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Mediteranean Chebec "Eagle of Algier"

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    Well, you seem to have quite the multi-cultural crew on board!  Along with the expected Arabs it looks like we also have a pair of British Indian regulars, some West Indies pirates, some musketeers, and that must be Captain John Silver with his peg leg in charge.  Wait just a minute here, isn’t that Mike Love from the Beach Boys with the baseball cap in the launch headed for Kokomo? :rolleyes: 

    All humor aside, the model itself looks to have been very well executed, with quite a wealth of details!  These ships do make quite an appealing model. 

    Despite their feared reputation for being nimble, fast sailors and very heavily armed for their size, they seemed to have had very crowded decks (how did they manage to man those oars while sitting right on top of their canons?) and very little free-board.  In a heavy sea I certainly wouldn’t have wanted to be very far from land without a flotation device close at hand!:(

    Aiming or elevating their guns also must have been a bit of a problem with such small gun ports.  Did they have to aim their guns by steering the entire ship and firing them when the ship heeled over enough to raise the guns so they didn’t just send their shots into the sea?  :P

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Thanks very much Dave,

your crew identification rate is realy not bad.... nearly 100%

With ref to the maning of those oars I wish I knew myself how they did it, but sitting on the canons is an interesting option. When cutting the gunports I had the same feelings, but larger holes would have fouled the inner bulwark structures

Your humor and your comments are highly appreciated....



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