Saturday 9 May 2009

Stern Wheel River Gunboat

As many of you may know I am a very keen boot sale follower and so this morning whilst at the Saddler's farm Saturday special along the A13, I was able to acquire the model in the picture for the princely sum of 50p. The model is of hard plastic and measure around 8" long by 2 1/2" wide and 3" high. Placing a sample 15mm figure alongside of it fits pretty well so this will be turned into a generic 19th century gunboat for use either in the Sudan or the ACW. Boot sales are a great source of strange bits and pieces that are the scratch builders dream and are usually dirt cheap - especially the odd bits from children's toys that invariably end up in a 20p box.
Great for credit crunch war gaming!


Robert (Bob) Cordery said...

What a great find, and suitable for all sorts of things!

I must admit that I have never seen a similar model before, and I am very envious!


David Crook said...

I am really pleased that I still have my copy of Send a Gunboat as that will give me some good ideas. It will need to be dismantled but that should not be too difficult - ideally it will be suitably generic enough to just need differing crew figures and gunners.