Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Boaty Dazzler

Today's awful pun title brought to you by my own lack of inspiration.

In other news the poll for the name of this fine vessel is closing soon. There is a leader at the moment but only YOU can decide the final name!

So, the boat. Apart from a name it's finished. I decided a dazzle scheme was the way ahead and then I was dazzled by the large number of schemes available. Some were too outlandish even for HSH The Grand Tarboosh; this may come as a shock to those of you who witnessed the eccentric horror that was The Watchtower. A fairly subdued scheme was finally chosen. I marked the angles and straight lines with a ruler and pencil. I then tried my very best to maintain those straight lines with a paint brush. Maybe something smaller than a 4" brush might be more helpful next time*.

*There will not be a next time.

Enough waffling you want pictures! Well, I can help you there:

Updates as they happen!


  1. Just sensational, I've really enjoyed catching up with the project. As for a name, how about 'Bumblebee'?

    1. Just seen the poll, ignore suggestion as vote cast.

    2. Thank you, Michael, very much :)

  2. A marvellous little ship - 'god bless all who sail on her!'

  3. Love the Dazzle Camo - I can hardly tell that it is a boat! :-)

    A very nicely executed piece, Sir.

    Kind regards, Chris

    1. Thank you, Chris! I must admit you are not alone in hardly being able to tell it's a boat........

      All the best