Saturday, 26 November 2016

Help. Jack's Ship - a Birthday present

Jack's daughter Helen bought him this model ship for his 87th birthday.  She found it on ebay and the story goes that a young couple found it in the loft of the house they moved into.  


The ship doesn't have a name on it and Jack would like to find out if it is modeled on a particular ship.  It is very well made and detailed, so whoever built it took a lot of care and effort to get things right. 

 It doesn't have a figurehead so we were wondering if it is French?

The ship has 50 guns above and below beck. 

 If any one has any idea please let us know, Jack would be very interested.

Friday, 18 November 2016

Jack's 28mm 'Canteena'

Jack has been busy building a number of 28mm 'Canteenas' for friends and family.

Jack was a '£10 Pom' in the 1960s - for those who don't know, or can't remember this was the scheme under which Brits were subsidised to emigrate to Australia.  Jack lived out there near Perth for a while and even served in the Austrian Citizen's Military Force  unit of Cameron Highlanders - kilt and all.  The point for mentioning this?  Well Bob and I were saying to Jack that he had mispelt 'Cantina' but I notice there is a 'Canteena' bar in Australia. Although it is newish, maybe this was a long lost Australian memory coming to the surface?  It's a good excuse if nothing else!

The roof lifts off and the building is design as a small storage box.

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Jack's 28mm ACW gunboat

In his early 80s (now 87) Jack made this model for our 28mm ACW wargames.  She is equipped with two Redoubt Miniatures guns and gunners and figures from their naval landing party.

The flag pole is removal so she can also be used as a Union ship.  Again with the Redoubt gunners and sailors from 1st Corp.