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FlyXwire20 Dec 2018 11:14 a.m. PST


I've finished painting up four German S-38 models for Cruel Seas, and here's a scene expected from some night action in the future

The models were fairly straightforward to assemble and paint. I did add flags on staffs to them, that were taken from the metal bits bags contained with some of my larger Cruel Seas models for custom attachment.

The assembly video linked here on TMP was helpful, especially concerning the assembly of the 37mm gun and what the printed assembly instructions call the M42 crew piece (btw, crappy-looking "crew" I might add these plastic pieces look as if they're the gun's empty seats, but what the hey).

TMP link

Will start the Vospers asap!

epturner Supporting Member of TMP20 Dec 2018 12:21 p.m. PST

I played Cruel Seas for the first time last night.

I love it!

Nice stuff here.


Choctaw20 Dec 2018 1:13 p.m. PST

Very nice models!

mjkerner Supporting Member of TMP20 Dec 2018 1:49 p.m. PST

Great job! Mine are far down on a long list of unpainted stuff. Does anyone know how well GHQ 1/285th artillery crews would scale with these 1/300 scale ships?

FlyXwire20 Dec 2018 1:51 p.m. PST

TY Gentlemen!

Eric, I've not played yet, but have a friend who has, and he says he had a blast just like you.

I've got a game scheduled for a couple weeks away now, and so trying to get the stuff painted by then.

FlyXwire20 Dec 2018 2:13 p.m. PST

MJ, I think some of the Cruel Seas crew figures size up ok with GHQ minis like the standing officers. However, the molded one-piece guns/crews seem noticeably smaller (2nd photo).

Molded gun crews are smaller (these shown from the Vorposten Boot model) -

Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP20 Dec 2018 11:00 p.m. PST

GHQ's figs are 1/220th scale, or thereabout, so much larger than 1/300th.

H&R seem to have true, 1/300th figs.

mjkerner Supporting Member of TMP21 Dec 2018 5:48 a.m. PST

Thanks guys. Warlord's figures actually look okay. Thanks for the pictures, FlyXwire.

Bozkashi Jones25 Dec 2018 4:22 p.m. PST

That photo is so atmospheric!

FlyXwire25 Dec 2018 5:27 p.m. PST

Glad you liked it BJ!

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