Welcome to my blog. I have upwards of 100 projects in various stages of incompletion or total abandonment, so you may well find something of interest if you rummage about a bit (check out the Labels at the bottom of the blog). I concentrate on air and naval wargaming, but other 'skirmishy' things quite often pop up out of nowhere, only to disappear again after something else grabs my attention. I even finish the occasional project now and again!
Tuesday, 4 December 2012
Peter Pig Pirate Ships 
Pack 8 Medium Brig
Pack 7 Small Warship Schooner
Pack 6 Small Warship Sloop
The Peter Pig 1/450th scale Pieces of Eight pirate ships arrived over the weekend but I've only just got around to opening the packs for a decent look. I'm really impressed. The ships are very sturdy, with the masts designed to slot into holes cast in the hull, making them virtuallly bomb proof and ideal for gaming. The gun and crew figures are also very well sculpted, with some neat little gun port hatches included in the cannon sets. I particularly like the set of longboats and swreckage markers, which are very well done.
I had my doubts about this range, to be honest, as the ships always seemed a little 'toy like' and overly broad in the beam to be scale models. However, I'm very pleased to say that I was completely wrong and, while not being up to the scale accuracy or finesse of LangtonMiniatures models, for example, they are very well sculpted and designed. I'll be getting a couple more before long and plan to build one or two over the holidays.