|Redoubt rangers on board my scratch-built whale boat|
I admit, my rangers are out of date: They are French and Indian War rangers by Redoubt Enterprises. I got them from Trevor Body as extra figures, because I wanted to man my scratch-built whale boat. That was kindly enough, wasn't it? They are very nice sculpts and painted extremely well. It was a pleasure colouring them!
The whale boat itself is a by-product of a modelling project I started for Lance Cawkwell of Galloping Major. It all began when I thanked him for his extra sailor, and added a link to my blog. Well, he somehow thought I might make a whale boat model for him. I was flattered, and started with a cardboard model I manned with some unfinished sailors.
|The first cardboard model to show the dimension|
|The first experimental version of the whale boat|
The old cardboard model I did not cast away, however. I made some changes, asked Trevor for his crew of rangers, and incorporated it into my fleet.
|Another view of my new craft|