More inspiration!Posted: March 26, 2016
The first was a copy of the latest Osprey in the ‘New Vanguard’ series (No.232) entitled THE IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY OF THE RUSSO-JAPANESE WAR (ISBN 978 1 4728 1119 6). It was written by Mark Stille and illustrated by Paul Wright … and had arrived – very appropriately – whilst I was in the middle of a large pre-dreadnought model ship-building project.
I have already gained some inspiration from the illustrations in the book, and it has confirmed my decision to paint my model ships in grey in the first instance.
The second book was also published by Osprey Publishing, and is the second volume in Vesa Nenye’s FINLAND AT WAR books. This one has the subtitle THE CONTINUATION AND LAPLAND WARS 1941-45 (ISBN 978 1 4728 1526 2), and as was the case with the first volume Peter Munter and Toni Wirtanen assisted in its creation, along with newcomer Chris Birks.
I have only managed to have a quick flick through this book, but it is similar in layout to the first volume, and covers the less well-known period of Finland’s involvement in the Second World War. No doubt I will find it as equally inspiring as the first book, and I suspect that it might lead to yet another min-campaign at some point in the future.