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  • #143028
    Jim Jackaman
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    I’ve painted up four of the ACW river ironclads that I made a few days ago including my favourite, the CSS Arkansas:

    More photos on the blog as usual:

    http://jimswargamesworkbench.blogspot.com/2020/08/12400th-scratchbuilt-ironclads-painted.html

    #143042

    Absolutely superb. I love them. Your hard work has really paid off. Well done. I look forward to seeing them in action.

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    #143043
    Jim Jackaman
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    Thanks

    I’m also making a prototype section of modular river to try them out on, so a game isn’t too far away.

    #143059
    McKinstry
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    I really like the muddy river look. From what I’ve read and seen, the reddish brown water is pretty much spot on for that part of the country.

    Never wrestle with a pig. You both get muddy and the pig just likes it.

    #143061
    Jim Jackaman
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    Thanks.

    I wasn’t sure about it but I chose it because it is a good contrast with the models, which tend to be a bit bland. It’s also near enough raw umber, so I can easily get hold of some cheap artist acrylic to paint the river.

    #143062
    Jim Jackaman
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    I’m also thinking of using the river terrain for Vietnam, so it doubles up as the Mekong as well as the Mississippi ?

    #143073
    McKinstry
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    FWIW – My experience with the Mekong is that it was more of a greenish-brown at other than the peak monsoon period but my experience was farther upstream as I never served in the Delta. It and the Mississippi do look similar at least in that stretch from Memphis through New Orleans.

    Never wrestle with a pig. You both get muddy and the pig just likes it.

    #143074
    kyoteblue
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    They look great!

    #143082
    deephorse
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    Great work there.  I wondered what colour to paint my gunboat bases and finally decided on an unrealistic blue!  For one thing it matches the blue cloth that I play these games on.  A second reason is that it makes the boats stand out more on the tabletop.  Since most of the gunboats are a variation of black/brown/rust in colour, they tend to disappear on an accurately painted base and table cloth.  Those are my excuses and I’m sticking to them!

    Trust science, not the scientists.

    #143086
    Jim Jackaman
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    I was thinking of doing some Dinassualt actions from the French Indochina War or Vietnam riverine, using 1/600th scale models?

    #143087
    Jim Jackaman
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    Great work there. I wondered what colour to paint my gunboat bases and finally decided on an unrealistic blue! For one thing it matches the blue cloth that I play these games on. A second reason is that it makes the boats stand out more on the tabletop. Since most of the gunboats are a variation of black/brown/rust in colour, they tend to disappear on an accurately painted base and table cloth. Those are my excuses and I’m sticking to them!

    Yep, it’s a bit of a leap of faith to not paint them blue, but in this scale I think it works.

    #143088
    Jim Jackaman
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