Monday, 2 December 2019

Coastal Warfare Windfall




I had a very busy weekend for various reasons, from making a full scale cardboard Christmas tree for scouts to taking the sprog on another university open day, so didn't get much done apart from the Christmas shopping. However, I sneaked in a trip to the local Oxfam bookshop where I found a shrink wrapped, brand new four volume set of coastal warfare books covering the principal MTB, MGB and ML's used by the Royal Navy, with full coloured profiles of each type and for multiple individual craft. 

It's a fantastic resource for painting and I can use it for both my well established 1/600th scale project and the 1/300 Cruel Seas stuff, which the guys at the club keep telling me just has to be done. The whole lot cost me twenty quid, which is an absolute bargain given that they go for nearly eighteen quid each! They have now gone in my stocking for Christmas Day, giving plenty of time to work out what I can do with all those lovely colour profiles and plan views. 

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