The first of the Turkish ships under construction and yes, there will be masts....
This is not going at all as I imagined it would! The various bits and pieces of MDF I currently have will be more than sufficient for me to be able to build a number of types for the ‘Russo - Turkish lookalike’ mini project I have now embarked upon. I have called it a mini project simply because it will only be the naval side - the land operations will be conducted using the block armies - whereas I am planning something else for the ACW. The number of ships will probably be the same as for the ACW - around two dozen - and there will be a mix of Danube and Black Sea types. As usual scales will be all over the place and the resultant models will be ‘based upon’ rather than accurate representations. I will also be taking some liberties with the historicity in that the Russians will be bolstered by some Baltic types as well as some ships that appeared after the war.
I did say it was ‘lookalike’ project....
This was not what I expected to be building next but as I need to get some custom pieces of MDF from Warbases and they will not be looking at these types of orders until the new year I have needed to change the running order somewhat. As mentioned previously, Warbases being busy has done me a favour in the short term as it means I can properly plan the extra bits and pieces I need. I still want to keep building though so if I can’t build what I planned then I will build what I can!
40mm circular bases - now I wonder what they can be for?
In the meantime though, I have taken the opportunity to get some bits and pieces in from Peter Pig to use with some of the models I will building - this includes for the ACW as well. I have ordered some of their Hammerin’ Iron 1:600th heavy and medium deck guns along with some ships boats on davits. These will be a big help for the gunboats or indeed anything that has deck mounted (and exposed) artillery.
Once again the Rayleigh dockyard will be a hive of activity and the first of the models are already underway.