Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Simple model ironclads: Improved designs

By making the designs 2cm longer, the resulting models should look a little less cramped and a little more balanced.

Both the longer Casemate Ironclad ...

... and Double-Turret Ironclad have additional deck space that could be used to carry troops or supplies during a riverine campaign.

Now all I have to do is to decide what materials to use – wood or plastic – to build my prototypes.

4 comments:

  1. Bob
    I think the longer boats look better - I look forward to seeing the finished models.
    Tim

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  2. great stuff Bob - must be an opportunity to deploy balsa wood blocks and dowells!! nice paint job, inked rivets etc - bob's your...-sorry Did get me thinking about vietnam river boats, colonial gunboats - very exciting. May need to give Mrs H when I mention "new scale" or "new period" in a low tone!!

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  3. Tim Gow,

    I must admit, that having drawn the longer versions of the designs, they do look much better.

    With a bit of luck I might be able to start work on the prototypes tomorrow ... work permitting!

    All the best,

    Bob

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  4. Ken H,

    I must admit, that as I started to draw the designs, I was struck by how easy it would be to build a couple of river gunboats – both ancient and modern – along similar lines.

    Made out of something like balsa wood, they should not be too expensive – or difficult – to make.

    All the best,

    Bob

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