Churchill Crocadiles…scratch-built trailers.
Hummels…barrels move up and down.
Marder IIIs…replaced the barrels w/ styrene piping.
Nice work, man! Tight modding and clean brushwork.
Miss ye on the other boards. You should post there more often.
BTW, I used to play that MB game…loved it. Never owned it so I didn’t play as often as I wished. Hope you have a spare game since you’re chopping tanks.
Some time back I did the sister ship of this one…the Royal Oak. Funny, but the plans for this one varied slightly in terms of bow width, etc. This one, IMO, is an improvement, and shows me how practice makes us better at what we do. It’s not my best work, but better than my first go-around w/ this class of battleship.
I didn’t see any pics w/ a plane so I didn’t put one in this time around. Pretty basic.
A little trivia: She is known for…oh what the hell, read for yourselves, and I quote Wiki "During one stop in Halifax on 12 May 1940, she accidentally rammed and sank the Canadian Battle-class trawler HMCS Ypres although without loss of life. For the duration of the war that she served, whenever Revenge came to Halifax, the crews of other gate ships would make elaborate and exaggerated “Abandon Ship” manoeuvres in mockery of the old vessel. " Funny bit o’ history.
Shortly after I decided to do this one, I came across a schematic on the web which showed newly discovered colors for her…nice timing. (source: http://archives.starbulletin.com/2006/12/07/news/story04.html)
Is that ship in the middle a UK ‘monitor’ with the 15’’ guns?
I know they made them for coastal defense.
Dude…you know your ships. That is the correct answer. 8-)
I have no stat card for her yet but I had to make her. The look of her was just too cool…blistered hull and all.
Stukas got sick of her and put her to rest.
how long to make each ship?
also can you post a close up of the fleet photo?
Roughly a solid afternoon plus 1 or 2 evenings is where it’s at now.
Here’s a better pic:
I start w/ top and side drawings of the ship I want to make. Then I cut out the top-view drawing (or sections thereof) as a template and glue it to a polystyrene sheet, repeating this as many times as it takes to get enough layers for the height of the hull above the waterline. Next I cut out the templates and glue them together, and sand the sides flush, and with whatever angles the hull calls for. Keep in mind that the hull will come in several sections so each template will be cut accordingly. The same goes for the turrets and superstructure. Barrels, masts, etc., I make w/ wire/guitar string.
I like the picture of the Me-262 screaming in from out of nowhere when Boris sticks his head out of the woods
So how much luck has anyone had with countering it?
I’ve shot 2 down so far w/ basic combined forces. I think they balance well in the game but they are not invincible. Frankly I would rather have seen all planes 5/5 and give the jets antiair 2, but that’s just pointless retrospect.
But I love playing that plane, and fear it somewhat on my opponent’s side but not paralyzingly so. They can’t shoot crap in the woods. Good place for ammo dumps…another good unit.
Maybe someday we’ll get a proper tank-buster ME 262. That would be slick.
Another good plane is the Dournier, as a defense unit. Making that no-return-fire kill is sweet.