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jeeves13 Jan 2022 7:50 p.m. PST

If I wanted a miniature in 1/2400 to represent the HNLMS Java as she was when launched in 1921, would I just use a WW2 model? Thanks in advance.

HMS Exeter14 Jan 2022 1:18 a.m. PST

You could, but it would be a bit off. I assume you're looking at the GHQ model.

Leaving any aircraft off would be a start, as one source has the AC being added 1926, despite being a planned feature from the start.


Removing the 4 twin AA mounts aft would also help.

The main problem would be the flying bridge wings that wrap around the forward funnel. The open bridge deck went through several versions before that large structure was added. Removing and retooling this would be a significant deal.

Going with a Panzerschiffes model would avoid all this, but would be nowhere near as nice a model as GHQ.

Some Shapeways vendors do Java, but none go below 1/1800 scale.

HMS Exeter14 Jan 2022 2:02 a.m. PST

Try this instead


jeeves14 Jan 2022 6:09 a.m. PST

Cool thanks guys.

jeeves14 Jan 2022 7:23 a.m. PST

I'm having trouble finding the models mentioned on Shapeways, can someone link them?

HMS Exeter14 Jan 2022 8:22 a.m. PST



It looks like the 2nd seller does 1/4800 scale, but has no 2400 scale offering.

jeeves14 Jan 2022 9:21 a.m. PST

Thank you for this!

jeeves14 Jan 2022 9:27 a.m. PST

HMS Exeter, so these models without the scout planes in your view would look pretty much like the ship as it was when launched?

HMS Exeter14 Jan 2022 12:19 p.m. PST

The flying bridge wings were a later addition and a pretty big tell. If you want "as launched" they'd have to go.

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