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Jake R21 Dec 2018 1:27 p.m. PST

Hi everyone!

Just wanted to share that I recently started a blog, and completed my WW1 German North Sea fleet, with some additional pictures of in-progress 1/1200 Napoleonic ships.


BillyNM21 Dec 2018 1:57 p.m. PST

Those are truly astounding paint jobs for 1:3000 scale ships; I found my 1:2400 bad enough and that was relying on washes rather than brushwork. I look forward to seeing them in action in future posts.

Jake R21 Dec 2018 2:07 p.m. PST

BillyNM Thank you, much appreciated! My method for the 1/3000 is to prime them in a battleship grey spray paint, then after carefully painting the decks, lifeboats, and anchor chains, I just use black washes, and sequentially lighter dry brushing on the superstructure.


Bozkashi Jones22 Dec 2018 2:30 a.m. PST

Very nice Jake – the ships look great. I must admit to being surprised at the detail on the WTJ ships.


Digby Green26 Aug 2019 8:15 p.m. PST

Some great paint jobs and photos!
I am thinking abour getting some 1/2400 or 1/3000 WW1 ships
I am not sure about 3d printed versus metal.
And I am a long way away here in New Zealand. So buying a few samples of each manufacturer is a bit problematic.

SgtPrylo27 Aug 2019 3:13 a.m. PST

@Digby. If you get them 3D printed, go for the better material. I had some made from the cheaper stuff, and they were too rough to paint.

@Jake R, some very nice work! If you are looking for the Langton brass ratlines, look for them at waterloominis dot com. Saves on shipping to PA. Carol L will most likely direct you to me anyway if she sees you're here in the States.

BrianW31 Aug 2019 10:53 p.m. PST

Jake R.,
Those High Seas Fleet ships are very nice indeed! Your sailing ships are off to a good start also. I prefer Langton to GHQ, but it's just a personal preference. There's not enough of us naval gamers to get into any sort of manufacturer superiority foolishness.

Welcome aboard, and there are a lot of good blogs available out there. I will put a gratuitous plug for mine:

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