The Turkish stern-wheeler and crew and now complete. The final model is quite large and so is somewhat difficult to photograph as it does not fit into my photography set-up, so please forgive the dodgy photos. The crew are sailors from the Oshiro Models Boxer Rebellion range, sculpted by Andy "Soapy" Dormer and a couple of American Sailors from Pulp Figures. I found three different references for Ottoman sailors' uniforms from WW1, one of which was the white rig, so I decided to paint the crew up in all three varients. The only conversion work was removing the visor from the officer's peaked cap.
Tigris River Boats
WW1 Turkish Stern-wheeler and British Launch with gun barges now fully equipped with armaments, observation platforms and bits and pieces for the deck. The crews will follow shortly. I will be using British sailors from Pulp Figures and utilising the Oshiro Models Japanese Boxer Rebellion sailors as generic naval crew for the Turks.
A few more images of the British Tigris Motor Launch (now named M34) and the two barges carrying 4.7 inch guns and ammunition lockers. Just need the white ensign, deck clutter, a observation platform and a crew. This is based on a watercolour illustration to be found in "Sailor in the Desert", the memoir of Philip Gunn published by Pen and Sword.
A couple of of WIPs for you all to look at. These go alongside the Airboat on the previous post. The Sarissa MDF Stern wheeler kit, a Sarissa MDF River Launch, a couple of resin flat bottomed boats from ebay and some scratch built 4.7 inch naval guns. All destined for action on the Tigris, 1917-18. The armament on the stern wheeler still needs to be added along with a lightweight structure on the roof for artillery spotting, but I ain't worked out how to do this yet.