I have mentioned in previous posts that I would like to tackle a couple of forces for both Fezia and Rusland (aka Russia and Turkey) for around about the mid 1930s. Plans are afoot to tackle the land element in 15mm in due course and naturally I have also considered the naval angle. The answer to the naval question has proven to be quite simple although I dare say it may appear to be something like heresy to the hard core model maker.
I plan to construct a couple of fleets based on the fixtures and fittings available from within the Airfix Sink the Bismarck set and whatever Revell models I can acquire. The emphasis is on the 'fixtures and fittings' part of the previous sentence as I will probably design the ships from the hull upwards but will make extensive use of the various turrets, boats, masts, superstructures, funnels, cranes - even catapults and floatplanes.
There are a number of reasons for this:
- The ships will be unique and based on generic examples of their type
- I can scale the largest types to fit easily on a pair of Hexon tiles - I am looking at a maximum hull size of around 6 to 7" - probably from Balsa or stepped plastic card.
- I have other plans for the existing model hulls....;-)
- It will be fun to tackle!