This blog will will contain my rather pedantic ramblings on my experiences within the miniature war gaming hobby. There will be informative how-to’s, thrilling battle reports and thought provoking editorials. I fully expect that history will one day view the contents of this blog on par with Homer’s Illiad or Newton’s Principalia. Or it's a complete waste of time.
I've decided to take a break from painting scores of ancients for the next week or two and return to ACW naval modeling. Next up is the Kearsarge, a Thoroughbred Miniatures kit in 1/600 scale. Toby at Thoroughbred makes what I consider the best line of 1/600 scale ironclad and ACW models out there and the Kearsarge is no exception.
The model went together without any fuss and it very detailed. Painting will have to wait until later in the week given the temps and humidity now making priming a bit of a chancy proposition. The model is about six inches long. I have a number of other ACW models to build including, of course, the CSS Alabama, which fought a famous duel with the Kearsarge. The current rule set I use for ironclads is "Sail and Steam Navies" but I'm thinking of switching to the simpler but just as fun "Beer and Pretzels" Ironclads.
Lastly, a "only in America photo". On my way back from picking my son up from Boy Scout camp we happened on the pictured vehicle. It was a 1950's hearse mounted on a Monster Truck frame. The Maryland license plate reads "UNDRTKER". Don't worry, it had an official "street legal" sticker on it. One never knows what one will see while driving around the roads of the rural Maryland Eastern Shore. Perhaps some cemeteries are harder to get to than others.