Two blog posts in a week ! My word is the blog coming back to life. Probably not but I've just neglected the blog for a while, but I still see it as the hub of everything that I do and the place to go to find links to everything else like the Podcast.
Every Project has an origin, sometimes it can be on the back burner for years, waiting for the right figures or it can be spontaneous from say a comment on the Podcast. This was one of the more immediate ones.
I was on holiday and did my Annual pilgrimage to Wonderland Models in Edinburgh, now I can't leave that shop without making at least one purchase, this particular day nothing grabbed my attention but rather than leave with nothing I picked up the above 1/700 Revell Bismark kit.
In true wargaming style, I looked at the model and thought "these would look good on the table" so I thought about it a bit and bought a couple of Destroyers to see how they would look, and it went downhill from there 😀
The Bismark model I had bought was full Hull so I cut that down to a waterline model and the madness had begun.
I've built and painted one of the models as a test, it's something I do with all new Projects. We already have a set of homebrew rules for WW2 which have a fixed size base for the class of ship, so in a highly technical fashion, I measured the largest Destroyer and decided on a base size based on that (it's 22cm x 6cm for those keen to know).