Tuesday, 28 May 2019

One of those days...

It all went a bit off piste today, as my plan to run a solo game of Broadside and Ram failed to materialise and I ended up doing other things, some of which I had no idea about when I got up this morning. The dining room table was hi-jacked today for other 'non-essential' purposes, so the naval game had to be scrubbed early on, although I have firmed up some of my scenario ideas in the meantime....watch this space for the first instalment of 'Sink the Rochambeau!'

To make the most of the day, in between an unexpected breakfast in town, mowing the lawn, going to the tip and cooking a curry, I decided to sort the bases for the 1/3000th scale French destroyers, taking care not to muck up the texturing this time round. These are now undercoated and ready for painting. I also decided on a whim to re-varnish the sea bases on the 1/2400th scale French ironclad fleet, as I'm sure I must have used matt varnish by mistake the first time round. 

They now look nice and shiny, thanks to a coat of artist's acrylic gloss varnish, so a much better match for the Royal Navy bases. Hopefully, things tomorrow will be less screwed up, although you never know? I'm hoping to get the destroyer bases painted but will then have to slide the re-basing project to one side while I wait for some more laser cut bases to arrive in the post. In the meantime, I'll be painting the Royal Navy turret ships, rams and ironclads...if it goes according to the plan?


  1. Best laid plans and all that ... still at least you did manage to make some progress on something!

  2. Yes, that makes a big difference. I've finished the destroyers now but have decided to go back and re-re-base the light cruisers, as I just wasn't happy with them.



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