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    Default What's on your Workbench for September 2022

    The current heat wave has forced me inside so I have spent some time in the dungeon shipyard. I started printing some 1/450 scale hulls to go with my Pyro plastic Constitution model.

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    From bottom up: the hermaphrodite schooner Prince de Neufchatel, brig Niagra, HMS Guerrier, HMS Indefatigable, Constellation, and the Pyro Constitution.

    This is my progress so far on the Guerriere

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    And I just printed Simon's resin STL file for Arrogant on my FDM Creality in 1/450 scale and it came out awesome! It even has the cannon bores.

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    Mighty fine ships and paintwork, both Vol. The details are exquisite.
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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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    Well yesterday did not go so well. I had planned on working on the ship some more after doing some dusting maintenance on my Gualic army. While doing so I knocked the entire tray violently to the floor with the back of my office chair. What a mess! Bases,shelds and spears everywhere! And the poor chariots! It took me late into the night to make repairs. I am still missing one shield, lol.

    My newly repaired Celts
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    That sounds tragic Vol.

    It reminded me of the time years ago that I was going to overspray a completed Regiment of Prussians with Matte Varnish. I inadvertently picked up a can of white primer instead and did the first quick pass before realizing that the slight bloom on the varnish was in fact turning all the troops a light greyish white. I keep my varnish on a separate shelf from my other aerosol paints these days.

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    I was able to mount a few spars and a couple of sails yesterday.

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    And I printed two of Henry's 74s, Ganges and Elizabeth the day before. They took nearly 7 hours apiece to print.

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    Starting to look very fine Vol.
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    This evening I concentrated on making the furled courses and royals using Super Sculpy. There was time after they were finished to get the mizzen roral and main course mounted.

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    The furled sails also look excellent Vol. What exactly is Super Sculpy?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bligh View Post
    The furled sails also look excellent Vol. What exactly is Super Sculpy?
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    Rob it is a heat cured sculpting clay. I don't use an oven, I use my heat gun to cure it. That gives me more control of the temperature and cure time.

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    Wow! great work. I wonder if I can print in resin without cutting the models in half!

    Vol - I have a scenario suggestion for your Constitution model - print the HMS Levant and Cyane! Actually both that battle and the one you are working on will work well with Dobbs mash up of SoG and Post Captain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeRuyter View Post
    Wow! great work. I wonder if I can print in resin without cutting the models in half!

    Vol - I have a scenario suggestion for your Constitution model - print the HMS Levant and Cyane! Actually both that battle and the one you are working on will work well with Dobbs mash up of SoG and Post Captain.

    Thanks Eric. Sounds like a good idea but I'm not sure what ships of Henry's or Simon's would be usable for the Cyane and Levant. Maybe the Pandora for Cyane, but Levant is a bit harder. Henry has a 20 gun Ontario snow with a raised quarter deck that would be wrong. Simon has the Enterprise which is a a bit small. I suppose I could fudge the 156% to increase the size a bit more and add a couple of guns. What do you think?

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    Thanks Vol. I will try and run some of that to earth over here.
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    Found it , ordered it on Amazon, and added the adhesive pack too.
    Thanks again Vol.

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    Can't disclose my main line of attack for September because it is a suprise for Doncaster, but I will put up as few shots of my other ongoing work as soon as I get back onto it.
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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
    Found it , ordered it on Amazon, and added the adhesive pack too.
    Thanks again Vol.

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    You are welcome Rob! Uh...adhesive pack?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Volunteer View Post
    You are welcome Rob! Uh...adhesive pack?
    Yes Vol. It is supposed to enable the joining of small details to the main body of the Sculpy without the need for undue pressure distorting the still pliant parts. Also for joining parts after they have hardened. I will let you know in due time how good it is after trialing it.
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    Some completed Spanish militia to repel my Dutch privateers.

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    Wow Paul! They are beautiful!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Volunteer View Post
    Wow Paul! They are beautiful!
    Thanks, Vol...and also for the rep.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Volunteer View Post
    Thanks Eric. Sounds like a good idea but I'm not sure what ships of Henry's or Simon's would be usable for the Cyane and Levant. Maybe the Pandora for Cyane, but Levant is a bit harder. Henry has a 20 gun Ontario snow with a raised quarter deck that would be wrong. Simon has the Enterprise which is a a bit small. I suppose I could fudge the 156% to increase the size a bit more and add a couple of guns. What do you think?
    The benefits of 3d printing, you can change the scale! But good question, I am not sure which model to use. A number of years ago I played that battle in 15mm scale using Sea Eagles ships and the 1/96 scale Connie. The sloop we used was a model based on the HMS Detroit but it was a bit generic.

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    Moving on with the sails today, too smokey to work outside

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    And printing 1/450 boats

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    Coming on very well with those sails Vol. Your militiamen look superb. Is the smoke caused by fires in the State? We usually get the news about these things but at the moment our media are concentrating on the late Queen.
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    Not so bad as last year Rob but there are fires all around us. None too close but the smoke is bad just about any direction the wind blows from.

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    We are in the SE corner of Stevens County

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    We are watching the fires up here in British Columbia and sending best wishes to our neighbours to the south.

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    It appears there are more than a few up there Howard

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    Ready for ratlines

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    I hope that the fires in your countries die down soon. The temprature here has now dropped to the low 20s and we are getting showers of rain again so the few fires we had are now gone.
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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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    Progress on the painting queue....

    Technically only half the French on the right are September workbench product. The rest were done earlier this year. It's enough to get my first Franco-Prussian War skirmish game done but it will need to wait until next week. This week I head to Alberta for my sister's much delayed memorial service - delayed 2 years due to the pandemic.

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    They look fantastic Paul!
    So sorry to hear you lost your sister Paul. And sad your family hasn't been able to have closure for so long.