Television is rather a frightening business. But I get all the relaxation I want from my collection of model soldiers.
Peter Cushing

Sunday, 2 July 2017

The Far Side of the World


"The Acheron is a tough nut to crack... more than twice our guns, more than twice our numbers, and they will sell their lives dearly. [...] Much will depend on your accuracy... however... even crippled, she will still be dangerous, like a wounded beast."






The second part of my little treat to myself. The difficulty with building the Acheron is that she never existed as a ship; in the book version of Fat Side of the World, the enemy is an American Privateer, more or less the Constitution. For the film, they replaced it with a french Frigate.

I bought a Langton French frigate and brass sails and set to work creating as close as I could version of the ship from the film:













I think, overall I got there. I haven't normally put flags and signals on these models, but for this one I decided to try and match the screen version.

So another two ships to add to my growing fleet.

7 comments:

  1. That's a nice job, extra points for the work on the sails, these are the details thak make a project great.

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  2. Outstanding, I really love these.

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  3. Lovely stuff, a great display piece.

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  4. Beautiful work! I can just imagine them in bottles ...

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  5. Very nicely done, congrats!

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