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Offline ichwillauch

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Sino-French War 1884 - start building ships
« on: December 25, 2017, 07:59:46 PM »
A new project...

I was looking for plans of French warships during the Sino-French War. I found several but all were far too big to build. But finally I found a plan of a british flat iron gunship, the ANT-Class. Flat iron gunships were used by the French Tonkin Flotilla (Revolver-Class) as well as by the chinese imperial navy (greek alphabet-class).



The hull was made of plywood and styrofoam and the deck planked with coffee-sticks



The biggest problem will be to build this gun. All suggestions are welcome.


Offline Codsticker

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Re: Sino-French War 1884 - start building ships
« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2017, 08:08:21 PM »
Very ambitious project! Looks excellent so far.

Offline has.been

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Re: Sino-French War 1884 - start building ships
« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2017, 08:22:06 PM »
Have a look at 'Grubby Tanks' who have the old Britannia range, which includes Naval 'stuff' such as: guns; anchors, crew
and ships figureheads. He is a very nice person to deal with too.

Offline fantail

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Re: Sino-French War 1884 - start building ships
« Reply #3 on: December 25, 2017, 08:37:44 PM »
maybe  HLBSCo guns might do the trick.
http://www.hlbs.co.uk/type.php?id=95
or TA miniatures might have something too.
http://taminiatures.com/shop/american-civil-war

Offline ichwillauch

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Re: Sino-French War 1884 - start building ships
« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2017, 03:36:34 PM »
Thank you very much for the input, the TA and HLBS guns are very nice.

Offline Vintage Wargaming

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Re: Sino-French War 1884 - start building ships
« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2017, 06:01:23 PM »
Also worth looking at Reviresco to see if they have something suitable for you

Offline Alcide Nikopol

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Re: Sino-French War 1884 - start building ships
« Reply #6 on: December 26, 2017, 06:45:13 PM »
Wonderful looking project you have there.
A.Nik-

Offline ichwillauch

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Re: Sino-French War 1884 - start building ships
« Reply #7 on: December 26, 2017, 07:17:30 PM »
Thanks for the comments and suggestions. We tried to create the gun with FIMO, because the gun is a really big one...


But the gun carriage is really complicated...



Offline juergen c. olk

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Re: Sino-French War 1884 - start building ships
« Reply #8 on: December 26, 2017, 07:41:09 PM »
Wow ..Hell of a Project..but you seem to have the Knack..very impressive.

Offline DintheDin

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Re: Sino-French War 1884 - start building ships
« Reply #9 on: December 26, 2017, 07:45:54 PM »
It's a great project and you already made an excellent progress! I'll be following with great interest! Good luck!
Now and then we had a hope that if we lived and were good, God would permit us to be pirates. Mark Twain, Life on the Mississippi

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Re: Sino-French War 1884 - start building ships
« Reply #10 on: December 26, 2017, 07:53:11 PM »
Wow, she's quite the beastie, isn't she?

Something always told me they were reading Tommy wrong...

Offline Traveler Man

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Re: Sino-French War 1884 - start building ships
« Reply #11 on: December 26, 2017, 10:52:48 PM »
Impressive!  :o Looking forward to seeing pics of the finished ship.
"It's amusing, it's amazing, and it's never twice the same: It's the salt of true adventure, and the glamour of the game."

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Offline ichwillauch

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Re: Sino-French War 1884 - start building ships
« Reply #12 on: December 27, 2017, 08:45:20 PM »
Thank you everyone for your kind comments.

Meanwhile we made some small procress...




Offline Hupp n at em

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Re: Sino-French War 1884 - start building ships
« Reply #13 on: January 10, 2018, 10:12:28 PM »
This is too cool not to follow.  :)

Offline Patrice

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Re: Sino-French War 1884 - start building ships
« Reply #14 on: January 10, 2018, 10:23:26 PM »
 :o

Very cool, superb!

I've recently found these pics and I mentioned them in another thread (in "Adventures in the Far East" section of LAF).




 

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