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  1. Volume 4 of Jean Boudroit's "The 74-Gun Ship" has a large section on the crew of a 74 circa 1780, with many color plates. I don't think that below-deck fashions would have changed much in 10-20 years, except for the officers.
  2. I had seen contemporary reference to a strong netting affixed somehow over the top of the shot garlands to keep the shot in place.
  3. Lieutenant Bradley Pitt is with the Royal Winnipeg Rifles of Canada, serving with the 3rd Canadian Division in Northern France, in late July, 1944: It's a 50/50 mishmash of purchased commercial gear and scratch built components. 0 by Stephen Duffy, on Flickr 0-2 by Stephen Duffy, on Flickr 0-3 by Stephen Duffy, on Flickr 0 by Stephen Duffy, on Flickr 0-6 by Stephen Duffy, on Flickr 0-5 by Stephen Duffy, on Flickr His full story can be seen here on the Sixth Division Board, a site devoted to WWII in 1/6th scale. Alone and afraid, he must fight for his very survival! His harrowing vignette is here: https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/onesixthnet/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=24895&p=161279#p161279
  4. It won't allow me to place the curser in the text. I run a Mac desktop 10.12.6, btw, if that is significant. Curious, what was the purpose of adding a "reason for change" feature in the first place?
  5. I tried to add information to a post I made this morning - adding the author's name to a book I have recommended - but I was not allowed to do it. Instead, I was told to answer as to why I wished to edit the post. I edit my posts all the time, mostly to correct typos and edit my sadly-common run-on sentence structure. I answered "because I bloody-well want to" and that phrase was all that appeared in the post! I was not allowed to type anything at all in the post itself. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot?
  6. That looks great! You could host a formal dance in there, there is so much room. 😜 (Me so Jealous!) Reminds me of the classic Monty Python sketch, "Arthur Two-Sheds Jackson".
  7. The above link was deleted, so here's the deleted scenes again from another Youtube channel:
  8. I posted it about five years ago. I saw an excerpt of it in The Frigate Essex Papers and ordered a complete copy from the Peabody Museum in Salem. It was part of the Fox Papers collections.
  9. For a great history, get a copy of “Millions for Defense :the subscription warships of 1798” by Fred Lenier. It’s all about the history of the subscription frigates and the Boston chapter is great. Nothing graphical for the modelers tho.
  10. For a great history, get a copy of “Millions for Defense :the subscription warships of 1798” by Fred Lenier. It’s all about the history of the subscription frigates and the Boston chapter is great. Nothing graphical for the modelers tho.
  11. Thank you for the timely translation Gerard! One question: Might not the mysterious "57-pounder" guns found on board L'Egyptienne by the British actually be 64-pounder English carronades, similar to those two smashers on HMS Victory. It seems that perhaps 64 'English pounds' might be the equivalent to 57 'French pounds'? Similarly, the French 36-pounder and the English 42-pounder fired same shot. Also, since the 64-pounder had a bore of about 8 inches, might these mysterious guns be short 8 inch brass howitzers, that fired an English 64 pound/French 57 pound solid shot? This was a common land weapon. The US Navy mounted an undetermined number of 8-inch brass howitzers, "mounted on the French Fashion", in their heavy frigates during in 1798-99, and one was still retained on the US Frigate President, as a shifting gun, when she was captured in 1815. They rarely fired solid shot, because of the small powder charge, but they could, and when they did, the ball would have weighted 64 American/English pounds. They normally dumped grape and canister shot into the enemy's rigging. What do you think?
  12. You will want to get a copy of the "Modeling the Brig of War Irene" book, based on the Cruiser Class brig HMS Grasshopper, if you're serious: https://www.amazon.com/Modelling-Brig-War-Irene-Ship-Models/dp/B0006C7NRA
  13. Nolwenn Leroy sings beautiful renditions of old Edith Piaf classics: Another Piaf song, sung in duet with Zaz, another big favorite of mine for years: But mostly, she sings some Cape Breton style gypsy tunes:
  14. French artist Nolwenn Leroy sings "Juste Pour Me Souvenir". So remember, clean them and then set them free! L'Enjoy!

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