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Anton Ryzbak01 Jun 2020 9:34 a.m. PST


The Gremlins ate my first post so here we go…..I had a couple of hours so I finished up the starfort and its little island. For a play by play of the work and a "scenic flyover" check out the link link

MajorB01 Jun 2020 10:13 a.m. PST

I still think it looks like a Pacific atoll.

advocate01 Jun 2020 10:23 a.m. PST

So how does a sailing ship get in. And out?

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP01 Jun 2020 10:47 a.m. PST


Legionarius01 Jun 2020 11:20 a.m. PST

Wow! Congrats. Now let's see a game!

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP01 Jun 2020 1:22 p.m. PST

Very nice.

Yellow Admiral01 Jun 2020 1:44 p.m. PST

So how does a sailing ship get in. And out?
By switching to a smaller turn template. grin

Yellow Admiral01 Jun 2020 1:44 p.m. PST

This was done really fast!

Grelber01 Jun 2020 1:49 p.m. PST

Definitely looks better without the glacis! I like it.


Frederick Supporting Member of TMP01 Jun 2020 1:56 p.m. PST

Very nice!

Anton Ryzbak02 Jun 2020 11:37 a.m. PST

So how does a sailing ship get in. And out?

It takes a kindly breeze and a deft hand to dock even a tiny skiff by wind alone.

Ships of all sizes were towed to dock by boats filled with burly lads pulling on oars.

I took Yellow Admiral's advice and ditched the Monopoly buildings and scratchbuilt some link


Andrew Beasley02 Jun 2020 11:42 a.m. PST

That is a great result. The larger building go much better with the fort.

As for getting to the dock – lower the long boats or kedge your way in!

Yellow Admiral02 Jun 2020 12:03 p.m. PST

I took Yellow Admiral's advice and ditched the Monopoly buildings and scratchbuilt some
So now every last bit of this piece is scratchbuilt. That's pretty impressive.

This will make a fun piece for raids. Better attack it soon, before the fort and batteries get their guns installed. grin

- Ix

Anton Ryzbak02 Jun 2020 12:18 p.m. PST

Yellow Admiral, I plan on getting another Zvezda kit and stealing the cannon to make a mold so I can cast my own. I tried to scratchbuild cannon but it seems to be beyond my skills. has 1/350 scale ships crew that I was thinking might serve as gunners. This could get addictive.

Yellow Admiral03 Jun 2020 2:24 a.m. PST

1/350 is close enough to 1/300, you should just be able to use 6mm artillery and crews from Baccus, Irregular, Heroics & Ros, etc. For the galleon period most guns would be on field carriages with big spoked wheels, so ECW field guns would probably work, and the crew would have nice BIG HATS too.

- Ix

Anton Ryzbak03 Jun 2020 10:05 a.m. PST

Yellow Admiral,
Like Three Musketeers?
With feathers?
I will have to look into this!
I thought that the Buccaneers were playing up the fashion-maker thing, did everybody wear ridiculous headgear back then?

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