Sunday, 9 January 2011

A Tale of Two Ships




I freely admit that I have cheated somewhat in my choice of this particular ship for my ACW naval scratch building project. The reason is quite simple - she started life as a Confederate ship, was sunk and then salvaged and then became a Union ship! I like the design and the two models of her I am making are slightly up scaled versions of the three side wheelers I have already built for the Union rams.

The top picture shows her as the USS General Price whilst the bottom shows her as the CSS General Sterling Price. The models are nearly finished in respect of the construction (and will be pictured and posted in due course) and all I will need to do in the future is to ensure that they don't line up on opposite sides in the same action!

2 comments:

Tas said...

I have always found that to be a great naval tale too, so what not indeed!

David Crook said...

Hi Tas,

For me the design of this ship is exactly what a Mississippi steamer should look like and it is very easy to build as well. I couldn't resist the 'under two flags' angle as well!

All the best,

DC