Friday, 27 January 2023

HMS Arethusa

 I've finally finished HMS Arethusa (as she appeared in 1943). I can print it (and all my models) in three versions: 

  • Waterline
  • With textures sea base
  • Thick 'Hovercraft style'

The model is hollow and comes on a raft that requires cutting away (I use Electical Side snips). I will shortly be uploading the stl to Wargaming3D.com.

On Sea textured base

On 'Hovercraft style' base

Waterline version

This shows the raft that comes with all the models


Saturday, 21 January 2023

Removing Supports

 The best way to remove supports is with a pair of Side Cutters like these.

Click here to watch video


Saturday, 23 April 2022

 HMS Devonshire year by year

I've just added all the versions of HMS Devonshire that operated during the war. 

1943 version

That's:

  • 1939
  • 1940
  • 1941
  • 1942
  • 1943
  • 1944
  • 1945
Click here for details and images.
I'm going to be adding similar versions for the other ships in the class. If you are interested in one please get in touch as I might have already done it but not had time to update the blog.

Thursday, 3 March 2022

Finished!

 I've finished the update on:

















Ajax and Achilles are historically distinct






Graf Spee

All available with or without base and/or as a battle set of all four (River Plate)

Saturday, 26 February 2022

 Currently working on:

A quick overview of what I'm currently working on

A rework of HMS Exeter

HMS Arethusa (only hull at the moment)

German Type 36 DD

Martian Tripod

Early work on Pre Dreadnought HMS Royal Sovereign


Friday, 25 February 2022

Ships (1:1800 / 1:2400)

Scales

All ships can be printed in 1:1800 or 1:2400 or any similar custom scale.

Some ships have more detail by clicking on them.

Bases

All ships come without a base or can have an integral textured sea base. The sea base is part of the ship and is around 3mm thick. It has a name plate at the stern with the name of the ship or class embossed upon it. I actually scrape the name off and replace with names I print out on my printer (I add a little flag as well). I've left the names on as they paint up well as they are and help identify the vessel. 

Flanges

Ships have a small flange at the bow and stern that needs to be cut away. This is to help protect the ships hull during printing.

List of Ships

American

British

  • Flower Class
  • E Class
  • E Class
  • J Class
  • V Class
  • Tribal 
  • Colony
  • Dido 
  • Danae 
  • Leander
  • Arethusa
  • County (Kent) 
  • County (Norfolk
  • York 1939 and 1941 
  • Hood 
  • Prince of Wales 1941 and 1942
  • Nelson and Rodney 1940
  • Warspite 1940 and 1941 
  • Renown
  • Furious 
  • Furious with Aircraft (Swordfish – landed x6, flights x4    Fulmar – landed x6, flights x3      Skua – landed x6, flights x2) all flights hexagonal bases £18.00 no base / £21 with base


Commonwealth

  • Perth                     CL


Dutch

  • Admiralen 
  • De Ruyter
  • Java   
  • Tromp 
  • Utretch  Hypothetical Gneisenau class


German

  • Z 1934
  • Z 1934a
  • Admiral Hipper
  • Prinz Eugen 
  • Karlsruhe 1940 
  • Koln 1040
  • Konigsberg 1940
  • Graf Spee
  • Bismark 
  • Scharnhorst 1940
  • Gneisenau 1940


Italian

  • Capitani Romani 


Japanese

  • Asashio 
  • Fubuki 
  • Kagero 
  • Shiratsuyu  
  • Sendai
  • Myoko 
  • Ryujo
  • Ryujo with Aircraft (Claude - landed x6, flights x6            Kate - landed x6, landed (wings folded) x6, flights x8) all flights hexagonal bases £20.00 no base / £23 with base
  • Mamiya Armed Merchant


Merchant (with or without stern gun)

  • Medium Type 1
  • Small Type 1
  • Small Type 2


Prices 1:2400 and 1:1800

                      No base        With base

BB & CV     £10.00            £13.00

CA                £7.00              £9.50

CL                £5.00              £7.00

DD & K       £2.00              £3.00

Merch

Type1 & 2    £5.00              £7.00

Medium        £6.00              £8.00