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Title: Some 6mm Naval from Sunray
Post by: bigjackmac on 15 August 2019, 01:13:15 AM
All,

I'm helping my buddy Sunray out with posting some photos of some 6mm Naval minis he's been working on.  Pretty cool, a lot of it is scratch built.  From him:

"I know you appreciate adventures in 6mm, and I am modelling a river fleet in 6mm -  a sort of spin off to the recent Cruel Seas craze.  Four of the models featured below have Irregular DNA.

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-lXWpYTG7RYc/XVShuRXTbxI/AAAAAAAAroU/M-MvroKXKU4rrF5v7oteIU96_67BSv-ZgCLcBGAs/s1600/Sunray%2B1.jpg)
From the front:
1.  WWTM3 "D" class ferry converted to MZ Motozattera ferry (28 from Warlord)
2.  GWV31  Gunboat -  major rebuild of superstructure and additional guns
3.  An Airfix 25mm Bailey Bridge float, cut down and married to bits from BO5, with additional guns from Cruel Sea - the weapons are mounted on tack heads, so I can re-equip as a Khartoum era Melik style vessel,
4.  BO4 -  converted to a 1930s era  car ferry- based on HO scale Sea Port Model Works model.
5.  The two works in progress in the background are a steam gun boat and an Arab Dhow - both being converted down to 6mm in scale

Enjoy the eye candy. 

Best wishes,
Sunray

PS - I have a number of 10mm ships on the slips including.........an Aircraft Carrier!"

V/R,
Jack


Title: Re: Some 6mm Naval from Sunray
Post by: Steve J on 15 August 2019, 06:48:28 AM
I did enjoy the eye candy :).


Title: Re: Some 6mm Naval from Sunray
Post by: Techno on 15 August 2019, 07:22:28 AM
Same here !!

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Some 6mm Naval from Sunray
Post by: Raider4 on 15 August 2019, 07:40:04 AM

PS - I have a number of 10mm ships on the slips including.........an Aircraft Carrier!"


Bloody Hell!! Let's hope it's HMS Audacity (although even that one is ~450 feet long . . .)


Title: Re: Some 6mm Naval from Sunray
Post by: Norm on 15 August 2019, 07:51:35 AM
Nice, I enjoy the individual character of each ship.


Title: Re: Some 6mm Naval from Sunray
Post by: Sunray on 15 August 2019, 09:58:39 AM
Thanks forum - and to Jack for his encouragement and posting these images.  :)

Scratch building is fun, and with the Cruel Seas weapons packs now available, you have the fiddle bits. There are other 1/300 bits and bobs on the market such as ship's wheels etc, and you get cheap second hand plastics in charity shops.

Yes, a couple of 10mm projects in the slips.  I do have an aircraft carrier - its based on a plastic toy hull with new Island superstructure - early post WW2.  36 inch deck so it is stunted, but representative of an off shore operational carrier.   As a compliment for Bush war intervention, I may well crew it with Pendraken Commandos, Wessex  airmobile, and piston Sea Fury type ground attack.

I have an escort corvette nearing completion based on an old Pendraken Flower class.  New bridge and guns. 

A squadron of 1/144 MTBs and Gunboats also awaiting torpedoes and guns  Some 10mm naval figures would be useful - just like Warlord do in 1/300 = (job for Techno).

Work at the yard has been stalled due to an industrial dispute.  Memsahib wants conservatory repaired before winter.

Best wishes

James


Title: Re: Some 6mm Naval from Sunray
Post by: paulr on 15 August 2019, 10:08:10 AM
 :-bd =D> :-bd =D>

Haan Memsahib  ;)


Title: Re: Some 6mm Naval from Sunray
Post by: Terry37 on 15 August 2019, 03:15:12 PM
Very nice indeed. Love the gunboat/monitor. They always appeal to me in their ugliness!!!!

Terry


Title: Re: Some 6mm Naval from Sunray
Post by: sunjester on 15 August 2019, 10:06:08 PM
Those are superb!  :-bd


Title: Re: Some 6mm Naval from Sunray
Post by: Dave Fielder on 23 August 2019, 11:20:32 PM
#LIKE


Title: Re: Some 6mm Naval from Sunray
Post by: Leman on 24 August 2019, 08:36:25 AM
They look very good. I recently bought a 6mm river gunboat for use in various 10mm scenarios (FPW battles around Paris sometimes featured them).


Title: Re: Some 6mm Naval from Sunray
Post by: Sunray on 25 August 2019, 05:57:29 PM
They look very good. I recently bought a 6mm river gunboat for use in various 10mm scenarios (FPW battles around Paris sometimes featured them).

Now there is something I did not know!  River gunboats used around Paris in the FPW.

They must have been insane/Seine.  :)

Seriously - yes, look like barges fitted with old siege type artillery.  Interesting.  Would not be hard to knock one up in 10mm.   


Title: Re: Some 6mm Naval from Sunray
Post by: mmcv on 25 August 2019, 11:57:13 PM
Lovely work


Title: Re: Some 6mm Naval from Sunray
Post by: ianrs54 on 26 August 2019, 07:41:56 AM
Amazon have an "enterprise" in 1/600th which might make a good hull donation. Building ships is fun !

ianS


Title: Re: Some 6mm Naval from Sunray
Post by: pierre the shy on 26 August 2019, 10:03:07 AM
Here's the result of a real life rebuild of MGB 81 that you might find interesting:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BoSXhLATGWE

Not a lot of spare room on board....that big 3pdr up front takes up a lot of room.


Title: Re: Some 6mm Naval from Sunray
Post by: mad lemmey on 26 August 2019, 10:24:49 AM
That is brilliantly cool


Title: Re: Some 6mm Naval from Sunray
Post by: ianrs54 on 26 August 2019, 11:00:28 AM
Loverly boat