Roadmonkeytj

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  1. 13 hours ago, zephyr1934 said:

    So I will need to keep an OS 10.14 machine indefinitely.

    Not sure if you can do this with MAC but it's possible with windows ... Use a bigger thumb drive and you can install apps on the drive as well.

    https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/how-to-run-windows-10-from-a-usb-drive

    Used to do this with XP so I didn't have to carry two laptops ... Just booted my personal system on the company laptop when traveling.  Since it wasn't a remote log they had no log of what I was doing.


  2. 47 minutes ago, supertruper1988 said:

    There is plenty you can buy on BTD for $25. We have lots of instructions at or under that price. 

    There are several listings for $10 so you even buy three and only be $5 out of pocket? 

    As far as the prizes I believe they are trying to source "local" prizes as international shipping can be delayed 2 months right now.


  3. 16 hours ago, Professor Thaum said:

    Yes, but with joy and gladness

    I too always viewed them as hostile towards the imperialism government and sympathetic towards the pirates who trade their wares


  4. To whom it may concern - 

    By order of Governor of Charlatan Bay. A reward of 150DBs for the capture and return of the private trade ship known as Rahab's Gambit has been issued along with an additional bounty of 200DBs for the capture and hanging of Independent Pirate known as The Dragon.  

    Please note that Gustaf Vonbricktin has captured the former black pirate ship known as Odin's Scorn.  This warship will be leading a hunting party for the formentioned pirate The Dragon.  

    Should you have any greivence with the former captain of Odin's Scorn he is being held in chains until he can be returned to Charlatan Bay or any nation that wishes to try him.

    Anyone is encouraged to join the hunt for Independent Pirates.  Rewards will be paid out of the personal Treasury of Gustaf Vonbricktin.

    Signed

    Gustaf Vonbricktin

    Governor Charlatan Bay


  5. A courier entered the room and motioned to Guilder.  It was addressed to the general council.  

    To whom it may concern - 

    By order of Governor of Charlatan Bay. A reward of 150DBs for the capture and return of the private trade ship known as Rahab's Gambit has been issued along with an additional bounty of 200DBs for the capture and hanging of Independent Pirate known as The Dragon.  

    Please note that Gustaf Vonbricktin has captured the former black pirate ship known as Odin's Scorn.  This warship will be leading a hunting party for the formentioned pirate The Dragon.  

    Should you have any greivence with the former captain of Odin's Scorn he is being held in chains until he can be returned to Charlatan Bay or any nation that wishes to try him.

    Anyone is encouraged to join the hunt for Independent Pirates.  Rewards will be paid out of the personal Treasury of Gustaf Vonbricktin.

    Signed

    Gustaf Vonbricktin

    Governor Charlatan Bay


  6. I know a guy who uses O scale water slide ... They work great ... If you don't handle them too often or model doesn't ever come apart.  Based on his experience I wouldn't recommend using them if you pack them around for shows ... He tried a clear sealer and even clear packing tape ... They look ok but the vinyl decals are far superior in durability and handling ... If careful enough you can even "repair" a torn decal.

    As far as paper based stickers ... I hate them they leave adhesive and generally degrade easily


  7. On 5/29/2020 at 1:33 PM, Professor Thaum said:

    Nice rope factory and well told story...

    The office and the stairs are the highlight... you are going to licence it ? Perhaps for the FTA ?

    The lantern are great too

    Thank you ... I do plan to licence it ... The office began while working on another project ... The stairs is the same trick I've used before copy paste rotate repeat lol step by step until you reach the desired height ... Then rotate into place.

    On 5/29/2020 at 9:10 PM, Bodi said:

    Nice build, it looks huge, I like the details included in it, such as the staircase and the shrouds, the ship's section looks good too.

    It is ... If I recall is just over 2w x 6l 32x32 baseplates but all custom plate so sections can be removed for better angles.  The shrouds were a last minute change ... Lol the picture of the historic rope walk I was working off just had the twisting machines across the yard and had an elevated office at the back .

    On 5/30/2020 at 9:18 AM, Fraunces said:

    Good factory, very convincing. 

    Thank you sir!

    On 5/30/2020 at 11:43 AM, blackdeathgr said:

    Nice build with clearly much effort put while creating it. I also liked the innovative story behind reclaiming a lost in a MRCA ship

    I hope to continue the story with the hunt of the npc pirate the Dragon ... But the powers that be say he is one of the hardest to hunt so should make for good stories!


  8. 23 hours ago, Corweena said:

    Thanks! That is my favorite shot as well. And not sure if you noticed.....but I actually cut down a spare katana to convert it into a wakizashi, the smaller sword Samurai normally carried as a pair with the katana.

    49947126597_6cec58beed.jpg

    Normally I don't condone modifications however you've made a historical accurate change ... So I'm conflicted but I like it


  9. Gustaf read the KPA to see how his ships cargo traded when they reached Fatu Hiva.  However it had not been good news.  Gustaf was furious but his status as Governor allowed him certain liberties.  Wanted posters were drawn up and a bounty for the return of Rahabs Gambit along with a second poster drawn up for the Capture and delivery of the Pirate known as "The Dragon".  Good news had come later that day though … Odin's Scorn had been stranded in Jameston on the far side of the Island a month ago and had been repairing its damaged rigging.  He immediately departed for Jameston.

    Upon his arrival Gustaf went straight away to the ropeworks as where else would you obtain new rigging for a ship the size of Odin's Scorn.

    ropewalk front.lxf

    Gustaf asked around and was happy to find the owner knew him well and was not sympathetic to Pirates.

    ropewalk Gustaf.lxf

    The owner explained that he would have never sold them anything had he known they were pirates - however he said they were not dressed as any Pirate he had never seen - they acted like regular sailors and had a certain air of military training behind them. 

    ropewalk side crew.lxf

    He remembered the day well as it was the last time the shepherds had brought the goats through town to trade their goods.  He knew exactly what they had purchased as he read the log to Gustaf - it was enough rigging for the foremast and also enough rope to re-hoist a lanteen sail.  Gustaf knew from his time at sea the ship had only sailed a mere two days ago based on a repair of that size.  He asked if he recalled the captains appearance - to which the owner obliged a description - an older captain with patch over his eye but dressed as a gentleman would not that of a normal pirate.  

    Gustaf knew immediately who it was … Wardel

    ropewalk Mattson.lxf

    Gustaf knew right where to find his ship . . . and a few days later he was returning with Captain Mason Wardel in chains to be tried for Piracy and he now had his war ship back so the hunt for the Dragon could begin.

    Odin's Cabin.lxf

    __________________________________

    OoC

    This is the start of the story for the hunt for the Pirate known as The Dragon.

    @ESL, @COR

    The former pirate captain Mason Wardel is ready to be tried for his crimes at sea this is his mini fig head.


  10. Don't fret mate I have a whole box of nothing but ship hulls like these lol.  The ship works ... Might I suggest swapping the hull sections ... The black/grey can be swapped with the grey/brown to net you a black/brown and a grey/grey hull!

    Forgive me I'm not finding the link to this currently