|The obligatory painting table shot - you can see many possible weapons of mass distraction, most of which are not Challenge eligible|
|Six of the eight battleships in line ahead.|
- Battleship SMS Preussen (Flagship)
- Battleship SMS Hessen
- Battleship SMS Lothringen
- Battleship SMS Deutschland
- Battleship SMS Hannover (2nd Flag, Commodore Mauve)
- Battleship SMS Pommern
- Battleship SMS Schleswig-Holstein
- Battleship SMS Schlesien
|SMS Preussen leads the squadron. You can get an idea of the level of detail on the rapid-prototyped plastic WTJ line.|
|More portside detail of the WTJ ships - if you click to enlarge the image, you can see there's no guns on the midships casemates, and no real deck plating - WTJ's concession to lack of detail. In no way a deal breaker.|
|The G101 class|
|A weapon of mass distraction indeed|
|I am ready for my close-up, Mr. Campbell!|
|You can see the red on the after funnel|
|You know the drill - click to zoom in and practice your aerial recognition training. Which is WTJ, and which is GHQ|
|All eleven ships in one shot|
|The obligatory gratuitous stern-shot: Posen sailing off into the sunset.|
First Rob, welcome back to the Challenge! It's great to have you along for the madness.
Okay! Wow, these are fabulous Rob! I'm a bit of a sucker for this period so I'm always keen to see others' approach to painting the ships. Your paintwork is incredibly tidy and I really like how you've based your ships, especially with the additions of the running wake and smoke from the stacks - very evocative!
I also really enjoyed reading your background to the models and project - very interesting stuff and your enthusiasm for the period is infectious.
For points I'm going to give 3 for each of the larger ships and 2 for the destroyers (which is similar to what I've done in previous years for this scale). So that makes a base of 29 points but I'm going to add another 6 for the great basework.
Now I want to dig up my old copy of Massie's 'Castles of Steel'...