Refreshed and ready to take to the high seas once more - a pair of modern sloops, previously used as the U.S.S. Kearsage and the C.S.S. Alabama
Whilst the five ACW ships currently being painted are waiting patiently for some TLC I pressed ahead with the paint refurbishment of a pair of sloops. The two models above have seen service when I refought the Kearsage/Alabama action. The only difference is my version of the white edging commonly applied to the top of the hull. I think it looks rather smart although is probably a little on the thick side.
As mentioned previously, my usual method for painting this type of effect is to paint around the edge of the layer of MDF before assembly. This ensures a really sharp finish. To achieve the above after assembly meant breaking out my trusty roll of Tamiya Masking tape. I have no idea how long I have owned this but I remember buying from Beatties the model shop when it was in High Holborn and pre Model Zone! It still works a treat though and I have loads of it left.
Once the temperature has dropped a little - the man cave is rather warm at present, even with the windows open - I shall get the other five attended to as well as starting a great mast building exercise for the remaining frigate and another pair of sloops.
It is good to moving forwards again though!