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    Default What's on Your Workbench for December 2021

    Rob here is the Dutch 68. I haven't completely cleaned it up yet but as you can see it is a very pretty ship.

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    Indeed it is Vol.
    I must get my other ships completed first but then!!!
    Thanks for posting.
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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 need to stop printing more ships and get back to rigging Pandora!

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    I haven't posted to the workshop in while - busy with WWII Coastal craft. Now I have printed several of Henry's "Gilded Sails" ships for use with Oak&Iron. Just about finished 2 wreck markers for a game on Friday. Getting ready to work on a fluyt and pinnace. My first try will use the supplied resin masts and sails. For the fluyt I am going to try cloth sails, taking inspiration from Vol, so I have printed the bare poles. I did try a print of the whole ship including masts but it failed and fell into my vat.

    For the wrecks I experimented with contrast paints. They work well over an off white primer. For the decks I simply used a wash over the primer. Oh and in the background are a just finished 3d printed 28mm dismounted Spanish caballero from the Reconquista and a unit of Zouaves.

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    Those look very good Eric, and it is good to get a glimpse of your earlier period ships too.
    Thanks for posting them.
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    Those gilded sail ships look very cool, but that Spaniard is awesome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Volunteer View Post
    Those gilded sail ships look very cool, but that Spaniard is awesome!
    Thanks Vol.

    The minis are fantastic and some of the best I have seen yet. I subscribed to his Patreon membership and get a new set every month.

    https://www.facebook.com/pg/caballero.miniatures/posts/

    https://www.myminifactory.com/users/Caballerominiatures

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    The horses are magnificent!

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    Just printed another beautiful ship from Simon, the San Jose.

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    And finished the standing rigging on the Pandora plus got a start on the running rigging.

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    Pandora is looking magnificent Vol, and the San Jose is yet another asset which will be the pride of the fleet I'm sure.
    Thanks for posting.
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    Thank you Rob. I just remembered a tip I wanted to share. I discovered that painting the brittle resin rails with cyanoacrylate glue strengthens them considerably. Enough so that you can tie off rigging to them without snapping them off so easily.

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    A very useful tip Vol. I'm sure it will hold true for many other of the brittle small parts too, like the stern lanterns.
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    Sadly nothing to report; too much work dealing with the Old Crab's demands and her wild-hair-up-the-*cough* holiday project ideas. Closest to it is doodling out an idea for the girlfriend's first gunsmithing project...
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    Pandora is done!

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    I think the hardest thing about this build was trying to get the tiny figurehead right.

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    She looks magnificent Vol.
    That Figurehead is astounding at that scale.
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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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    This is what I was trying to represent

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    And thank you very much for the rep points Rob.

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    And very fetching she is too Vol.
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    Beautiful model, Vol.
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    Thank you DB

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    Vol, as Rob said, she is magnificent, the ship and the figurehead.

    The sails and rigging are really superb.

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    Thanks John

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    Wonderful ship, Vol!

    Myself, I’ve been sewing a new captain’s waistcoat, but I will get back to finishing my Spanish fleet now, I hope…

    I’m a consultant and about to get a new assignment and that might be a bit tiring, though…

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    I hope you at least get a good Christmas break before having to take on your new work Jonas.
    I lok forward to seeing the rest of your Fleet.

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    Start the 20th of December…

    I have three hulls on my workbench that I hope to get on with anyway.

    Then I’ll get the Spanish fleet finished, all more or less at the same time.

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    I feel really bad now Jonas, apart from the AAR I wrote last week work is at a standstill here, I only need a couple of hours to complete HMS Captain, but my work table is covered with Christmas cards wrapping paper and trimmings going up as and when we can get on to them. My Brother-in- law died last week, so we also have had that to deal with.
    Hope to be back at the wheel as soon as Christmas is over.
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    Sorry to hear that.

    I hope we all can gather strength during the holidays and can start strong next year.

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    So sorry to hear about your brother-in-law Rob.
    I will echo what Janas said.

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    Thanks shipmates.
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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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    Condolences on the loss of your Brother in Law Rob. Not a good time of year for him to pass away but there again what is. May God bless you and your family.

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    Thanks Gary.
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    Add mine and Junior's to the string of condolences, amigo. :( T&P.
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    Thank you also DB.
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    Just started laying out my latest project. A small seaport in the Eastern Med.

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    Today I got the rough cut out completed, and ordered the houses and special bits I need.
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    I have taken out the Spanish again. Three ships are on my workbench but not in the photo. Two third rates and a first rate.

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    The ships in front will become wrecks.

    And I have just printed a Rayo 100 that will join them…

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    Wow Rob, your port looks great!

    It has been pretty quiet on here of late. I'm glad to see you and Jonas are still working on stuff that keeps me motivated!

    I was playing around and printed Simon's Palas 40-gun frigate in 1/450 scale for an HMS Java to match my 1/450 scale Pyro plastic kit USS Constitution model. While I was at it I also printed Simon's USS Constellation in 1/450. They came out beautifully!

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    That looks like a real challenge, Vol.

    Looks promising, Rob.

    Here’s what on my actual workbench.

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    Rayo 100, a 112 gun first rate, Bahama as 74, and a San Ildefonso class 74.

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    Close up of the figurehead of Rayo.

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    Where do I start here chaps.
    They all look magnificent and as for the details, Texas' close up of the Rayo Figurehead says it all.
    As for my own modest efforts, all I got done today was an effort to draw out where the contouring of the town will need excavating. I have been entertaining Captain Kiwi and his good lady today, with all flow tests all completed beforehand so no Yellow Jack or Scurvy in evidence. This, however did slow down my progress on the works.
    Hope to get a bit more done before Christmas strikes in earnest.
    Thanks for those photos shipmates.
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    The ships look really good Jonas. Rayo looks as big as the 112 gunner. For some reason I can't see the figurehead photo. It just shows "Attachment 57148"

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    That's strange Vol because I can't see it now either. it was there when I looked yesterday.
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    You could try popping it in your photo albums and reload it from there.
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    I have now drawn out the contours on my harbour ready for Routing out tomorrow.
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    Your process is fascinating Rob

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    The picture disappeared for me too. I edited the post and put the picture up again. It had disappeared from the site.

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    Yep, got it again Jonas.
    Have a Happy Christmas.
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    Same to you, Rob! Merry Christmas!

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    See it now, thanks Jonas! Merry Christmas to you all!

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    Starting a booknook for my daughter

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    If I may ask Vol, what is a booknook?
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