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Personal logo Skull and Crown Sponsoring Member of TMP02 May 2016 7:53 a.m. PST

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With a wee bottle of whiskey tapped gently across her bow (didn't want to spill it now) The HMS Smeagol was launched out of drydock and sent down the harbor, ready for sails and, erm, flags.

Based upon a mashup of the HMS Beagle and the Lady Washington, she's kinda a Square rigged sloop/ brig thingy. Hey- it's Hollywood baby!

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For game purposes, the Smeaol is designed such that the masts, bowsprit, wheel, and guns can all be knocked over. And of course, the crew. In retrospect, I wish I had built the ship either a bit wider, or waited till I was done before making the gun carriages. the biggest issue was how much space the bases for the masts needed to be, in order to keep them stable enough until well struck.

for more pictures and shanties, steer yourself 3 points starboard towards my blog
skullandcrown.blogspot.com
Cheers, thanks for looking

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M C MonkeyDew02 May 2016 8:09 a.m. PST

Here's too a fair wind and words that will not be spoken here!

Bob

darthfozzywig Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member02 May 2016 8:34 a.m. PST

Yarrr!

Rapier Miniatures Inactive Member02 May 2016 10:35 a.m. PST

It is considered bad luck if the bottle doesn't break you know…

Personal logo sneakgun Supporting Member of TMP02 May 2016 11:42 a.m. PST

Arr..good luck to her and her skipper looks as smart as paint says I……

Thanks!

Personal logo Skull and Crown Sponsoring Member of TMP02 May 2016 11:44 p.m. PST

Rapier- the bottle broke our thirst- does that count? Also, This poor ship is supposed to be the main target for a whole shore fort- it's not supposed to have good luck- it's designed not to!
Thanks for the kind words, gents!

Cheers
Ths

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