Thursday, 14 April 2016

'I've a broom at the mast ...'

I have managed to paint the first of my two fleets of toy-like model ships. The fleet comprises four battleships, two armoured cruisers, and three protected cruisers.

The fleet sails into action. The three protected cruisers are in the van, followed by the two armoured cruisers, and finally the four battleships.
I think that they look quite menacing in their mid grey colour scheme, and have turned out to look even better than I had hoped that they would.

The title of this blog entry comes from a long-forgotten song that was sung by the Australian baritone, Peter Dawson. The song was entitled THE ADMIRAL'S BROOM.

10 comments:

  1. Hi Bob,
    Excellent job. These are nicely painted, quite menacing, and look like they are itching for a fight.
    Jerry

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    1. Celtic Curmudgeon (Jerry),

      Thanks for the kind comment. They have turned out just the way I had hoped they would.

      All the best,

      Bob

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    1. Jim Duncan,

      But what about the whip? (More about this soon!)

      All the best

      Bob

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  3. Hi Bob,

    They look magnificent and ooze that old school charm! I am looking forward to seeing them in action and also what the rules are like you will be using for them.

    All the best,

    DC

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    1. David Crook,

      Old School is exactly the look I wanted to achieve.

      As to rules ... well my current thinking is a version of my Portable Nacal Wargame rules with a few minor changes.

      All the best,

      Bob

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  4. A fine looking fleet. The title is quite apropos given that the design is a bit of a TROMPe l'oeil.

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    1. Ross Mac,

      Thanks for your kind comment ... and the excellent pun!

      All the best,

      Bob

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  5. They are (forgive me for saying this) adorable. Bravo.

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    1. Michael Peterson,

      Thanks for your kind - and very appropriate - comment.

      All the best,

      Bob

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