In a slight break to the promised schedule I have a quick post on my Dutch 1:1200 fleet. After finishing all the models I had in my backlog for this project, I knew adding a few more ships at some point soon would definitely be on the cards and I found a gap in my outgoings to squeeze an order in*, which arrived early last week.
*Thanks to Carol for correcting my order, again
While the order includes extra ships to bulk up my fleet in a few different ways, the big thing that I have added to this order was Ratlines for all my ships - old and new - and it is at this point I want to say, Real friends don't recommend ratlines to their mates, naming no names, Neil. It is worth saying before I accidently tank the Langtons sales, the brass ratlines they sell are gorgeous but its just one more fiddly detail to do on a model that would test the patience of even the more laid back stoner.
The first ship to be finished and receive it's ratlines is the Hercules a 64 gun Dutch ship.
I also added some pinnaces and rowboats to the order** that will get added to the painting desk in batches over time. I'm not sure what I plan to use them for, but I have no regrets.
**Somewhere a Neil is calling me a stupid boy . . .
Thanks for reading, normal service will resume shortly.