Wednesday 5 April 2023

Updating Ironclads….Finished!


The refurbished ‘fab four’. C.S.S. Georgia (top), C.S.S. Huntsville (left), C.S.S.  Raleigh (right) and the C.S.S. Tuscaloosa (bottom).

A top down view of the Tuscaloosa (left) and the Raleigh (right) showing the offset gun ports on either beam of the casemate.

I am pleased to have gotten these four up to the current build standard and am greatly indebted to John Wallis for his help in identifying those ironclads that my original generic models could be most readily converted to. The Confederates will get a further pair of ironclads - the C.S.S. Tennessee and the C.S.S. Baltic.

The models above are not quite as ‘sleek’ in terms of finish as the others but given that three of them have been tweaked on a couple of occasions it is hardly surprising. Still the slightly ‘worked’ look is probably in keeping with the historical originals so I shall not worry too much.

For now though, it is back to the gunboats!


Ray Rousell said...

Cool looking ships Dave!

Glory to Ruritania said...

Wow they look fantastic, well done!

David Crook said...

Hello there Ray,

Thank you old chap! The finish is a little on the rough side - it is surprising how a surface that feels smooth and flat turns into anything but when the paint is applied! - but I reckon that is probably historical!

All the best,


David Crook said...

Hi Quinn,

Cheers old boy! I have some more complex ironclads to think about for both sides so it was good to get these ‘squared away’.

All the best,


Aly Morrison said...

The shipyards have indeed been busy David…

I certainly don’t see anything rough about them.

All the best. Aly

David Crook said...

Hi Aly,

Thank you kindly sir! If you look closely you will see what I mean BUT, at table ranges they are fine!

(And that is what counts at the end of the day!)

All the best,