My Workbench

Thursday, March 18, 2021

More 3D Prints Arrived

 My friend Pete Lowe sent me some more FDM prints he produced on his Ender 3 printer: three more Temeraire class 74's (that makes 5 now), two Montanes class 74-80's, and a Santa Ana 112 (all Simon Mann designs).

I also received an order of resin hulls from Simon Mann in the UK. Three ships: the Purisima Conception 112 (post 1791 refit), San Jose 112, and a Tonnant class 80.

So many ships! I started painting!

I used the 1/1200 version of each ship as a paint guide since I previously did the research on each ship when I painted the little guys.

Le Timoleon

Le Fougueux

Le Algesiras

Le Mont Blanc

Le Duguay Trouin

All five Temeraire class 74's 

El Neptuno

I made the lanterns using styrene rod

This is the resin Purisima Conception. Even though Simon's resin prints are relatively sturdy, they can still be broken. I don't know when this happened. I was well into the hull painting process before I noticed it.  The hole is drilled to take the new rail, made of a staple.

Staple fitted and superglued in place

A couple of shots of my work space

I still have the rest of the Spaniards to finish painting. Then comes the fun part. Marking,  cutting and filing all of the mast parts for all of them and putting them together. Then all of the sails and spars.

What I don't have are measurements for 1st rate masts to use. If I could get a photo of a set of Black Seas 1st rate masts laid down flat against a ruler with a milimeter scale, that would be a great help. Or just measurements of each mast section fore, main and mizzen: the mast from base to top of the cap, the top mast from crosstree platform to top of the next cap, and the top gallant mast from crosstree platform to top of the mast.

The weather is getting nice outside now and all the spring cleanup chores are calling. Not to mention the winter's accumulated list of "Honey-Do's"! And it looks like the state is moving to Phase 3 soon as well. So less time available for the dungeon shipyard. Strangely I have mixed emotions about that. On the one hand I am anxious to be able to get out and do stuff again. But on the other hand I will miss waking up with nothing on my plate but piddling around in the shop! A whole year it has been like that, wow!

Thanks for stopping by to look!


Jonathan Freitag said...

You have a busy workbench, Vol! You must have HUGE fleets. While the enforced isolation has been particularly hard on my wife, she mentioned yesterday that she may miss the end to these frequent lockdowns.

Stew said...

Holy mass production Batman! Your really painting up a storm! Nice job on the hulls. 😀
Can’t help with the masts though. And I like your hobby space.

A Miniatures Hobby Room said...

Huge unbuilt ships you mean, haha! To go with the huge unpainted armies. I syppose it's impossible to have too many minis.
Yes, going back to "Normal" will take some getting used to. It is amazing how well humans adapt to change. Thanks for stopping by Jonathan.

A Miniatures Hobby Room said...

Thanks Stew. It hasn't been all in one sitting. I have slowly been working through them as I felt like it. Mostly I've been acquiring, haha. My workspace is extremely cluttered, but I know where most everything is, mostly! I haven't lost anything least a week!

caveadsum1471 said...

Great work on your hulls, you are impressively neat and tidy,I aspire to neat and tidy,I just fail to achieve it most of the time!
Best Iain

A Miniatures Hobby Room said...

Thank you Iain. Your minis certainly look neat and tidy to me.