Monday, 13 January 2020

1/2400th USS Kickapoo Freebie

USS Kickapoo and USS Monitor

I had a spare hull casting for USS Monadnock in my bits box, so thought I'd hack it about and glue it on to a spare base to make something a little but like a Milwaukee class river monitor. As the original model looked nothing like the Monadnock or any of her sisters, this seemed like a good way to make use of the casting and also use up a surplus base from the CSS Virginia model. It was a simple conversion, which involved chopping off one end and sanding it down, so it took all of five minutes to do. The end result isn't bad and will make a useful freebie addition to the river fleet for the chap that I'm painting them for. Who can resist a warship with a name like that? Result!

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