Monday, 21 November 2011

A Question of Conscience


The Magnificent 7 - Pook's Turtle style

I really want to 'crack on' with the ships for Fezia and Rusland but a small voice in the back of my mind is getting louder and louder and so I shall bow to the inevitable and tackle the outstanding completion of the ACW ships that I have first of all. There are 32 models to paint (a dozen of which have been started) plus a couple of cat related repairs to undertake so I really must press on with these. It was just over a year ago I started making the models and given the fact that the block armies have worked out as well as they have means I have no excuse for not completing them.

I am going to cheat slightly in that I plan to print off onto sticky labels the covers for the various paddle boxes in order to save painting and it is a technique I want to experiment with for a variety of other ideas I have.

So once again the swampy bayous beckon....;-)

4 comments:

Danjou's Hand said...

These look great.

Are they kits or homemade?

El Grego said...

Very nice! Simple and neat lines, and the clear bases really set them off.

David Crook said...

Hi Danjou's Hand,

These are scratch builds. I made 50 models for use on the rivers in the ACW of which 18 are painted. My plan is to get the rest finished asap.

They are great fun to build and the ACW Naval and ACW labels will show you the rest.

They are made from Balsa wood and plastic and the models you see are just over 2" long.

All the best,

DC

David Crook said...

Hi EG,

Thank you very much sir! They are gaming pieces rather than models but look the part so that is the main thing.

All the best,

DC