Tuesday 22 February 2011
The 35 Minute Ironclad
Why the 35 minute ironclad? Very simple really, as that is exactly how long it took me to build this model of the CSS Manassas - formerly the icebreaker Enoch Train. The hull was shaped from a single piece of Balsa wood with the inevitable plastic trimmings and she comes in at around 1 3/4" long so is the smallest of all the models I have thus far built. I think she sits a little taller than she should but that was a conscious descision on my part and I have done this with the whole collection, primarily for visual impact.
I also marked out the hulls for the CSS Louisiana and Mississippi - these will be 3 1/2" long and is the limit I can go to if I want to keep a ship within a single Hexon tile - and will begin construction in earnest on these two ships this evening.