Sunday, 9 August 2009

WW1 Aircraft

My Venture into the First World War continues. This time its the aircraft that are getting a look in!!

After a longish break I have gone back to the 1/72 kits which I intend to wargame with.

I thougt I would go with something easy so got an Airfix Fokker Dr1 which I will paint up as Voss' as I never did when I first made the kits!!!

Tis a funny kit and the bits do not fit all that well but you have to love it.

I also played my first (and Second game) of wings of war the other day and to my surpries it was actually very good. If you like a fun game and into the dog fighting then this is a nice litte game!! More updates to come soon.

Tally Ho!!!

Tuesday, 4 August 2009

1/3000 Custom Minas Geraes

Keeping with the 1/3000 theame I am scratch building a battleship on the Minas Geraes class which was used by Brazil.

The reasson for doing this is the new Fleet Action Imminent suppliment which covers some of the South American navies. I figured I needed a break from the North Sea!

Unfortunalty Navwar and sktyrex don't make this model but hey, it gives me a chance to learn a new skill.

Anyway here is a couple of pictures of my ship in the construction stage. Basicly a big blob!

The hull was made from the same thick plastic card that I used to base my ship. A thinner bit of card was used to create the upper hull. Miliput was used to fill in areas and extend and shape the upper deck.

The next stage is to shape the miliput parts, create the bridge and drill in wire to build up the funnels. The turrets I hope my father will be making as he is very skilled at sculpting.

Tally ho for now!

1/3000 WW1

This is my first update!!! Horrah!!

Below are a couple of pictures of my WW1 project. Most of my ships are geared up for Dogger bank which I play using the very good General Qaurters 3 rules!!
So far I have played a few games all with differnt out comes. Tis worth a look this set!!!!

The British and German Fleet

SMS Derfflinger

Probably my favourite of the Dogger bank battle. This ship, like most of my other ships, is based on thick plastic card which is then covered with the Vallejo water effect. I then use a cocktail stick to create a wave effect. The ship then slides out, leave it for a few hours and then its dry!!! Cool!

HMS Tiger

SMS Blucher

The poor Blucher, designed in response to the British Invincible class but secrecy on the British side meant that the Germans believed that the Invincibles were to be armed with 9" guns. As a result the Blucher was armed with 8". Still I think she is somewhat of a beautiful ship!

HMS Iron Duke

Overall I'm happy with my results with my little ships. My fleet is ever growing so I'm sure that I'll have more to show in the future. At the moment I'm working on some WW2 British and Italians.!!!!!