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Tuesday, May 17, 2011
The Minifigs Chronicles - Part 3
Now for the fun part, the ships themselves. I have repainted with acrylics, fixing masts here and there as needed, but otherwise nothing has been modified. I was once taken to task on a discussion forum for stripping crude factory paint and reworking some old flats, Heinrichsen Macedonian Phalangites. If I recall correctly, the poster equated my handiwork to "colorizing Citizen Kane". As if I'd snuck into the Louvre at night and touched up the Mona Lisa or attached arms to the Venus de Milo. ;-) At any rate, these ships are completely lacking in antiquarian value (at least I think so), so viewers may judge for themselves whether I have committed sacrilege or made improvement. The metal is quite hard, making cleanup of the residual flashing somewhat time consuming (the prior owner hadn't bothered), but I really enjoyed painting them.
Invincible Class Battle Cruiser
Tripod mast configuration restored with brass wire and styrene crow's nests.
Drake class Armored Cruiser
I have another of these which will be the Good Hope. As I also have the Monmouth, Canopus, and even a liner to serve as the Otranto, a Coronel refight should be upcoming. Scratch building the Germans to this style will be an interesting challenge.