Tuesday, 1 September 2009

WW2 1/3000 - Royal Navy, Italian Navy and Kriegsmarine!

Right then ladies and gentlemen..after a bit of break I'm back with some new odds and ends.
Firstly we have my WW2 1/3000 ships. These are based the same as my WW1 and I think look quite good. I'm eager to press my Italian ships in to battle as I'm very proud of my 1/4 Italianess...plus their ships, like most Italian things...are pretty damn smart.

Vittorio Veneto - (Navwar)

This is one of my favorite ships...very elegent lines and bloody powerfull to boot. Good model, my only complaint would be the hunk of metal under the rear turret guns but this was easily filed down. A nice job from the Navwar chaps!!!

Zara - (Skytrex)

A nice little model of the heavy cruiser Zara...I annoyingly missed some of the mold lines around the hull so had to scrape of the paint and touch up the paint but then dropped the bloody thing....still love the ship though.

Andrea Doria - (Navwar)

HMS Renown - (Sktrex- I think!)

Another one of my favs is the old Renown...not sure why but she is a lovely ship and Britians last Battlecruiser!

HMS Prince of Wales- (Navwar)

Prinz Eugen - (Navwar)

Scharnhorst - (Navwar)

My all time fav ships is the Scharnhorst and her sister - undergunned but not badly armoured, had they been upgunned to 15" guns then they would of been very deadly ships!!! Like the VV they had elegent lines and nice ships!

Bismarck - (Navwar)
The big bad Bismarck. Caused a lot of trouble for the allies (well the Good old Royal Navy) but probably more on a Psychological level. Had the Kriegsmarine had a few more of these monsters then maybe they would of had a better chance against the Royal Navy...but thats a big 'maybe'
So there is my WW2 fleet..not bad and can be easily used to practising GQ3. Not sure if the German labels are correct but I imagine some kind sir will let me know!
As a result I'm not sure what to paint up now in regards to ships....maybe some smaller stuff for the Med, or some WW1 Med navies..suggestions would be welcome!!


  1. Looking good mate. Let us know how you get on with GQ3. I have just started mucking around with this ruleset and Seekrieg 4 also to see what is best...

  2. Nice job

    They put to shame my efforts at the same kit
    Well done

    I'll have to upgrade mine from being grey and deck

  3. cheers for all the positive comments...mean a lot!!!

    Criag: GQ3 is ace once you get the hang of the rules...there's some odd stuff in there but it plays fine...as you probably know, start basic and work your way up. I haven't even start torps yet :s

    Geordie: Your ships are very nice mate!!! nice one. Do you know for German ships wheather its DKM or KMS before the name of the vessel?