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Ben Walton09 Dec 2012 5:06 a.m. PST

Finally got round to rigging these little ships thanks to every ones advice! I'm pretty happy with the results, it seems to fill them out a bit. I decide to add some pennants as well as I think it makes it easier to spot sides on the table, and if you're going to rig the little guys then why not go the extra. The rigging was done using thread stretched and coated in PVA, it looks a bit glossy in the photos but in the flesh you don't see it at all, probably down to the pictures enlarging the ships. The only thing I'm worded about is that the rigging will get damaged in a game so I might put them on bigger bases in the end. Advice defiantly welcome about weather or no to do this, also could they do with more rigging on them or will this just get in the way?

Sorry about deleting the start of the thread turns out I can't use a computer!

Steve W09 Dec 2012 6:12 a.m. PST

Look great…I think there is just about the right amount of rigging any more would probably start to hide the model

After you initial post I sort of wondered if they had sunk

Gonsalvo09 Dec 2012 7:03 a.m. PST

Even with my 1:1200 ships, that's about all the rigging I have patience for, and it's enough to give the effect.

boggler09 Dec 2012 8:48 a.m. PST

Very smart!

jowady09 Dec 2012 4:34 p.m. PST

Very nice

Volunteer Fezian10 Dec 2012 2:13 p.m. PST

Very nice Ben! The flags and pennants look great. And I'll say it again, your sea board is fantastic! You must have used a lot of PVA to get all of those waves.


Ben Walton12 Dec 2012 1:25 p.m. PST

Thanks for the comments guys, I've got a bit addicted to rigging these and I've done 6 more since i posted them


Thanks and yes lots of PVA and Acrylic. Have to say I've been inspired by your very impressive harbour, so next week as I've got some time of work I think I'm going to have a go at making a 1:2400 version. Which I'll have to do some sea for so ill put together a step by step how to do a sea board.

KaiLarson12 Dec 2012 9:36 p.m. PST

Ben: Could you please provide more information (and pictures) of the sea board? How big is it? How did you make it? Does it break down for transport? It looks great, much better than a felt cloth, and I'd like to learn how you did it so I can follow you and make one.

Volunteer Fezian13 Dec 2012 3:32 p.m. PST

That will be great Ben. I know how I did the water, but that was calm harbor surface and shore line. Yours is out at sea and looks really good. I'm anxious to learn how you did it. I think I've seen some 1/2400 harbor buildings from somewhere. try link

Ben Walton14 Dec 2012 6:41 a.m. PST

Will do, I'll do a how to with photos and everything explaing.

Thanks for the link I didn't know about this.I'm still in two minds if I should make the harbour part of the board or as a separate part or parts that can be moved around for different layouts.

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