The CCS O’Hara (left), the CSS Secessionist (centre) and the CSS Wilkes (right). The two smaller vessels are near sisters differentiated by the CSS O’Hara having its pilot house set further back. This was due to confusion over the measurements used during construction - imperial being read as metric!
The first of the Confederate warships arising from my current project have finally appeared. Much like the Union ships featured earlier they are ‘loosely based upon’ rather than representing specific vessels. For both sides all I need to do is to varnish them and organise the flags. They will be appearing in action - at least some of them will be - later in the week.
The largest of the three has been christened the CSS Secessionist whilst the two smaller near sisters are the CSS O’Hara and the CSS Wilkes.
All six virtually ready for action
As I have mentioned previously, these six models, whilst pretty simple to build, did give me a few problems along the way. I like to think it was because I was a little out of practise on the modelling front as well as working in a larger scale and with newer materials than I previously used.
I have really enjoyed these first steps back into ship building and am looking forward to adding to this particular collection - and I am looking forward to the next two mini projects along similar lines.