Things have been very ACW-heavy for the past few months, so to prove I have other things on the go I thought I'd share my progress on these Russo-Japanese War ships. They're from the Tumbling Dice 1:2,400 Age of Battleships range, covering roughly the 1890s to 1910s.
I picked a few up at my last Partizan visit. Suitably impressed, I've been slowly adding to the range with a view to playing out some RJW naval actions. These are all based on circular MDF bases, with 'No More Nails' glue sculpted into water.
Above, we have the Pallada-class armoured cruiser, which we're using to depict a fictional ship - the Burya, or 'Storm'. We designed this using the excellent shipbuilding simulator Rule the Waves.
These models have lovely details, and are very easy to paint. I had to use some inspired guesswork on the paint scheme.
I try to make a good bow wave and wake, since it makes the ships look more dynamic. I want to invest in a 'sea mat' which can be unrolled and used for games.
And a horde of Japanese torpedo boats for them to fight!
Anyway, hope you enjoyed this little distraction. Comments welcome, thanks for reading!