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1/2400th 1864 Prussian Naval Squadron

I'm back at work tomorrow, so I suspect very little will happen at the workbench for a while, especially as most of my weekends are also taken up with various family things. Nonetheless, I've decided to finally finish the 1/2400th Prussian and Danish naval forces for the 1864 Second Schleswig War, which have been hanging about for years and really should have been painted a long time ago. In a slight change of plan, I'm going to paint the entire Prussian fleet first, give or take,  followed by the Danes second. The Prussians have more ships but most of them are first and second class gunboats, which should be relatively quick to do, with only three of four larger ships, none bigger than a small frigate.  This means I should, famous last words, get them done in short order, assuming I get on with it and don't get side tracked. In the longer term, there's obviously the Danes and Austrians to paint, along with some generic merchant shipping, but I'm also thinking of starting fleets for the Pacific

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Naval Projects and Plans

I'm back at work tomorrow, so I suspect very little will happen at the workbench for a while, especially as most of my weekends are also taken up with various family things. Nonetheless, I've decided to finally finish the 1/2400th Prussian and Danish naval forces for the 1864 Second Schleswig War at some point this Autumn, as they been hanging about for years and really should have been painted a long time ago. In a slight change of plan, I'm going to paint the entire Prussian fleet first, give or take,  followed by the Danes second. The Prussians have more ships but most of them are first and second class gunboats, which should be relatively quick to do, with only three of four larger ships, none bigger than a small frigate.  This means I should, famous last words, get them done in short order, assuming I get on with it and don't get side tracked. In the longer term, there's obviously the Danes and Austrians to paint, along with some generic merchant shipping, but I'm also thinking of starting

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Wargaming in Black and White

I didn't go to Colours today, which is the first time that I've missed the show in years. It's only forty five minutes up the road but, now that I'm working part time and have far less money to spend, it just isn't a good idea. I'd just buy loads of stuff that I don't really need, can't afford and end up shoving it on top of the lead pile. Instead, I decided to have a good rummage in the aforementioned lead mountain of wargaming 'gubbins' to find something that I could tackle later on this year. It didn't take me long to dig out some Navwar 1/3000th scale Cold War era Soviet and British ships, which I had bought a few months ago, popped in a box and completely forgotten about. These were for a 'What If?' naval clash during the Indonesian Confrontation of the mid-1960's. The Soviet ships represent a fair bit of the Indonesian navy including an ex-Soviet Sverdlov class light cruiser with accompanying destroyer escort. There's some corvettes, submarines and landing craft too.Extensive ResearchThe Royal Navy

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