Wednesday, 21 December 2011

'County' Class Cruisers - and a game announcement!

The 'Counties' on the slipway.
Having secured a fair bit of interest in a game I'll be running on the 28th using the Fletcher Pratt rules, I decided it was time to review the fleet and perhaps do a spot of shipbuilding.  The glaring shortage was of cruisers, so it was out with the Airfix 'Sink the Bismarck' sets from which I dug out the sprues for a pair of the HMS Suffolk models.  Despite the age of the moulds, there wasn't too much flash to remove and both kits were easy enough to assemble.  They have now been undercoated ready for further daubing.
The game on the 28th can accommodate pretty well any number of players, so if you can make it check out the Sheffield Wargames Society website for location details.
After undercoating.  A further post will deal with the larger vessel in the foreground - 10 points for naming the ship and a further 10 for identifying the kit manufacturer.


David Crook said...

Hi Tim,

A wild stab in the dark but I reckon a Revell Duke of York would be about right.

All the best,


Paul Liddle said...

Revell King George V ?.

Paul said...

Good progress Tim, I have no idea what the model is, but Revell King George V, is a guestimate?

Paul said...

Okay I have hung out long enough, what is the ship?

Tim Gow said...

David, Paul and Paul
Half right chaps - answer coming in tomorrow's post!

Paul said...

Phew, I can sleep at night now!

Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

Watching progress with interest, in the Xmas rush I missed this post first time around

PS KGV class ;)