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    Brian Weathersby
    Brian Weathersby
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    There’s another ship of the line up over at the main page of my blog. Drop by and check her out at:
    https://mymodelsailingships.blogspot.com

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    --Warren Zevon

    #122075

    Doug Melville
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    Nice work. I never have the patience to do all the rigging.

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    #122162
    Brian Weathersby
    Brian Weathersby
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    Every now and then, I do wish I hadn’t gone full out on my original models, to be sure! However, I have enough of them now that I’m obliged to keep doing it, as they would look silly otherwise.

    I'm lucky to be here
    With someone I like
    Who maketh my spirit to shine
    --Warren Zevon

    #122183
    Autodidact-O-Saurus
    Autodidact-O-Saurus
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    Another nice addition to the fleet. I study your photographs, stare at the rigging and think “I can do this.” Then, once I have a ship in front of me it’s like “No, I’m not sure I can. Maybe tomorrow.” Everything goes back in the box!

    Out of curiosity, why do you paint the gun ports in the waist of the ship black, but all the others are painted yellow? Would the waist ports typically have been left open while the others were shut?

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    #122278
    Brian Weathersby
    Brian Weathersby
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    Jeff,

    It looks intimidating, but it’s really not.  I would even go so far as to say that you don’t have to do ALL the rigging your first time out.  The standing rigging is useful; many times I’ve straightened all the bent masts by pulling on one and having the standing rigging pull everything else back into line.  Just do what you’re comfortable with, and add more as you go.

    As for the waist ports on the ship, they are actually painted dark gray, not black.  These ports could be boarded up in heavy weather, but they did not normally have gunport lids.  The idea is that the dark gray will (sort of) simulate  a view into the waist through those ports, since there wouldn’t be a lot of direct sunlight.  On my open, upper deck gunports I paint those a very light gray, to kind of simulate sunlight pouring through them.  I also think it helps break up the monotony of black.  Below is a picture of a 1760 model of a 74 gunner, and you can see in the photo that there are no gunport lids on the waist.

    I will say though, that if I received a miniature that had gunports molded into place there, I would paint them.  The Langton hulls have depressions there instead of raised ports, albeit possibly not on all their models.

     

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    With someone I like
    Who maketh my spirit to shine
    --Warren Zevon

    #122279
    Norm S
    Norm S
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    What a wonderful job you made of that model, a really beauty. A nicely done  Langton 1/1200 brings a lot of atmosphere to a table.

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    #122380
    Brian Weathersby
    Brian Weathersby
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    Thank you Norm.  Langton models do have a lot of atmosphere.  My collection is overwhelmingly Langton, although I do have some Skytrex/Red Eagle hulls with Langton masts/sails.  I’m of the opinion that since we spend 90% of our time painting and 10% playing, you may as well get the best you can afford to buy.

    I'm lucky to be here
    With someone I like
    Who maketh my spirit to shine
    --Warren Zevon

    #123005
    Volunteer
    Volunteer
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    Nice job Brian!

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

    #123079
    Brian Weathersby
    Brian Weathersby
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    Thanks, Vol.  I’m glad to see you’re doing OK, as your blog has been quiet here lately.

    I'm lucky to be here
    With someone I like
    Who maketh my spirit to shine
    --Warren Zevon

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