Sunday 6 March 2011

Project Footnotes or Planning for the next phase!

Having gotten to the end of the first phase of my ACW scratchbuilding project I have already started the planning for the second phase - mainly in order to save time when I get around to the construction as the ideas are still fresh in my mind. Off the bat I can think of at least a dozen models - some monitors to begin with, some 'walking beam' ships, the three Union timberclads, a few more Confederate gunboats and a selection of ships with masts and spars. The sailing ship angle will be a mini project all of its own as I am hoping that should the building technique work out correctly then the potential will be there for forays into many other periods.

For the meantime though, my thoughts and efforts will be towards getting the existing 36 ships painted and into action. Once that is done I shall be stepping ashore for some land based projects as I have been afloat for a long time now (what with the Balkan Fleets and the WW2 War at Sea project) and fancy a change.


Ray Rousell said...

Sounds like your gonna be busy for quite some time!!

David Crook said...

Hi Ray,

For sure! But in a good way.

I had almost forgotten to mention the coal barges, tugs, mortar rafts and shore based stuff!

All the best,