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Bozkashi Jones05 Nov 2021 5:53 a.m. PST

"Anytime, anyplace, anywhere…"

As some opposition for my USN CVBG, I've painted up some smaller units. As I don't put permanent labels on the bases, nor decals on the 'planes, these little guys can be mixed-and-matched to use as Soviets, Iranians, Iraqis, Libyans and any number of other smaller navies.

So far there's a sprinkling of Osa IIs, Nanuchkas, Combatante IIs, MiG-25s and a Vosper frigate.

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Cardinal Ximenez05 Nov 2021 11:46 a.m. PST

Really nice

colkitto05 Nov 2021 12:56 p.m. PST

Fabulous. Have you worked out something for a Libyan Koni? I had one from Denian (is he still around?) but I think it was very noticeably the wrong version, alas.

Also, are your Combattantes Navwar's S148 (N396) or Kaman (N819)? I am not sure what the difference is, myself, although the models are not the same.

Bozkashi Jones06 Nov 2021 4:07 a.m. PST

To be honest Colkitto, I'm really not sure! I seem to have loads knocking about which I've had for years and some are cast on to a sea base, which I clip off before basing, and others, which seem to be crisper castings, come with a separate sea base which I don't use.

I'm not sure if they are two different codes, or if they are just newer, redesigned castings. I suspect, as I've always had an interest in Operation Earnest Will, that they will be the Kamans.

Haven't got a clue what to use for the Koni IIs – in 1/3000 I'm happy to use proxies, but with the Koni's distinctive full-width forward superstructure I can't think of what would work.



Thresher0107 Nov 2021 4:25 p.m. PST

At that scale, probably pretty easy to modify something to represent a Koni, adding a little plastic card, or putty, as needed.

Heck, you can probably make a complete vessel in that scale without too much difficulty either.

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