Making sails for ships.

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Making sails for ships.

Postby Col.Stone » Sat Aug 06, 2016 9:03 am

Looking for pointers on how to model ships sails on my pirate fleet, i'm having trouble googling it so turning to the hive.
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Re: Making sails for ships.

Postby andrewbeasley » Sat Aug 06, 2016 10:02 am

What scale?
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Re: Making sails for ships.

Postby Col.Stone » Sat Aug 06, 2016 12:56 pm

oh sorry ~28mm =)
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Re: Making sails for ships.

Postby An Absent Humphrey » Sat Aug 06, 2016 1:16 pm

If the sails are to be furled then I use tissue paper.
But that will be too thin and transparent for unfurled sails. The trick with unfurled sails is to make them look like they have captured the wind rather than just a piece of material hanging there. I've never modelled unfurled sails, so I can't say with any certainty.
What about a piece of very thin plasticard? Then heat it up and form it over something that has the shape you want. You could even detail it first, to make it look like sheets of canvass that have been stitched together. If you're feeling ambitious.

Here's another idea. Contact someone like Airfix/Hornby and see if they'll sell you some after-market bits - a sheet of sails from one of their ship kits. Or you could be dishonest and tell you them you bought a kit (you'll need the kit code) and tell them the sail sheet was missing...
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Re: Making sails for ships.

Postby kawasaki » Sat Aug 06, 2016 1:23 pm

The Cardinal of Cunt

I have never heard of Frothers Unite- UK!

http://theminiaturespage.com/boards/msg.mv?id=201399
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Re: Making sails for ships.

Postby --- » Sat Aug 06, 2016 2:04 pm

Old t shirt, soaked it pva and stretched to shape and left to dry
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Re: Making sails for ships.

Postby Col.Stone » Sat Aug 06, 2016 2:07 pm

Good ones B)
I do like to recycle :D
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Re: Making sails for ships.

Postby An Absent Humphrey » Sat Aug 06, 2016 2:12 pm

I like the t shirt idea.
Never heard that one before.
I want to make a ship model now, just to give that a go.
Anyway, if it was me doing it, that's the idea I'd go for.
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Re: Making sails for ships.

Postby Col.Stone » Sat Aug 06, 2016 3:51 pm

:)

Of course i just cleared out old clothes.
Sigh, will look for a flimsy bedsheet instead..
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Re: Making sails for ships.

Postby Inso » Sat Aug 06, 2016 4:27 pm

Silk handkerchiefs.
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