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BrianW28 Feb 2021 3:32 p.m. PST

There's a new post up on my blog. It's been worked on since October, but has a couple of different topics in it. Fishing trawlers and Falklands ships, with a promise of more sailing ships in the near future.


79thPA Supporting Member of TMP28 Feb 2021 5:05 p.m. PST

Nice. Your Cod Wars project looks pretty cool.

dragon6 Supporting Member of TMP28 Feb 2021 7:39 p.m. PST

On your Type 22 Batch 1 my suggestion for the hull line is thin putty from the hull mold line upwards. Let it dry, sand it smooth. You might need to do it several times

Lots of work reclaiming the model.

Another thought. Sand the hull thoroughly then cut a 1/4 mm thick plastic sheet to shim everything from the mold line up. Both Evergreen and Plastruct make 0.010"/0.3mm strips or sheets that should be thin enough

BrianW28 Feb 2021 7:44 p.m. PST

Thanks. David Manley wrote the Cod Wars rules, and they look like they'll be a hoot. One of the members of our (pre-COVID) game group loves to ram things, so it will be perfect for him. The whole object of the game is to either cut the trawler's nets, or ram your enemy hard enough to put them out of the game without sinking them. If you do sink an opponent, they win the highest level of victory.

I have played his "Save the Whale" rules, and those are also a blast! I did posts about them back in 2018-19, if you're interested. The "Whale" rules are an adaptation of the Cod Wars rules, and practically demand exaggerated stereotypes on both sides.

BrianW28 Feb 2021 7:50 p.m. PST

I rebuilt the flight deck and its supports using some .010 sheet. To be honest, I never thought about using it for the hull.

Believe it or not, there was already a lot of work just to get Broadsword to the point you see in the post. The picture of all the parts is actually of the second kit I bought at the same time, just in case I screwed up the first one. I'm ashamed (but only a little) to admit that I finally got to a point where I said, "OK, good enough." I would never do that with my sailing ships, of which there should be several in my next post.

dragon6 Supporting Member of TMP28 Feb 2021 8:50 p.m. PST

You did a great job as is with the model.

Now you need Scallop War! David Manley's next fishing expedition ;-)

BrianW01 Mar 2021 6:25 p.m. PST

Actually I have Scallop War as well. I mean, it was free after all! 😁

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