“I have a cunning plan....”
It has been a fairly productive day although not quite in the way that I would have chosen! I was hoping to get a game in but a combination of circumstances put paid to that but I have managed to make some progress with my naval plans as well moving the block armies along.
I rather like the idea of building some assorted ironclad types that could be used on an ‘imagi-navy’ basis so not following a specific historical fleet. The ships I am planning will be based on the templates you see in the picture above but I would draw your attention to the next shapes I shall be looking to get cut out - if possible - from Warbases. Although not showing on the diagram above I am also looking to get versions of the full length hull section (A above) with holes pre drilled for masts.
Drawing around the hull shapes that I have - specifically the large one in this case that is 5” x 1 1/4” - I have carefully marked out the shapes that I am after. The naval gamers amongst you will no doubt recognise the hull form (the shapes I want are in bold print) and so with a couple of layers of this on top of a plain hull will give the appropriate look for a central battery style ship.
It is worth mentioning that these models will not be super detailed and historically accurate per se; rather I am looking to model the type of ship so that on the tabletop it will be recognisable as such.
I have several ideas along similar lines and will share them as I get them on paper.