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.