Thursday, 22 August 2019

French Frigates

Tumbling Dice ASN 10 and ASN 11

32 gun Fifth Rate

40 gun Fifth Rate

I've almost finished assembling the French 80 gun second rates so will be tackling the frigates next, which I'm hoping I'll be able to finish over the coming weekend. I will be assembling and basing up three 40 gun fifth rates (ASN 10) and a couple of 32 gun fifth rates (ASN 11), which shouldn't take too long but will be a bit fiddly compared to the larger ships of the line. There are plenty of frigate classes to choose from but a very large number were captured by the Royal Navy, so it will be a bit more difficult to pick specific ships that can be used for a longer timeframe between the late 1790s and 1805.

I'll base both sets of models on 50mm x 20mm laser cut mdf bases, which are 5mm shorter than the ones I've used for the ships of the line but look better with the smaller metal sea bases that are supplied with the models. These will be blended into the 20mm wide mdf bases with filler, when I get back home, both to make them look more realistic and to make them more resilient.

2 comments:

  1. I got their starter set of 8 ships, but they remain on the lead heap. Looking forward to seeing what you do and hopefully get me moving on this project.

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