Sunday, November 17, 2013

Sails for the ship

I had posted a picture of this ship previously, but without sails.  I had started and stopped with this project a couple of times as I wasn't satisfied with the result.  I ended up buying slightly heavier cotton cloth, which looked better.
My current plans are to finish 2 x 10 gun brigs, 2 x 8 gun schooners, 2 x 4 gun cutters and 2 x 4 gun sloops.  I still have a lot of sails to cut.  I actually only have 3 ships ready to rig, but 2 more have the masts done and are ready to paint.
I want to mention once again that I probably would not have been able to do any of this without the use of my Optivisor.  My eyes are not what they were, and it works well not only for painting but for the stitching and running of small black thread.
The rigging is definitely for wargaming.  It only bears a vague resemblance to the actual rigging of a ship.
The next step is to buy a bunch of 15mm cannons for the ships.


  1. Terrific! The sails look great. So when do I get to see these boats in person? I want to plagiarize ... er ... pay homage to you by borrowing your design.

  2. You are welcome to come over and look at them. Its pretty simple, but I just never got around to taking pictures at all steps of the process. I may make a couple more ships, and will see if can document it better.

  3. Sounds good, I will give you a call soon.