Sunday, November 14, 2010

Here are some my Japanese ships for playing Victory in the Pacific with 1/6000 miniatures. I have most of the IJN done, need four more Japanese cruisers and about ten more carriers. I also plan on adding in planes in 1/1200 scale. I still need to add the labels with the Victory in the Pacific stats, but that will be done after all the ships are completed. Anyway, on with the show!

Here is the Yamato. The bow and stern are done with decals created from artwork sold online by Toshach Miniatures. Good stuff! I am using artwork from the same resource for the carrier decks. Just lovely!

Another Yamato class BB...the later version with more AA guns. She is escorted by a Myoko (iirc) class CA.

Couldn't resist...

The battleship Fuso with her distinctive pagoda superstructure. Amazing detail on such tiny miniatures!

Check out the Zuiho! The 1/6000 deck art is a godsend!

Here is the Hiryu. I love the Hinomaru near the bow and the planes on the deck!!

Monday, August 23, 2010

War at Sea using Miniatures

Here is a recently completed project of mine, Avalon Hill's War at Sea using 1/6000 miniatures. Click on the pictures for larger images.

The first picture shows the Scharnhorst and Prinz Eugen. Notice the numbers on the rear...these are copied from the counters. Sadly, the German fleet had the label plate portion of the base removed, so the paper label I created is attached to the bottom of the base.

The second picture shows some of the Italian fleet. Two Littorio class battleships are in the foreground with an older BB and a Zara class cruiser in the background.

Notice that I had a very nice map printed out on a roughly 3' x 4' vinyl sheet for the game! It came out very nice.

Finally, we have a look at the Allied ships. In this view we have a Courageous class aircraft carrier, the HMS Rodney, a "convoy," an "R" class battleship, and a British heavy cruiser. I love the way these 1/6000 ships came out and having the counter info on the base is perfect! The underside of each ship has the ship's name...and includes the airstrike factor for carriers.

I will be running this game at the Los Angeles Strategicon convention during the evening on 9/4/ drop by if you are interested in a game. It plays quickly and I plan on dividing up the fleets to allow multiple players for this beer and pretzels classic!