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    Default What's on Your Workbench for April 2022?

    Overnight I glued down my second element of the three, and sealed it with PVA.

    Today it was undercoated and I began to assemble the structures and paint them.

    You can see it here juxtaposed with element one, the Old town.

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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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    Rob, are the long buildings in your city the Brigade Terraced Houses? I'm looking for barracks for my Fort McHenry and those look promising. I am planning to order goodies to be waiting for us when we get home.

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    Hi Dobbs.

    Yes they are mainly a mix of sss-8012 terraced houses, and sss-8166 French Market Square, but for your purposes the terraces with a bit of judicious filing and cutting would suit the best.

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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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    The pastic Bounty kit is coming along with some modifications.

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    Strange mounds I finally figered out were supposed to represent rope coils, were in the way for mounting the cannon, so I had to remove half of them.
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    Smart as paint Vol lad Arrr!

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    Last edited by Bligh; 04-03-2022 at 08:54.
    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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    Now here is one I didn't have to make earlier.
    A nice little bounty from Brigade Models. Also with a ship to give you the 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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    Looking good, Vol and Rob. That Bounty is worthy of a proper mutiny and the fort of a proper siege.

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    Thanks Paul and Rob.
    Is that Brigade fort in their 2MM collection? I hadn't seen that one before. I have several of their forts and they are outstanding IMO.

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    It is new Vol.
    This is the code for it in the Mediterranean collection
    Last edited by Bligh; 04-04-2022 at 00:45.
    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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    It's actually in the Mediterranean collection.

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    There is also this new fort in the Spanish Forts section Thanks Dave I corrected the other one.
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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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    Really nice looking stuff there and reasonably priced

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    The Dutch for taking on the Portuguese nears completion. The four ships at the back without sails are Langton - the leading ships are Pinnaces (20-26 guns) followed by a 30-gun with a 60-gun to port. I will have to finish painting the brass sails for these, put them on the ships and then start the rigging and final touches. If I did this again I would put the sails on the masts before gluing them into the ship hulls. The ships in front are Warfare Miniatures (Ark Royal) ships - a jacht and a 40-gun ship. The masts are cast metal. The main and fore masts of the 40-gun haven't been glued in as I will be doing the rigging for this ship using bristles and I will work from the back to the front for the standing rigging. Thread rigging looks not to be an option for the Ark Royal ships. After doing the rigging for the Ark Royals I will then decide if to use bristles or thread for the Langtons. The Langton ships seem to be made for thread rigging. I've done thread rigging on the Portuguese and after doing the Ark Royals with bristles I will have a good idea of the effort / result of each.

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    They really look the ticket Paul.
    I must get my Dubrovnic finished this month so that I can get back onto painting my ships again.

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    Part two of Dubrovnic is almost completed now.
    Just a few trees and rocks to add.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bligh View Post
    They really look the ticket Paul.
    I must get my Dubrovnic finished this month so that I can get back onto painting my ships again.

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    I'm quite looking forward to your finish project, Rob.

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    After two months research and three months at the workbench so am I Paul, so am I.Rob.

    Also many thanks for the Rep.
    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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    Looking good Rob!
    And I love your Langtons Paul! Never tried that era, you make them look so good

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    Quote Originally Posted by Volunteer View Post
    Looking good Rob!
    And I love your Langtons Paul! Never tried that era, you make them look so good
    Thanks, vol. Later era ships are so elegant but there’s something about that sprit sail that speaks, arrrr, to me. LoL

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