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Col Durnford30 Jun 2020 7:21 a.m. PST

I purchased a collection of Spanish American War ships here a few turns ago and am planning to fill out the set with orders on Friday (no coincident – yea sure).

I know that at the time of the war the U.S. warships were painted gray, however, the pre-war color scheme just look so much better. I'm inclined to skip on the history in favor of spectacle.

What have you done?

Bill Rosser30 Jun 2020 7:36 a.m. PST

white and buff

Personal logo Virtualscratchbuilder Supporting Member of TMP Fezian30 Jun 2020 7:44 a.m. PST

Out of curiosity, what manufacturer?

Personal logo David Manley Supporting Member of TMP30 Jun 2020 8:13 a.m. PST

I know mine should be grey but I went for white and buff because it looks so much nicer. And Napoleonic players are OK having their figures in parade ground rig so the same should be ok for us naval gamers too :)

Personal logo Virtualscratchbuilder Supporting Member of TMP Fezian30 Jun 2020 8:26 a.m. PST

A lot of my turn-of-century stuff is in parade colors. I like a mix of colors in a fleet sometimes.

McKinstry Fezian30 Jun 2020 8:26 a.m. PST

White and buff.

And my Spanish are black, white and yellow as well. Not accurate for the war but they look much better than gray.

Personal logo Murphy Sponsoring Member of TMP30 Jun 2020 8:50 a.m. PST

Go with what Bill Rosser and McKinstry says: I've seen Bill ships and they look amazing.

Col Durnford30 Jun 2020 8:53 a.m. PST

The second hand ships are 1/2400 from panzerschiffe.

panzerschiffe.com

I have also found a few ships that will fill out the fleets from War times Journal.

wtj.com/wtj0144.html

Most of my new order will be with PanzerSchiffe (less costly) with a few from WTJ.

The War times Journal ships come in a variety of scales including 1/2400. They also produce some shore batteries.

HMS Exeter30 Jun 2020 12:08 p.m. PST

Consider Viking Forge. They're fairly cost comparable to Panzerschiffes, and won't so severely shame the PzS models on detailing as the WTJs will.

Chuckaroobob30 Jun 2020 1:41 p.m. PST

I bought the Old Glory Shipyard 1/600 and painted them for the parade.
It seemed a shame to just go with grey, when the peacetime scheme was so great!

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP30 Jun 2020 5:10 p.m. PST

Another vote for Viking Forge. I like their stuff.

AussieAndy30 Jun 2020 5:44 p.m. PST

Reading this thread rekindled a memory of my (long dead) grandmother telling me about watching Teddy Roosevelt's Great White Fleet sailing through Port Phillip Heads on its way to Melbourne. Thank you for jogging my memory.

Col Durnford30 Jun 2020 5:44 p.m. PST

I was not aware of Viking Forge and took a look. They are nice, however, they do not have the ships that I need (Marqies del Duero for the Spanish, the Harvard for the U.S., as well as the shore batteries). These are all available from WTJ.


That said, the majority of the purchases are going to be with Panzerschiffes.

Thanks to all, I am now firmly in the parade colors camp.

Skeets Supporting Member of TMP30 Jun 2020 7:37 p.m. PST

White and Buff! Take a look at the Wartimes Journal shop wtj.com They quite a lot available.

138SquadronRAF01 Jul 2020 8:14 a.m. PST

Don't forget there is a Naval Gaming 1898-1929 board in the WWI tab.

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