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Bozkashi Jones28 Oct 2021 5:04 a.m. PST

I'm in the middle of rebasing and repainting my modern naval stuff, starting with a US CVBG, circa 1986. So far I've rebased and undercoated the ships and painted up some of the air wing.

The planes are 1/1200 from Cap Aero and are on 2mm magnets so they can be stored more easily than before (previously I had them permanently mounted on wire bases). The bases are laser-cut mdf from warbases in the UK and I used ordinary dressmaker's pins so the magnets sit nicely on the top.

I have a selection of single and double mounts so fighters can be moved as a pair (i.e. leader and wingman).

The planes are tiny only about 20mm long!

More on the blog, here: link

Nick

Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian28 Oct 2021 11:10 a.m. PST

Needs Zeros :)

Thresher0131 Oct 2021 9:42 a.m. PST

Looking good!

Bozkashi Jones31 Oct 2021 2:17 p.m. PST

Thanks guys – they'll be seeing action on Saturday against some Libyan MiG-25s…

Nick

colkitto31 Oct 2021 3:31 p.m. PST

Ooh, this is promising.

I like your Tomcats. I've got lots of plastic ones (Triang Minic made a pack of 1/1200th mixed USN types – not sure if they are still available) but yours look better than mine – especially the cockpits.

Bozkashi Jones02 Nov 2021 11:21 a.m. PST

Cheers Colkitto – well, I did say Henry was itching to get back to sea!

We've got a big game planned for Saturday – action in the Gulf of Sidra, 1986.

Nick

colkitto02 Nov 2021 2:49 p.m. PST

Excellent! Looking forward to the AAR …

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