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very beautiful models, gentlemen.  But tell me, can your ships do this?

 

HMS Victory 1:100 scale "conversion" maiden voyage

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mock battle HMS Victory vs USS Constitution 1:96 scale

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entangled

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Constitution and Victory were quick and dirty RC conversions of plastic kits from my local model store to test the feasibility of RC warship combat under pure sail power.  The regular sport uses WWI and WWII era warships, armed with ball bearing cannons and balsa wood armor, designed to fight, damage, and sink each other repeatedly.  It looks sorta like this:

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The sailing models were wildly successful.  Constitution ran in the 2011 SFMYC warship regatta's maneuvering contest, and was both the only sail-powered entry and the only ship to complete the entire obstacle course without striking a single obstacle.  She tacked, she wore, she reversed, and she crabbed sideways in her quest for the prize, and she outmaneuvered every electric boat on the pond.  I have several 1:48 scale frigates in the early stages of construction for armed combat, rather than just proofs of concept.  The larger models will be much easier to build and detail than the smaller ones.

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got no pond to play around with such stuff and would mostlikely be one only one in my region

but maybe i can get pictures of the "adler von Lübeck" modell made in 1943 that we got at the watersport club that i am in

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maybe i buy a small plastic kit enxt week to keep me busy waiting for next patch

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VERY nicely modeled sails and netting. For the non-modelers out there, sails are particularly hard to do so that they look prototypical, and you all should be impressed. :-)

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Corel models are anyway fine looking models (if well built ;)), but i am also impressed about the fine 'sail-look'. You reached really a 'natural' appearance of the shapes, not only a crumpled piece of cloth.

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I must really say you must have not only the fingers to make such things, also the needed eye for the right look. Often seen very fine models, best built and fine painted, but the sails......... . Some modellers make wooden ships and leave the models without 'cloth' because its obviously something not easy to convert in smaller scales.

 

I like to view those results :)

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Ebay sells nice ones as well. Every sailor should have one on their desk. ;)

 

I wanted a Trincomalee.

 

Then i checked the price.

 

 

£1,550,00

 

 

Maybeeee some other time.....

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well its not a kit so someony hat to build it first and that one wants some money

http://www.hobbiesguinea.es/en/90-naval-modelling-online-shop

 

Swedish Wasa, Courone, Mirage 2nd rate, Trinidad, Santa Ana,Montana 74, Consti and other US ships bombketches with mortar.

top sail shooners, Surprise, Vanguard,Agemenom,Victory and many more

 

i buyed the 1670 HMS Prince for 350 euro quiet cheap compared to the 950 euro agamenom with coopered hull

corel-models-sm13-wasa-1628-swedish-frig

corel-models-sm54-hms-bellona-1760-74-gusantisima-trinidad-spanish-1st-class-130

 

Do it yourself + soemthing to do when servers are maintaince

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I bought a wooden model of the Royal Louis in Vietnam at a much lower cost and although its not plank construction its still impressive. I would happily share a picture if I could work out how to attach!

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I could see it now, come home from a long day at work, and my 6 year old would of sunk my two thousand dollar model in the bathtub.

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I could see it now, come home from a long day at work, and my 6 year old would of sunk my two thousand dollar model in the bathtub.

Fill the bath tub with an expoxy sea, and mount the model in it.

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