Sunday, 2 October 2011
Flatiron Gunboat Plans
I spotted the current issue of Marine Modelling International in WH Smiths today and noticed that it has a free 1/48th scale plan of HMS Crane, an Ant Class flatiron coastal defence gunboat c1872. The plans are on a double sided sheet and are ffor a full hull radio controlled model but, with a little imagination they could easily be converted into a waterline wargaming version.
Although the model scales out at around two foot in length, which would be far too big to actually move on the tabletop, it would make a very impressive off shore gunboat for a naval landing party In the Heart of Africa. It's not really a colonial warship but I'm not that picky if it looks the part. Anyway, it would make the job of scratchbuilding a gunboat model a lot easier.