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    Today I have been mainly shopping for Epoxy glue and painting cannon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Volunteer View Post
    Rob, I forgot to ask what are those cylinder things in amongst the palms?
    Just spotted theis Vol.
    Those cylinders are not very interesting. When I am painting Wings aircraft the pegs slip into the tops and I can prime the aircraft top and underside in one go. The fatter one is for the bomber pegs.
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    Lord, is this beautiful!!

    A very well-crafter repaint, lovely to look at.

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    Indeed it is Rolando.
    As I remarked earlier the artwork on that stern certainly blew me out of the water.

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    Guys, I didn't do the artwork. That's the Ares stern. All I did was put a touch of blue-silver in the windows.

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    I never knew that Ares had done a stern like that Vol. I must look at my models more closely in future.
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    Here is my endevour for the day.
    Castle now completed with guns in place, a few camel thorn bushes clinging to the crags, a couple of Palm trees, and my Algerine flag flying overall.
    Tomorrow the town will get a similar treatment.

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    A mighty fort...

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    Today, between gardening I have completed the Town and Port Sven.
    They can now go off to the workshop for a good coating of matt varnish.
    I will place them in situ tomorrow and post the final photos. Then it is on with my Langton ships for the harbour.
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    Port Sven, great name for a Moroccan port, I love it!
    This is truly beautiful Rob! Now all you need is a population like Julian's Cuban town.

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    Thank you for your kind comments and the Rep for this work and on the Ships History.
    Later today I hope to get the final pictures up once the varnish is dry.
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    Very nice works here . Sorry I have lot of work due to the new normality .
    I has been investigating more . And finally added some vegetation to the port , and one Xebec

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    The second part needs to wait

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ferrante View Post
    Very nice works here . Sorry I have lot of work due to the new normality .
    I has been investigating more . And finally added some vegetation to the port , and one Xebec

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    The second part needs to wait
    Very nice Ferrante! What is the xebec ship in the background? Not an Ares SOG ship surely? Perhaps a 3D ship?

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    The extra vegitation gives a very plesant softness to the rugged terrain Ferrante. Maybe I should have added more to my arid and barren landscape to match that in the backdrop. I will look into that.
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    Meanwhile here is the completed Port and castle in place.
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    Hello Vol . Thank you for your comments . That Xebec is from AliExpress , is not detailed one but it works as a model . I repainted it with red sails .

    Yes Rob. Thank you . I was reviewing actual Alger with google maps and it changed my view of desert areas . Some Mediterranean low trees .

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    I will take a leaf out of your book and add a few more bushes to my landscape then Ferrante.
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    This little lot
    jJust arrived in the post. So its all systems go with my conversion to a Xebec Frigate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redcoat View Post
    This is looking very well.
    Thanks for the Rep Julián.
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    Nice final result, Rob.

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    Thanks Sven.
    If it had not been for your Nile game I would not have gone this way at all.
    Also thanks for the Rep.

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    Today my Spanish Frigate has been stripped down ready for action.
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    Today I cut out the stern configuration, cut back the upper deck and removed the six sternmost guns ready for the alterations to the poop.
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    Rob, I just watched a YouTube video on terrain modeling and the builder recommended a product you might be aware of? No mention of an odor or allergic issues like super glues so maybe this will also work for you? In the US it's called Locktite, but in the UK it's "No More Nails". Here's a link on Amazon. Cheers.

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/s?k=no+more...l_539q07uiqo_p

    Edit: He uses this extensively for putting down ground detail; grasses, trees, boulders, etc.
    "It's not the towering sails, but the unseen wind that moves a ship."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bligh View Post
    Meanwhile here is the completed Port and castle in place.
    Wow! Every one of your terrain pieces I think is the best one I've ever seen! Until you create the next one! Tremendous!

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    What is the primed xebec to the left? I am assuming you are useing it as as your model?

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    Thanks Jim.
    I have used No more Nails for joining my foamboards and also my polystyrene together but not on trees or shrubs. It may be something to turn to again. Ithink that very fine work may easily become obscured by the overspill when it squeezes uot at the edges, but I will give it a trial next time I go to B&Q.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Volunteer View Post
    What is the primed xebec to the left? I am assuming you are useing it as as your model?
    That is correct Vol. I am using it to scale up the sizes for my Ares one.
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    Just seen the Rep for the Castle Vol. Thanks very much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bligh View Post
    That is correct Vol. I am using it to scale up the sizes for my Ares one.
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    Of the three small frigate choices, what led you to the Spanish one, Rob? I'm just asking because this is a mod that I have been considering, and it's fun watching someone else take the leap first.

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    I was reading an article on Spanish ships that had been captured by the Moors Dobbs, and then came across the Spanish Frigate they designed with the lines of a Xebec. As Langton's did one I knew that I could get a model to base it upon, and thus the plot was hatched. Now you are privy to my innermost secrets!
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    Here is today's work.
    Produced and glued the framework for the stern and bows for the new ship.
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    A lot of work but not much to show today.
    I removed the existing companion ladders up to the Poop and Foredeck, cleaned out the maindeck, put in a new hatchway, and then installed a new set of steps to the Poop in the center of the deck. Then completed the shaping of the bows and slimming down the after part of the hull. Also failed in an attempt to mass produce some small cannons. More about that when I hit on a solution.
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    Rob, outstanding work on the fort and buildings!

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    Thanks Aaron.
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    The ship is looking like a xebec, so that's a good thing!

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    Glad you said that Vol. I was a bit worried yesterday that it still looked like a Spanish Frigate. I think that cutting off the tumblehome and thinning the stern helped the illusion. TodaybI am going to wrestle with the guns again.
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    After several failures to produce small cannon involving superglue with a Fume proof mask on I tried some magnetic tape and steel wire for the barrels.The wire looked too large in diameter so I forgot that idea, and went back to sprue and my old friend the plastic sheet with plastic weld as the adhesive. This worked a treat. Here are the barrels glued down and all ready to cut out and fix on deck tomorrow.
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    Rob, in 1/1200 scale scratch building I use monofiliment fishing line painted black for cannon barrels. Cut in segments for cannon: 4lb test are 6 pdrs; 8lb test are 9 pdrs; 12lb test are 12 pdrs; 20lb test are 24 pdrs; 30lb test are 32 pdrs, etc. Easy to work with and PVA glue works well to bind them to the 110lb card carriages.

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    If I do any more I will give that a look over Vol.
    Thanks for the info. The relative sizes are great. I will just scale up for my 1/1000 scale.
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    Guns glued to deck.
    Next in line filling hole in stern with Milliput and shaping rudder whilst it hardens.
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    good modeling work !

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    Thanks Julián.
    It is a while since I did a ship conversion.
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    Nice job . Very detailed . I like how it it looking .
    You have a lot of experience and good ideas I will copy .
    Regards

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    Glad to be of service to you Ferrante.
    After all our little community is here to help each other get as much enjoyment out of the game as we have invested in time and money.
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    Yesterday I milliputted the stern and a gap under the foredeck. Whilst that went off I glued th rudder onto a steel rod and shaped it ready for inserting tomorrow.
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    After an unfortunate port accident, HMS Hibernia's foremast has been re-set and she's ready for sea again.
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    Rudder now in place and I am setting up the sticks in a trial run.

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    The xebec is looking exceptionally good in my opinion

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    Missed the photos of the finished port but caught them now a great piece of work.

    The Xebec is coming on very nicely, ship modelling is not my thing but I recognise a master at work.

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