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« 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.


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
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« Reply #1 on: 15 August 2019, 06:48:28 AM »

I did enjoy the eye candy Smiley.
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« Reply #2 on: 15 August 2019, 07:22:28 AM »

Same here !!

Cheers - Phil
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« Reply #3 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 . . .)
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« Reply #4 on: 15 August 2019, 07:51:35 AM »

Nice, I enjoy the individual character of each ship.
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« Reply #5 on: 15 August 2019, 09:58:39 AM »

Thanks forum - and to Jack for his encouragement and posting these images.  Smiley

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
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« Reply #6 on: 15 August 2019, 10:08:10 AM »

 Thumbs up Applause Thumbs up Applause

Haan Memsahib  Wink
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« Reply #7 on: 15 August 2019, 03:15:12 PM »

Very nice indeed. Love the gunboat/monitor. They always appeal to me in their ugliness!!!!

Terry
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« Reply #8 on: 15 August 2019, 10:06:08 PM »

Those are superb!  Thumbs up
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« Reply #9 on: 23 August 2019, 11:20:32 PM »

#LIKE
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« Reply #10 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).
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« Reply #11 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.  Smiley

Seriously - yes, look like barges fitted with old siege type artillery.  Interesting.  Would not be hard to knock one up in 10mm.   
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« Reply #12 on: 25 August 2019, 11:57:13 PM »

Lovely work
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« Reply #13 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 !

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« Reply #14 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:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BoSXhLATGWE" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BoSXhLATGWE</a>

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