Thursday, August 28, 2014

1/1200 Langton Merchant Ships Completed

 The four merchants I've been working on are now complete and ready to see some action on the table top.  Of course, action for a merchant ship in a naval game is essentially being hunted down but that how the dice roll.

 I also made up a marker for a sunken ship.  Ships in this time period took a long time to sink and often lingered at the surface posing a risk to other ships in the battle.

I did break down and order a few East Indiamen ships from GHQ - no collection from this period could be considered complete with a few of those beasts.  East Indiamen are armed merchants and were favored by pirates - hmmm pirates???...

I highly recommend 1/1200 scale Age of Sail ship models as a hobby.  If you choose to give it a go, I do recommend you pick up a copy of Rod Langton's assembly guide - it really is a hobby gem and I constantly refer back to it when modeling.


Paul oftheManCave said...

Huzzah! Top job Miles

DeanM said...

Nice work on those ships, Miles. Luckily the Ancients line doesn't have many parts - although the cover art of that book sure is nice looking. Best, Dean

Ian said...

You have to feel sorry for these guys, good work though s they will be good looking targets


Stefan (aka. Monty) said...

Well done, Miles !
Those ladies of the sea are real beauties.

A Miniatures Hobby Room said...

Nice merchant fleet Miles. Are these all Langtons? Which models?
What rules are you playing?