Thursday, 5 December 2019

Cruel Seas Royal Navy Vosper MTB's


One of the ways in which I have cut back on the 'ooh shiny' impulse buying thing has been to wait at least six months before I jump on any passing bandwagons. This has worked really well over the last couple of years, as not only has the bandwagon usually disappeared over the horizon but, if it hasn't, everyone else has lost interest and has bunged it on eBay for a fraction of the original, often over inflated price tag.

It hasn't always worked, however, and I have acquired some 'shiny things' that have ended up gathering dust on the workbench shelves. One such embarrassment has been Cruel Seas, which I had every intention of tackling this year but didn't really get off the ground. To make up for this, I've shoved it back into the schedule for next year, with a renewed focus on some Royal Navy Vosper MTB's, of which I have a few from the starter set and the front cover of Wargames Illustrated. 

These will be quick to construct and hopefully fairly swift to paint, as I have no shortage of suitable colours to dip into and have painted up loads of the 1/600th scale equivalent in the past. I also now have some additional painting reference material, so will be able to represent some specific MTB's from particular flotilla, with the correct camouflage schemes and all the relevant accurate details. I may even get some more Royal Navy craft for Xmas?!

What was I saying about bandwagons...?

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