Yes, I am flitting back and forth between subjects when I should be focussing on one big task…  (Lets be honest, we all know I have no chance of getting focussed…)

Anyway, any job completed is a worthwhile activity.  In this case it’s these small boats.  Paint – Done. Ink – Done. Wood drybrushed – Done. Gubbins to go in the boats (so the figures don’t fall between the benches) – Done.

Oh, and fishing nets – Done.  Did I mention the fishing nets?  I’m quite pleased with the fishing nets!

It all started with a test figure getting stuck with its base between two benches. Also, some of the removed plastic was still visible in the bottom of a couple of the boats. So, I did really need to block off some of those gaps between the benches.

Not all of them, but the wider gaps especially, were a problem.  So what do you find between rowing boat benches?  Fishing nets and the fishermans lunch (in this case stored in barrels and boxes).  Also, where my worst attempts at weathering had gone completely wrong, you will find fishing nets draped over the sides.

What was that?  Did you ask what I had used for fishing nets?  How nice of you to enquire! It was actually car body repair mesh.  The aluminium kind that we find in the UK at Halfords.  Folded to hide the edges and rolled and flattened to make neatly stored (or randomly draped) nets.

Add in some metal casts of rolled rope and a few resin boxes and barrels and you have some ready to use boats (or just scenery if the game does not include the need for your army to go fishing).

As some of these boats only have a few small bits inside, they can double as beached boats.  Good for taking cover behind when the bad guys start shooting back.