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BrianW29 Nov 2017 10:01 p.m. PST

So, the next installment of "What Is My Time Worth" is up on the blog. In this post, I install the standing rigging and ratlines. Now, she's really starting to look like a sailing ship. There's some other stuff as well, but this is the biggie. Please drop by at:


79thPA Supporting Member of TMP30 Nov 2017 6:41 a.m. PST

Time and sanity.

BrianW30 Nov 2017 10:15 a.m. PST

Actually, I find rigging the ships to be somewhat relaxing. Now, this doesn't apply when I drop one or break something accidentally. Under normal circumstances though, it's a good way to tune out the world around me for a little while.


devsdoc01 Dec 2017 6:17 p.m. PST

Nice one Brian. I too find rigging relaxing. As I'm doing 1-2400 scale ships I miss this joy.
Be safe

BrianW01 Dec 2017 8:55 p.m. PST

It's strange, isn't it, how relaxing that can be? When I had a high-stress job, coming home in the morning and working on a ship was an excellent way to leave the night behind me. If I did 1/2400 ships, I wouldn't try it at all.

I did see some sailing ships that I think were 1/3000 for sale at the convention in Austin. They were so generic that the owner had to put a colored edge on the base to help determine which navy the ship belonged to. Too small for me, that's for sure.

Kevin in Albuquerque01 Dec 2017 9:04 p.m. PST

I do agree. It's very relaxing working with my AoS ships. It's just not the same as having to paint 36 new Austrian german infantry.


BrianW02 Dec 2017 8:58 p.m. PST

As much as I like WWII Eastern Front, the prospect of having to paint more Soviet infantry and tanks is keeping me from expanding my forces! So yes, rigging ships is different from other genres. Somehow, even though the rigging is almost exactly the same it never feels that way.

devsdoc03 Dec 2017 3:38 p.m. PST

I only add a bit of thread to and around my 1-2400 scale ships. Not the same as doing 1-1200 scale ships. I think you are right about the bigger scale.
It's the colour of the ships and the flags which show the differences at this smaller scale. I think you have seen my work elsewhere.
Be safe

BrianW06 Dec 2017 1:32 p.m. PST

I have seen your work, and I can assure you that if I were working in 1/2400 I would be following your example.

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