Thursday, 26 March 2020

Napoleonic Naval April


I've decided that my next naval painting project will be the 1/2400th scale Napoleonic French fleet that I assembled over the summer holidays last year. The thinking behind this is that it's not starting something new, which is one of the golden rules* that I've been trying to stick to in order to get existing stuff finished. It really does work (assuming that you actually stick to it, of course)

It also involves not jumping on any passing bandwagons, which is one of my other golden rules and which has been a very good way to avoid those dead end, half abandoned projects that haunt you from the garage shelves or from deep in the loft. It also ticks the 'straight and narrow' box, as it's on my list of things to get done this year and fits in with my Give Us The Ships prime directive. 

I also really enjoy painting the 1/2400th scale Tumbling Dice model ships, even if I will have to modify my approach with these ones and eventually tackle the dreaded rigging. Wish me luck! In the interim, I have a few days to tinker around with other things and actually play a few solo naval and air wargames, which will be my focus for the weekend.  

*I'm thinking of setting out my very own Dicta Jimbo, very much like Oswald Boelcke's rules for dogfighting but for sanity saving wargaming projects...what do you think?

9 comments:

  1. Looking forwards to seeing this, I revisited this project last year and added a few more ships to my fleets

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  2. Good luck with the project. It'll be something else to do to while away the quarantine.

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  3. Good to see how this will develop

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  4. I'm thinking of starting with the 80's but may just have a go at painting one first, just to see how best to tackle them.

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  5. I doubt they'll be as splendid as your Black Seas ships but at least they're a bit cheaper ;0)

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  6. Yes, looking forward to following this project. Rigging?

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  7. I'm going to have a go..can't really get away without it for these ones!

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  8. I wish I had your discipline. I have too many started but unfinished projects. At least most all of them are ships, with just a few terrain pieces started.

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