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    The Chilean Navy was looking good when I saw them today. I think they would pass their MOT, you can't tell where you've had them chopped up.
    No-one expects a ship full of dwarves.

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    Today I routed out the headland to fit the fort into the cliff face,

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    Rob.
    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
    Having a day off so decided to have a go at a new business card for shows based upon our banner.

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    If anyone would like a copy with a blank bottom bar to put your own details please let me know here.

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    Yes please Rob

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    Wilco that Chris.
    Would you like me to send a page ready done with your details upon it?
    If so let me know by PM exactly what you want.
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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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    The cutting out of the coastline in rough with my Abra saw.

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    Rob.
    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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    What's an Abra saw? Is it like a scroll saw? I assume your coastline is just 2"/5cm insulation foam?

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    Exactly Dobbs.
    A Scroll saw with an Abra saw blade in it. A bit like a very thin round needle file. Cuts in any direction, or should I say rasps to be precise.
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    I am following this closely, as I love the way you do your terrain, and want to try my hand at it for an island. I think I have one of those blades for my scroll saw, I just didn't know what they were called!

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    Morning Dobbs.
    I will be starting on some Islands after this Fort and headland.
    Just got to order some more 25mm foam as the one I'm using for the headland Fort is too thick for low lying Islands. I prefer to build them up if they need extra height rather than cut to waste.
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    Although out most of today doing battle with Cpt Kiwi, I did get a chance to begin some Terra forming before leaving this morning.

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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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    I see you went for the "up on a cliff" version too, even if yours will be optional.

    I love how impressive it looks that way.

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    First chance to get back to it today.
    More Terra forming in relation to routing a platform for the beach section and then gluing it in place.


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    Rob.
    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
    First chance to get back to it today.
    More Terra forming in relation to routing a platform for the beach section and then gluing it in place.


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    Rob.
    Here I thought you used the plasticard as a base for the whole piece of land. What thickness doe you use for the beach?

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    Good catch Dobbs.
    First the plasticard is 2mm. That is strong enough to reinforce weaker parts of the models but thin enough to fine down at the tide line to look like a natural gradient for the beach.
    Four reasons for my only using a small piece of card were one, my supplier does not produce it in a large enough size to do a big model like this in one sheet. Two, I wanted some cliff faces to decend sheer into the sea. Three, economy of cost on plasticard. Four, I felt that a larger section like this would be rigid enough once stiffened by the layers of glue sealing the surfaces.

    That glue layer will be today's part of the project. Then it will be the wait for it to dry stage.
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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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    Surface sealed and drying.

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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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    With the glue finally dry, this evening I have undercoated Coast, cliffs and beach ready for turfing tomorrow.

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    Very nice work!

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    Thanks Aaron.
    More to follow in the next few days.
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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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    Today, more PVA spread and then got the turf laid and basic fine sand on the beach down.

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    Now more hanging about waiting for it to dry.
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    This morning I shaded the cliffs and began to add a few bushes.

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    Bushes trees and rocky promontory added. Just needs to go into the workshop for its final varnishing.

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    Rob.
    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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    That's just fabulous! I have my bit of foam, and have chosen Pooles Island, on the Chesapeake Bay as the shape, though not the topographical model.

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    Great Dobbs.
    My new consignment of foam arrived today.
    I will be starting Isla de Mancera tomorrow.
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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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    Rob, that is STUNNING work on both the ships and the coastline. Well done!

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    Thanks Chuck.
    If you want to see how some of these tricks are carried out, just have a look here.
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