This is the start of my newest naval project; just a pair of ships but I find it to be very daunting. The rigging of these ships will be the hard part for me to overcome!
Here is the first step - a pair of lovely 3rd rates in 1/1200 scale from Langton. (Edit: purchased from Waterloo Miniatures) (and the ratlines are sold separately!).
Inside the box one will find:
Above are the parts for the Dutch 3rd rate (Langton AD19). The hull is three pieces, while the masts and sails comprise a total of 15 pieces. All of the wonderful details that one expects from a Langton miniature are here.
The parts of the English kit (Langton AD9) are similar.
Please note that these miniatures are not very large. The pics above are on a ¼" (6.35 mm) grid. The hulls are less than 2" (51mm) long overall.