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cjcafiero17 Apr 2019 8:54 p.m. PST

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The fleet…

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CSS Alabama (front), USS Kearsarge

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USS Weehawken (front), CSS Atlanta

The dark colored ironclads are tricky, sort of hard to see here, but grey primer, washes of gun metal, black, and some rust and I think it came out pretty good!

Next the Nahant and Tennessee…my goal is to slowly build-up to Mobile Bay!

Big Red Supporting Member of TMP18 Apr 2019 6:08 a.m. PST

Nicely done! If I may ask, what material/techniques did you use for the rigging?

cjcafiero18 Apr 2019 5:04 p.m. PST

Simple nylon thread, run through beeswax. Works on bigger ship models, figure it would work here. Also, covered in a final flat clear coat, which stiffens a bit more.

GROSSMAN Supporting Member of TMP18 Apr 2019 8:51 p.m. PST

Nice work.

cjcafiero19 Apr 2019 8:45 a.m. PST

Thanks!

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP19 Apr 2019 5:36 p.m. PST

Nice work!

Bozkashi Jones21 Apr 2019 10:30 a.m. PST

Oh, lovely!

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