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  • #145589
    carojon
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    The first of my French third rates of renown features the 74-gun Argonaute which as I highlight is a surprising choice of French ship for the period.

    In a rather short career it seems her most significant action was to have her captain at Trafalgar end up in a rather unseemly argument with a comrade accusing him of being battle-shy.

    If you would like to know more then just follow the link to JJ’s

    https://jjwargames.blogspot.com/2020/10/all-at-sea-french-third-rates-of-renown.html

    JJ

    http://jjwargames.blogspot.co.uk

    #145690
    Darkest Star Games
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    Very prettily done model, sir!

    Say, on the museum model, what’s with all of the sheets hanging up mid-height?  Are they washed hammocks?

    "I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."

    #145714
    carojon
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    Thank you.

    I think so. It was common when the opportunity presented to air the sail cloth and hammocks to prevent damp rotting the canvass and for general hygiene for the crew and their bedding. I suppose it makes for an interesting model.

    http://jjwargames.blogspot.co.uk

    #145867
    Thomaston
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    It’s going to be daunting to everyone when if you ever show us a pic of all your fleets together. I’m pretty sure you have more than 50 ships, or are you at over a hundred now?

    Tired is enough.
    I like tiny miniatures

    #145923
    carojon
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    Not quite, sixty-two so far, with another twenty-four to go to complete the first part of the project.

    French and Spanish third rates of renown are done together with four 64-gun and four 80-gun conversions and nine gunboats which I will review in the next few weeks.

    Collection One

     

    http://jjwargames.blogspot.co.uk

    #145928
    Thomaston
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    Thats a lot of sails.

    Tired is enough.
    I like tiny miniatures

    #145971
    Darkest Star Games
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    It was common when the opportunity presented to air the sail cloth and hammocks to prevent damp rotting the canvass and for general hygiene for the crew and their bedding.

      Aha, so that may be where the term “louse ridden wind” had come!

    And wow, what a collection!  Quite impressive, and that’s just the first part?  Bonkers, says I!

    "I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."

    #146709
    Volunteer
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    Another beautifully painted ship JJ

    "Research is what I’m doing when I don’t know what I’m doing"
    Wernher von Braun

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