Having set about destroying/providing a waterline for a new plastic ship of the line, I was left with the bottom of the hull. I stared at this item which was relatively intact. Looks like a ‘long boat’ or ship’s tender does it not, I think to myself.
I tend to get distracted by these little projects, fun that they are.
With strips of styrene to make the rowing benches and rods for the oars glued on and a quick paint job, it looks the part.
Here can be seen the original model and the resultant efforts with some of my 19th Century 15mm Marines for scale comparison.
|While it appears to be an optical illusion, the row boat was formerly the keel of the sail ship|