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18TH CENTURY INSHORE SINGLE MASTED ARMED SLOOP.
« on: July 17, 2014, 04:18:58 pm »

I have no large scale boat for my Boat Clubs Navy Day and we have plenty of modern-ish warships, with space at a premium a large scale tall ship would be out of the question-plus it would take me 40 years to build it lol.


So a compromise was undertaken. I like the wooden hulls and the 'pirate' kind of theme, so here is a static model of a small, single masted, inshore armed sloop.


It is plank of frame, and yes as is the way with me it be slightly distressed, rusty bits, weathered cannons, and a crackle glaze to give the paint bobble effect from sun, sea etc. The boat has had a very light weather wash as has the sail.


The figures are not the best but gives the boat some scale.   























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Re: 18TH CENTURY INSHORE SINGLE MASTED ARMED SLOOP.
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2014, 04:59:50 pm »

That's as handsome a transom as I've ever seen Si :-)) :-))

Excelled again mate :-))

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Re: 18TH CENTURY INSHORE SINGLE MASTED ARMED SLOOP.
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2014, 09:24:09 pm »

Another good one eddie.  :-)) Like the crew.
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« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2014, 09:40:11 pm »

I have no large scale boat for my Boat Clubs Navy Day and we have plenty of modern-ish warships, with space at a premium a large scale tall ship would be out of the question-plus it would take me 40 years to build it lol.


Very atmospheric.  What scale is  it and from where were the pressed into service? buily to




















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Re: 18TH CENTURY INSHORE SINGLE MASTED ARMED SLOOP.
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2014, 11:30:07 am »

That's as handsome a transom as I've ever seen Si :-)) :-))

Excelled again mate :-))

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Ta Ned, glad you like my Transom  :D


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« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2014, 11:31:15 am »

Another good one eddie.  :-)) Like the crew.


Shiver me timbers Alan...you be so kind in liking my wee vessel. Or in other words, thanks. O0


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« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2014, 11:37:37 am »




Glad you like it. The scale is 1/20 and she is based on the Bermuda sloop, these ranged from single to double masted. The military sloops were "xxxxx" and normally two to three masted. Like I said this version is more a armed trader, small, quick at turning and a small crew. She is also assisted by oars when need be.


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« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2014, 01:01:49 pm »



Glad you like it. The scale is 1/20 and she is based on the Bermuda sloop, these ranged from single to double masted. The military sloops were "xxxxx" and normally two to three masted. Like I said this version is more a armed trader, small, quick at turning and a small crew. She is also assisted by oars when need be.


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Ahoy Eddiesolo.


From where did you get that fearsome crew and what is the approximate height of a figure?, coz I'm looking to press gang a similar bunch for my next project - a 1:16 scale 18th Century Revenue cutter 'Aldebaran'.


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« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2014, 01:18:06 pm »


Ahoy Eddiesolo.


From where did you get that fearsome crew and what is the approximate height of a figure?, coz I'm looking to press gang a similar bunch for my next project - a 1:16 scale 18th Century Revenue cutter 'Aldebaran'.


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The crew are cheap Pirate of the Caribbean knock-offs. I re-painted and highlighted and weathered with washes and filters. They are 3.5 inches high. I am getting some genuine Pirates of the Caribbean figures, bit more flexible and they stand around 3.75 inches so should suit your 1/16 scale Cutter.


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« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2014, 01:44:08 pm »


The crew are cheap Pirate of the Caribbean knock-offs. I re-painted and highlighted and weathered with washes and filters. They are 3.5 inches high. I am getting some genuine Pirates of the Caribbean figures, bit more flexible and they stand around 3.75 inches so should suit your 1/16 scale Cutter.


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Thanks Eddiesolo.


I'd appreciate the name and address of the supplier of the larger crew figures coz toy outlets are few and far between  in my locality.


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Re: 18TH CENTURY INSHORE SINGLE MASTED ARMED SLOOP.
« Reply #10 on: July 18, 2014, 04:49:51 pm »


Thanks Eddiesolo.


I'd appreciate the name and address of the supplier of the larger crew figures coz toy outlets are few and far between  in my locality.


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I got them off Ebay: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Pirates-of-the-Caribbean-Capt-Norrington-3-75-Action-Figure-/291190451460?pt=UK_ToysGames_ActionFigures_ActionFigures_JN&hash=item43cc4dad04


The ones in the link are similar. I paid 10 for 4 used so just look out for those. You can have my old set of you want when I get my other ones?
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Re: 18TH CENTURY INSHORE SINGLE MASTED ARMED SLOOP.
« Reply #11 on: July 18, 2014, 07:13:43 pm »

love the detail....another fine model from you....tony
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Re: 18TH CENTURY INSHORE SINGLE MASTED ARMED SLOOP.
« Reply #12 on: July 19, 2014, 12:46:20 pm »

love the detail....another fine model from you....tony


Cheers Tony, glad you like it. :-))


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