|Rescaled plan of the HMS London...the original scan from Janes Fighting Ships 1905-6 is on the upper left, the rescaled version is on the right.|
|HMS London in it's raw state...still working on the masts.|
|SMS Brandenburg..the models are very raw at this point...sanding and priming will hopefully take care of the imperfections.|
|First coat of acrylic gesso to seal and give a good primer coat to cover imperfections in the balsa hull|
|the London and the Brandenburg...a first pass at a new fleet of pre-dreadnoughts|
|SMS Brandenburg during the late 1800s...she was refitted in WWI so some of the barbettes were no longer visible in later pics. She was part of the German fleet during the Boxer Rebellion|
|The "business end" of the Brandenburg|
I'm finding the wealth of info on the web to be a scratchbuilders dream...that spherical turret on the Brandenburg is way-cool and not just a little "steampunk" as well!