Saturday, August 16, 2014

Langton 1/1200 74 Gun Ship of the Line

 A return to 1/1200 sailing ship models is in the wind.  Why?  Three reasons - firstly because I haven't built one in a while and I find these kits to be both challenging and rewarding to do.  Secondly, I've been doing a lot of 1:1 scale sailing and was in a nautical mood and lastly because I was able to get into a very interesting "play by blog" game that features Napoleonic ships over at Clint's "Anything but a One Blog"

I've been given command of a nice 38 gun Spanish Frigate, which I named the Mercedes after one of the Spanish frigates involved in the Treasure Fleet action of 1804.  Hopefully I'll captain her to a better outcome.

As for the model that's in the "dry dock", it's a British 74 gun Third Rate which we be painted and rigged as an American Ship of the line for some what if scenarios.  In the background there are some more historically correct frigates that will be added to the fleet namely the Congress and the Essex.

I'm also planning on hosting a Napoleonic naval game in the near future so need a few extra ships.  This is also my first post using an I-Pad and the blogger app so it will take a little work to get the formatting right


Dux Homunculorum said...

Ah! Lovely stuff. I've made four of these, and have a bunch more in the lead pile. I'll have to gather my courage and get back on to them soon.

jmilesr said...

One does have to be in the right "mood" to tackle one of these models - especially the rigging.

That said, I really do get a lot of satisfaction when a ship is done, especially with the brass sails. Rod Langton makes a superb model.

Stefan (aka. Monty) said...

Very nice ship, Miles.
That lures me to naval combat once more. Hard to resist but unfortunately our gaming club has avoided this field of battle until now...

Good luck with your fleet!

Allan and Carmen said...

Very nice!

Was the resin base included with the kit?

jmilesr said...

The resin bases are an add-on with Langton models