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BrianW12 Sep 2019 9:48 p.m. PST

There's another ship of the line up over at the main page of my blog. Drop by and check her out at:

whitejamest13 Sep 2019 4:54 a.m. PST

Lovely work Brian, very crisp and clean. Well done!

Sorry if I missed it in your description or past posts, but what are the white and blue lines on the base for?

BrianW13 Sep 2019 10:29 a.m. PST

Thank you sir, I appreciate the compliment.

I don't think I ever explained what the lines are for. In the ODGW rules Post Captain, ground scale and figure scale are the same. So movement is measured from the bow, distance between ships is measured from stern to bow, and so forth. Those lines are just where the bow and stern of the ship enter the water, to make it easier to measure. I tried to make them visible, yet unobtrusive as possible. That's why they're in blue and white.

Chairtwosqueaky13 Sep 2019 2:27 p.m. PST

Oh that is nicely done- such detailed work, well executed

whitejamest14 Sep 2019 5:51 p.m. PST

That's a clever move Brian, and I don't think the marks are too obtrusive. For Post Captain I've just been treating the base as the ship's footprint, and measure from the edge. Less realistic, but I'm just lazy.

BrianW14 Sep 2019 7:50 p.m. PST

Thank you very much. I will readily admit that of all my miniatures, my ships are where I get the most prideful.

Yes, your method would work just as well. To be honest, I didn't think of that as my ships are on different sized bases by rate. I'm too lazy to rebase all of them, so came up with the lines as a way to at least be consistent.


Walking Sailor Supporting Member of TMP15 Sep 2019 9:11 a.m. PST

Those lines are just where the bow and stern of the ship enter the water
The only "point" that matters, is the point at the edge of base. Those white lines could be wave shaped, if, they meet the base's edge at the measuring point.

I am still amazed by your rigging.

BrianW15 Sep 2019 8:02 p.m. PST

That's true, the only place it matters is at the edge of the base. In honesty though, I never thought about not making them straight. Part of my reason for making them both straight and larger than absolutely necessary, is to make them easier to see for gamers whose eyesight might not be as good as it used to be.

Thanks for your compliment on the rigging. I've been building ships for about 20 years, but even now I still make mistakes and have to redo stuff!

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