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The Wargames Room17 Mar 2023 3:58 a.m. PST

The next short article in my potted series on building ships in 1/3000th scale for the Battle of the Java Sea is now on-line.

This time we look at the British and Australian vessels. Just five ships, three of which I completed for the River Plate, Matapan and Force Z.

If you are interested the article can be found here:

colkitto17 Mar 2023 4:21 a.m. PST

I'm enjoying these informative reports – thanks for sharing.

Did you tell us how you made the splash markers, incidentally? Sorry if I have missed it.

The Wargames Room17 Mar 2023 1:51 p.m. PST

Appreciate the feedback, thank you.

The splash markers are the end of a toothpick mounted on a scrap of plasticard. They are then textured with caulking compound. I will document the technique in a future post.

fantasque18 Mar 2023 2:05 a.m. PST

Interesting. Where did you find the information on the Dutch camouflage schemes you showed in your last article? I had not seen that before.

The Wargames Room18 Mar 2023 1:14 p.m. PST

@fantasque the black and white image shows what looks to be a camouflage scheme. Searching for images eventually turned up some colour schemes that suggest possible colours which and align to the pattern.

fantasque18 Mar 2023 1:45 p.m. PST

Thanks, I will have a look

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