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18 Dec 2012 8:59 p.m. PST
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Volunteer Fezian Inactive Member18 Dec 2012 8:49 p.m. PST

Here are the photos for the corrections I've made on the port. The ship hulks under construction have been turned around stern out. A barracks building is installed in the fort along with a flag pole with interchangeable flags.



More photos at

Pirate190018 Dec 2012 9:54 p.m. PST

Very nice!

Patrice Inactive Member19 Dec 2012 4:20 a.m. PST

Very nice!
The houses remind me of the "plans-reliefs" style, which were 3D models of town and fortresses made since the late 17th century.

Eleve de Vauban Supporting Member of TMP19 Dec 2012 4:09 p.m. PST

Tres bon

Ashenduke Inactive Member19 Dec 2012 7:35 p.m. PST

Turned out great. I really liked the last picture on your blog. And even though the flag is interchangeable the francophile in me wants it to stay French! :p

whitejamest20 Dec 2012 10:12 a.m. PST

Those are some really nice additional touches Vol, and add to an already awesome piece. I really love the ships under construction!
- James

Aquarius21 Dec 2012 10:01 a.m. PST

A wonderful diorama! A lot of things to explore: narrow streets, busy dockside. I like the slipways!

Its amazing what we are able to built with all the Langton-Miniatures available.

You chose the M12-building for the Tour Royal. This looks really good. I'm going to built the big tower too. It's already primed and I hope to do some progress the next two weeks. Right now it seems that I going to use the M9-building in the centre with some smaller buildings for the sides.

Concerning the facing of ships on the slipways I would also let the stern face the water. When I got into this hobby I did a lot of research. Then I came across the statement that the British christened their ships stern ahead while on the continent it was the other way round. I don't recall the source. And what is the meaning of "continent" in this context? Russia, Spain, The Netherlands, France … ? But there are historic paintings (2nd half of the 18th century) of the harbour of Toulon showing 4 ships on the slipways. Two of them stern ahead the other two bow ahead. Later paintings (mid of the 19th century) that I came across show only french ships stern ahead. There has to be a pattern …

I like your blog too! A very interesting method for creating trees. Thanks for sharing this tip!

I'm looking forward to see more!


Volunteer Fezian Inactive Member21 Dec 2012 10:27 a.m. PST

Thanks Aquarius. I knew there was somewhere I saw the bow ahead orientation, but I couldn't find the reference again. It was pointed out that the stern ahead was standard so I changed it. As for the port, I think they look OK either way. Thanks to all of you for the kind comments.

devsdoc21 Dec 2012 4:50 p.m. PST

Vol, Its looking good. As long as your happy with it all, its O.K. If you keep on making changes you will spoil it. To wargame on a table with this model on it would give me great joy. I would love to show my (poorer) harbour but my I.T. skills are so bad I do not know how. Enjoy your model and gaming with it. Rory
P.S. love the trees

Volunteer Fezian Inactive Member26 Dec 2012 10:55 a.m. PST

"I would love to show my (poorer) harbour but my I.T. skills are so bad I do not know how."


I know what you mean. I am also IT challenged. My daughter helped me create a google blog site that I could post my photos on. Once you have your photos somewhere on the net all you have to do is right click on the photo, select Properties. Highlight and copy the url address, then paste it into your post on TMP. Once you do it the first time it's really easy after. I would truly love to see your stuff and I'm sure everyone else would as well. Good luck and welcome to TMP.


devsdoc26 Dec 2012 6:20 p.m. PST

O.K. Vol, 1, I have no kids (you are lucky). 2, You lost me at right click. 3, No photo,s on the net. But if you have time try this. A friend of mine posted 3 photo's. Go to Google and look for Wessex Wyverns wargameing Club U.K. go to gallery, then go to 29 October 2012 and wait. I'm sorry but it is the best I can do.

Volunteer Fezian Inactive Member26 Dec 2012 9:58 p.m. PST


I found them. Very impressive. Here is the link so all of us can enjoy the photos. As you say it's the October 29, 2012, the 6th through 9th photo into the slide show. The photos blow up nicely for a more detaile view. Very nice port with a construction hulk, and nicely built ships.


devsdoc27 Dec 2012 7:42 a.m. PST

Thank you for the link. I ran the gallery and found 2 more groups of photo,s of my ships. So its 29 Oct 2012, 27 Aug 2012 and 18 Oct 2010. I will try and do better with my painting and I.T. skills in 2013. You have made me feel more a part of this group now. Thanks again Vol.

Aquarius27 Dec 2012 10:27 a.m. PST

you built beautiful ships and a superb harbour. A lot of big naval buildings, walls and the "Toulon-Gate" (first use I have seen so far) make up a powerful base for your ships!
I would love to see more details of your work! So perhaps someone from your club might help you to upload your pictures to a server. Once this is done the rest is as simple as writing a message here. You put a lot of time into your models – so please share.
The first picture of the 29th October gallery shows an interesting melee. No boring line-of-battle … I like when things get crowded.

its a good idea to get the next generation doing the work. Perhaps I can persuade my oldest daughter. We will see.


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