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    Default What's on your workbench for November.

    I have more Spanish ships on the stocks ready to convert to Algerine prizes. I seem to remember a post about a Spanisg ship of the line captured by the Algerines but am having trouble finding it. Can any of you fine fellows point me in the right direction please?
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    Hello Rob i don't´have info about this. Lot of merchants were captured. And one ship of the line was stranded at the barbary coast , Fernando Vii in 1809.
    I has been making the spanish flag on the ships from 1701 to 1785, may be you can put one of this flags on your ships. I am using this for battles before 1785
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    I have the pdf if you prefer. Regards

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    That is very kind of you Ferrante. I am really looking to have it as a captured Spanish ship used by the Algerines so I have an excuse to mount a cutting out exercise with my Spanish ships to try and capture it back. I am trying to get some games for my Spanish and American ships which do not get a lot of exposure, hence my building my Algerine/ Moroccan squadron.
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    This is the Santísima Trinidad in 1770 going from La Habana to Ferrol . As originally with 3 decks before the works for 4 .
    This flag was used until 1785

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    Now that is indeed a good find DB.
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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 started this back in October but have had very little time to work on it. Another Black Seas 1/700 ship, this time a third rate. Painted as the L' Aquilon as she was at the Battle of the Nile.
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    I forgot the anchors when I shot the photos. I just noticed and added them tonight.
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    Good job Vol, I especially like the detail of the pulleys and the rigging is also great

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    Nothing with Sails on my workbench this month.

    A set of Space Marine Heroes Terminators.

    I'm not into WH40K tabletop, but this squad is a great addition to my painted Space Hulk board game minatures, a second flamer, minigun and some close combat marines. (...think the rocket launcher needs some extra rules.)


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    Ferrante, I like this set of Spanish flags & good work with this French 3rd rate, Vol.

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    Nice looking Marines Sven. One day I will tell you about the only battle I ever played with 40K troops. It would take too long here. That one with the sail at the back would not get them very far though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Volunteer View Post
    . Another Black Seas 1/700 ship, this time a third rate. Painted as the L' Aquilon as she was at the Battle of the Nile.


    A very finely painted model as usual Vol. It is a real beauty.
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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 Volunteer View Post
    I started this back in October but have had very little time to work on it. Another Black Seas 1/700 ship, this time a third rate. Painted as the L' Aquilon as she was at the Battle of the Nile.

    I forgot the anchors when I shot the photos. I just noticed and added them tonight.
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    Awesome job Vol. How did you do the blocks? I was thinking a little spot of glue painted brown. How did you do your ratlines? That is one of the things that vexed me about the 1/700 ships, the plastic ratlines that didn't really fit very well, I also found that the sails were a bit fidgety to fit properly at least on the frigates and brigs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bligh View Post
    A very finely painted model as usual Vol. It is a real beauty.
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    Thanks Rob, and thank you for the Rep!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redcoat View Post
    Good job Vol, I especially like the detail of the pulleys and the rigging is also great
    Thank you Julian. From a master like you that means a lot.
    And thank you for the reputation points.

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    Not at all Vol. Thank you for all your input.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeRuyter View Post
    Awesome job Vol. How did you do the blocks? I was thinking a little spot of glue painted brown. How did you do your ratlines? That is one of the things that vexed me about the 1/700 ships, the plastic ratlines that didn't really fit very well, I also found that the sails were a bit fidgety to fit properly at least on the frigates and brigs.
    Thank you Eric. And you are spot-on with the little spot of glue painted brown for the blocks! For the ratlines I had to make a larger jig for this third rate than I was using for the SOG ships and Black Seas frigates. The larger one is used for the lower mast shrouds and the smaller jig for the upper shrouds.
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    For the sails I do not use the heavy card ones supplied. I copy them onto regular printer paper, front & back. Then print them out. I just go through my normal process using PVA to coat and then shape them over a pen or marker. Then I use a damp rounded pencil eraser and, from the back side, I push the lower edge into something soft like a sponge or folded cloth to give that billow shape. I always tie the sails on the spars, only using a touch of glue at the knots. (I do glue sails on the smaller 1/1200 ships.) Hope that answers all of your questions Eric
    Cheers

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    Another very interesting little "How to" Vol. I had seen your smaller jigs but the extra info imparted here will be of great value to those shipmaates who venture down the road of producing their own ratlines.
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    Here I am following in Vol's footsteps. I believe he posted about moving the Constitution's boats around.

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    I took off the boats in davits that came with and moved one to the stern, cutting a little notch for it to plug in. The new side boats are from Langton. I drilled a 0.020" hole in the each bulwark and one in each boat then hung them with a concealed piece of plastic rod.

    Just ignore the misnamed aspect of Constitution trying to pose as Hermione.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dobbs View Post
    Here I am following in Vol's footsteps. I believe he posted about moving the Constitution's boats around.

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    I took off the boats in davits that came with and moved one to the stern, cutting a little notch for it to plug in. The new side boats are from Langton. I drilled a 0.020" hole in the each bulwark and one in each boat then hung them with a concealed piece of plastic rod.

    Just ignore the misnamed aspect of Constitution trying to pose as Hermione.
    Yes that looks just right Dobbs! Well done!

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    Over on the 3D Kickstarter thread I posted this photo of the 3D order I received a couple of days ago from designer and friend Henry Turner.
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    The post was rather rough with the package (there was a one inch diameter hole punched through the bottom!) There were four hulls with various amounts of damage. I spent a bit of time yesterday making repairs.
    Canada class 74:
    > All of the poop deck railing was gone. Replaced with the edging of the same mesh I use for 1/1200 ratlines
    > The stern taff rail was broken off. Replaced with a bit of card
    > The catheads were gone. Holes drilled and pinned, new catheads carved and glued to pins
    > 4 starboard guns, 2 port guns broke off. Holes drilled, 20lb test fishing line inserted & glued, thin snipped off at the correct length to match the other guns
    (Note: I had not replaced the guns yet when I took these photos)
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    The Holsteen 74:
    > 7 portside guns broke off. Holes drilled, 20lb test fishing line inserted & glued, thin snipped off at the correct length to match the other guns, new guns painted black so they can be seen
    > The catheads were gone. Holes drilled and pinned, new catheads carved and glued to pins
    > The lanterns were gone. Holes drilled, fishing line inserted & glued, then built up with PVA
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    The last two ships just needed one lantern each
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    With some paint on them
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    Looks like a good repair job Vol. Just a pity that the Posal Service cost you the time and effort.
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