Wednesday, 6 April 2016

The final ships are added to the fleet ... for the moment!

I seem to have finally reached a natural place to stop in my model ship-building project, and have added the following ships to my fleet:
  • Two armoured cruisers
  • Three protected cruisers
  • Seven more merchant ships

This gives a total of:
  • Eight battleships
  • Four armoured cruisers
  • Six protected cruisers
  • Twelve merchant ships
I now have more than enough ships for the naval wargame I aim to run at this year's Conference of Wargamer (COW2016), although I would like to add some more ships (especially torpedo boats and destroyers) in due course. What I need to do now is to paint the ships that I have finished and to do some work on the rules I intend to use.

14 comments:

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    1. Andy McMaster,

      Cheers! I hope that they will look even better once they are painted.

      All the best,

      Bob

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    1. Ray Rousell,

      Cheers! I hope to get them painted in the near future.

      All the best,

      Bob

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  3. I was wondering about destroyers and torpedo boats. Good to hear they are coming but a good idea to paint the existing ships first.

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    1. Ross Mac,

      I expect that the destroyers/torpedo boats will not take long to build, hence the decision to leave them until last. As to the rest ... well I hope to begin painting them very soon indeed.

      All the best,

      Bob

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  4. Very nice, as always, Bob. looking forward to seeing the destroyers and torpedo boats.

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    1. Steven Page,

      Thanks very much for your kind comment. As the destroyers/torpedo boats are going to be very simple in outline, they should be quite quick to build.

      All the best,

      Bob

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  5. Hi Bob,

    They are very nice indeed and now that you have captured the 'look' and have perfected the construction technique I imagine that the Shooter's Hill shipyard will be busy for some time to come! I am hugely impressed with lot and the merchantmen look particularly appealing with their diverse appearance.

    Very well done and I am looking forward to seeing them painted and in action - not to mention what the rules will look like!

    All the best,

    DC

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    1. David Crook,

      Thanks very much for your very kind comment. I hope that they will look even better when they are painted.

      The merchant ships used up all the odds and ends of hulls etc. that I had used to build the warships, and as a result they all came out slightly different from each other.

      The rules are going to be based heavily of my PORTABLE NAVAL WARGAME rules, with a few small changes so that secondary armament can be included. It is my intention to work on them over the next fortnight and - once they and the models are ready - to play-test them well before COW.

      All the best,

      Bob

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    1. Stu Rat,

      I hope that the merchant ship at the bottom of the photo shown above will pass muster should I need one.

      All the best,

      Bob

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  7. Super results BOB- I've been off the Net a few days ( an ailing Computer Tower.... NEW Computer now installed)...do like the Fleets and look forward to them being painted up. Regards. KEV.

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    1. Kev,

      Good luck with your new PC.

      I have decided to paint the ships in an overall grey colour scheme. I did consider painting them in Victorian livery, but for the time being they will be grey and menacing!

      All the best,

      Bob

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