Thursday, 14 April 2011
"My Name is (General) Earl (Van Dorn)"
Pictured above is the latest addition to the ACW naval collection - the CSS General Earl Van Dorn. She differs slightly from the other rams in that she is wedge shaped at both ends of the superstructure rather than just forward. She also represents model number 40!
The final version of this model is very slightly different to the picture as I realised I had made the paddle boxes too large. After a quick piece of precision sawing they are now about 1/8th of an inch lower.
Production has been down slightly over the past few weeks - suffice it to say that aside from any gaming distractions (C and C Napoleonics and Battletech to name just two) there has also been a couple of ongoing real life dramas that have obviously had to take priority. Hopefully I will be able to address this in the run up to the cycle of bank holidays we are coming to.
Onwards and upwards though!