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Sunday, 22 April 2018

My American Civil War ironclads are finished

I finished painting my two new model American Civil War ironclads yesterday ... and this is what they look like:



With luck I should be able to see how well they perform in action later this week. I will not be writing a detailed blog entry about any battle I fight as I intend to include it in my forthcoming book about gridded naval wargames, but I will share any interesting photographs that I take.

16 comments:

  1. They look great Bob, I look forward to the photos.
    Alan

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    1. Tradgardmastare (Alan),

      Thanks for your kind comment. I am very pleased with the way they look now they are painted.

      All the best,

      Bob

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  2. Bob,
    Very nice vessels - you have done a great job with them.
    It will be good to see the ACW Naval action. Cheers. KEV.

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    1. Kev Robertson,

      Thanks very much for your kind comment. The design of both models is quite simple, and can easily be adapted to represent other vessels.

      All the best,

      Bob

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  3. Very nice Bob - does the turret on the Monitor turn?

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    1. Maudlin Jack Tar,

      Cheers! Unlike most of my other wooden model ships where the turrets are fixed, the turret on the Monitor does turn.

      All the best,

      Bob

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  4. I've got to say, if it can be said, that those are the cutest warships I've ever seen!

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    1. Dave Rolfson,

      Cheers! They may be cute, but I'm d*mn sure they will fight even better than they look!

      All the best,

      Bob

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  5. I always think of ACW ironclads being very dark but I really don 't know much about them and these look good as they are.

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    1. Ross Mac,

      I think that they should be very dark grey or even black ... but as I want to use them in photographs, I chose to paint them medium grey as this will look better in monochrome images.

      All the best,

      Bob

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  6. Definitely very cute. Shades of Thomas the Tank Engine...Ian the Ironclad perhaps :)

    Seriously though I'm very impressed.. .I'm completely cack-handed when it comes to building stuff.

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    1. Alastair,

      You've understood the thinking behind my ship models!

      I try to use construction methods that are as simple as possible, and I'd be surprised if you couldn't replicate them.

      All the best,

      Bob

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  7. Hi Bob,

    They absolutely look the part and I am looking forward to seeing them in action.

    All the best,

    DC

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    1. David Crook,

      Thanks very much for your kind words. Assuming that I can finish writing the Dreadnought version of my PW Naval rules, I should be using these two ships in action by the end of the week.

      All the best,

      Bob

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  8. Great looking models. Look forward to seeing them in action at some point.

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    1. Lee Hadley,

      Many thanks for your kind words. With luck the ships will be in action by the end of the week.

      All the best,

      Bob

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