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    Today I has been mainly doing Mast ectomies.

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    Have a batch of Henry's ships due to start on their way soon, I'll try to get comparison pics with similar Ares ships once they come in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bligh View Post
    Today I has been mainly doing Mast ectomies.

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    Mast ectomies.....what I said about stitches!
    Are those more resin ships from Rod?

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    They are indeed Vol.
    Got a start on the ships today but this second delivery for my British Fleet arrived today and upset the time schedule.

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    What I did manage to do is here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bligh View Post
    What I did manage to do is here.
    That is an interesting deck configuration Rob. What is that exactly? At first I thought a bomb, but I don't see a mortar.

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    You are almost spot on Vol. It is one of Rod Langton's Bomb vessels. The two guns are on turntables behind the revetments.

    You may see them better now I have started painting the deck. I will knock out a quick picture for you.

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    Here you go. I think the top down view is the best, although the rearmost gun is masked by the sails. They should be more obvious when I get them painted. The sails and masts are a cut and paste job from some Ares ones I had left over.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bligh View Post
    Here you go. I think the top down view is the best, although the rearmost gun is masked by the sails. They should be more obvious when I get them painted. The sails and masts are a cut and paste job from some Ares ones I had left over.
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    Ah yes, I see them now. Odd seeing a Langton with Aries plastic masts and sails.

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    Wherever I can I try to keep the feel of the Ares ships just for continuity's sake Vol. However the schooners will be 100% Langton.

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    Here are a few shots of the completed model.
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    Very well done Rob. It looks great.
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    Thanks Anthony.
    Now I can get on with my two schooners.

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    Here are my cards for the Bomb.
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    This WAS on my workbench for April, but I finished it so quickly I forgot to do any WIP pictures.

    It was my first attempt at a SoG repaint to see how quickly I could get an OK result.

    Having learnt a few lessons I'll try to speed paint 7 more ships.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bligh View Post
    Here are a few shots of the completed model.
    That looks just like an Aries model! Well done!

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    Quote Originally Posted by brasidas69 View Post
    This WAS on my workbench for April, but I finished it so quickly I forgot to do any WIP pictures.

    It was my first attempt at a SoG repaint to see how quickly I could get an OK result.

    Having learnt a few lessons I'll try to speed paint 7 more ships.

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    Nice job Barry! I like the effect on the sails.

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    My schooner build starts here.

    Fitting Bowsprit and masts.
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    Meshuda Rob?

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    No I have two and they are going to be USS Enterprise, and Vixen Vol.
    if they go well my second wave will be USS Nautilus and Meshuda plus the extra gunboats I need for both sides.

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    Quatre frères*(1796) was an interesting shooner. 12 gun under Tripoly flag and 16 gun under US flag as 'Scourge'.
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quat...es_(1796_ship)

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    Nightmoss might be interested in this. Yesterday was a windy day so I spent the day cutting mast sets. 7 third rate sets and 5 first rate sets. All of the ends squared off and the tops of the t'gallant masts tapered with a Dremel. They will all be ready for when I feel like wearing a respirator all day to glue them together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Volunteer View Post
    Quatre frères*(1796) was an interesting shooner. 12 gun under Tripoly flag and 16 gun under US flag as 'Scourge'.
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quat...es_(1796_ship)
    How perceptive of you my dear friend. These ship names were done by me a couple of hours ago. Mind reading or what? Bye the way no way was I upset by your previous post.
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