'm more or less finished with my Independence class Littoral Combat Ship. As I said in a previous post, it's the Cyber-Hobby styrene kit. Assembly was just plain over my head. I am a pretty basic model builder and this had more tiny bits than I was prepared to add on. Not only that, but it's a game piece and not something to be admired on my shelf.
so, I did manage a fairly basic assembly and paint job. This was the
first time I'd worked with photo etched parts. Some of them were fairly
easy to work with. Others such as the flight deck rail/netting were
beyond my limited tools/experience/ability to do much with. The final
embarrassment, however, were the decals. The kit came with a pretty
extensive decal sheet, which I decided early on I would use
selectively. I chose to paint the dark gray walking areas on the bridge
and gun deck and focus mainly on the flight deck. I never realized
getting things to lay down in straight lines could be so hard.
I guess the most important part is the ship is done and I can move on.
also took a few the time to finally paint my Skytrex APD, or destroyer
transport. It's a chunk of lead I bought six or seven years ago when I
first began collecting my 1/600 coastal vessels. Built on a flush deck
destroyer hull, I'm not sure when I'll ever use it in a game, but when
the time comes I'll have it. I have a few Skytrex vessels. I have a
pair of their LCG's I've used in a couple of scenarios and I like those a
lot. I'm less wild about most of their smaller craft. The metal flash
seems highly noticeable and hard to get rid of compared to my PT
Dockyard boats. I have one more large Skytrex vessel, a British V and W
class destroyer to paint, and I hope to complete it over the summer.
have a couple of the little helicopter drones to finish that go with
the LCS, but they are just a basic gray. I'll be moving on to 28mm
horsemen for my Mississippi project. The ship models were a very nice
Thanks for all of the kind comments about Jack.
It's been a very difficult week for my wife and I. We've been married
for 32 years and she's never seen me shed a tear, but they've appeared
in buckets this week. He was a very special dog, a very special friend
and I miss him so. It gets a little easier every day, and we've even
begun talking about another companion for my Lucy, who may miss him even
more than I do. Maybe in July. We'll see.
in two weeks. I'm in for four games. It looks like I'll remain for as
president of NHMGS for at least another year, and I'll try to cobble
together a functional board of directors. Should be enough to keep me
off the streets.
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