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Title: 1:3000 British WWII Ships
Post by: mad lemmey on 21 September 2013, 10:45:07 AM
(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc94/madlemmey/001_zps20b39b20.jpg) (http://s214.photobucket.com/user/madlemmey/media/001_zps20b39b20.jpg.html)
(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc94/madlemmey/005_zpsdf55e779.jpg) (http://s214.photobucket.com/user/madlemmey/media/005_zpsdf55e779.jpg.html)
HMS Duke of York, HMS Jamaica, HMS Uganda, HMS Belfast
(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc94/madlemmey/004_zpsfd509d48.jpg) (http://s214.photobucket.com/user/madlemmey/media/004_zpsfd509d48.jpg.html)
Same shot without flash...
(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc94/madlemmey/006_zps6a1f4599.jpg) (http://s214.photobucket.com/user/madlemmey/media/006_zps6a1f4599.jpg.html)
HMS Duke of York, my grandad was Starboard Secondary gunnery officer. Fired 96 rounds at Scharnhorst, missed with every single one! It was dark and at a range of 22 miles...
Turned and brought her port batteries to bare, and the Port Secondaries were told to stop firing as they were too accurate and main guns could not see Scharnhorst's bridge to aim!
Got a bit too close here...
(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc94/madlemmey/007_zpscbda04b1.jpg) (http://s214.photobucket.com/user/madlemmey/media/007_zpscbda04b1.jpg.html)


Title: Re: 1:3000 British WWII Ships
Post by: Hertsblue on 21 September 2013, 10:50:46 AM
Nice one, Lemmey. I particularly like the water.  :-bd


Title: Re: 1:3000 British WWII Ships
Post by: Techno on 21 September 2013, 01:38:41 PM
Like 'em Lemmey!  :-bd
Like Ray says....The water's worked particularly well.
Cheers - Phil.


Title: Re: 1:3000 British WWII Ships
Post by: mad lemmey on 22 September 2013, 09:57:10 PM
HMAS Shropshire, awful phone photo. Will try again with the camera later...
(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc94/madlemmey/image_zps7607ce51.jpg) (http://s214.photobucket.com/user/madlemmey/media/image_zps7607ce51.jpg.html)


Title: Re: 1:3000 British WWII Ships
Post by: mad lemmey on 26 September 2013, 09:23:54 AM
I started basing up destroyers last night, found four from a second hand job lot that I had picked up the best part of a decade ago; I could not identify. I noticed serial numbers on the base of there hulls, and took a punt on the Navwar site (really needs his fleets partitioning, 17 pages of WWI and WWII ships), so, I found I have two each of:
 American Gridley class destroyer, which only served in the Pacific, but may explain HMS Shropshire in the batch, maybe he was starting Guadicanal?
C Class destroyers, batch cl, that weren't even commissioned until 1945!
Why? The rest of the batch was early and midWar North Atlantic British and German! Huh?  :'( :'(


Title: Re: 1:3000 British WWII Ships
Post by: Steve J on 26 September 2013, 12:27:35 PM
Nice stuff so far Lemmey but ship warfare just not my thing. The following link, and website in general, is well worth a look for camo schemes for your ships.

http://www.whiteensignmodels.com/brochure/modeltech.htm


Title: Re: 1:3000 British WWII Ships
Post by: mad lemmey on 26 September 2013, 02:14:23 PM
Know it well, love the fact the book is advertised as having 'wipe clean covers'!


Title: Re: 1:3000 British WWII Ships
Post by: Steve J on 26 September 2013, 02:53:49 PM
Quote
'wipe clean covers'!
:-S :-t


Title: Re: 1:3000 British WWII Ships
Post by: Hertsblue on 27 September 2013, 08:34:01 AM
I started basing up destroyers last night, found four from a second hand job lot that I had picked up the best part of a decade ago; I could not identify. I noticed serial numbers on the base of there hulls, and took a punt on the Navwar site (really needs his fleets partitioning, 17 pages of WWI and WWII ships), so, I found I have two each of:
 American Gridley class destroyer, which only served in the Pacific, but may explain HMS Shropshire in the batch, maybe he was starting Guadicanal?
C Class destroyers, batch cl, that weren't even commissioned until 1945!
Why? The rest of the batch was early and midWar North Atlantic British and German! Huh?  :'( :'(

