British Nile Steamer on patrol
Scratch built with references to 19th photographs. Foam core, brass rod, specialty wooden steering wheel, Mailing tube, balsa wood, small chains and twine, paper towel for awnings, with teriyaki/barbecue bamboo skewers for support poles were used to create the boat. The recyclables were free, specialty pieces (chain, twine, brass rod) , balsa wood, paint, and glue cost about $10 US. Not bad for a 54mm boat, wouldn't you say? As to the naval figures, I made them before Armies in Plastic came out with their set of naval troops. These are BMC 7th Cavalry and Spanish American War Spanish heads applied to BMC and Accurate American Civil War figures. Officers are BMC Civil War except for the metal Naval Officer with the Telescope which I picked up in a shop at Gettysburg.