Here's a ship inspired by War at Sea minis. I started collecting them several months ago in a burst of enthusiasm. However, Pre-dreadnoughts and World War 1 ships have always held my interest more than World War 2. Not to mention, having bought scores of ships intending to play the US vs. Japan and having obtained exactly 0 Japaneses carriers in my "pulls", it occurred to me that buying random booster packs in hopes getting the ships I needed was going to get seriously expensive. More often it was a case of "Arrrgh, another stinking Finnish Brewster Buffalo squadron !"
However, this abortive foray into WaS did introduce me the great bunch of fellows at Forumi: http://aaminis.myfastforum.org/
Having participated in posting WaS repaints to a very kind reception, I decided to expand my horizons to the realm of scratchbuilding. I had occasionally built crude balsa models at 1/1200, but this was the first go at taking a more precise approach. The ship is 1/1600. Yes an odd scale, I know.
Beautiful model, I look forward to more :)