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Offline Vindice

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Master and Commander
« on: August 31, 2016, 06:06:39 AM »
As it happens, I'm probably a commodore as I've got hold of first ever 1/1200 ships of the line.

Second hand, from eBay, my fleet turned out to be a sorry sight.


If you want the gruesome details of all the faffing with sheet styrene and brass rod that I had to do to get them sorted, there's a blog entry here. http://critfailure.blogspot.co.uk/2016/08/raising-my-flag.html

But here's the finished first one;



More shots on the blog and an explanation for the inaccurate rigging: https://critfailure.blogspot.co.uk/2016/08/master-and-commander.html

Offline Engel

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Re: Master and Commander
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2016, 06:34:45 AM »
Ohh nice...

I must really dust of my shipcollection seeing work like this.

Offline Vindice

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Re: Master and Commander
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2016, 06:46:45 AM »
Thanks. I have to say, from being used to 28mm this made a nice change. And I'm really happy with the results.

Offline shandy

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Re: Master and Commander
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2016, 07:05:36 AM »
Very nice, great work! I never had the guts to do 1/1200 napoleonic ships... but I love naval games and have a couple of 1/2400. What rules are you going to use?

Offline Vindice

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Re: Master and Commander
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2016, 08:23:10 AM »
I've grabbed Fighting Sail in the Osprey Summer Sale - 30% off was too good to miss. I've also got a PDF of Trafalgar kicking around somewhere seeing as the actual books are like hen's teeth.

Offline Vindice

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Re: Master and Commander
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2016, 08:47:44 AM »
Aye, Bezzo. I seem to spend most of my hobby time stripping and fixing second hand stuff. The only annoyance with these is that I couldn't strip them as they were too delicate and I'm sure a lot of detail was buried under that primer.

Offline shandy

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Re: Master and Commander
« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2016, 12:05:35 PM »
I can also highly recommend TooFatLardies' Kiss Me Hardy - they give quick and fun games!

Offline Vindice

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Re: Master and Commander
« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2016, 03:21:39 PM »
Thanks Shandy; will check them out.

Offline sespe

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Re: Master and Commander
« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2016, 04:08:39 AM »
Another vote for Kiss Me Hardy, although my group plays Signal Close Action. 

Offline Vindice

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Re: Master and Commander
« Reply #9 on: September 03, 2016, 05:24:42 AM »
I've completed the second of my fleet; this time the Spanish Santissima Trinidad.




This time I've done slightly more complex rigging; more details on the blog: https://critfailure.blogspot.co.uk/2016/09/santissima-trinidad.html

Offline jambo1

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Re: Master and Commander
« Reply #10 on: September 03, 2016, 09:01:32 AM »
Great work in rescuing those beauties, nice to see them emerge from the primer!! :)

Offline Vindice

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Re: Master and Commander
« Reply #11 on: September 03, 2016, 09:44:29 AM »
Thanks. I'm really happy with them - especially as I think I'm getting better with each one.

Offline Vindice

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Re: Master and Commander
« Reply #12 on: November 18, 2016, 06:56:21 AM »
Done another one. This one was in a bad way in terms of the state of the model when it arrived; lots of glued on remnants of rigging and cardboard ratlines. I couldn't remove all of it but I think I got it looking something like: The HMS Caledonia

http://critfailure.blogspot.co.uk/2016/11/hms-caledonia.html?m=1

« Last Edit: November 18, 2016, 07:25:51 AM by Vindice »

Offline Vindice

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Re: Master and Commander
« Reply #13 on: November 20, 2016, 05:18:50 PM »
And, with the completion of the Billy Ruffian I have finished the little squadron of 4 ships. It's been quite the rescue project and learning curve.





More shots and details on the blog: http://critfailure.blogspot.co.uk/2016/11/billy-ruffian.html?m=1

 

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