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    Current status of my Turner fleet with Vessel Visual Identification System color codes... do note, I would much appreciate suggestions for historically believable filling in the blanks (marked in italic). Goal here is to have a unique way to ID each ship from above or beside; I'm thinking to tie these to ship mats by keeping the ship's card in a sleeve with a colored stripe matching the galleries at one end and the beakhead at the other.

    Question... is the reported red Victory at Ushant a variation worth pursuing with its virtually nonexistent documentation, or should I go back to the "classic" 1765 as-launched varnished wood and Prussian blue like Canada?

    Rate Class Ship Gallery Side Markings Beakhead
    1 - 112 Purisima Concepcion ARS Purisima Concepcion Silver Black hull
    Yellow UD-MD
    Yellow toprail
    [Primer black] bulwark
    Deck tan top
    White rails
    1 - 112 Purisima Concepcion ARS San Jose Gold Yellow hull
    Black interdeck strakes and anchor wedge
    Black toprail
    [Primer black] bulwark
    [Primer black] top
    Gold rails
    1 - 112 Purisima Concepcion HMS San Josef Golden yellow Babypuke yellow hull
    Black interdeck strakes
    Black toprail
    [Primer black] bulwark
    [Primer black] top
    Golden yellow rails
    1 - 100 as-built Victory
    HOLD pending references
    HMS Victory Gold Red hull
    N.D.
    [Primer black] bulwark
    [Primer black] top
    Gold rails
    3 - 74 Canada HMS Canada Gold Ochre Brown hull
    Prussian Blue toprail, QD and lower strake
    Green poop bulwark
    Prussian Blue bulwark
    Green top
    Green rails
    3 - 74 Canada HMS Captain Golden yellow
    Black finial
    Black hull
    Babypuke ochre UD & LD bands
    Blue bulwark
    Blue top
    Golden Yellow rails
    3 - 74 Canada HMS Orion Gold Ochre Brown hull
    Black interdeck & lower strakes
    Ochre Brown bulwark
    Deck Tan top
    Gold rails
    3 - 74 Canada HMS Majestic Golden yellow
    Black lower
    Black hull
    Babypuke ochre UD & LD bands
    [Primer black] bulwark
    Babypuke Ochre top
    Golden Yellow rails
    3 - 74 Ganges HMS Ganges Golden yellow Yellow hull
    Black waterline and upperworks
    Primer black bulwark
    Primer black top
    Golden Yellow rails
    3 - 74 Ganges HMS Culloden Golden yellow Yellow hull
    Black waterline, upperworks and interdeck strake
    Primer black bulwark
    Primer black top
    Golden Yellow rails
    3 - 74 Ganges HMS Tremendous Black w/white upper gallery Black hull
    White interdeck strake and UD
    Primer black bulwark
    Primer black top
    Primer black rails
    3 - 74 Ganges HMS Invincible Primer black Black hull
    White deck stripes with LD wraparound
    Primer black bulwark
    Primer black top
    Primer black rails
    3 - 74 Ganges HMS Minden Black w/Babypuke Ochre Black hull
    Babypuke Ochre deck stripes with LD wraparound
    Primer black bulwark
    Primer black top
    Primer black rails
    3 - 64 Intrepid HMS Polyphemus Gold Black hull
    Yellow gundecks and interdeck strake
    Primer black bulwark
    Primer black top
    Gold rails
    3 - 64 Intrepid HMS America Gold Black hull
    Yellow gundecks and interdeck strake
    Primer black bulwark
    Yellow top
    Gold rails
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    That is a very useful looking chart DB. I am sure it will be a great help once we all get onto the Spaniards.

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    And now, taking lighting conditions on the reference painting into account, I'm thinking that Invincible and Minden will be trading names after a little detailing. Babypuke would be more consistent with the time of Invincible's launch anyway. Most of those are conjectural, so I would suggest that the best use anyone else can get out of my table there is as a template to build your own's formatting from. Given the very short rafting on the Ganges prints, I'm afraid finishing paintwork with those "wrap-around" LD stripes will have to wait until after de-rafting.

    Right now I'm really glad that the "classic" Spanish Armada alternating-red-and-gold markings were long gone before our game's time... the options of forward-diagonal, backward-diagonal or chevron patterns would give visual differentiation and Eye Catching factor, but would be an abject NIGHTMARE to paint.

    As an aside, I've been discussing some things with Miscmini over at the Aerodrome, and based on how big the flags are from San Ildefonso at Trafalgar and USS Chesapeake, he says that if we do all the size and pattern research work and come up with sufficient numbers he's open to the idea of developing a sheet of flags for us.
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    Yes, the flag sizes... If I didn't know better it looks like they painted the mainsail. They are ridiculously huge. Then on the other hand, even more so is the mainsail of Victory that was shown quite recently.

    But, having a quite good laser printer bought with miniature flags in mind a decade ago, I don't need any flag sheet and I suspect a few others here are all set.

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    I must admit that whilst a pro like Miscmini doing flags is appealing, I still have a lot of decal sheets to use up before I would need any more flags.
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    Well… it’s a Swedish frigate more.

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    This time painted as Venus.

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    Nice info there DB, willuse this myself

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    Nice one Jonas. That's another I will not need to research!
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    Meanwhile I have been messing around just trying to tidy up the odds and ends for the Tripoli show.



    Two last pieces of terrain. One to end the coastline neatly and the other a fort just off Tripoli called the Spaiish Castle.

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    That was yesterday, and today here they are, finished off and in place on the board.
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