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carojon05 Jul 2024 10:51 p.m. PST

As part of my on going project to fill gaps in my 1:700 Age of Sail collection with specific models for single ship and small squadron scenarios, I have once again turned to the offerings from Turner Miniatures.

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The USS Constellation and the large French 40-gun frigate La Virginie are two such models, and I have put together a post showcasing them and the history that has prompted their inclusion into the collection.

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If you would like to know more then just follow the link to JJ's

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JJ

DOUGKL06 Jul 2024 3:13 p.m. PST

Beautiful.

carojon07 Jul 2024 1:01 a.m. PST

Thank you.

JJ

tomrommel108 Jul 2024 1:39 a.m. PST

Very nice models, indeed

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP08 Jul 2024 10:07 a.m. PST

As always, gorgeous work. Where did you get the color scheme for the "Constellation?"

carojon08 Jul 2024 3:02 p.m. PST

Thank you.

As detailed in the post, the principle inspiration for the colour scheme is based on a 1985 model by Thomas Todd, that referenced the 1797 Baltimore Gazette for its construction, but does admit that the colours are some what speculative.

JJ

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