No one ever said wargamers were logical or systematic. An old friend of mine once gave me a batch of 1:300th Soviet armour which included 16 Shilka AAA vehicles. I think perhaps he was worried about the NATO airforces....  :o


Title: Re: 1:3000 British WWII Ships
Post by: mad lemmey on 27 September 2013, 03:36:43 PM
Better shots if HMAS Shropshire
(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc94/madlemmey/002_zps20e67d57.jpg) (http://s214.photobucket.com/user/madlemmey/media/002_zps20e67d57.jpg.html)
(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc94/madlemmey/001_zpsabe73e84.jpg) (http://s214.photobucket.com/user/madlemmey/media/001_zpsabe73e84.jpg.html)


Destroyers
(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc94/madlemmey/007_zps25a8004a.jpg) (http://s214.photobucket.com/user/madlemmey/media/007_zps25a8004a.jpg.html)
HMS Saumarez and Scorpion, HMS Savage (converted, B turret removed, twin gun added to A turret) and HMONS Strond

(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc94/madlemmey/006_zps72dff43c.jpg) (http://s214.photobucket.com/user/madlemmey/media/006_zps72dff43c.jpg.html)

(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc94/madlemmey/004_zps6fb39144.jpg) (http://s214.photobucket.com/user/madlemmey/media/004_zps6fb39144.jpg.html)
HMS Cavalier and Caprice

(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc94/madlemmey/005_zps85619dba.jpg) (http://s214.photobucket.com/user/madlemmey/media/005_zps85619dba.jpg.html)
German Z23

(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc94/madlemmey/003_zps9a7d35b5.jpg) (http://s214.photobucket.com/user/madlemmey/media/003_zps9a7d35b5.jpg.html)
USS Craven and Grisley


Title: Re: 1:3000 British WWII Ships
Post by: mad lemmey on 01 June 2014, 01:02:16 AM
German Destroyers finally finished, been on the painting table since September when I was ill!
(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc94/madlemmey/DSCF2065_zps06b57824.jpg) (http://s214.photobucket.com/user/madlemmey/media/DSCF2065_zps06b57824.jpg.html)


Z33 and Z31 1936a Model
(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc94/madlemmey/DSCF2075_zps45e07804.jpg) (http://s214.photobucket.com/user/madlemmey/media/DSCF2075_zps45e07804.jpg.html)
(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc94/madlemmey/DSCF2073_zps43aade16.jpg) (http://s214.photobucket.com/user/madlemmey/media/DSCF2073_zps43aade16.jpg.html)
(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc94/madlemmey/DSCF2074_zpsea485a04.jpg) (http://s214.photobucket.com/user/madlemmey/media/DSCF2074_zpsea485a04.jpg.html)
(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc94/madlemmey/DSCF2072_zpsd838ab13.jpg) (http://s214.photobucket.com/user/madlemmey/media/DSCF2072_zpsd838ab13.jpg.html)

Z6 Theodor Ridiel and Z14 Fredrick Ibne 1934a Model
(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc94/madlemmey/DSCF2067_zps9847ecdb.jpg) (http://s214.photobucket.com/user/madlemmey/media/DSCF2067_zps9847ecdb.jpg.html)
(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc94/madlemmey/DSCF2066_zpsba7ab787.jpg) (http://s214.photobucket.com/user/madlemmey/media/DSCF2066_zpsba7ab787.jpg.html)
(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc94/madlemmey/DSCF2068_zps1c203bfe.jpg) (http://s214.photobucket.com/user/madlemmey/media/DSCF2068_zps1c203bfe.jpg.html)

Z24 1936 Model
(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc94/madlemmey/DSCF2070_zpsc3a1f03a.jpg) (http://s214.photobucket.com/user/madlemmey/media/DSCF2070_zpsc3a1f03a.jpg.html)
(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc94/madlemmey/DSCF2069_zpsa560714b.jpg) (http://s214.photobucket.com/user/madlemmey/media/DSCF2069_zpsa560714b.jpg.html)


Title: Re: 1:3000 British WWII Ships
Post by: paulr on 01 June 2014, 02:21:22 AM
Very nice Lemmy, what rules do you use?

