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Old Glory Sponsoring Member of TMP13 Jun 2018 8:54 a.m. PST

Looks like someone is going to be doing Trafalgar perhaps? This is a recent order we received here at Old Glory from 1 individual for over 100 1/300 scale Napoleonic sailing ships.

Here are the resin hulls, now to add all the metal bits!! All these beautiful models were designed by Joel Gregory and they are truly master pieces.


Osage201713 Jun 2018 9:11 a.m. PST

simply amazing stuff

4DJones13 Jun 2018 10:28 a.m. PST

But, all in all, there were only circa 60 ships at Trafalgar?

Personal logo Virtualscratchbuilder Supporting Member of TMP Fezian13 Jun 2018 10:49 a.m. PST

60 sols, about 10 frigates and some assorted smaller craft. Maybe the buyer is allowing for ships that did not quite make it to the battle, or having the Rochefort squadron added to the allies. In any event…. I have about 12 of these and about 25 of the OG 1/300 galleons. 100+ is going to be an immense amount of storage/shelf space not to mention a huge playing area. What I have crowds a good sized patio. The allied crescent at this scale would be on the order of 50' long allowing for 2' per ship including intervals and keeping in mind that they were in mob-ahead formation rather than a neat line-ahead.

At the rate I work…. Prep and build masts one evening (prime overnight) Paint hull and masts next two evenings, rig and flag 4th evening, guns and gun port lids the 5th evening, this would be a year and a half project for me if I worked every evening!

I can see this being a 75 lb package if the metal version of the sails are included!

Even with the OG Army card… nice revenue spike, eh?

Footslogger13 Jun 2018 11:22 a.m. PST

I hope they have sports hall nearby, preferably with a blue floor….

Old Glory Sponsoring Member of TMP13 Jun 2018 12:28 p.m. PST

I have watched several larger GAMES with these models, 30 -40 ships and none were on the floor. The distances were distorted for the sake of the GAME and "MAXIMUM" distance were not included as that would just be a waste of powder? Lets cut to the chase and have a jolly old broadsides !!
All the gamers in those games seemed to be having a great time, It is great looking !!
NOW HOWEVER, if your goal is to graduate from some naval academy in 1812, develop a bad back, and have a precious model stepped on so you can throw a fit, have at it???

Russ Dunaway

Personal logo Virtualscratchbuilder Supporting Member of TMP Fezian13 Jun 2018 1:09 p.m. PST

Russ, I think you took me the wrong way… I was not trying to point out the absurdity of it all… but rather the wonder. When we game with them we compress the distance as well. They, and the 1/600 predreds of which I have a ton look pretty cool when you get them all set up on whatever surface. Nothing like gaming with a half-pound models half as long as your forearm.


Mike Petro13 Jun 2018 1:40 p.m. PST

Maybe he added another zero by accident? 100!?

Old Glory Sponsoring Member of TMP13 Jun 2018 1:47 p.m. PST

Count the models shown --that just about half way. They have always sold well, but not like that to one individual? We had another one of over 70 sometime back? Just thought it would be neat to share the scale some people play in!!

Russ Dunaway

Old Glory Sponsoring Member of TMP13 Jun 2018 1:52 p.m. PST

Nothing aimed at you Virtualscratchbuilder, my apologies if it came across that way. The metal sails are no longer provided --they tended to break the masts so we went with paper. Always wanted vacuum formed but could not get to it?

Russ Dunaway

Personal logo Virtualscratchbuilder Supporting Member of TMP Fezian13 Jun 2018 2:27 p.m. PST

No prob. What if you offered the paper sails as a download so builders could scale them to preference?

Personal logo Virtualscratchbuilder Supporting Member of TMP Fezian13 Jun 2018 3:11 p.m. PST

Russ, exactly how many SOLS were in the order? Just curious.

Old Glory Sponsoring Member of TMP13 Jun 2018 3:27 p.m. PST

I'll have to look when I'm at the shop for you.

Russ Dunaway

Old Glory Sponsoring Member of TMP13 Jun 2018 9:07 p.m. PST

I do know that the single large ship in the picture, back row,number 16 is the HMS Victory.

Russ Dunaway

Yellow Admiral Supporting Member of TMP13 Jun 2018 10:48 p.m. PST

Vaccuum formed sails would be awesome. I've always wanted a source of generic sails for 1/600 and 1/1200 ships.

Paper sails are a great secon-best approach. It's really easy to make them, and make them look nice. I've often thought I should switch my 1/600 galleons over to paper sails someday (the lead sails make them too topheavy), and those are less than half the size of these Napoleonic men-o-war.

I haven't figured out how to make furled sails, let alone ones that look nice and are durable enough for gaming. I still prefer to use lead spars with cast-on lines and furled sails if I can get them in the right scale. There's usually only one such spar per mast.

- Ix

Minibeady13 Jun 2018 11:48 p.m. PST

I thought my 14 were a decent little fleet! I'll need to add to the numbers, looking like a Rookie over here.
Needless to say, this individual(Maybe more reasonably a club?), has their work cut out for them. For everyone worried about sails, but not looking for paper, or wanting something furled, I've had great success in lots of scales(1:300, 15mm, 28mm) using silkspan in various methods.

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