Wednesday 5 April 2023
The refurbished ‘fab four’. C.S.S. Georgia (top), C.S.S. Huntsville (left), C.S.S. Raleigh (right) and the C.S.S. Tuscaloosa (bottom).
A top down view of the Tuscaloosa (left) and the Raleigh (right) showing the offset gun ports on either beam of the casemate.
I am pleased to have gotten these four up to the current build standard and am greatly indebted to John Wallis for his help in identifying those ironclads that my original generic models could be most readily converted to. The Confederates will get a further pair of ironclads - the C.S.S. Tennessee and the C.S.S. Baltic.
The models above are not quite as ‘sleek’ in terms of finish as the others but given that three of them have been tweaked on a couple of occasions it is hardly surprising. Still the slightly ‘worked’ look is probably in keeping with the historical originals so I shall not worry too much.
For now though, it is back to the gunboats!