I'm a fan of General Quarter I/II. Played in two games of GQIII organised by another gamer and was very glad he was umpring, meant I could ignore the rules; move ships and roll dice  :) :) :)

Your flash is doing very strange things to the white balance  :-/


Title: Re: 1:3000 British WWII Ships
Post by: mad lemmey on 01 June 2014, 02:30:02 AM
 >:(  :'( No flash on these, just autocorrect on MSphotothingy, the grayer backgrounds are nearer the true colours!


Title: Re: 1:3000 British WWII Ships
Post by: Hertsblue on 01 June 2014, 10:23:10 AM
A photography expert (Dan Faulconbridge - editor of WI, in fact) once told me that flash is the enemy of small model photography and to use available light if at all possible. Mind you, his £1,500 Nikon SLR was probably a lot more capable than most cameras.

Nice ships, Will. I've always liked 1:3000th.


Title: Re: 1:3000 British WWII Ships
Post by: mad lemmey on 01 June 2014, 11:33:32 AM
Try again, this time with added DAYLIGHT!!! :-[  ;D

(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc94/madlemmey/DSCF2076_zpsccbb4a24.jpg) (http://s214.photobucket.com/user/madlemmey/media/DSCF2076_zpsccbb4a24.jpg.html)
(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc94/madlemmey/DSCF2077_zps735d1c28.jpg) (http://s214.photobucket.com/user/madlemmey/media/DSCF2077_zps735d1c28.jpg.html)
(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc94/madlemmey/DSCF2080_zps72a57f18.jpg) (http://s214.photobucket.com/user/madlemmey/media/DSCF2080_zps72a57f18.jpg.html)
(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc94/madlemmey/DSCF2079_zps1839fcf2.jpg) (http://s214.photobucket.com/user/madlemmey/media/DSCF2079_zps1839fcf2.jpg.html)
(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc94/madlemmey/DSCF2081_zpsd5a35383.jpg) (http://s214.photobucket.com/user/madlemmey/media/DSCF2081_zpsd5a35383.jpg.html)
(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc94/madlemmey/DSCF2078_zps299773eb.jpg) (http://s214.photobucket.com/user/madlemmey/media/DSCF2078_zps299773eb.jpg.html)


Title: Re: 1:3000 British WWII Ships
Post by: Techno on 01 June 2014, 11:59:42 AM
Those look belting, Will !  :-bd
Most impressive !
Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 1:3000 British WWII Ships
Post by: paulr on 01 June 2014, 07:42:31 PM
Try again, this time with added DAYLIGHT!!! :-[  ;D

Much better pictures
Very very nice paint job  :-bd


Title: Re: 1:3000 British WWII Ships
Post by: mad lemmey on 01 June 2014, 07:48:49 PM
Thanks Paul!  #:-S


Title: Re: 1:3000 British WWII Ships
Post by: mad lemmey on 25 July 2014, 11:00:07 AM
More ships...
HMS Sheffield (Shiny Shef) 1943
(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc94/madlemmey/104_zpsd4da60f1.jpg) (http://s214.photobucket.com/user/madlemmey/media/104_zpsd4da60f1.jpg.html)
(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc94/madlemmey/105_zpsf7f023cf.jpg) (http://s214.photobucket.com/user/madlemmey/media/105_zpsf7f023cf.jpg.html)

HMS York 1941
(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc94/madlemmey/102_zps10aa0f03.jpg) (http://s214.photobucket.com/user/madlemmey/media/102_zps10aa0f03.jpg.html)
(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc94/madlemmey/103_zps93bb680f.jpg) (http://s214.photobucket.com/user/madlemmey/media/103_zps93bb680f.jpg.html)


HMS Norfolk Winter 1943 (she appears to have been repainted every month...)
(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc94/madlemmey/106_zps75d86519.jpg) (http://s214.photobucket.com/user/madlemmey/media/106_zps75d86519.jpg.html)
(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc94/madlemmey/107_zps3e667c63.jpg) (http://s214.photobucket.com/user/madlemmey/media/107_zps3e667c63.jpg.html)

HMNZS Achilles 1939
(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc94/madlemmey/108_zps872b707f.jpg) (http://s214.photobucket.com/user/madlemmey/media/108_zps872b707f.jpg.html)

HMS Ajax 1939
(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc94/madlemmey/109_zpscfe3fae3.jpg) (http://s214.photobucket.com/user/madlemmey/media/109_zpscfe3fae3.jpg.html)

