My current Funny Little Wars project is a British-style Naval Brigade. While I have yet to paint any figures, it seemed reasonable to provide Jolly Jack Tar with some seagoing vessels, so I built a pair of gunboats.
I was inspired to embark on this ridiculous (even by my standards) episode by the arrival in January of two bottles of champagne in wooden boxes. As a wargamer and improviser of many year's standing I am generally unable to look at a box without trying to think of er, alternative uses for it...
The early stages of construction - a pointy balsa wood bow has been added to each box.
Other components under construction. The funnels were cut from cardboard tubes and the bridges from a business-card box and it's lid. The guns to the left are old and battered Britains AA guns which I thought looked the part.
The assembly dry-run, showing most of the parts in place, along with some figures.
The largely completed gunboat HMS Unfeasible...
|...and her half-sister ship HMS Implausible. The gun on this vessel is a modified Britains 'Wombat'.|