Thursday, 24 April 2014
Victory at Sea French Fleet 
Here's the initial phase of the French fleet ready for painting, consisting of the battleships, heavy cruisers and the aircraft carrier. I have the Dunkerque as well but the Navwar model has a rather strange B turret, which has the 16'' guns pointing into the back of A turret (!), so I'm going to leave it out for the moment.
The heavy cruisers are all excellent models, although the fourth Suffren class ship had a miscast so has been ditched, but the battleships required quite a lot of sanding and filing to remove the casting lines. They are, however, much cheaper than the equivalent Davco ships, so I'm not bothered as now they're cleaned up and undercoated they look fine.