HMS Exeter 1939
(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc94/madlemmey/111_zpsbae5edfb.jpg) (http://s214.photobucket.com/user/madlemmey/media/111_zpsbae5edfb.jpg.html)
(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc94/madlemmey/110_zps0b4d0e46.jpg) (http://s214.photobucket.com/user/madlemmey/media/110_zps0b4d0e46.jpg.html)

KM Graf Spee
(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc94/madlemmey/117_zpsb9eacfc7.jpg) (http://s214.photobucket.com/user/madlemmey/media/117_zpsb9eacfc7.jpg.html)
(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc94/madlemmey/116_zps130d6953.jpg) (http://s214.photobucket.com/user/madlemmey/media/116_zps130d6953.jpg.html)

KM Gneisenau 1942 paint scheme
(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc94/madlemmey/112_zps2a579bfc.jpg) (http://s214.photobucket.com/user/madlemmey/media/112_zps2a579bfc.jpg.html)
(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc94/madlemmey/113_zpsfe3c09ef.jpg) (http://s214.photobucket.com/user/madlemmey/media/113_zpsfe3c09ef.jpg.html)

KM Scharnhorst 1943 Winter colours (again, with 2000 bored sailors on board, she appears to have been repainted 5 time a year)!
(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc94/madlemmey/114_zps03282a8c.jpg) (http://s214.photobucket.com/user/madlemmey/media/114_zps03282a8c.jpg.html)
(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc94/madlemmey/115_zps9d578dc9.jpg) (http://214.photobucket.com/user/madlemmey/media/115_zps9d578dc9.jpg.html) My grandad was at North Cape shooting at her from HMS Duke of York...


Title: Re: 1:3000 British WWII Ships
Post by: Techno on 25 July 2014, 11:13:59 AM
I like those 'lots', Will. 8)

Is that a thumbprint I can see in the bottom right hand corner of the last photo ? ;)
Seriously though....I love the sea and waves effect !!

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 1:3000 British WWII Ships
Post by: mad lemmey on 25 July 2014, 11:43:29 AM
That's how I get my ripple effects Phil! ;)


Title: Re: 1:3000 British WWII Ships
Post by: Techno on 25 July 2014, 12:57:00 PM
It works very well !
Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 1:3000 British WWII Ships
Post by: toxicpixie on 25 July 2014, 01:01:45 PM
Great idea :D

Looks cracking.


Title: Re: 1:3000 British WWII Ships
Post by: Subedai on 25 July 2014, 02:36:21 PM
Nice stuff so far Lemmey but ship warfare just not my thing. The following link, and website in general, is well worth a look for camo schemes for your ships.

http://www.whiteensignmodels.com/brochure/modeltech.htm


Tried looking at that website but all I got was a 'File not Found'. Is it just me?


Title: Re: 1:3000 British WWII Ships
Post by: fred. on 25 July 2014, 06:40:25 PM
I'm liking the look of those teeny tiny ships!

website link might be
https://www.whiteensignmodels.com/page/Camouflage+Schemes+Colours/20/#.U9KWQ1Yp94M

they seem to have had a website redesign.


Title: Re: 1:3000 British WWII Ships
Post by: paulr on 26 July 2014, 03:52:10 AM
 :-bd =D> :-bd


Title: Re: 1:3000 British WWII Ships
Post by: Hertsblue on 26 July 2014, 09:31:33 AM
Great work, Will.  8)


Title: Re: 1:3000 British WWII Ships
Post by: mad lemmey on 26 July 2014, 11:05:51 PM
Stuck labels on all (apart from Sheffeld and Saumrez) tonight.
Awful iPhone shot...
(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc94/madlemmey/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps4bd74420.jpg) (http://s214.photobucket.com/user/madlemmey/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps4bd74420.jpg.html)


Title: Re: 1:3000 British WWII Ships
Post by: Techno on 27 July 2014, 08:01:09 AM
Try taking the shot from a little further away, Will.
(I've no idea what the minimum distance a camera on a phone can focus......Anyone ?......3 feet ?.....4 feet ?)
Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 1:3000 British WWII Ships
Post by: fred. on 27 July 2014, 08:36:08 AM
Modern camera phones can focus at very close distances - I used mine to take a photo of the number  etched into a lock the other day, from a couple of inches away. This was because it was easier to take a photo and zoom in, rather than try to read the numbers directly. Most can do barcode scanning which needs close focus too.

