22 March 2020

Ships off Haiti, part 1

Some progress:

Here are the contents of the Haitian rebel ship package - hulls, masts, bowsprits, funnels, and deck guns!  Fortunately, there are good pics of the assembled models on the FB page, and line drawings in the Salnave's War book.  Phil (of Spithead Miniatures) also sent a helpful e-mail detailing some of the differences he decided for the models, and suggested painting guides.

After a bit of sorting, the models are ready for assembly.  I need to review my basing plan before going much further.

Last but not least, the government squadron is sorted.


  1. I am really looking forward to seeing the journey towards these being assembled and painted.

  2. I bought into these too! I thought it would be great to be able to run a campaign with only 11-12 ships total. What rules are you thinking about using?

  3. I like the looks of these ships. What is your method? Do you put them together then paint? Or paint before assembly?

  4. These are 1/1200 scale, right? That big double side wheeler looks like it's almost 2-1/2", pretty big ship!

  5. Thank you for the comments. 1/1200 scale. I think that I will try to assemble a small vessel first and see how painting and rigging go...