Welcome to my blog. I have upwards of 100 projects in various stages of incompletion or total abandonment, so you may well find something of interest if you rummage about a bit (check out the Labels at the bottom of the blog). I concentrate on air and naval wargaming, but other 'skirmishy' things quite often pop up out of nowhere, only to disappear again after something else grabs my attention. I even finish the occasional project now and again!
Tuesday, 21 May 2019
1/6000 Warships for the Denmark Straits
Prinz Eugen and Bismarck
Prince of Wales and Hood
Clear for Action!
I've done a quick paint job on the Bismarck, Prinz Eugen, Prince of Wales and Hood for the Denmark Straits game that I'll be playing at the end of the week. These are Hallmark models and fantastically detailed for their diminutive size and scale. They also paint up really quickly with a wash and drybrush approach, followed by some blocking and highlighting. I suppose I could paint tiny swastika flags on the Bismarck and Prinz Eugen, but life is too short. They have been magnet based for ease of storage.
They also have spaces for labels on the sea bases but they are so small it would be difficult to print them to fit, so I may well just use them for ensigns or just leave them blank. I have the relevant ships for the River Plate as well, so might paint them up too. In the meantime, I'm looking at Battleship Command by Rory Crabb or possibly Naval Thunder as sets of rules for the Denmark Strait game, rather than Victory at Sea, which I'll keep as a fall back.