But most aren't great in poor light, which is what is probably causing the problems with the ship photo, so you end up with poor depth of field and camera shake.

Another  common problem with camera phones is that they tend to focus on the background rather than the miniatures. Probably because their auto focus doesn't recognise the minis.

Of course the capabilities of different phones varies hugely.


Title: Re: 1:3000 British WWII Ships
Post by: Techno on 27 July 2014, 09:53:05 AM
Modern camera phones can focus at very close distances - I used mine to take a photo of the number  etched into a lock the other day, from a couple of inches away.

Stroll on !!
That's very impressive !
Thanks, Fred.
Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 1:3000 British WWII Ships
Post by: nikharwood on 28 July 2014, 11:48:46 AM
Really nicely done, Will - what rules are you using for these?


Title: Re: 1:3000 British WWII Ships
Post by: mad lemmey on 28 July 2014, 01:30:23 PM
Thanks Nik. That's high praise indeed.
Going to use 'Naval Thunder' available as PDF from Wargames Vault. http://www.navalthunder.com (http://www.navalthunder.com)


Title: Re: 1:3000 British WWII Ships
Post by: nikharwood on 28 July 2014, 01:55:38 PM
Coolio - let me know how you get on with them...I've been threatening to do some naval gaming for what seems like forever...and never quite managed it (apart from a spot of Dystopian Wars!)


Title: Re: 1:3000 British WWII Ships
Post by: nikharwood on 28 July 2014, 02:52:25 PM
Just read the rules oveview here: http://www.navalthunder.com/game-overview

Sounds good - one of my fears for naval wargames is the possibiilty / likelihood / requirement for intricate record-keeping; doesn't seem to be the case with Naval Thunder.


Title: Re: 1:3000 British WWII Ships
Post by: mad lemmey on 28 July 2014, 07:02:25 PM
The ship recording excel file that comes with the rules is a godsend! Just put in the ship number and it builds your fleet for you, three ships to a sheet.


Title: Re: 1:3000 British WWII Ships
Post by: mad lemmey on 28 July 2014, 07:08:22 PM
Did you see this Nik?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3i60_uMaivQ#t=112 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3i60_uMaivQ#t=112)


Title: Re: 1:3000 British WWII Ships
Post by: paulr on 28 July 2014, 08:51:23 PM
Just read the rules oveview here: http://www.navalthunder.com/game-overview

Sounds good - one of my fears for naval wargames is the possibiilty / likelihood / requirement for intricate record-keeping; doesn't seem to be the case with Naval Thunder.

I would suggest General Quarters 1 & 2, not the newer version 3. Simple, straightforward and very simple record keeping. 8 ships to a sheet  ;)


Title: Re: 1:3000 British WWII Ships
Post by: nikharwood on 29 July 2014, 10:56:15 AM
The ship recording excel file that comes with the rules is a godsend! Just put in the ship number and it builds your fleet for you, three ships to a sheet.


Lovely  :)

Did you see this Nik?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3i60_uMaivQ#t=112 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3i60_uMaivQ#t=112)

Nope - but stacked in the watch-list for later...

I would suggest General Quarters 1 & 2, not the newer version 3. Simple, straightforward and very simple record keeping. 8 ships to a sheet  ;)

Arrggh - more good stuff to look at...  :D


Title: Re: 1:3000 British WWII Ships
Post by: Ithoriel on 29 July 2014, 11:10:11 AM
I'll second General Quarters 1 & 2 as worth a look.


Title: Re: 1:3000 British WWII Ships
Post by: toxicpixie on 29 July 2014, 11:14:48 AM
Used to play a lot of GQ - really good game, so that's a third from me :D


Title: Re: 1:3000 British WWII Ships
Post by: Hertsblue on 29 July 2014, 12:00:10 PM
Is this the General Quarters I bought in 1977, published by Navwar? I'd forgotten all about them.


Title: Re: 1:3000 British WWII Ships
Post by: paulr on 29 July 2014, 09:16:30 PM
Is this the General Quarters I bought in 1977, published by Navwar? I'd forgotten all about them.

