Sunday, October 31, 2010

Harbour Coastal Modules finished

Finished offf the coastal modules, just had enough of my green cloth left; the cobbles and stonework are done using printed paper sheets. Here they are not looking very Carribean like, as I have a shortage of suitable buildings.
A closer look at the harbour front ....

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Carribbean: Pirate Ship 1 finished

The first of two pirate ships has been finished off, a bit of colour added, plus the masts painted and new sails added - topped off with a suitable pirate flag ...

What about the ships crew ? well they have been grouped up ready for painting (and of this morning are on the modelling desk for priming).

Saturday, October 23, 2010

In the Shipyards ... Prinz Albrecht

I recently obtained a Megablocks pirate ship, this is going to be Wittenberg's contribution to her treaty with Brittania for service in the carribean - to protect trade against pirates and privateers.

The first phase of the rebuild was to remove all the 'pips' from the decks and fill in the resulting holes, reassemble the ship and add the basis of the gun decks....
Next thing was to complete the new gun decks,
Finally add the masts, these were reduced in height by a couple of inches, looking good with some guns ...
There's a few things to do to finish off, then I can paint it and add sails.

I'm going to concentrate on finishing off my ships and crew, so two pirate ships to do and the Prinz Albrecht - piccies to come as things progress.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Carribean: Port Coastal module

This weekend I've been building a new module for my coastal/isalnd scenery of a port/harbour. My usual construction, 3mm MDF with wood batons for strengthening held together with wood glue, more work to do to finish off the terraining yet though..

A closer look at the port module, trying various boats etc for size and effect ....
Hmm I think it also needs a small fort to protect it, I better cut a base for one.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

India: Naval - Give General Chase

Nice to get all the model shiops finished. I set them out on the wargame table to get a feel of how a game would looke - the French fleet tries to evade engagement and the British give chase, just catching up with the tail end of the french line....


From the historical sources I've been able to get the actual names of the main ships involved in engagements during the period:

British:  Cumberland 66, Yarmouth 64, Elizabeth 64,Weymouth 60,Tyger 60, Newcastle 50, Salisbury 50.

French: Zodiaque 74, Bien Aime 74, Compte De Provence 74, Vengeur 64, St Louis 64, Duc D'Orleans 50, Duc de Bourgogne 50, Conde 50, Moras 50, Sylphide 36, Diligent 24.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

India: Naval - Wittenberg

The two ships paid for by Wittenberg as part of their treaty with Britannia, the Leopold and the Katerina, sailing under the flag of the East India Company escort two merchant ships.... 

Ships are from Matlock Miniatures (dolls house accessories), they do not carry a large stock; detail on the hulls is not very good so I added some stick on labels based on 18C ship from Junior General. I've more ships to base for the British and French fleets.