Horse and Musket
This is a really impressive fleet you have now - very nice painting and basing!
Thank you Stryker!
Very handsome work indeed!
Thank you Jonathan. Something different for me!
Hurrah, another crazy Jutland Project I am not alone !If you haven't already seen my collection is at http://yarkshiregamer.blogspot.co.ukWe should start a support group, lovely ships.Regards Ken
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?
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.
Hi Reggae, Base sizes are,120 x 40mm Capital Ships Inc BC (post dreadnought)90 x 35mm Pre Dreadnoughts and Armoured Cruisers80 x 30mm Light Cruisers 60 x 25mm Destroyers and Torpedo BoatsOur 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
Sorry Reggie, bleeding auto correct Reggae ! Apologies
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
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?
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.
Time for a little creative reconstruction. Wire and glue!
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?ThanksRichard
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!