Dan from Last Stand Dan's Boatyard and blog has designed and completed building the first production run of his newest design the Lucas (L) Class (M1900) Gunboat. This model can be used for the late 1800's into the early 1900's depending on the paint scheme and weaponry. It's a great model with plenty of diversity. I think it can be used in multiple theaters and time periods. I've got to get me one of these gunboats ASAP! I can see this boat doing duty from the Nile, to the Med, to the Yangtze, and beyond.....
In This sequence the New L Class (M1900) Gunboats bombard Dervish Nile mud forts (made by Bill of Bill's Gamer Garage).
The HMS Abu Klea crewed by Egyptian gunners.
Above, gunboats pictured from left to right, a B Class, an original L Class, and lastly the new larger armored L Class (M1900). All of these boats including the dhow in the top left were made by Last Stand Dan in his "Boatyard". I have have most of his boats and have used them all and can honestly say they are awesome boats, sturdy, wargamer friendly, and a great value.
Here's the link to his site and the link to his boats page, however it was made prior to the new L Class being designed and built. Check out his site for some excellent AAR's and great pics of his boats and games.
Bill Daniels, Gamers Garage: firstname.lastname@example.org
Egyptian Gun Crews:
British Gun Crews: