All sorted and ready for me to use - the turrets sizes are 10, 15, 20 and 25mm with the larger two available in a single or twin barrel configuration.
My custom order from Warbases has arrived for the various pieces of ship construction material - and I am really pleased with how they have interpreted my ideas!
I also took the opportunity to make use of one of my spare storage boxes so that the pieces are properly organised.
I am absolutely delighted with this lot and the potential for my various projects. To begin with my plan is to tackle the few ships I need for the ACW project. After that I am looking at ships for the pre dreadnought era.
The pieces in more detail. All, both turret sections and hulls are 3mm think.
The turrets are circular which works well for early turrets designs but I will look to get some more modern shapes prepared In the same way in due course. Construction will be really simple - just pop in the appropriate lengths of bamboo skewer or cocktail stick, add a plain circular base above and below and hey presto - instant turrets! The sections with the cut outs are 3mm thick as are the hulls.
If I was being really picky I would have liked the gap between the two slots to have been a little larger and also for the hull stern to be slightly curvier but this is very small beer indeed. The indentations are nice and deep meaning that the gun barrels will have a secure fixing point.
As mentioned the building plan will look at the ACW first and then I shall be looking at some later bits and pieces. All the models will be ‘based upon’ rather than specific ships but they will be recognisable. I am really looking forward to seeing where this will take me but one thing I am sure of is that I will certainly enjoy the experience!