Monday, September 29, 2014

A Different Kind of Naval Wargame

    A lot has happened in the last couple of months that has slowed down my wargaming activities. I took a new position at work, which means I work later and have less time to work on my gaming. I also injured my back and was having trouble getting around for a few days. While recuperating I was looking  at a forum on R/C naval combat, where warships armed with BB guns try to sink each other. There is a group forming which is making "steampunk" ships based on Pre-Dreadnought ships. As I have a strong interest in ironclads and Pre-Dreadnoughts this has been a major distraction.  I have wanted to try R/C naval combat for 30 years. So when a R/C war ship model came up for sale on Ebay, I found myself on the spur of the moment buying it. The kit arrived Friday. It has a fiberglass hull, along with the wood for the decks and foam superstructure.  To prepare the ship for combat, it is required to cut panels out of the hull.  It is going to take a little time to get the courage to start cutting up a perfectly good hull.

The model was made by a company called "Skunkworks", which has since this model was sold to another company called "Strike Models".


  1. I look forward to following your progress...

  2. Perhaps I should show the progress of cleaning the work area: 2 hours just to make walking room!