Along with the Anglo-Dutch ships, I purchased a few miniatures for an era that I once played extensively - ACW naval:
These ships are part of a new series of ships from Thoroughbred Models. Thoroughbred is well-known for their line of 1/600 ACW ships, and I once had quite a few. They were sold years ago to make ends meet, but now I am ready to return to the genre except that my new collection will be in 1/1200 scale.
First up is CSS Arkansas:
Just 43mm or so in length, this model is a bit small but the detail is very nice. This is a one-piece cast, although there is a flagstaff and flag included with the kit.
Here is a port bow shot:
Next is a Union 90-day gunboat:
This model is more complicated, with masts, bowsprit, foredeck, and a pair of separately-cast guns.
Following these is another Union vessel. This one is an armed ferry:
Not a big ship at 37mm in length, but there is a lot of detail including a very nice 'walking beam' assembly for the engines.
Honestly, I find this project to be much less intimidating than the Anglo-Dutch ships, simply due to the greatly reduced amount of rigging needed per ship. Some of these will required little to none. Of course, once I get to USS Hartford, things will change!