That would be the one, an oldie but a goodie  :)


Title: Re: 1:3000 British WWII Ships
Post by: mad lemmey on 14 August 2014, 01:06:25 PM
Scratch built some water splashes (shows how many main guns are firing at a ship) last night.
Bases are 20mm rounds.
(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc94/madlemmey/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpseb8372b2.jpg) (http://s214.photobucket.com/user/madlemmey/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpseb8372b2.jpg.html)
Hopefully get them painted today for tonight's game.


Title: Re: 1:3000 British WWII Ships
Post by: Techno on 14 August 2014, 01:29:49 PM
Now they look like they're made out of original milliput, Will.  ;)
I think they'll look spot on when they're painted. :)
Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 1:3000 British WWII Ships
Post by: petercooman on 14 August 2014, 05:40:04 PM
Nice ships!

I cheated getting my fleets togheter, and just picked up a LOT of axis and allies prepaints. Good for a beer and pretzels game too!


Title: Re: 1:3000 British WWII Ships
Post by: mad lemmey on 19 August 2014, 10:46:27 PM
Ships with labels
(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc94/madlemmey/DSCF2171_zpsab9c8c92.jpg) (http://s214.photobucket.com/user/madlemmey/media/DSCF2171_zpsab9c8c92.jpg.html)
(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc94/madlemmey/DSCF2170_zps3dd3b15e.jpg) (http://s214.photobucket.com/user/madlemmey/media/DSCF2170_zps3dd3b15e.jpg.html)
Splash templates finished (poor HMS Sheffield)
(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc94/madlemmey/DSCF2173_zpsa94c7974.jpg) (http://s214.photobucket.com/user/madlemmey/media/DSCF2173_zpsa94c7974.jpg.html)
(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc94/madlemmey/DSCF2172_zps1a3c239b.jpg) (http://s214.photobucket.com/user/madlemmey/media/DSCF2172_zps1a3c239b.jpg.html)


Title: Re: 1:3000 British WWII Ships
Post by: Techno on 20 August 2014, 08:10:45 AM
Excellent paint job on the 'splashes', Will !
Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 1:3000 British WWII Ships
Post by: Hertsblue on 20 August 2014, 11:06:57 AM
Very neat, Will. But "Sheffield" does seem to be a name of ill-omen....


Title: Re: 1:3000 British WWII Ships
Post by: ianrs54 on 23 August 2014, 05:58:47 PM
No - that Shef were the last of the class in service, think she lasted into the 60's....

ianS


Title: Re: 1:3000 British WWII Ships
Post by: Roy on 28 August 2014, 09:00:39 PM
Very cool!  :ar!

I have a love-hate relationship with painting sea bases ... sometimes my efforts all most reduce me to  :'(

Only ever played Victory at Sea. If I had to, I'd pick up a copy of General Quarters from Navwar. Though I keep being told to try GQIII by American gamers ... but that version of the rules seems so much like hard work.  





Title: Re: 1:3000 British WWII Ships
Post by: paulr on 28 August 2014, 09:11:05 PM
Only ever played Victory at Sea. If I had to, I'd pick up a copy of General Quarters from Navwar. Though I keep being told to try GQIII by American gamers ... but that version of the rules seems so much like hard work.  

I have played a number of games of both GQ II &GQ III. III definitely adds more detail and different navies have different capabilities (not sure how they reflect variations within a navy).

II gives a good game with historic results with a lot less effort. Our GQ II scenarios seem to typically have about twice as many ships as the scenarios put on by the guys we know who are regular GQ III players. We always get to a result, they sometimes struggle to get a result over 6 hours.


Title: Re: 1:3000 British WWII Ships
Post by: Roy on 29 August 2014, 10:42:34 AM
Thanks for the above info., paulr. Good to know.


Title: Re: 1:3000 British WWII Ships
Post by: mad lemmey on 27 September 2014, 05:20:34 PM
The latest batch from fleabay contains 6 Japanese carriers, Yamato, and a US troop transport!!  :-\


Title: Re: 1:3000 British WWII Ships
Post by: mad lemmey on 31 August 2019, 08:18:07 PM
Been a while since I posted on this thread!  ;D

HMS Renown
(https://i.imgur.com/qiWwH27.jpg)

HMS Bangor class minesweepers
(https://i.imgur.com/KdypZP0.jpg)

A and B class destroyers
(https://i.imgur.com/MWosVqo.jpg)

M class destroyers
(https://i.imgur.com/if78SeG.jpg)

Leading Renown out
(https://i.imgur.com/HaBq8xO.jpg)

And there is more to come...


