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    Default Frigates.

    Avery neat build by PeteW from earlier this year.




    The model in this instance was the 1/1200 28 gun “at quarters” British Frigate from Langton models. The “kit” itself is very simple comprising of only 2 parts – the hull, and stern gallery. Sails have to be purchased separately either as white metal or etched brass. The latter come with three masts plus the bowsprit, while for the former the sails and masts are cast together. A choice of sails is available providing a range of settings. Brass ratlines specific to the model can also be purchased.
    The frigate hull length is about 3.5cm (1.5 inch), with an overall length of about 6 cm (2.25 inch) and height of model is about 4.5cm (2.5 inch).
    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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    Swedish frigate HMS Venus 1783.



    The model is a Sails of Glory Proserpine that has been converted to represent the Swedish 44 gun ship. The stern gallery is made from scratch using plasticard and so is the poopdeck. The standing rig has been made by synthetic sewing thread.
    Last edited by TexaS; 12-16-2019 at 23:20.

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    Beautiful! The gilded pointy stern gallery came out great, and that red line along the stern part makes the ship.

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    Swedish frigate HMS Venus 1783.



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    Certainly is a superb conversion Jonas.

    Beautifully done.
    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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    Thank you both!

    Here's a link to how I made her: Slowly working on Venus 1783

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    I remember that link Jonas.
    Thanks for the reminder of how you inspired me to do my HEIC Frigate.

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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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    Hi Jonas do you have any info on the Sweedish ship Froja, and two other frigates under the command of Rudolf Cederstrom in the blocade of Tripoli in 1802?

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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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    Here's something about Fröja:
    https://digitaltmuseum.org/021176972477/froja

    It's in Swedish, but I guess google translate can work wonders.

    I'm not sure what you want to know about her, but if you ask more specific questions I might get the answer.

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    I saw you also asked about the other frigates.

    I might tell you that Fröja is a sister to Venus of the Bellona-class frigates made by af Chapman. Sprengporten was a 24 gun ship that was the first to visit Saint Barthélemy after Sweden got it from the French. The last frigate was also a Bellona-class called Camilla under Kapten J. N. Ekerman. They were led by Konteramiral Olof Rudolf Cederström. Kutterbriggen Husaren was also sent but was lost on the way there.

    The frigate Thetis under Major Carl Gustaf Tornqvist was also in the Mediterranian Sea. She's also one of the Bellona-class frigates.
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    Thanks Jonas.
    That helps no end.
    I did not knowe the names of the other Frigates nor commanders.
    Knowing Froja was sister to the Venus helps because I can now follow your explaination of how you built her and use it for Froja.
    What stats did you give them?
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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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    You can even buy a finished model from Henry Turner and print as many you want. There were ten of them.

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    I think you can find the stats in my after action reports.
    If you want to figure it out yourself the 28 Swedish 24 pounders equals 22 pounds as the British measure. I think the upper guns were 16, 6 pounders.

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    Thanks Jonas.
    Those stats will be most handy, and also the info about Henry's model.

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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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