Well I have finished the little sailing ship NINA the 1/75 scale model made by Heller, quite a fine vessel and it is ideal for the purpose I have in mind. Not being ship savvy it was a challenge! Putting the hull etc. together was easy enough but rigging it was the hard part. After doing some study on others’ works, I muddled my way through.
It’s about 9”x 2½” x 12”. I have had to build a new crow’s nest as the one supplied was tiny, you can see it as I have used it as a basket and lashed it to the aft mast (handy as it covers a blemish in the lashings there). Those of you with a keen eye will notice I’ve again used an Emhar Viking oarsman; I find they are useful and have used them on the Castle and also the Viking attack dioramas. They are hard plastic but can be bent to a certain degree.
As you will have noticed I have painted the sails charcoal, this because it’s going to be manned by the Dark Alliance Corsairs which I’ll put up soon. It’s a bit cold wet and blustery down here in Melbourne at the moment so it’s not much fun working on the base out in the shed.
Cheers all and a big thank you to all those that went out of their way to allay fears of the new changes to Word Press.