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Aquarius Inactive Member18 May 2018 11:44 p.m. PST

Some first impressions of my harbour scale 1/1200. Further detailing is to follow. The ships are from Julian (Model J Ship), except for the two on the slipways and the one with brighter sails. Julian has done a wonderful work.
I bought the ships due to limited time available to fill my piers on my own, but I‘m happy with the results Julian created.
















Yellow Admiral Supporting Member of TMP19 May 2018 12:08 a.m. PST

That is FREAKIN' BRILLIANT!!! The harbor is murky brown! There are breaking waves! The flags are even all flying in the same direction! What a gorgeous little diorama.

If I use any more superlatives, I'm going to get dawghoused.

- Ix

Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP19 May 2018 5:35 a.m. PST

Agreed – Impressive!

Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP19 May 2018 6:59 a.m. PST

Sweet beans!

Phil Hall19 May 2018 7:11 a.m. PST

Imagine the seamanship required to dock a ship there

Dynaman878919 May 2018 7:23 a.m. PST

(a mere DITTO of Yellow Admiral's post would not be expressive enough so I copied the whole thing, and add an exclamation point or 2 – hundred)

That is FREAKIN' BRILLIANT!!! The harbor is murky brown! There are breaking waves! The flags are even all flying in the same direction! What a gorgeous little diorama.

If I use any more superlatives, I'm going to get dawghoused.

- Ix

whitejamest19 May 2018 8:02 a.m. PST


Can I ask the source of the second ship on the slipways, with just the keel and frames?

ModelJShip19 May 2018 8:28 a.m. PST

Aquarius, you have done a great work. Congratulations!
You have made very clean finishes, which is quite difficult on this scale.

I join the question of whitejamest, could you explain how you made the second boat that is in the dry dock?

Personal logo War Artisan Sponsoring Member of TMP19 May 2018 8:58 a.m. PST

Just amazing.

Aquarius Inactive Member19 May 2018 9:53 a.m. PST

Hi Phil,

yes, you‘re right seamanship is required. But I have done some research and have seen a lot of harbours smaller than mine.

The frigate „parking" next to the wooden pier … without rearview camera … perhaps not the final placing (all ships are not and will not be glued).

The details missing include some rowing boats. Contemporary pictures show the use of these boats towing bigger vessels.


Personal logo gamertom Supporting Member of TMP19 May 2018 12:34 p.m. PST

You even have tombstones in the church's grave yard! Any superlatives I would use for this wonderful diorama would fail to express how great it is.

Aquarius Inactive Member19 May 2018 12:36 p.m. PST

Whitejamest, Julian,

there is no „source" for that shipbuilding miniature. It‘s my first try to depict this stage. Missing are the supports and working platforms etc.

To cut the frames out of plastic sheet ended in breaking and bending. Therefor I cut out the two opposit frames with the material in-between, thus creating a „slice". I used construction plans for wooden ship models which are for free available via goolge picture search (the ones with the profiles), scaled it down, printed it out and glued it on 0.7 mm clear plastic sheet/film. The keel was cut out twice and glued together to get the needed thickness. Then the „wood" is painted buff, the rest left clear.

Simple and a lot of fun. There is a lot of optimizing possible, if there would be only time …

Hope I described the process adequate.


Stew art Supporting Member of TMP19 May 2018 12:45 p.m. PST

Really amazing terrain and ships.


(On an unrelated matter: since when can we post pics from photobucket again?).

devsdoc Inactive Member20 May 2018 7:58 a.m. PST

I'm in love! Would you use it in a game, or just for show?
Is the bridge free-standing as a join of the two bases?
I would only say, I think the town around the harbour would be bigger. A harbour that size would have hundred's of dock-workers, all needing somewhere to live and shop, most with families. But hey! I'm nit-picking, I still love it.
Be safe

Aquarius Inactive Member20 May 2018 11:54 a.m. PST

It will be used in some tabletop games. The bridge is not fixed. The two boards can be turned giving new options.
The town would be sufficient to house the workers … but of course the town has other functions too, as can be seen mostly commercial. So you might be correct … but have you seen the way leading to the village nearby? ;-)
Insufficient capacity came to my mind when I did the graveyard, no joke. But not everybody can afford a tombstone and – most important – many stay at sea to receive a wet grave;-)
Glad you like it.

SgtPrylo21 May 2018 8:01 a.m. PST

Right. So you create a brilliant harbor and merely top it off with ships by Julian.


williamb22 May 2018 3:52 p.m. PST

very impressive!!!!

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