For my Nautical entry I have decided to finally finish my 1/1200 British starter fleet from Langton Miniatures. I did one of the four ships as a test last year to see how they turned out, but then got sidetracked with other things.
There are other ship makers out there and many people complain that Langton are expensive, however you really get what you pay for. I have seen the other models out there, and while they are 10-25% cheaper, the Langton models are at least 50% nicer so there really is not any choice to me, pay for the Langton models. When compared to many other models (Looking at you GW) they are actually pretty damn cheap!
Anyway, this entry is for two 3rd rate ships of the line and the HMS Victory.
I included a few extra pictures to show the difference that proper rigging makes. I have seen many people just paint these figures as they say rigging just isn’t worth it. I argue that it completely makes the model and should not be skipped. The progress pictures show that models just painted, then with the standing rigging (which is where many people stop) and then with the running rigging. The rigging actually takes longer than the painting as each ship has someplace between 10' and 15’ of thread on them, even though they are only 3” long.