I've completed the assembly and painting of all the ACW naval models in my collection. If took more than half a year, but it's done. The last two models - USS Kearsarge and USS Minnesota were stubborn. The standing rigging on Minnesota took the better part of a month. I don't want to think about how many feet of wire are on the model.
|Port beam of the Minnesota from Bay Area Yards. Stripped down for combat with her boats lowered away.|
|Bow quarter view of the model. The steel wire really helps stiffen and support the masts - just like the real standing rigging!|
|USS Kearsarge from Thoroughbred Models. Ready for action!|
Now I can do two things - reorganize the painting table for the next project and start playing some games using these models!