Monday 8 July 2013

The Great July Naval Arms Race....Part 2

Not much to look I know but the above represents the fruit of a very productive weekend. The Germans are the top row of models and are also on the left hand side of the rather battered cutting mat. Everything else is for the Royal Navy. The bases are all 1" wide and the longest are 4".

Apologies for the lack of posts of late. Work has been (and, by its very nature, will continue to be so) very busy and so my hobby downtime has been pared back to the bone.  Going forward, posts during the week will probably be few and far between and pretty short even when they do appear!

To business.

It has been a productive weekend on the 1/2400th scale WW1 ship front as you can see from the picture above. I managed to cut out 87 bases for the models from artists mounting board, clean up 6 light cruisers and 56 destroyers, glue all 87 models to the aforementioned bases and then finally black under coated the entire collection.

I have two weekends and any odd times in between to finish these before the end of the month which will be pushing it but I reckon if I can stick the timetable I have set myself it should be achievable. The rules I shall be using with these (and for the ongoing adventures of Fezia and Rusland) merely have a single section to be redrafted in order to be ready although I will need to draw up the ships cards.

More to follow as and when.


Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

Such a blatant programme of naked militarism will only end in a terrible war that scars a generation. As the international system of state becomes a powder keg of armaments I eagerly await the AAR


David Crook said...

Hi Geordie,

The first action I fight will not be using this little lot - the plan is to make use of some Fezian and Rusland vessels.

So you could blame it on some Balkan intrigue....

All the best,