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First Paper Ship - A 12 gun schooner
I managed to complete my first paper ship from Warartisan. It was his lovely 12 gun Schooner. It actually was a bit easier than I anticipated. The sails were trickier than I anticipated and I had to do the jib sails twice before I had it right. What it lac...
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Better Pictures
Well the last pictures of my Langton fleet were... poor to say the least. I did a bit better this time. I broke out my blue felt and some rocks I have painted up. For perspective, I also photographed them with some of my Sea Dog Miniatures ships. First u...
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Better Pictures
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Painted ships
I managed to get my Langton ships painted up. Well, almost. The yawl is frustrating me. I should have fixed the sails to the masts before gluing the masts to the hull. The largest is the British gunboat. Next is the Launch armed with a bow gun. Next is ...
Painted ships
Painted ships
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Small KMH Continued
I managed to open up the sailed Jolly Boat that I bought from Langton miniatures. It is really tiny. Just a little over a centimeter in length with a small mast and a single square sail. I think I know how to get past the issues I am having with the twin m...
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Small Boat Actions Using Kiss Me Hardy
I am getting on with this project again. I really want to get this on the table top. I have been doing a good bit of research on one ship in particular who seems to have had a captain that was either very active or just plain unlucky to have been involved ...
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The odd career of HM Schooner St John
While working on my Raid on Nassau campaign, the only British Naval vessel present at Nassau was the schooner St John. Under its commander Lieutenant William Grant, it managed to take off over 100 barrels of gunpowder safely to St Augustine in British Flori...
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Converting Vacation into Scenarios
I was blessed to be able to go on a real vacation last week. My family went on a wonderful cruise. One stop was Nassau, Bahamas. A quick trip through my memory banks revealed that there was something that happened here during the American War of Independe...
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Wall for a AWI Fort
I bought a pack of 4" wide log walls for an AWI fort that I need to make. They are a Blue Moon Manufacturing 15mm item from their FIW line. They look great. There are a number of air bubbles in the tops of the wall that I really didn't mind. Reading a repo...
Wall for a AWI Fort
Wall for a AWI Fort
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Painting updates
I did manage to get a bit of painting done recently. The first thing I did is complete a blockhouse for This Land Divided. I also managed to paint up some Soviet infantry. Some of it was a anti-tank gun crew. In addition I finished a couple of 47mm anti-...
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Painting updates
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Messing About with Soviet Maps
In working on the Second Battle of Kharkov Chain of Command supplement, I have found a perfect map that covers most of the actions that I wish to model for the campaigns. It is a Soviet 1:50,000 scale map of Nepokrytaya (M-37-62-V). Here is the extract that...
Messing About with Soviet Maps
Messing About with Soviet Maps
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