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    Default What's on Your Workbench for November 2021

    I finally finished the second of Simon's Temeraire class 74s I had from Pete Lowe that I had been working on through October. And my 2nd attempt at cloth sails. I present Le Fougueux!

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    More of the build and pics at https://volsminiatures.blogspot.com/...uguex.html?m=1
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    Excellent work!

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    Yet another masterpiece Vol.
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    Great work Vol ❤️

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    What a beautiful way to start November.

    I’ve seen it on Facebook and already been amazed, so I’ll just join the others in praise.

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    Thank you gentlemen, and thanks for the reputation points.
    I am afraid I went a little too over the top with the sail billow. I will try to tone it down a bit in future, somewhere between this and the first one.

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    Just a stiff breeze Vol!

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    I think it's good as is. I guess the next one may be in the doldrums...

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    Now I am working on one of Henry's Porcupine class frigates, Pandora. This is a very brittle resin print and I have had a time with it, having to repair breaks just about every time I pick it up. As can be seen, I had to install rings for a place to tie off the foremast backstays (you can see the starboard side breakout). I will be gluing a line along the top railing on each side to allow tie-offs for the other two masts as the resin railing will break out at the slightest tension. I much prefer PLA prints for this work.

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    I will be extra careful if I open Pandora's box Vol at any time in the future then Vol.
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    The repairs and painting is finished on the hull.

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    Since I have not built a small frigate like Pandora in this scale, I am going to have to figure out what size masts to build and the sails to fit.

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    Splendid work as usual Vol. Those eyes for attatching the rigging must be miniscule. The stern and bow chasers are just what I could do with for my games, as you will see when I post my next AAR.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bligh View Post
    Splendid work as usual Vol. Those eyes for attatching the rigging must be miniscule. The stern and bow chasers are just what I could do with for my games, as you will see when I post my next AAR.

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    Thank you Rob and yes they are the smallest brass eyes I could purchase. I agree, the bow and stern chasers are very nice. I can't fault this model for detail.

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    Tonight I am starting the mast build for Pandora.
    First thing is pick out the proper gauge primed steel rod.

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    A new page for my mast log

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    All the masts cut and sorted

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    Plastic bread clips work great for tops

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    Looks like I am being called away by the Commodore. I'll have to finish tomorrow.
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    Looking good and you have reminded me to get some more steel wire for my ships too Vol. I have used most of mine up on my WW2 ships masts.

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    Yes Rob they come in handy for all sorts of projects: masts for my ships to spears for my ancients!

    The Commodore (actually she's more of a Cruise Director), released me from duty later in the evening and I was able to get a bit more done on the masts for Pandora.

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    Now I just need to get the crosstrees on below the platforms, snip off the thread tails and the masts are done.

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    Looking very good already Vol.
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    The masts are now complete and test fitted to the ship. While fitting, the riding bit stanchions and rail broke out in front of the foremast! Now I'll have to make a new one.

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    That looks very good, Vol.

    I have to say that "Tough" resin is preferred. I bought it for the masts/sails, and now I use it for stronger hulls too.

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    Wish my perchased resin hulls were the "Tough" kind Jonas!
    Pretty quiet this month, is everyone but me taking a break?

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    I have to admit that I'm tied up with workmen, booster jabs, dentist visits, health checks. and all those things which backlogged because of Covid and are now having to be dealt with in rapid succession. None of which give me time to settle down to a days model work.
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    Yep, Rob, we're kind of in the same boat. I'm playing with our big plastic boat. We're pushing south, but Mother Nature is being challenging. We have to get to warmer climes before I feel inspired to break out the gaming goodies.
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    Well here the dreary constant overcast drizzle season is setting in so I get to stay inside.

    Cut out cloth sails
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    Masts painted and mounted
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    Sail have been shaped and trimmed
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    All of the spars are cut and sorted
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    That is it for this evening. Time to join the Cruise Director for a movie.

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    That is coming along well Vol.
    Please keep us informed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Volunteer View Post
    Pretty quiet this month, is everyone but me taking a break?
    I've been preparing for LinCon and now I'm working on other things like digging out old mechs from Battletech after seeing that on LinCon and looking into GNW/WSS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dobbs View Post


    Yep, Rob, we're kind of in the same boat. I'm playing with our big plastic boat. We're pushing south, but Mother Nature is being challenging. We have to get to warmer climes before I feel inspired to break out the gaming goodies.
    My boat is not nearly so desirable as the one that you are in, even though it seems to have a rather disturbing list to Port. I will do a bit of damage control on that for you. Until you get into warmer climbs I would resort to a different sort of port. The kind which has a warming effect internally.
    Sail safe both of you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TexaS View Post
    I've been preparing for LinCon and now I'm working on other things like digging out old mechs from Battletech after seeing that on LinCon and looking into GNW/WSS.
    Those are 6MM rule sets aren't they Jonas? I have painted a few 2MM Nappy formations for my 1/1200 ship games. I can imagine 6MM being even more difficult with the added detail.

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    Battletech is in 6mm but since it’s mostly big robots they are not very difficult, unless you make it so.

    My WSS/GNW are 15mm. Those may be more difficult. You really believe you can paint the triple hatband in blue-silver-gold. In 6mm you don’t ever try anything like that.

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    Been working on Austrian cuirassiers.

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    Missing one base.

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    Oh very nice Jonas, I like the finished bases in the back row.

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    I haven't been able to do any work on the Pandora for a couple of days but tonight I spent a couple of hours getting the main and mizzen sails tied on.

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    They look familiar Jonas.
    Very similar accoutrements to my ECW troopers.
    Nice painting.
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    That message ended up in the wrong thread.

    I’ll instead post a picture of my Austrian cavalry.

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    Wow, that's a lot of color and a lot of painting Jonas! They look wonderful!

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    That's a mighty fine array of horsemen sir.
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    I have more sails and the first stage of standing rigging on Pandora. Now I have to make and mount the ratlines before I can move any further. That's a few hours of wearing the respirator

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    Well I'm sure it will be worth the sacrifice Vol. She is looking as smart as paint already.
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    Technically these are post workbench, but my coastal forces finally made it on the table. The German boats are from Warlord Games Cruel Seas line and the British MTBs and Hunt Class destroyer are 3d Prints.


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    Bad things are about to happen for this luckless E-boat after colliding with the destroyer!

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    Torpedoes away

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    Not all the E-boats escaped behind a smoke screen!

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    Very nice to see these in action Eric.
    My sons bought me a set of these last Christmas and to my discredit they are still awaiting painting.
    Maybe this will spur me into action.
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    Vol, sorry I missed the launching ceremony for Le Fougueux! It's a bit late but I'll drink to a proud and long lived service in the French Navy tomorrow.

    She looks as lovely as the last one off the slips.

    Pandora is not looking too shabby either, shame about the brittle structure problem you're having, that must be most frustrating.

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