Friday, 30 August 2019

French Fleet Review


I unpacked the 1/2400th scale ships this morning and lined them up to review the progress I'd made thus far. As you can see, this is a fairly large squadron or small fleet, with an effective line of battle consisting of 1st and 3rd rates, supported by a flotilla of frigates and a couple of unrated vessels for dispatches and so on. 

The brig is actually the third version, after I abandoned a bomb ketch conversion and 12 gun brig model, replacing both with an 18 gun privateer (ASN 22), which is much more like a 16 gun Abeille class brig than anything I've come up with. It's also a very neat little model despite having the wrong photo on the Tumbling Dice website! 


I need to use some filler to blend in the metal bases with the laser cut mdf ones, before I can undercoat the models and start on the painting side of things but that will have to wait a few weeks while I get other things on the workbench sorted. I'm going to set out my plans for the Autumn in another post but it's all pretty much naval rather than land based, with a definite focus on 1/2400th.

2 comments:

  1. That's an impressive array! Looking forward to seeing them all painted up.

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  2. Me too. I'm also planning to rig them with paint brush bristles, if I'm brave enough?

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