Sunday, 16 December 2012

Toy style pre-Dreadnoughts.

 After purchasing a sheet of balsa wood I surfed the net looking for ideas on making some battleship models.
I found many good ideas but the one I liked the most was by Jim Duncan, here is a link, so I shamelessly copied him. Thanks Mr. Duncan.
 Movement uses the templates in the picture above.
 And shooting uses cotton wool balls thrown at a target template.

 I chose to make British and Russian vessels.They aren't as good as Mr. Duncans though, he has far more artistic talent.
 I gleaned as much as I could from his blog regarding the rules and had much fun lobbing the cotton wool around.
 HMS Thunder takes a hit!.
HMS Tempest steams ahead.

I intend to make some more ships in a couple of weeks.

Friday, 14 December 2012

More Pacific Ships.

 Musashi, Shinano and Yamato.
 Iowa, Enterprise and Missouri.

 USS Enterprise 1944 scheme.
The Musashi, I had to carve away many of the AA guns from the Yamato model.

I've still got the planes to do. Then I might get a game with them.

I could do with some lighter vessels.