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The tales all tell about captains brave enough to challenge larger and more heavily armed opponents. And succesfully defeat those opponents by witty tactics and superior maneuvering ...
However, those are the tales. When you face reality, 
reality in the shape of an English frigate facing a French 64 gun battle ship that is, all kinds of heroics are reduced and everything becomes a simple equation taking into account the relevant numbers.
A bold move of the English captain but a stupid one, one full broadside of the French 64 was enough to blast him back to reality.

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A cooperation with Captain Greenhair.

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Thoses ships are both wonderful... and the smoke is a really nice touch

 

How do you proceed for the smoke ?

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Great vessels ! As always !

I hope I'll see them for real in BMA Antwerpen. of course, I would not be as foolish as the English captain to try to defy this French Ship of War with my modest Frigate...

Great job !

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Thanks guys!

It was a fun operation and a pleasure to work with Stefan. We made a setup using a variation of cloths, angles and lighting. The smoke comes from my E sigaret.😁

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First off, e-cigarettes!? That's awesome! Who would have thought? The effect is perfect.

As to the tragedy of the scene, well I think you'll find highly placed fools in any navy, eh? There's just no accounting for "influence". I salute their "hearts of oak" for standing up to the odds, but condemn their captain for what ever ill luck or utter failure landed them in to such a mismatched contest, when other wise their fleet little frigate could surly have out run a SotL, easily.

On to the build now, do I even have to bother? I'm sure by now you know the quality of your own work and my appreciation there of. Simply put, they are both great ships. Obviously I love the stern gallery, ensign and extensive rigging of the 64, who wouldn't? Would love to get some clear shots of the frigate though. The smoke and shadow obscure her quite a bit, but I have a feeling that there's a finely built hull under all that.

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On 17 september 2017 at 7:45 AM, kurigan said:

...Would love to get some clear shots of the frigate though.

Thanks, I was actually intending to strip the frigate again, due to the contest we rushed things and got this ship ready as fast as we could.

I want to put some more detail in it and do some proper rigging (the rigging on it now was stolen from one of my previous ships).

It will probably be one for next year.

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