Friday, 24 February 2017
From KenR - 1/2400 WW2 Naval (17 points)
My second entry of the week is this small collection of WW2 ships, all by GHQ and all in 1/2400 scale.
If I was a chef I would definitely say that Naval ships are my "signature dish", I have masses of these around the place and last year painted all 250 ships at Jutland for my sins. The ships are mini, metal models fixed to MDF bases on which I sculpt a sea texture, undercoat and then paint.
The first up are three German Destroyers, these have been specifically done for a club display / participation game of the sinking of the Tirpitz.
Followed by the mighty Tirpitz herself painted in her final 1944 camouflage scheme with dark grey hull and lower superstructure and light grey uppers. The iconic red party flag on the bow was gone by now, too much of a target.
And finally an Armed Merchant / Passenger ship same range and scale, this will be used with my WW1 fleets.
So something a bit different, I have no idea how many points these are but they were great fun to do.
You have done a great job on highlighting the details of these small miniatures. I really like the way you sculpted the sea and you gave a good representation of the waves. These are indeed the "special du chef". For the Challenge, usually capital ships and cruisers are worth 3 points and destroyers and smaller are worth two points. Thus your new units are worth 12 points. But I will spice up you dish with 5 more points for sculpting the sea surface. Well done! (Sylvain)
Posted by Ken Reilly at 9:22 am