Title: Re: 1:3000 British WWII Ships
Post by: paulr on 01 September 2019, 02:35:46 AM
 :-bd =D> :-bd


Title: Re: 1:3000 British WWII Ships
Post by: Techno on 01 September 2019, 08:06:26 AM
Very nice, Will !  :-bd

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 1:3000 British WWII Ships
Post by: Terry37 on 03 September 2019, 04:32:30 AM
Very inspiring!!!!

Terry


Title: Re: 1:3000 British WWII Ships
Post by: mad lemmey on 15 October 2019, 11:05:05 PM
Warspite and Malaya now ready.
(https://i.imgur.com/XC8FXqT.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/V7qmeKH.jpg)


Title: Re: 1:3000 British WWII Ships
Post by: paulr on 15 October 2019, 11:56:00 PM
 :-bd =D> :-bd


Title: Re: 1:3000 British WWII Ships
Post by: Techno on 16 October 2019, 07:27:43 AM
Very nice, Will !!  8)

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 1:3000 British WWII Ships
Post by: toxicpixie on 18 October 2019, 02:52:05 PM
I like those Minesweepers!

Just to resuscitate things :D GQII - I found my copy in the loft the other night, must find the second book, and maybe post current stuff at the club find my boats. They gave a fast, playable result that never felt off kilter for the period. I know GQ3 adds more chrome but like Paulr says above, they seem to add complexity without result...


Title: Re: 1:3000 British WWII Ships
Post by: ianrs54 on 18 October 2019, 04:25:23 PM
Beware the Biases, Bismark is a super ship, which is rather silly since it's a rework of the WWI Barden class.

IanS


Title: Re: 1:3000 British WWII Ships
Post by: toxicpixie on 18 October 2019, 05:47:31 PM
Yes, she’s a “conceptual successor” to the Bayern but they did quite a lot of fiddling. Not least doubling the size of the beast!

It’s a while since we played GQ2 but I don’t recall her being any more fearsome than any other super-massive BB ;)


Title: Re: 1:3000 British WWII Ships
Post by: mad lemmey on 18 October 2019, 05:48:27 PM
I've not got any Bismark class...
Hipper next.


Title: Re: 1:3000 British WWII Ships
Post by: paulr on 18 October 2019, 09:25:42 PM
Beware the Biases, Bismark is a super ship, which is rather silly since it's a rework of the WWI Barden class.

IanS

Yes, she’s a “conceptual successor” to the Bayern but they did quite a lot of fiddling. Not least doubling the size of the beast!

It’s a while since we played GQ2 but I don’t recall her being any more fearsome than any other super-massive BB ;)

Just checked the GQ II stats for Bismarck and King George V, same attack factor and similar defense factor (21 v 18) so comparable
Either would be in trouble against an Iowa or Yamato with their much higher AF and Yamato's higher DF X_X


Title: Re: 1:3000 British WWII Ships
Post by: mad lemmey on 15 November 2019, 11:55:59 PM
HMS Lion and HMS Rodney
Thanks for the help IDing Lion chaps...
(https://i.imgur.com/g5VPV3J.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/cvQw0UV.jpg)


Title: Re: 1:3000 British WWII Ships
Post by: paulr on 16 November 2019, 03:08:46 AM
 :-bd =D> :-bd

You have been busy ;)


Title: Re: 1:3000 British WWII Ships
Post by: Techno on 16 November 2019, 06:05:38 AM
Nice !  :)

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 1:3000 British WWII Ships
Post by: sunjester on 16 November 2019, 07:33:15 AM
How do you find the time? Don't you sleep or something?


Title: Re: 1:3000 British WWII Ships
Post by: mad lemmey on 08 February 2020, 08:16:48 PM
Definitely not British, but latest two 1:3000 done.

Two Hipper class cruisers, Hipper and Prinz Eugen
(https://i.imgur.com/vykkzNc.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/GDbRaxA.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/SyvcWAR.jpg)
(okay, Prinz Eugen was surrendered to Britain for about two weeks in 1945-6, does that count?)


