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1/700th age of sail Brigs

Posted by Beano Boy on 21 Jun 2020, 09:43

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1770 -1830
A friend of mine on line from the USA paints these small things up very cool, so i chanced upon these going much cheaper than the boxed BLACK SEAS SETS. In spite of my eyes getting very dim now i thought to dip my paint brush upon these very basic tiny things in view of scratch building a few myself else where on Tutorials but a wee bit larger. What will happen next?
i guess i will have to wait and see. BB
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Posted by sberry on 21 Jun 2020, 09:52

I'am also very curious to see what happens next! For me painting these tiny things would be a real chore, so it will really interesting to see the results.
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Posted by MABO on 21 Jun 2020, 09:54

I have played Black Seas with Benno and Erik Jan in Lingen in Jamuary. Was pretty cool. :-D So I will wait and see what you do, Paul :yeah: !
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Posted by Kekso on 21 Jun 2020, 10:18

sberry wrote:I'am also very curious to see what happens next!


Yeah, me too... I want to see them painted and then probably decide to get some for myself.

Paul, where did you get these?
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Posted by Beano Boy on 21 Jun 2020, 15:35

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Warlord-Game ... SwoaBdg1N1
£5.00 for two ships.
i bought 2x2 so have 4 Brigs!

Please click on the Link it should take you sailing there upon the tide to where i bought them.
i only bought them today so i await the mailman now.

Just after Sunday Meeting on ZOOM, i bought the box of stuff below for £18.00 with £2.00 Postage.
However i bought the last one. It seemed to good a deal to pass it by.

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This set has 2 plastic frigates........i believe the French called them Corvettes? Like the UNITE that was captured by the British Navy in 1796 by HMS INCONSTANT intact...
that Corvette then became HMS SURPRISE. M & C Movie fame.

There are also 4 plastic Brigs... HMS BOUNTY was a Brig!
Printed sails
ship cards
wake marker
Sheets of Flags and Pennants
Bobbin twine for rigging.

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i already bought bobbins a few days ago for my scratch - build stash box. :eh: BB's quite mad.

So all in all not a bad haul for today's Age of Sail. Two Frigates and Eight Brigs! :coffee: BB
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Posted by Beano Boy on 21 Jun 2020, 15:47

https://youtu.be/jHjlGGqhYBI

Above shows the rigging. OK, i'm off to watch it.

WARLORD GAMES sells all the kits. i saved about £5.00 on my little tiny fleet. BB
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Posted by Beano Boy on 21 Jun 2020, 17:49

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https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Black-Seas-3 ... Sw~u5dwCxj

On the Link above £27.00 postage £3.95.... a total saving of £5.55 That will pay for some paint.
These 3rd rate ships are shown on the video Link, and look real cool.
These are toys not models. They clip together and Bobs your Uncle! Easy! :coffee: Time 4 me Tea. BB
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Posted by Beano Boy on 22 Jun 2020, 16:59

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i bought this one at a good price saving money on the retail price.
i plan to convert it in way of a scratch building project later.
To put it to rights. Well that is a Beano Boy,way. :eh: Eh?

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Warning: This type of large size ship kit,
has soft metal masts that could easily bend
while rigging it up for playful fun.

One must always remember these are toys for boys... not models. BB
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Posted by Beano Boy on 23 Jun 2020, 02:28

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French Man of War

The overall money i saved on 13 ships ,'£28.00', paid for the kit above along with thin glue to stick them up.Call it swings or roundabouts. It is all a quest to get something for nothing. BB
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Posted by C M Dodson on 23 Jun 2020, 13:28

Hello Mr B..

You might find Jonathan’s blogspot useful as he is an expert on these things.

Here is a link.

http://jjwargames.blogspot.com/2020/06/ ... rt_13.html

Enjoy!

Best wishes,

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Posted by Beano Boy on 24 Jun 2020, 10:43

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:mrgreen: It can be very fiddly :sst: but all the same quite interesting.
:cowboy: BB, will keep it simple.
:eh: Do the ropes have to fit the sail,or the sail fit the ropes?? Asked Wingnut,who was in his usual self same and plainly confused state.


Hi guys,
i meant to mention before that i had not spent anything upon myself and my hobby in 16 weeks. So i felt good buying bulk items to save money on Kits and especially on postage charges too.Bargains are out there to take advantage of, all it takes is sailing around a bit on E Bay. There are still sharks about though on line who double up on the retail price and wack on huge postage charges too.

Why should i pay £27.00 plus £13.00 postage on the last ship i bought,
when i can spend only £20,95 and free postage for the same item elsewhere?

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Thank you Chris,i'll take a look at those video's via your Link. :coffee: BB
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Posted by Beano Boy on 25 Jun 2020, 14:18

ImageA few things i needed bought.

A light brown cotton for tying in the rigging.

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Fine Point Scissors, for snipping off close loose ends.
:mrgreen: BB,ordered two,because he always losses one. :shock: !

