The U.S.S. Sassacus - I shall be building a pair of these useful ‘double ender’ gunboats. The model is from the collection of that well known naval rule writer, Bon vivant, wit and raconteur, Mr David Manley to whom grateful (and embarrassed) thanks are extended!
“And now, the end is near….” I must confess to being a fan of ‘Ol Blue Eyes and as I was coincidentally listening to him whilst starting work on the remaining ACW ships it seemed kind of appropriate that ‘My Way’ was the accompanying soundtrack!
My order fromWarbases is in the post so I made a start on the hulls of the remaining ten ships I had planned. These will be split equally between both sides - five models each - and the picture above features eight of them. The other two will be a pair of ironclads for the Union - one of which will be another City class gunboat.
Mmm…I wonder these could possibly be for?
I must admit that I had fell a little flat with this project when I realised that I had messed up what I thought was the final order but after a couple of weeks of revitalising myself with a few other bits and pieces am now raring to go again. It is a shame that I was unable to finish these before going back to work but what is left to build will not take too long to do.
When the final ten models are built I fully intend having a full fleet review and will also then turn my attention back to the rules as well as thinking about a few items of terrain. Next up on the project list will be some old West gunfighters and the small matter of the ships for Lake Tanganyika in WW1.
It is certainly good to be back at the modelling tray!