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whitejamest01 Jan 2014 4:24 p.m. PST

Here are my first ship models of the new year. I'm not exactly at the point where I can field – errr, float – a respectably sized flotilla, but I'm slowly getting there.

Here are Langton's 1:1200 "galley gunboat" and "large gunboat". In Flying Colors these will represent the heavier gunboats in their class/rate.

I like working on these, they have such interesting rigs. I'm not certain I've got the rigging of the standing lugsail of the second gunboat quite correct, but I wanted to portray it sailing with the wind astern, so I wouldn't have to rotate the square sail off center. Any thoughts?

More photos here if you're interested: link



jgibbons01 Jan 2014 5:01 p.m. PST

Amazing stuff as always!

Nightmoss01 Jan 2014 5:41 p.m. PST

Awesome! Incredible detail for items so small. I don't know how you do it?!

devsdoc01 Jan 2014 5:41 p.m. PST

I have just ordered my frist in-shore ships (boats) for the Baltic Fleets. I will be looking into your blog a lot James. I do like your smaller 1-1200 models. Thanks a lot for your posts.
Be safe

whitejamest01 Jan 2014 6:52 p.m. PST

Thanks very much guys. Jim, the brush bristle method for rigging has definitely made the small craft easier than it would be with normal thread.

Rory, I really look forward to seeing your inshore fleet!

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP01 Jan 2014 7:12 p.m. PST


Volunteer Fezian01 Jan 2014 11:57 p.m. PST

Perfect as always James. Now figure out a way to put a crew in them like the rowed boats. Any ideas? I have all of these 2MM troops, if I could just cut a few away from the formations……Keep on inspiring the rest of us.

whitejamest02 Jan 2014 5:44 p.m. PST

Thanks very much Vol. The figures in the rowed version of the small gunboat I did looked like they were just little bits of squared rods, so I bet it wouldn't be ridiculously tricky (though a little time consuming) to get some plastic rod of the right diameter and trim down little person-sized bits. It would look pretty neat. But then I'll never get my flotilla done!

What manufacturer are your 2mm troops from?

Choctaw08 Jan 2014 11:03 a.m. PST

Good gosh, I could barely pick those boats up with my thick fingers much less do such fine detailing. Good job and thanks for posting.

Volunteer Fezian09 Jan 2014 12:53 a.m. PST

Oh sorry James, I missed that last question. My 2MM troops are Irregular Miniatures.

devsdoc09 Jan 2014 12:38 p.m. PST

You do that a lot Vol. Are you getting old????? :)
Be safe

whitejamest09 Jan 2014 7:34 p.m. PST

Thanks Choctaw, glad you liked the pictures. They are pretty tiny little things, but with thick bases (which will be a little thicker once the magnetic layer is on) they turn out not to be too hard to pick up. But I'm pretty resigned to them getting dropped at some point or other :)

Those are some mightily tiny figures Vol, looking at the website! The kind I'd like to see someone else paint, but might not be willing to tackle myself….

Red Line15 Jun 2014 5:00 a.m. PST

Do you know what the code is for Langton's Standard gunboats? On the website it says K4 but these turn out to be the large gunboats.

Minis is my Waterloo Supporting Member of TMP15 Jun 2014 11:22 a.m. PST

Which website? The small one is k4, the large k5.

Red Line15 Jun 2014 1:44 p.m. PST

Langton's and No when the packs arrived they were "Large Gunboat K4". Odd…

Minis is my Waterloo Supporting Member of TMP15 Jun 2014 5:55 p.m. PST

Oops…I'm very sorry. I was trusting to memory and I just now checked and I have it reversed. K4 is the large, K5 is the small gunboats. Sorry about that.

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