Title: Re: 1:3000 British WWII Ships
Post by: Techno on 09 February 2020, 06:56:51 AM
Very nice, again, Will !!  :)

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 1:3000 British WWII Ships
Post by: Ace of Spades on 09 February 2020, 08:57:48 AM
Nice stuff and well executed!
The only problem is that it reminds me of the mass that I still have to do... :(

Cheers,
Rob


Title: Re: 1:3000 British WWII Ships
Post by: mad lemmey on 11 March 2020, 05:06:07 PM
Last of this batch finished. Doubt she will see action, but the infamous Altmark. I had to strip her, and dishwash her, to get her any where usable (3 or 4mm of enamal paint on her)
(https://i.imgur.com/uFtNtPM.jpg)


Title: Re: 1:3000 British WWII Ships
Post by: paulr on 11 March 2020, 06:19:03 PM
Well recovered :)

I hope your naval rules cover boarding actions ;)


Title: Re: 1:3000 British WWII Ships
Post by: mad lemmey on 22 June 2020, 10:07:31 AM
I started these on Saturday, so not too bad really. May 1941 was a pretty dull month for ship colours, but an exciting month for action, but a tragic waste of lives.

Bismark in late May 1941 markings (she was repainted from her infamous dazzle scheme as she sortied, this is her Battle of Danemark Straights scheme, and before she was sunk she was in the middle of painting her turret tops yellow for air recognition)
(https://i.imgur.com/J8DUyTm.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/YAuqMEH.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/fgctaok.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/ne8Txg5.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/5bR48Sf.jpg)

The pride of the British fleet, and an awful loss, HMS Hood
(https://i.imgur.com/E5sBniQ.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/Biga3xq.jpg)

HMS King George V and HMS Prince of Wales (1941 colours)
(https://i.imgur.com/K5BL5sQ.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/YjrS1ef.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/HeeVczH.jpg)

HMS Cossack and HMS Eskimo - Tribal Class Destroyers
(https://i.imgur.com/dziDfYT.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/TD084tx.jpg)

WWI vintage, but refitted in the 1930s,  HMS Vega and HMS Wolsey, V&W Class Destroyers
(https://i.imgur.com/MZ8hdMn.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/Bg5EyxQ.jpg)



Title: Re: 1:3000 British WWII Ships
Post by: paulr on 22 June 2020, 10:52:43 AM
 :-bd =D> :-bd


Title: Re: 1:3000 British WWII Ships
Post by: ianrs54 on 22 June 2020, 11:01:38 AM
Nice. I tend to base on flat blue card, find that any filler makes look like they are sinking.


Title: Re: 1:3000 British WWII Ships
Post by: steve_holmes_11 on 22 June 2020, 12:58:54 PM
Nice. I tend to base on flat blue card, find that any filler makes look like they are sinking.

That would be "Added realism" based on my limited adventures in Naval gaming.

"Get side on so you can shoot all your Turrets" - They said.
"You got Torpedoed" - They said.


Title: Re: 1:3000 British WWII Ships
Post by: ianrs54 on 22 June 2020, 01:25:06 PM
"Get side on so you can shoot all your Turrets" - They said.

They should have said "open your 'A' Arcs"

and when the DD's turn up turn towards them.....


Title: Re: 1:3000 British WWII Ships
Post by: fred. on 22 June 2020, 07:20:31 PM
They are some great looking ships.

Just how much stuff have you been painting and photographing over the weekend!!!

I'm getting tired just looking at it all... 8-}


Title: Re: 1:3000 British WWII Ships
Post by: mad lemmey on 22 June 2020, 07:27:32 PM
6 batches that all needed 2 or 3 tiny bits to finish all came good in one go. Sorry.


Title: Re: 1:3000 British WWII Ships
Post by: ianrs54 on 23 June 2020, 06:35:37 AM
Just to pick nits - the ship you have named as Prince of Wales is one ot the other KGV's, POW carreid her aircraft to the end - the others landed thiers and used the catapult space to stow boats.  ;)


Title: Re: 1:3000 British WWII Ships
Post by: mad lemmey on 23 June 2020, 08:52:10 AM
It was what I got sent from Davco, looks like it's the post 43 AA refit, as their early KGV class, listed as Pow, was out of stock. Beggars can't be choosers...  8)


Title: Re: 1:3000 British WWII Ships
Post by: ianrs54 on 23 June 2020, 10:10:21 AM
Odd that- did visit the factory once - wanted Hood, out of stock so they spun up the caster and ran one off for me.