Saturday, October 23, 2010

Naval Reinforcements Arrive

Yesterday (Friday, October 22) I received a package from Panzerschiffe. In it were the seven armored cruisers from the Battle off Ulsan, five protected cruisers, six flotilla craft and a package of nine merchant ships. I was a bit surprised that it was delivered so quickly . . . most mail here in Canada is on the slow side.

All 27 ships are now temporarally mounted on craft sticks and have been primed. A few thoughts . . .

First, the flotilla craft (D-311 Russian TBs and D-312 Japanese TBDs) are TINY. I mean very very small. Both are about an inch long and very thin . . . which is giving me pause as to my planned basing.

Second, I am in a way disappointed by the merchant ships. But don't get me wrong, they are really very nice . . . and all nine are unique . . . but most appear to be larger than the battleships and armored cruisers. I was expecting them to be a tad smaller.

Incidently, my plan is to paint each of these merchantmen with a different color pattern . . . which should be fun.

-- Jeff

1 comment:

  1. Jeff,

    I also have some merchant ships that the person from whom I bought the "Tsushima fleets" was using as the Russian auxiliaries. Some of them are as large as or larger than the battleships and large cruisers and some are definitely smaller.

    I'll try to put together a brief posting to ColCampbell's Shipyard on them, identifying them as best I can. IIRC most of the ones he used were/are listed as American ships from the SpanAm range.