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    Great job Terry, looks great, but better stick 74 guns on it post haste

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Lead Ted View Post
    Kurtis, One i built 20 years ago Titanic, But certainly different exercise than you are taking on, Good luck Terry.
    That looks amazing!

    I am sure I speak for many that would wish to see your completed model, please post a picture. I understand you are a little unfamiliar with the terminology, that is understandable, but without being too pedagogic, a 74 gun ship was not a frigate but a 4th. rate ship of the line. They were the workhorses of the any fleet, for instance at the battle of Trafalgar of the 60 ships of the line, discounting frigates and sloops, there were 37 74s. My apologies but that is what happens in coming from a Naval family, it is drummed into you, my Dad was in both world wars including Jutland, Boadicea light cruiser. Best of luck.
    Yeah, I made the error of thinking that frigate and Ship of the Line were interchangeable terms. When I looked into it, it seemed like 'frigate' was the term used for gun-ships at the time, with bigger ships given the 'Ship of the Line.' I hadn't realised that the term 'Frigate' was for smaller vessels only. Still, you learn more with each passing day!

    I will definitely post a final image here! I am planning on turning it into an animated project (if my old rusty computer can handle it!) The idea I have is a naval themed chess game whereby the pieces take on the design of the era. The King would be clothed like the Captain for example, the rookies, bishops and knights as lieutenants, and the pawns as marines (one of the lieutenants could be substitued as Capt. of the Marines as well potentially). I'm not aiming for historical accuracy persť, but that's the general direction I'm aiming at. It'd be a good project to get me back into the music side of things as well.

    I'm glad I've posted here though cos you guys have actually helped keep me motivated for it.

    Great job Terry, looks great, but better stick 74 guns on it post haste
    Vessel of that size should fit more than a 100, surely!?

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    Hi Terry.
    Looks like you are the same as me, I give up putting ships in bottles about 8 years ago; and painting ships pictures around the same time.
    You will I suppose like me be trying to follow what those Yanks are after on the Titanic, I thought it was a grave site? not that commercial types take any notice of that , they say they are after the radio, I think the safe.
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    We have a friend who does similar though most are sailing ships.
    He has built three very large glass cabinets to hold them and they look great, one small problem though, they take up all of the front lounge.!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Happy daze John in Oz.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Des Taff Jenkins View Post
    Hi Terry.
    Looks like you are the same as me, I give up putting ships in bottles about 8 years ago; and painting ships pictures around the same time.
    You will I suppose like me be trying to follow what those Yanks are after on the Titanic, I thought it was a grave site? not that commercial types take any notice of that , they say they are after the radio, I think the safe.
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    Des, Her safe was brought to the surface back in the 80s it was documented on T.V. When they opened it, it, was empty. There are reports of very wealthy ladies rushing to the pursers office where there goodies where left for safe keeping as the Titanic was foundering. Only to find the purser missing and the office locked up.
    {terry scouse}

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    A purser’s safe ? were there others ?

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