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    I think your French POW had the right of it by the looks of the evidence.
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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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    Wow ! The sails are looking so good ! Great job Volunteer. A real French warrior that you've made !
    "Les passions sont les vents qui enflent les voiles du navire ; elles le submergent quelquefois, mais sans elles il ne pourrait voguer."
    "Passions are the winds that fill the sails of a ship ; they sometimes overwhelm her, but she could not sail without them."- Voltaire

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    Thank you Roméo, but I intended to flag the ship as British to fight my USS Constitution.

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    Here is HMS Guerriere

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    Blue suits her Vol.

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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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    Great work everyone. Beautiful ship Vol!

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    Thanks Jonas

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    Quote Originally Posted by Volunteer View Post
    Here is HMS Guerriere
    Just amazing work, congratulations and thanks for sharing.
    How did you create the blocks on the running lines?
    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkeenaH View Post
    Just amazing work, congratulations and thanks for sharing.
    How did you create the blocks on the running lines?
    Thanks
    Just a blob of PVA painted brown after drying gives the visual efect at these small scales. Though on the Pyro model I used beads.

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    Now on the bench is Henry Turner's Bonhomme Richard. Painted her tonight.

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    Note there are no channel at all on this sculpt. I will have to add them in order to attach the ratlines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Volunteer View Post
    Just a blob of PVA painted brown after drying gives the visual efect at these small scales. Though on the Pyro model I used beads.
    That reminds me that I still need to do the blocks at a slightly larger scale for the Carronade which I finished last year.

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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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    A wee bit earlier than the Napoleonic age of sail but I am working on galleys of the Lepanto era. I got a box of these die cut wood galleys from Skull & Crown miniatures in trade for some 40k space marines.

    Painting before assembly. Note the neat smoke markers that fit nicely over the guns to denote they have fired. In the accompanying rules "Galleys, Guns and Glory" you have to roll to reload as it was not often done in these battles. Also the little galley with the squares is used to hold damage dice for the large galley or lanterna command ship in the foreground.

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    Masts up prepping for some simple rigging!

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    Next up rigging and final assembly.

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    That is very cool Eric. I just printed a generic Lepanto galley

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    I'll have to make the oars, mast and sail.

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    I've decided that I need a lugger. I downloaded the top picture for sail shape. The hull will be a modified Alligator.

    I have the courses cut out. Next up, cutting out the topsails, then the masts and yards.

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    That will be pretty cool Dobbs. What are you doing for the masts? Will they be scratch built?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Volunteer View Post
    That will be pretty cool Dobbs. What are you doing for the masts? Will they scratch built?
    Yes Vol, the masts will be scratch built. I use carbon fiber rod and crazy glue. I think it's interesting how the topmasts of the fore and main are on backwards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dobbs View Post
    Yes Vol, the masts will be scratch built. I use carbon fiber rod and crazy glue. I think it's interesting how the topmasts of the fore and main are on backwards.
    I noticed that on the first lugger I built a long while back, a Langton.

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    Might follow you after Doncaster Dobbs. I could do with a lugger too. I'll see iuf I can find a spare Alligator.

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Volunteer View Post
    I noticed that on the first lugger I built a long while back, a Langton.
    I studied pictures of yours when planning mine. I'll probably go back a few more times.

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    My weakness for luggers revealed. Suzanne and I built Agility last year. The new lugger will be Agilite'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dobbs View Post
    I studied pictures of yours when planning mine. I'll probably go back a few more times.

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    My weakness for luggers revealed. Suzanne and I built Agility last year. The new lugger will be Agilite'.

    Wow she's beautiful! What fun!
    And hearing that someone actually looks at my blog gives me goose bumps, haha! Thanks!

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    The only Blog I saw Vol was your one on here. Which reminds me that I will try and add your Harbour to the How to section. You could also add a couple of those pictures to the Harbours bit of the showcase if you like.
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Bligh View Post
    The only Blog I saw Vol was your one on here. Which reminds me that I will try and add your Harbour to the How to section. You could also add a couple of those pictures to the Harbours bit of the showcase if you like.
    Rob.

    This is the one I believe Dobbs was referring to Rob

    https://volsminiatures.blogspot.com/...hasse.html?m=0

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    Got it Vol.
    Thanks. That answers both questions. Langton it is then.

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    It has been such nice weather here that I haven't spent much time indoors the last several days. But yesterday was a scorcher for this time of year, above 90°F or 32°C, breaking a record made in 1963.
    So I spent the day at the docks working on my ship.
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    Mounted the masts
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    Spars and furled courses done
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    Jamming in some sails work at the end of each day keeps the project moving. The main and foresails are now assembled.
    The yards will be trimmed later. The schooner in the background gives a little scale.

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    I will explain what I have been up to after Doncaster this weekend,
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    Mounting the spars and sails: Mizzen is almost done

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    Coming along very well Vol. I must make time to get back to my ship building projects.

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    Last edited by Bligh; 09-30-2022 at 01:44.
    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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    Another mast of sails done tonight.

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    And while I was doing that I was printing this White Tower of Thessaloniki in Greece

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    Good looking tower Vol. Who makes the files for that?

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    All of the main sails are on now. While working to adhust the fore t'gallant after it was mounted, I damaged it. I mad repairs best I could. I had thought about replacing it, but I kind of like the waybit looks. Now I'm wondering if I should try 'damaging' the rest of the sails. What do you all think? Replace, Damage, or leave as is?

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    Vol, I think you should put men on the yard so it looks like it haven't drawn wind fully yet.

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    Vol, I think it needs replaced. It would draw the eye and be seen as a flaw. It does look curious, like the sail is luffing, but an experienced sailor would trim it pretty quickly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Volunteer View Post
    It was a free file from Miniworld3D. Just pull up*www.myminifactory.com*and type in the search field 'white tower', it will be the first object to pop up.

    I picked up a few nice Moroccan forts, walls and other buildings from this site as well
    Thanks for the info Vol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Volunteer View Post
    Thank you Roméo, but I intended to flag the ship as British to fight my USS Constitution.
    Oh, fair enough ! It still remains beautiful !
    "Les passions sont les vents qui enflent les voiles du navire ; elles le submergent quelquefois, mais sans elles il ne pourrait voguer."
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