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KniazSuvorov17 Apr 2016 3:41 a.m. PST

Inspired by the recent discussion about 17th Century ships, I decided to build one of the Langton Anglo-Dutch Wars kits I had lying around. My first-ever 1/1200 ship was Langton's Royal Katherine; since I had a second kit, I wanted to see if my model-building skills have gotten any better over the years (they haven't).













The real HMS Royal Katherine was an 84-gun 2nd Rate line-of-battle ship launched in 1665, after the restoration of the Stuart dynasty.

Ignoring history, I slapped on all sorts of flags that I had lying around from my last bout of 17th-century shipbuilding: a (Royalist) Union Jack, a red squadron flag, a red squadron pennon, the harp-and-cross jack of a Commonwealth admiral, an English flag, and the red ensign. All told, a very unlikely combination, but never to let historicity get in the way of a good-looking ship!

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP17 Apr 2016 4:23 a.m. PST

I would not have noticed the flag thing- because I was admiring how good she looks!

Dave Jackson Supporting Member of TMP17 Apr 2016 4:58 a.m. PST

Wow Mike, that is really stunning!

devsdoc17 Apr 2016 5:36 a.m. PST

I like your ship, but love the base. One of the best I've seen. Thanks for showing this to us.
Be safe

dantheman Supporting Member of TMP17 Apr 2016 8:29 a.m. PST

Looks good to me. The 17th century is my favorite AoS period. Unfortunately not often played. I think the action is more even handed though the fleets are large.

ModelJShip Supporting Member of TMP17 Apr 2016 8:52 a.m. PST

Really a good job here. Congratulation! As Rory said, I love the base…. and also the ship ; )


whitejamest17 Apr 2016 4:04 p.m. PST

Truly beautiful Kniaz Suvorov! Your Anglo Dutch Wars ships were an inspiration that helped get me going in this scale, good to see them still coming!

Hazza31B17 Apr 2016 10:11 p.m. PST


Absolutely stunning work!

Mac163818 Apr 2016 3:01 a.m. PST

What a beautiful job, a steady hand and a good eye.

You will have to make your mind up, she is flying the Commonwealth flag and your use Royal and "HMS".

HarryHotspurEsq18 Apr 2016 3:11 a.m. PST

That is rather special looking! Love it.

Yellow Admiral Supporting Member of TMP18 Apr 2016 7:15 a.m. PST

I love your work.

Are those bases made by Langton, or do you make them yourself?

- Ix

SgtPrylo18 Apr 2016 10:46 a.m. PST

That's a Langton base. When well-painted like that one, that's what they can look like!

KniazSuvorov20 Apr 2016 8:19 a.m. PST

IMO Langton's Anglo-Dutch Wars bases are nicer than their Napoleonic ones. The wave crests are sharper, and extend much closer to the edges of the base, which makes them take a drybrushing better.

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