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BrianW24 Apr 2017 11:54 a.m. PST

Well, it took longer than expected, but I finally have photos of my French fleet up at my blog. Please take a look at:
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As always, comments are appreciated. And yes, I did notice that some of my older ships are starting to look a bit tatty where rigging is concerned.
BWW

VicCina Supporting Member of TMP24 Apr 2017 12:16 p.m. PST

Great looking ships. Well done

whitejamest24 Apr 2017 1:13 p.m. PST

A great looking fleet Brian, well done!

BrianW24 Apr 2017 8:13 p.m. PST

Thanks guys! I'm finding that taking photos (well, good ones anyway) take up a bigger chunk of time than I had expected. Right now I'm deciding whether to show off the British next, or some of the smaller fleets (US, Russian and Dutch). After those and the British will be the unrated ships, merchantmen and some of the accessories.
BWW

Volunteer Fezian25 Apr 2017 11:43 p.m. PST

Love them Brian! My vote is for your American fleet next. That's what I'm working on now so I want to see yours of course.

Regards,
Vol

BrianW26 Apr 2017 10:52 a.m. PST

Vol,
Yeah, I can do that. It will certainly be a damn sight fewer photos than my British fleet, that's for sure! So, the next post will be the US, Dutch and Russian fleets
BWW

ModelJShip Supporting Member of TMP26 Apr 2017 12:34 p.m. PST

Good fleet Brian! I'm curious to see the Dutch fleet

BrianW26 Apr 2017 1:07 p.m. PST

Julian,
Thanks! I'm afraid "fleet" is a little ambitious for the Dutch ships. Right now, there are only two of them. I'm thinking that after I get set up for Trafalgar, I might go back and do something like Camperdown.
BWW

ModelJShip Supporting Member of TMP26 Apr 2017 4:25 p.m. PST

OK, I was just curious to see the colors of the Dutch fleet at that time.

BrianW26 Apr 2017 9:31 p.m. PST

I haven't really done a lot of research on the Dutch fleet yet. I painted those two based on the suggestions on the Langton website. I can't link directly to it, but if you go to the website, click on the 1/1200 ships link, then click on Dutch, there is a line that says: "For a useful painting guide – click Dutch Vessels at Kamperduin."

When it comes time to build that fleet, I will do some more in-depth research.
BWW

Volunteer Fezian26 Apr 2017 9:55 p.m. PST

I read somewhere that the Dutch liked orange so that is what I went with for the stripes.

ModelJShip Supporting Member of TMP27 Apr 2017 11:25 a.m. PST

ok, thank you for the info Brian and Vol.

devsdoc28 Apr 2017 1:00 p.m. PST

Brian,
Sorry for being late to this party.I do love the rigging. I'm not going to talk about the painting, I do not wish to give you a big head.Nice very nice. Would love to see them on a table. I use the white masts on my french ships too help I.D. them on the table. Thanks for showing us them.
Be safe
Rory

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