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?
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