Eleven of the eighteen. The original ‘double enders’ are top left whilst the improved version are the two in the centre of the bottom row. The three hull pieces on the bottom left of the pictures are in fact one model - the lower hull, the gun deck and the main deck being three parts. Anything not undercoated will be attended to today.
Now that a suitable head of steam has built up in respect of the final round of ship building I have also been turning my thoughts and efforts towards completing the rules. I am happy these are complete and as it stands all I need to finish them is to revise the Confederate ship details and write up some explanatory notes to go with the combat example pictures I took yesterday. Once these have been dome I shall be pinging off the result to the play testing dream team for a final review for typos or any clarification that may be needed.
There are a few other writing tasks that need to be undertaken before the rules go to print. To begin with I shall be including a battle report - I have an idea for this but have yet to formalise it - as well as a brief guide to building the models I have used. There will also be the traditional introduction and acknowledgements as well as some designers notes or ‘how I got to where I got to’. There are some other bits and pieces to be included as well.
All of this is a reasonable amount of work although much of the preliminary spadework has been done - it is pretty much just a case of tying several threads together.
Meanwhile though, on with the models….