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1/6000 scale modern naval mini's


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I purchased a handful of 1980's RN/Argentinians surface and aircraft a while back, and more modern US/various. While aircraft are 1/1250 (I'm pretty certain), the ships are 1/6000.

 

I finally got around to painting some, and last nights victims were a gaggle of Type 22 FF's. Wow, these guys are tiny. I did the hulls, no problem, did the extreme tops of the superstructure...ok. Tried to put a thin black line along the "waterline". Unreal.

 

Luckily I'm paralleling these with 1/2400 so we'll see how that goes.

 

Anyone else have any experience with either 1/6000 or 1/2400 ships?

 

Pete

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Amphibious Task Force consisting of 6x Sir Galahad Class LSL's escorted by 2x Type 22 Batch I FF's, with obligatory US penny. Notice the sea textured base of aircraft in bottom picture.

AmphibTF.jpg

 

RFA Sir Galahad

RFASirGalahad.jpg

 

An unpainted Harrier flying top cover for the convoy. These aircraft are 1/1250 scale.

HarrierflyingCAPunpainted.jpg

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HMS Hermes

IMG_1144.jpg

 

HMS Invincible

HMSInvincible.jpg

 

Old reliable RFA Sir Tristram

OldLSLSirTristram.jpg

 

Type 22 Batch I on AAW Picket (not actually certain of its role)

PicketDuty.jpg

 

A-4 Skyhawks coming in fast

ComingInFast.jpg

 

Uh Oh...Vampires!

UhOhA-4s.jpg

 

Finding its mark?

FindingInvincible.jpg

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  • 6 months later...

Yesterday's project was 5x MEKO 140 Corvettes, 5x Halcon PC's (they are really-really-really small), 5x SH-60, 5x A-6, 2x New Vanguard Very Large Crude Carriers (one laden, one ballast), 4x O.H. Perry, 1x CGN Long Beach, and 1x CVN Enterprise.

 

Pic's maybe tonight. :P

 

Next up are F-4 Phantoms, SH-2F Sea Sprites, RN Leander, Knox FF's and Belknap CG's. Also determining if using clear packaging rigid plastic to create "spinning" rotors for the 1:1250 helos.

 

[Note: glad I just wrote 1:1250 cause I looked up the main rotor diameter of an SH-60B and it was 53' 08" and I was scratching my head when I calculated that would be under 3mm at a scale of 1;6000 - but it should be 1:1250 for the birds.] :D

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Pic's maybe tonight. :P

USS Enterprise

Enterprise.jpg

 

USS Long Beach CGN

CGNLongBeach.jpg

 

OH Perry FFG

OHPerryFFG1.jpg

 

USN Carrier Strike Group Lite passing through a choke point

USNBattleGroup.jpg

 

Halcon PC (this guy is tiny!)

HalconPC.jpg

 

MEKO 140 Corvette

MEKO140.jpg

 

SH-60B conducting ASW aft of its host the Perry FFG.

ASWOps.jpg

 

AV-8B flying impromptu top cover

AV-8B.jpg

 

SH-60B closer...

SH-60B.jpg

 

Oceanhawk on the beach - maintnenance sucks! :lol:

Oceanhawkonthebeach.jpg

 

A-6 lining up a MEKO 140. (Color is agahst! It is painted "Aggressor Gray").

A-6-1.jpg

 

Comments, critiques...

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Almost forgot the New Vanguard and New Vista Very Large Crude Carriers (VLCC).

VeryLargeCrudeCarrierVLCC.jpg

 

FFG escorting a laden VLCC.

VLCCescortedbyFFG.jpg

 

OPFOR MEKO 140 keeping its distance from the escort.

MEKO140Corvettewarilywatchingtheesc.jpg

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