Monday, August 15, 2016

Jutland: continued

I have now completed 17 Capital Ships for my Jutland collection, all GHQ 1/2400. I have included my Nore Command which so far has HMS Dreadnought plus 2 of the King Edward VII pre-Dreadnoughts.


HMS Africa






15 comments:

  1. This is a really impressive fleet you have now - very nice painting and basing!

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    1. Thank you Jonathan. Something different for me!

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  3. Hurrah, another crazy Jutland Project I am not alone !

    If you haven't already seen my collection is at

    http://yarkshiregamer.blogspot.co.uk

    We should start a support group, lovely ships.

    Regards Ken

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    1. Ken, yes I've seen your Blog. You are way ahead of me with your huge collection! I agree, the Fleet in 1914 was a thing to behold. I had no idea how big until I started this research. I see you also have the pre-Dreadnoughts. In some ways they are my favourites. Do you have another source for pre-Dreadnoughts than GHQ?

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    2. Ken, what size bases are you using for each class of ship? Your games look like a lot of un. Which Rules do you use? Are you in Yorkshire? My brother and mother live in Whiston, near Rotherham.

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    3. Hi Reggae,

      Base sizes are,
      120 x 40mm Capital Ships Inc BC (post dreadnought)
      90 x 35mm Pre Dreadnoughts and Armoured Cruisers
      80 x 30mm Light Cruisers
      60 x 25mm Destroyers and Torpedo Boats

      Our rules are Yarkshires Finest Home Brew based on a WW2 set I wrote 25 years ago I plan to put them up on my blog eventually but the Jutland prep is taking precedence.

      Small world, I live in between Leeds and Bradford

      Regards Ken

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    4. Sorry Reggie, bleeding auto correct Reggae ! Apologies

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  4. Hi there,

    I have used http://www.wtj.com/store/index.html for quite a few ships, great detail, hard to tell difference between them and GHQ, cheaper too.

    They are in California too. Are you looking at doing a full Jutland ?

    Regards Ken
    Founder Member of the Transatlantic 1/2400 Project Jutland Mutual Support Society

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    1. Ken, I just received a beautiful HMS Lord Nelson with a magnificent tripod mast. However it shattered taking it out of the plastic packaging. I will have to be much more "surgical" in how I handle these delicate masterpieces! Any other advise?

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    2. That's a real shame, they look great with the masts but I know that mine will be used for quite a bit of gaming so I avoided them, I think WTJ sells them separately might be worth a look.

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    3. Time for a little creative reconstruction. Wire and glue!

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  5. They look wonderful - GHQ make beautiful models - which you have done real justice to.

    Can I ask roughly how it takes you to get one done?
    Thanks
    Richard

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  6. Richard, how long? Well, I'm getting faster! About 3 hrs per ship, but spread over many days as there are so many steps and I tend to go over each model many times making "final" touches!

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