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Offline Codsticker

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Re: Welcome ye to the Spanish Main!
« Reply #165 on: November 01, 2021, 01:26:01 AM »
You have a knack for stripes- I love 'em!

Offline Digits

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Re: Welcome ye to the Spanish Main!
« Reply #166 on: November 01, 2021, 08:57:25 AM »
Thank you.

To be fair, I pretty much copied the Smee from the painted sample on the box of figures.  Wish I’d checked my cartoon Smee out first….he simply had a red bonnet! Lol
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Offline Digits

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Re: Welcome ye to the Spanish Main!
« Reply #167 on: November 01, 2021, 01:19:52 PM »
Setting for tonight’s game.   FFoL rules……

The Gorgonzola has dropped anchor off the Isle of Snakes and the shore party are off to retrieve their ill gotten gains which had been buried here two years.

But with a few big personalities on board, each conniving to make a name for himself, things may not be that simple…….




Offline Grumpy Gnome

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Re: Welcome ye to the Spanish Main!
« Reply #168 on: November 01, 2021, 05:02:54 PM »
Shiver me timbers….I am full of envy mate, that looks great! Yarr!
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Offline has.been

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Re: Welcome ye to the Spanish Main!
« Reply #169 on: November 01, 2021, 05:46:24 PM »
Looking good.
When do we get the AAR & more pictures?

Offline Cacique Caribe

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Re: Welcome ye to the Spanish Main!
« Reply #170 on: February 17, 2022, 07:10:48 AM »
Digits

Fantastic project, specially the jungle terrain.  Now the project needs some mangroves!  :)

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Offline Digits

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Re: Welcome ye to the Spanish Main!
« Reply #171 on: August 11, 2022, 02:39:35 PM »
Mangroves would be good….

However, for the time being, a couple of cut throats join the crew.


Offline Captain Blood

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Re: Welcome ye to the Spanish Main!
« Reply #172 on: August 11, 2022, 02:46:37 PM »
Splendid. Great collection and tabletops  8)

Offline FreakyFenton

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Re: Welcome ye to the Spanish Main!
« Reply #173 on: August 11, 2022, 02:58:03 PM »
Ooooh a Nock Gun on that one guy! Cool!
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Offline Digits

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Re: Welcome ye to the Spanish Main!
« Reply #174 on: August 13, 2022, 05:42:58 PM »
Thanks fellas.


So, I dug these two sorry looking boards from my garage.   The big move down here to sunny Stratford was not kind on them as you can plainly see 😢🥴

Dusty, a few chips in the walls and a couple of missing wall posts.







It’s been putting me off finishing it for the last three years, that and the though of expanding it.

Well, truth be told, I’m thinking I’m hardly likely to play much with it until I meet a few more local gamers, so I’m thinking I may just stick to these two boards for now, giving me a nice compact little gaming space to chuck a few minis around on.  The playing surface area clearly gets bigger when the ships are all put in dock….

But it’s going to need love.   So today I bought some new paint for the sea (couldn’t find the old stuff, so trying a different approach with some turquoise paint….and a can of Yacht varnish to finish it to take care of the water areas.

Before I can start adding paint, there is dusting to be done, along with replacing those missing wall posts.   Me thinks I need to make a few more rope fenders too for the stone jetty posts.

Then we can start thinking about the buildings.  One thing I have been doing over the years, is collecting dock side cargo and merchant paraphernalia, all of which will need painting up.

It won’t be huge, but it could be a fun table.  If I can just finish these two boards, and get use from it, then I may consider building two more to place behind them…….we shall see……..

Offline FifteensAway

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Re: Welcome ye to the Spanish Main!
« Reply #175 on: August 14, 2022, 02:20:03 AM »
It would be completely "Daft" of me to do anything to derail your pirate mojo but I hope there is still some ".est" left for "Africa", if you get my drift! 

"No, I did not!  And why would I?  I'm sure Digit's feeling of a swift kick in the patootie was just a minor pain of aging, really I am."  Says I.  o_o :o lol

Offline Digits

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Re: Welcome ye to the Spanish Main!
« Reply #176 on: August 14, 2022, 07:49:26 AM »
Can’t help the butterfly in me fella, sorry!

Let’s just say I don’t intend starting any “new” projects for a while.  I want to get a few projects over the line that have been going for a while now.   This is one of the oldest and in theory, seeing as I have all the models for it, one of the easiest to do.

First sea colour paint went on last night….

Offline has.been

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Re: Welcome ye to the Spanish Main!
« Reply #177 on: August 14, 2022, 09:51:58 AM »
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If I can just finish these two boards, and get use from it, then I may consider building two more to place behind them…….we shall see……..

I have found over the years, OK decades :-[, that getting something onto the table
and used in a game or two, is the best way to encourage a bit more progress.
The death of projects has been (see wot I dun there  :D) not playing with 'the
project' until it was fully finished. Which normally resulted in giving up on it before
any gaming occurred.

Offline Digits

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Re: Welcome ye to the Spanish Main!
« Reply #178 on: August 14, 2022, 10:03:37 AM »
Yup, that’s my thinking fella.    I have too many projects and not enough gaming time to be fair.

I play a bit of CoC with Jamie but I need to start playing with a few other toys.  When I get the pirate table done, we will have to fix up a game or two on it Pete.

Anyone else in the vicinity of Stratford on Avon fancy a game, give me a shout! 😉

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Re: Welcome ye to the Spanish Main!
« Reply #179 on: August 14, 2022, 10:16:28 AM »
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When I get the pirate table done, we will have to fix up a game or two on it Pete.

Let me know when it is ready. Fistful of lead ? ???

 

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