:sst: having no wood or nail bb,began to think. :eh: Why?
:cowboy: In order to improvise WingNut. :eh: But why?
:mrgreen: In order to see what was available to him at the time.
:eh: Yes,but why? Asked the muddled up cross threaded WingNut!
:cowboy: This could cotton picking, go on all the live long day. said the Cowboy.
:read: So lets start? Announced the brainy little Book Worm.


:mrgreen: A COTTON TOP STORY OF SPINNING LOGIC :coffee: by BEANO BOY

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Stopping the cotton bobbin from spinning off my table.
blu tac will fix it tight to my work space.

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Yes this road-kill little fellow, Mrs B,found thrown out of a car window ages ago.... will certainly do.

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Yes improvisation will stop my bobbin from whizzing clear across the room.
A hole was punched through the empty jam jar,and his supportive stick was pushed through, making this a handy sort of little spinning thing.

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Back to the blu tac scene.
With the glass jar pushed on firm and tight , the Pixie type soldier with rather pointed ears
seemed quite fit and happy able to help out. :sst: which was nice.

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This was turning into a black cotton magic game to play today.
:sst: the light brown is for later fixing into place features. :eh: This is crazy!

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Therein lay the reason far below. Brigs!
The rigging out of age of sail ocean going vessels.

:eh: O Yes! I understand. The jar is a glass vessel too. Explained the comprehensive WingNut!

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:coffee: Having no clue, i wonder how it will all turn out? BB
:sst: perhaps some pixie magic might help.
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Posted by Beano Boy on 25 Jun 2020, 19:03

True i could have blu tac'ed him stood upon his head with the bobbin slipped on his tail end,
but that would've been far to undignified for a brave little Pixie soldier like him. BB
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Posted by Beano Boy on 25 Jun 2020, 19:41

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i'll need these to pick my way through 18 ships of sail, and yes as for every ship they will be painted upon such a swell of high seas home made colour wash. So this topic can stay in place here. :mrgreen:

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War gaming sailing cards which are needed to play the official game.

The plastic rat-traps give off a reflective shine,so i`ll try coating them both sides with mat varnish to take off this highly polished state... i wonder if it will work? What do you think?

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3rd Rated with over 80 Guns.

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All are named.

HMS BELEPHERON was the The Royal Navy's vessel Napoleon came aboard to officially surrender to the British. Well they caught him in mid Atlantic before he could reach the United State Of America!
That sure was a forlorn hope for him.

Upon viewing how best to rig these ships out on YouTube, i will be sticking the sails on first then string the thread. :coffee: BB
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Posted by Beano Boy on 25 Jun 2020, 21:58

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:cowboy: Yip! Poor old Boney caught trying to run the Brit's blockade. BB
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Posted by Susofrick on 26 Jun 2020, 06:36

Oh my, they look tiny!
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Posted by Kekso on 26 Jun 2020, 09:22

Beano Boy wrote:'ll need these to pick my way through 18 ships of sail


I've read somewhere that you need to use brand new tweezers for each ship you start to build.
Otherwise it won't work
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Posted by Beano Boy on 26 Jun 2020, 11:49

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Here is HMS VICTORY, one of the largest in the 1/700 scale.
in spite of the masts being bent, i managed to straighten them out best as i could.
Along with metal boats and anchors, there is also a metal back end to glue into place.

This is a one piece resin cast hull, that need the housings that takes the masts, drilling out a little.
At present as indeed each will come,they are just soft metal sticks that wobble about until
they fall over to get bent again. The other thing is the slits to pass the cotton thread
through the ships side above deck level is not there in all the resin castings. So you cannot wrap the cotton thread around a fixing point. Therefor one must rely on super glue alone when finishing off the thread outside upon the hull. :eh: That ain`t good.

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All the plastic Kits have these vital slit holes to poke the rigging twine through,
so they are sound but seem still tricky to do. The slits can be seen at the top left
hand corner in the hull. Because there are only two masts there are only two
slits either side of each hull.


:coffee: Yes they are tiny,and as for using sharp tools only time will reveal what might happen. :mrgreen: O', Dear the pointed scissors are stuck into BB's foot.
:eh: Such is life. :cowboy: The size 15" steel toe capped boots will arrive soon. :sst: not really.
:coffee: Stay Safe,Stay Well... and i'll get used to limping BB
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Posted by Kekso on 26 Jun 2020, 12:19

Love the picture of Victory with candies :)
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Posted by Beano Boy on 28 Jun 2020, 00:16

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One sample with masts attached,so i can determine for myself if they will be an aid or hindrance where my kind of hobby hobbit style painting and handling is concerned.

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The real attraction evoking my interest was the rigging part. :mrgreen: BB's quite mad!
Cheap reading glasses and my old visor mean i get
to see most of what challenging deeds need doing.
:sst: whether they all get done is any authors choice. Said the little helpful Button.

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This is great adhesive and an aid to use for myself,because it has a very thin brush inside attached to the lid and i am usually heavy handed with the thick stuff due to my trembling hands! So i highly recommend it for use on tiny kits like these.

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A two inch hull is a good place to start.
WarLord Games repetitive Kits mean for the most part the only difference
in the other boxed kits are the Flags or a few metal castings.

A widely spread out range of comprehensive national choice
is the real repetitive game play here. :coffee: BB
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