SPECIAL THANKS. I would like to thank Paul Watson for his sponsorship of several lead figure collections on this blog. Having decided to clear his spare/surplus figures, he generously forwarded them on with no other requirement than they deserved to be restored.

Monday, 23 May 2022

HMS Dragonbreath (Flat-iron gunboat) joins the fleet

Just completed my third Royal Navy vessel. This model is my plasticard rendition of a flat-iron gunboat. These type of ships were constructed during the period 1867 to 1894, although some were still operational well into the 20th century. They were designed for coastal actions and got their name from their similarity in shape to a clothes iron. Will be adding some flags in the near future. The spare 4.7 gun barrel makes this a particularly powerful addition to the fleet.

(PS. Message for Paul Watson, none of those 4.7 guns you kindly sent have been broken up, even the broken light blue model is planned to have it's carriage restored, for service with the Spanish, they had a few in the 1930s! This barrel came from a totally wrecked carriage picked up in a job lot for a few quid on Ebay.)

MGB

MGB

4 comments:

  1. A very impressive vessel Michael! That gun looks like it is capable of handling any situation that it may come across! Very well done indeed!

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    1. Thanks Brad, looking forward to see the squadron on active service soon. I really wanted three ships, to make their presence felt in any game!
      Michael

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  2. Fantastic work - was going to say how much I liked the broken 4.7 inch Naval gun (going to have to look for one as I've taken delivery of a first pattern sans telescope. Absolutely adore the fleet - they look superb and your Imperial arms race seems to be galloping apace. Hoo-bloomin'-ray, skipper :)

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    1. Cheers Paul, had to devise some kind of scaling down of the ships and yet have something that still worked with 54mm. I'm happy with them. And I'm not ruling out some patio games involving matchstick firing guns, as something different. Seven ships completed, another three half complete. Regards.
      Michael

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