SAIL SETS for 1:1200 Napoleonic Naval Hulls

AVAILABLE FOR ALL HULL SIZES:
SF, F, 64, 74 & 3D

Please indicate when ordering, the SIZE of hull for which the sail is intended, as well as the reference below:
e.g. F/ M-ES1A for Frigate Easy Sail with courses furled
in white metal..

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'All plain sail'

DIAGRAMS & EXPLANATIONS OF REFERENCES FOLLOW ON.

WHITE METAL

Ref

Description

Price £

M-AA

At Anchor

4.00

M-TJ

Topsail and Jib

5.00

M-ES1

Easy Sail

5.00

M-ES1A

Easy Sail with courses furled

5.00

M-ES2

Easy Sail with furled topgallants

5.00

BRASS SAILS

Ref

Description

Price £

B-ES1/APS*

Easy Sail/All Plain Sail

6.00

B-ES1A

Easy Sail with courses furled

6.00

B-FS

Full Sail

6.00

B-SS

Studding Sail

6.00

B-FC

Full Complement

6.00

* Contains parts to assemble either All Plain Sail or Easy Sail.

Furled Sails (white metal)  
A packet of 6 assorted, for those who wish to further customise their sail settings.
Per packet: £1.50

 

About the White Metal Sail Kits:
The At Anchor kit is supplied with separate furled yards.
All other white metal sail set kits contain:
    Bowsprit with Jib(s) and spritsail;
    Sails for each mast;
    3 Masts.
About the Brass Sail Kits:
The sails are 4 thou photo etched brass, engineered to .25mm tolerance..
The separate sail parts (which are numbered on the spru to facilitate assembly) also enables individual shaping so that the modeller decides on the 'attitude to the wind', appearance etc.

All brass sail kits contain guide to assembly and diagrams. There are also white metal parts as follows: masts, bowsprit and furled courses where appropriate.


DESCRIPTION OF SAIL SETTINGS

AA

Sails would be furled above the yard in  harbour and below the yard when at sea (individual's choice).

TJ

This shows topgallants and courses furled. Could be used in action or when manoeuvring.

ES1

This has the courses, tops and topgallant sail set.

ES1A

Tops and topgallants set, courses furled. Used where possible in action to avoid the chance of the lower sails (courses) being set on fire by the discharge of the guns.

ES2

Easy sail with topgallants furled. Courses and tops set.

APS

Shows all the square sails set, courses, tops, topgallants and royals.

FS

Similar to APS but with the inclusion of stay sails (fore and aft sails rigged between the masts on a vessel's stays).

SS

This has additional sails extending out from the 'all plain sail' set.
These are set in the style known as 'gull wing' - common for its sailing efficiency as it allowed the quartering wind to reach the fore sails more effectively.

FC

We've called this set 'full complement' because it comprises the APS set, plus staysails, plus gull wings. This configuation would have been used in light airs to gain every drop of wind.

 

The 'Easy' Sails

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T&J

ES1

ES1A

ES2

The 'easy sails' where courses are furled, are sometimes referred to as 'fighting sail'. This was preferred because it got the lower sails out of the way. However, the sail set a vessel fought at was dictated by prevailing conditions. The British fleet at the Nile for example, commenced the battle at studding sail and then anchored. Similarly, at the Battle of Trafalgar, the British fleet commenced at studding sail whereas the Franco-Spanish fleet were at easy sail.

 

All Plain Sail
Shows all the square sails set, courses, tops, topgallants and
royals.
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Full Sail
Sails are exactly as All Plain Sail above plus Stay Sails (as in diagram opposite).

Please note: the brass stay sails are individual pieces and are to be positioned/glued to masts and rigging.

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Studding Sail
This kit comprises the All Plain Sail above plus gull wings. The gull wings attach to the main and fore sails as in the diagrams below (the main studding sail going behind the main sail on the port side and the fore studding sail in front of the fore sail on the starboard side.

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Full Complement
This kit comprises the All Plain Sail kit, plus stay sails and gull wings.

 

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