Tuesday, 28 January 2020

1/2400th War of the Pacific


I've been bumping into the naval side of the War of the Pacific recently, in various ways, and have decided to give it a go in 1/2400th scale using the excellent Tumbling Dice models. I was particularly taken by the ones that Peter has recently painted up on his excellent blog: 


..and also by Trebian's War of the Pacific project from a while back:


So, I thought to myself, why not have a go at some Peruvian and Chilean warships for the conflict, with the Huascar being the obvious place to start. I already had the ASV61 Tumbling Dice model, although the accompanying Independencia has been converted into HMS Pallas, so I have ordered a second pack to have both the Chilean and Peruvian versions. 

I've also ordered some assorted screw sloops, gunboats and corvettes, as well as already having the Almirante Cochrane and Blanco Encalada in the spares box. It's yet another 1/2400th scale Victorian ironclad project to tackle, who knows when or how, but I really enjoy painting and wargaming in this scale, so why not?

5 comments:

  1. Indeed, why not? The hobby is here to give folks a sense of happiness when it is being utilized. Whether that is only painting, or collecting, or researching or playing, is a personal thing. Good luck with your venture.

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  2. Looking forward to seeing this project and glad to provide some inspiration. I should have more to add to my fleets later this week..

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  3. I've had these on the back burner for too long, I must get round to finishing them. By the way, you might want to do some research before ordering - I'm not sure Thomo's got the ship substitutions right. Somewhere I have some scribbled notes, I'll try and dig them out!

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  4. Yes please Matt..that would savery me a lot of head scratching.

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  5. What system are you planning on using?

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