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Jake R Supporting Member of TMP28 Dec 2019 7:36 p.m. PST

Hi all!

Just completed my first GHQ Napoleonic ship. I own 8 GHQ ships, however, until now I had not thought my modelling skills adequate enough to do these gorgeous miniatures justice. As soon as the college semester ended, I took the plunge and began work on an 80-gun SOL, the French ship "Le Bucentaure".

Thanks for looking!

Jake

More can be seen at: link

CAPTAIN BEEFHEART28 Dec 2019 7:44 p.m. PST

Fantastic!

stecal Supporting Member of TMP29 Dec 2019 6:18 a.m. PST

great job. having rigged about a dozen of these ships I know just how much time and work this takes

Lucius29 Dec 2019 11:56 a.m. PST

Nice job. A GHQ model always pays you back, for the time you put into it.

Nine pound round29 Dec 2019 2:42 p.m. PST

Would like very much to hear your technique for the base- it's as good as the model, which is itself exceptional.

Jake R Supporting Member of TMP30 Dec 2019 11:10 a.m. PST

Thank you for the kind words, everyone!!

@Nine pound round I make my sea bases on a typical mdf wargame base, I believe mine are specifically from Gale Force Nine. I spread a thick (~0.5 in) layer of wall plaster/spackle on the base, and push the unpainted ship hull into it while the plaster is still wet. Waves are sculpted by simply pushing the textured handle of an X-Acto knife into the plaster. After it dries, I give it two coats of Dark Prussian Blue (Vallejo 70.899), and while the blue is still wet I mix in a small amount of USA Uniform Green (Vallejo 70.922), only near the center of the base. After the ship is glued onto the base, I very lightly drybrush grey, then turquoise, and then white on the ship's wake and around the waterline of the hull. And the troughs of the waves get a light drybrush of the same USA Uniform green. Lastly, I give the whole base 2 coats of Liquitex high gloss medium.

Hope that helps!

Stew art Supporting Member of TMP31 Dec 2019 11:20 a.m. PST

looks great Jake! well done.

Brechtel198 Supporting Member of TMP31 Dec 2019 11:25 a.m. PST

Excellent model, very well done.

AdmiralHawke10 Feb 2020 7:57 a.m. PST

You have done a fine job on a lovely model. I'm a big fan of the GHQ 1/1200 ships. Thank you for sharing it. :-)

Kevin in Albuquerque10 Feb 2020 6:27 p.m. PST

Very nice indeed!

catavar11 Feb 2020 9:21 a.m. PST

Looks good to me!

Stalkey and Co17 Feb 2020 9:08 p.m. PST

Good enough to board and take to the admiralty for a fat bounty!

John Tyson Supporting Member of TMP21 Feb 2020 11:29 a.m. PST

Well done, Jake!!

ModelJShip Supporting Member of TMP21 Feb 2020 1:45 p.m. PST

Well done! your style remember mine :)

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