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Personal logo Bashytubits Supporting Member of TMP13 Jan 2019 8:11 p.m. PST

My foray into Napoleonic sailing ships, this is a 1-4800 scale 36 gun frigate and yes it CAN turn on a dime.




Now Trafalgar can be gamed on the tabletop.

UshCha14 Jan 2019 1:28 a.m. PST

Not great detail but I am looking at it several times larger than life. I can imagine a large fleet looking like a large real fleet without needing too much painting and being able to really relate to real fleet operations. Now should you have made the msats seperate so they could pivot? ;-). Great stuff what 3D IS ALL ABOUT.

Personal logo Andrew Walters Supporting Member of TMP14 Jan 2019 7:45 a.m. PST

That is excellent! Where did the design come from? Are you sharing the STL?

It would not take much paint to make that a really great figure. I opened the image in a separate tab so I could shrink it down to actual size, and it really works.

With items like that I find I get different results if I print one at a time or several. Have you tried that?

Fantastic work.

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian14 Jan 2019 10:15 a.m. PST

Wouldn't a penny or a washer be cheaper?

Or print it with a base? Then you can texture it with waves.

Personal logo Bashytubits Supporting Member of TMP14 Jan 2019 10:57 a.m. PST

It wouldn't be as punny if I used a penny. I AM a punny guy.
I will paint some up so people can see them cleaned up and ready for action.

Waco Joe14 Jan 2019 1:36 p.m. PST

Andrew, there is a file on Thingiverse that works well: link

14Bore14 Jan 2019 5:13 p.m. PST

But then you can't make a quarter turn

Bozkashi Jones15 Jan 2019 10:47 a.m. PST

"Quarter turn"! LMAO.

In the UK it's turning on a sixpence, but since decimalisation I suppose the Royal Navy has had to be content with going straight.

Mind you – with the UK voting to turn the clock back to the fifties, maybe we'll get sixpences back. 12 pence to a shilling, 20 shillings to a pound; that'll make my kids less smug about having to show me how to use my i-phone.


DeRuyter16 Jan 2019 10:22 a.m. PST

The 1/2400 scale Hallmark ships are fine for Trafalgar on the table top. Likely easier to paint too.

SgtPrylo16 Jan 2019 11:14 a.m. PST

The pun-sibilities are endless:

You can't 'Beat to dimes', nor can you man the dime deck.

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