Finally got around to updating my cache of modern naval 1/2400 scale miniatures. Here are few select images:
GHQ Zumwalt-class Destroyer (Painted by rriggles):
Picked up this PFC C-in-C Tarawa from ebay. It is missing a few parts that I hope to get from PFC C-in-C. Picture by Noble Knight.
Superior Tarawa-class LHA (Painted by gak8346)
Superior Garcia-class Frigate (Painted by gak8346)
Superior Knox-class Frigate (Painted by gak8346)
Viking Forge Cyclone-class patrol craft (Painted by rriggles)
I updated my collection of 1/2400 scale post-WW2 naval miniatures pictures including those people posted at the GHQ Models forum or The Miniatures Page Naval Forum:
PRC CV Liaoning (GHQ)
PRC DDG Taizhou (GHQ)
US CVN Nimitz (GHQ)
PRC FAC Houbei/Type 022 (Shapeways)
Posted by gak8346 on ebay:
US Coast Guard Bear Cutter (Viking Forge)
US Coast Guard Reliance Cutter (Viking Forge)
Or from Odin Arts & Collectables pictures of PFC C-in-C miniatures (thanks ww2navyguy!):
US BB New Jersey
US CGN Virginia
US DDG Arleigh Burke Flight I
US LHA Tarawa
I would very much like to see the Tarawa back in stock, but Randy at PFC C-in-C says it isn’t likely. If you are interested in helping to get enough buyers to convince him, please email me.
I have steadily gathered a cache of pictures that I have now archived for your reference and viewing pleasure. Eventually, I will put them in a useful browser order using s jolly H4‘s comprehensive list.
Finding pictures of miniatures, painted or not, via searches tends to turn up very few pictures. The best sources tend to be the few blogs of modern naval miniatures players (av8rmongo being a good one) or people selling them on eBay. The most prolific purveyor of said painted miniatures is gak8346. One of which is shown above.
If you want to share pictures with the collection, would like attribution for your picture, or want me to take your picture down, email me at jokeefe at jamesokeefe dot org.
Pictures of 1/2400 modern naval miniatures are not prevalent, even on manufacturer websites. GHQ and Sea Wulf are the most complete. Viking Forge is next best. Pfc. C-in-C and Superior have none, though Odin Arts and Collectables once had pictures of all of Pfc. C-in-C’s range. The designers on Shapeways at least put up pictures of the rendered model, which is much better than nothing.
I have steadily gathered a cache of pictures that I will eventually post at whenimaginationfails.org using s jolly H4‘s comprehensive list. Finding pictures of miniatures, painted or not, via searches tends to turn up very few pictures. The best sources tend to be the few blogs of modern naval miniatures players (av8rmongo being a good one) or people selling them on eBay. The most prolific purveyor of said painted miniatures is gak8346.
Here is one example of his work: GHQ’s California class CGN which I scooped up:
He does commissions, so if you find that you don’t have time to paint your naval miniatures, gak8346 is your man.
Purchased some 1/2400 civilian ships from afrodri on Shapeways. They were even better in person.
Singapore Tech. 400TEU Container Ship:
Generic Bulk Carrier:
I ran a Babylon 5 A Call to Arms game back in August for the Boston Trained Bands / Hobby Bunker Games Day. The scenario is from the Battle of Coriana VI between a Shadow group and a White Star/Brakiri/Narn group.
You can view my pictures of it below or at this photo album.
My order of PFC C-in-C miniatures arrived today. Since there aren’t many pictures of their 1/2400 naval miniatures, I’ll share the ones I received.
You can also look through all of the pictures I uploaded:
Many months ago I ran a game with my son to test Fistful of TOWs 3. The game was of a Soviet T80 tank regiment assault on two companies of West German Leopard 1A4s. My son played the Soviets and I played the West Germans.
The Soviets attempted to flank the Germans from both sides and ended up destroying the German defenders, though at a loss of nearly half the regiment. In retrospect, the center battalion should have held off its attack until North and South battalions commenced their attack. Amazingly, the last stand of the center tank battalion managed to survive its morale check. I put up a slide show of the game.
In addition to this game, I ran another game that I will post about later. I haven't had much time to game, though I painted my LeClercs and YPR-765s.
Over the last month I have found a bit of time to paint a set of miniature German & Soviet Eastern Front tanks. You can see a slide show of some of them.
For fathers day, I also received the following PFC-CinC miniature tanks:
- 3 Tiger I
- 3 Panzer IIf
- 9 SDKFZ 251 / 1D
- 3 SDKFZ 251 / 9-75L24
- 3 SU 85
- 3 T70 A
I have some Dutch YPR-765s to paint first though.
I made a bunch of GHQ paper buildings and some more of IanH's paper buildings recently.
I put together this photo set of step by instructions for how I built them. Hope you find them helpful.