Sunday, 24 February 2013
Narrow Seas 
I've decided that March will be WW2 coastal forces month, with the aim of painting up a selection of 1/600th scale ships and boats for mid-war action in the narrow seas. This is something that I've always wanted to do and there's no time like the present to actually get on with it! I have a massive box full of models and no shortage of choice, so why not?
To start with, I'm going to focus on the British with a mixed force of Vosper 72' 6'' MTB's, Fairmile 'B' MGB's, a couple of trawlers and an RAF sea resue launch, mostly from the Skytrex and Tumbling Dice ranges. I have some PT Dockyard resin BPB MGB's and MTB's as well but I'm going to leave them until I have reduced the lead pile a bit.
The plan is to complete a similar sized force for the Kriegsmarine and to paint up some coasters and tankers for the merchant convoys off the east coast. I'm still not sure about the best way to base up the coastal forces models but I can leave that problem to be sorted after I've assembled and painted them up. If you have any advice about painting and basing these things, then I'd be very pleased to hear from you!
PS The Spitfires for Finest Hour will have to wait until April but I have plenty of time to get them sorted before the campaign kicks off in May-June.
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