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ModelJShip Supporting Member of TMP27 Feb 2018 7:45 a.m. PST

Hello I add my latest work, six ships docked for a harbour of a client.

The ships are generic ships, no name or nation flags. They are three ships of the lines and three merchant ships.

I hope you like that.

Best regards,



More photos here: link

Choctaw27 Feb 2018 7:53 a.m. PST

Simply beautiful.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP27 Feb 2018 8:57 a.m. PST

Enjoyed it so much it sent me to Langton Miniatures to learn more. (Stress that I stick to 28mm figures but love to see work like this).

The detail is just incredible. I suspect that pen, to illustrate their size, is one of those novelty things that is about 3 feet long……..

Or maybe not……

Personal logo Zeelow Supporting Member of TMP27 Feb 2018 8:57 a.m. PST


Yellow Admiral Supporting Member of TMP27 Feb 2018 11:51 a.m. PST

The signal flags along the top lines are a really nice touch.

- Ix

Oberlindes Sol LIC27 Feb 2018 12:59 p.m. PST

That's amazing work.

ModelJShip Supporting Member of TMP27 Feb 2018 1:53 p.m. PST

Thanks for your comments, they are always welcome.


Lucius27 Feb 2018 6:03 p.m. PST

Nice job. There are lots of materials to use for rigging – what do you use?

Part time gamer27 Feb 2018 11:55 p.m. PST

Not my period of gaming, but the work it beautiful.
The patience and steadiness of hands to master such work, especially the rigging, beyond my imagination.
Well Done!

ModelJShip Supporting Member of TMP28 Feb 2018 5:39 a.m. PST

Thank you sirs,

Lucius: I use polyester threads of the Gütermann brand. To make the fine strings of the signal flags I used polyamide thread which is even thinner but harder to work it.

DHautpol01 Mar 2018 5:19 a.m. PST

Lovely work, I am always impressed by the work that goes into rigging models like these.

To go off on a slight tangent, my late father was working on a model of the clipper Thermopylae but the rigging was beyond him in his latter years. It will fall to me to complete the model at some stage and I was wondering whether the very fine gauge brass wire you get around rioja wine bottles could be used instead of thread.

Has anyone tried this idea?

zoneofcontrol01 Mar 2018 11:03 a.m. PST

As Part time gamer above, not my area. BUT, I am VERY happy that I clicked on your link. That is some great work. Thanks for sharing, even a lunk like me can appreciate it.

ModelJShip Supporting Member of TMP01 Mar 2018 12:29 p.m. PST

Thank you for your comments.

DHautpol: The thinnest thread that I have found is the polyamide thread. I think it is the most realistic thread for this type of work but it is quite complicated to work with it.

takeda33302 Mar 2018 11:21 a.m. PST

Uuhh awesome! How is that work even possible? Simply amazing.

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