After a multitude of delays, from holidays to a pronounced avoidance of the painting table, a small measure of progress has been made. Here is a pic:
This is the assembled Figurehead small English squadron for the Armada period, in 1/2400 scale. These vessels are not very large - those bases are 40mm long and 20mm wide! But, for small miniatures they are very nice.
Here are some close-ups:
The largest ships are these: FR30 Race built galleons, based on Ark Royal. One can see that there is a good amount of detail, including flags from each mast. These miniatures are three-piece kits, with the fore and main masts being separate from the hull.
The other two large galleons are: FR31, based on Revenge. These are also three piece miniatures.
Here are three of the six small galleons (FR32). This pic only shows three, as I had misplaced the other pack until just before the squadron pic was taken. In contrast to the larger galleons, these smaller galleons are one piece castings, making assembly just a matter of removing a small amount of flash and making sure the bottom of the hull is flat.
Last but not least:
This is pack FR34, showing a large pinnace (left) and a galleass (right). One piece castings, these small ships still have a lot of detail.
Unfortunately, my slow pace of assembly/painting means that the next game of Galleys & Galleons will use the counters again...