I wanted to end the challenge with what I consider to be the most challenging but rewarding mini to build - a Langton 1/1200 scale Napoleonic ship. In this case, its a Brits 3rd rate (74 guns) Ship-of-the-Line. I have yet to name her but will do so later tonight.
The rigging consists of etched brass rat lines and a very minimalist approach the running rigging. I've found more elaborate rigging looks great but doesn't last very long on the tabletop. One of the pictures has a side by side with a 28mm Perry plastic confederate figure to help you see the size and figure out scoring. I had wanted to complete a few more of these ships but time and work have conspired against me.
Curt - it has been a real pleasure participating in this year's challenge and I want to thank you for your efforts. I think this event does a lot to bring all of us in the this rather "unique" hobby a bit closer together to learn from one another. I know my rudimentary skills get a bit better each year by just being able to see all of the fantastic contributions from the other contestants. It's a grand experience and you should be very proud of your contribution to the hobby
Thanks very much for your kind words Miles. It was a pleasure to have you participate again in this year's Challenge.
I agree, some of the most challenging modelling out there is creating a Napoleonic ship-of-the-line. Your've done great justice to that lovely Langton model, Miles. I really like the well-defined chequering, and the addition of the brass-etched ratlines and proud ensign really set it off. Beautiful work!
This lovely 3rd Rate will give Miles a 1st Rate 15 points. Well done and thanks again.