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nnascati Supporting Member of TMP16 Jan 2021 3:38 p.m. PST

Okay, so I've made seven models so far. I am pleased with them, and this side project has taken on a life of its own! I'm still not sure if I want to move to this larger size 1/200th more or less, for naval games or stick with my scratch built 1/1000th models. You can actually see both at this link.


Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP16 Jan 2021 7:45 p.m. PST


Very nicely done! I like your rendition of the USS Arkansas and the Eads City-class gunboats.


Prince Alberts Revenge16 Jan 2021 7:45 p.m. PST

Look fantastic Nick! Did some brilliant work there.

dmebust Supporting Member of TMP16 Jan 2021 7:52 p.m. PST

Yes I agree, very nice work!

Personal logo David Manley Supporting Member of TMP17 Jan 2021 12:09 a.m. PST

Excellent :)

Bronco Betty17 Jan 2021 4:24 a.m. PST

What color did you use for the wood decks? It looks very natural.


nnascati Supporting Member of TMP17 Jan 2021 5:16 a.m. PST

It is a craft store paint called "Country Maple".

Ferd4523117 Jan 2021 7:47 a.m. PST

You got some skills. Wow. H

d88mm1940 Supporting Member of TMP17 Jan 2021 10:20 a.m. PST

Good deal! I'm going down a similar path and am following your posts.
Scratch built riverboats it is.

nnascati Supporting Member of TMP17 Jan 2021 10:41 a.m. PST


I actually find it very relaxing and a break from minis. I have been making them all 10 inches long, but may vary that to represent the smaller ships of the River Defense Fleet.

d88mm1940 Supporting Member of TMP17 Jan 2021 11:20 a.m. PST

Nice! I've been fretting over the length and want to make mine about the same length, under a foot.

nnascati Supporting Member of TMP17 Jan 2021 12:05 p.m. PST

The city class gunboat is 175 ft in real life, so 1/200th makes it 10 or so inches.

epturner Supporting Member of TMP17 Jan 2021 4:15 p.m. PST

Very nicely done.


Major B18 Jan 2021 7:28 a.m. PST

Very nice gun boats. Enjoyed seeing the SCW figures as well.

Chris B.

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