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Wardy64

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SHIP BASING
« on: August 08, 2018, 04:35:29 PM »
Before Ben and I start basing ships, has a standard size base been decided upon for each ship size? I know that at one stage Martin spoke of producing something that would allow a name plate for the ship to be clearly seen.

Also how are people making the waves, have seen a number of good ideas.

Advice is welcome please.

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Re: SHIP BASING
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2018, 05:13:58 PM »
I will start by telling you what I do. 
Not sure it is the best method, but is easy(?)
Make a piece of thin plastic card (25 thou) 40mm by 15mm. Stick it lengthways with 15mm under the ship back end and 25mm protrusion, the protrusion painted dark blue and upon it written the ship name (don't forget no HMS etc) and two letters such as MW (medium warship)  etc.
The ships look great, but then all ideas should work.

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Re: SHIP BASING
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2018, 06:35:07 PM »
That's what i was wondering ? But i think 2/3 mm MDF would be better. There are several people/companies who would laser cut these for us once we have established sizes for the types of ships used ?
For the waves i ve used tiling stuff before, the same stuff we use for the troop bases as you can mold it and smooth it over with your fingers and water to get what you want ? Milliput and greenstuff for the bow waves?

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Re: SHIP BASING
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2018, 08:43:03 PM »
mine are mounted on 1.25 mm thick aluminium sheet.

for size mine are big enough to protect the ship in storage, so a bit wider than the sails and longer the the ship including the bow sprit and a rowing boat behind the model. So for cat warship 10 100mm long and 30mm wide for example. It will also be big enough to have a name on it.

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Re: SHIP BASING
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2018, 09:47:48 PM »
For the waves i ve used tiling stuff before, the same stuff we use for the troop bases as you can mold it and smooth it over with your fingers and water to get what you want ? Milliput and greenstuff for the bow waves?

I used tile grout on some recent terrain bases, slightly watered down. By "stippling" with a brush you can get a nice wave crest effect, which you can adjust by the amount of time you let it dry out before the stippling. Could be worth a try for ship bases?

Stewart 46A

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Re: SHIP BASING
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2018, 10:09:11 PM »
For name plates, the sabot that I have asked warbases to make comes with two name plates, one for the sabot and one for the games table/ship, I intend to use it to mark the hex the ship has left from in case player whises to recount or change direction.

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Re: SHIP BASING
« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2018, 10:20:51 PM »
I have used the same thick card oi always use for my bases and what I used to carve my ships from. I have just doubled the thickness as these are being painted blue and not having green stuff to hide any bases. As for size, I have just measured what looked right for the ship, then added a Cm so i have room for the ship's name at the rear. I also write it on the bottom as well as the class of ship etc.

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Re: SHIP BASING
« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2018, 11:02:44 AM »
Thanks for the feedback chaps, its appreciated.

Are there any plans to see if Warbases would do a template, to place cannons, crew and sails on?

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Re: SHIP BASING
« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2018, 12:58:22 PM »
I have some arriving from Warbases this week that should do the trick, will post pic when here

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Re: SHIP BASING
« Reply #9 on: August 09, 2018, 02:24:40 PM »
Sounds interesting Stewart.

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Re: SHIP BASING
« Reply #10 on: August 09, 2018, 02:37:23 PM »
I thought we were told it was too early to get Santos made as things could change?

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Re: SHIP BASING
« Reply #11 on: August 10, 2018, 11:48:29 AM »
I think Stewart is speculating, but he may have it correct?
I am still using bits of paper. In fact i may never abandon that practice.

Stewart 46A

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Re: SHIP BASING
« Reply #12 on: August 10, 2018, 01:05:31 PM »
Duncan yes you are correct nothing I decided yet and if the sabots I have bought are not fit for purpose when the came is published I may use them for some thing else.
Only time will tell if I have made a pistake of not. I have bought 12 , (23 with postage) so about 7 pints in real terms.

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Re: SHIP BASING
« Reply #13 on: August 11, 2018, 09:52:29 AM »
Here is my sabot for ship record.
Shows a medium size (medium gun) warship (Pirate) able quality (row boat)
With markers at game start, 3 x gun, 3x sail and 4 x crew
It comes with two name plates, one for the sabot and one for the ship on the game mat.

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Re: SHIP BASING
« Reply #14 on: August 11, 2018, 10:25:16 AM »
That's looking very good, Stewart - very tidy and easy to "read".