Monday, 2 November 2015

my Monitor

Another of my forays into the bottom-most boxes revealed my good 'ol Monitor model of the famous ACW ironclad.  The model is some 10" long made very simply from foam core and a plastic lid for the turret; a straw for the funnel and painted black and crudely drawn iron plates using a pencil.

The intent was to make several of these size of ships for games but so far have failed to do so. While I like the naval aspect,  I really never seem to play it.


4 comments:

  1. What a great scratch-build! When I first saw the picture I thought it had to have come in kit form!

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    1. Too kind, too kind, Chuck.
      .... good photo though......

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  2. Very cool Doug. What did you use for the turret?

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    1. the turret was a plastic lid (perhaps from a hairspray can? I made a long time ago) with the top cut off but with the diameter in scale with the hull. The gunports - not shown in the photo - were cut out and the guns - from the extra barrels provided by Old Glory for their ACW 28mm artillery - placed on stands within the turret. The model is surprisingly correct scale to the actual Monitor.
      Now on to do the Merrimac?

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