Category Archives: When Imagination Fails

Latest 1/2400 Viking Forge Ships

Every week I plan to post the best pictures from a manufacturer of the latest crop of 1/2400 modern warship miniatures pictures I have gathered. There are about eight months more of pictures.

This week the miniatures are from Viking Forge. Painters are included in the description. You can find the whole archive at When Imagination Fails.

German DDG Lutjens by gak8346
PRC LPD Yuzhao (Type071) by gak8346
PRC DDG Guangzhou (Type052B) by gak8346
PRC DDG LuyangII (Type052C) by gak8346
PRC FFG Ma’anshan (Type054) by gak8346
PRC FFG JianghuI (Type053H) by gak8346
Soviet SSGN OscarI by gak8346
US Coast Guard Cutters by Tabin Beckett
US LSD Whidbey by gak8346
US LPD Nashville by gak8346
US LSD Portland by gak8346
US CGN Truxtun by gak8346
US CGN Texas by gak8346
US CGN California by gak8346
US CG Belknap by gak8346
US DDG Burke I by gak8346
US DDG Adams by gak8346
US DDG Coontz by gak8346
US FFG Brook by gak8346
US FF Garcia by gak8346
US AOE Sacramento by gak8346
US AD Samuel Gompers by gak8346

Latest 1/2400 Superior Ships

Every week I plan to post the best pictures from a manufacturer of the latest crop of 1/2400 modern warship miniatures pictures I have gathered. There are about eight months more of pictures.

This week the miniatures are from Superior. Painters are included in the description. You can find the whole archive at When Imagination Fails.

ESSO Tanker by Bill Wright
French CV Clemenceau by Dan Arute
Random Ships by sulaksfzoo
Spanish FFG Baleares (Knox-class) by gak8346
Soviet Assorted Ships by bootsbootscollectables44
Soviet CG Slava by thingz.u.want4
Soviet CVH Moskva by Steve Jolly
Soviet FFG KrivakII by dethkor
Soviet LST Alligator by gak8346
MS Atlantic Causeway (SD14MS) by Bill Wright
US CVA Kitty Hawk by gak8346
US CVN Enterprise by gak8346
US CV Forrestal by gak8346
US LHA Tarawa by gak8346
US LST Newport by thingz.u.want4

Latest 1/2400 Modern Ships

Every week I plan to post the best pictures from a manufacturer of the latest crop of 1/2400 modern warship miniatures pictures I have gathered. There are about eight months more of pictures.

This week the miniatures are from PFC C-in-C, Sea Battle and Sea Wulf. Painters are included in the description. You can find the whole archive at When Imagination Fails.

PFC C-in-C

US BB New Jersey by Scott Price
US CGN Virginia by thingz.u.want4
US CG Belknap by thingz.u.want4

Sea Battle

US AO Willamette by mygirlbree

Sea Wulf

UK DDG County (Exocet version) by gak8346
UK DDG County by gak8346

Latest 1/2400 GHQ Ships

I haven’t posted the 1/2400 modern warship miniatures pictures I have accumulated in a while. Since it has been over half a year and the number of pictures is so large, I plan to post the best pictures from a manufacturer each week.

This week the miniatures are from GHQ. Painters are included in the description. You can find the whole archive at When Imagination Fails.

JMSDF Hyuga by gak8346
PRC CV Liaoning by Pete Skaar
PRC FFG JiangkaiII (Type054A) by gak8346
US CVN Ford by rriggles
US LHD Wasp by gak8346
US LPD San Antonio by gak8346
US DDG Burke IIA by gak8346
US FF Knox by gak8346
US LCS2 Independence by gak8346

2018’s Painted Microarmor

2018 was a marginally better year for painting miniatures. Many of them were ones I bought from av8rmongo. I completed:

  • 6 GHQ M1A2
  • 6 GHQ M2A2
  • 6 GHQ M60A3
  • 6 GHQ M106
  • 10 PFC C-in-C Leopard 2A5
  • 4 PFC C-in-C Lynx C&R
  • 1 M1A2 with Mine Plow
  • 1 M9 ACE
  • 4 M105 Deuce
  • 3 PFC C-in-C UH-60s
  • 3 Heroics and Ross UH-60s
  • 2 Heroics and Ross CH-47s
  • 9 Merkava 4
  • 6 Magach 7C

Vehicles in NATO tri-color camouflage were done with Floquil’s NATO Green as the base, overlayed with NATO Brown and NATO Black. Tracks and windows were then dry brushed with Floquil railway dark gray.  I painted the tracks in Floquil Mud and splashed the sides, front and back with the same.

The helicopters’ base was Floquil NATO Green. Windows and wheels were done with Floquil railway dark gray with exhausts in NATO Black.

The Israeli vehicles are done in an unknown Floquil color.

I got out my new macro lens and with a light box, photographed some of the miniatures. I photographed in aperture priority mode at f/16 so I could get most of each miniature in focus. I tried different exposure values to get them bright enough. With the camera settings I used and the light box, I didn’t feel the need to edit them.

GHQ M1A2
GHQ M1A2

GHQ M106
GHQ M106

PFC C-in-C Lynx C&R
PFC C-in-C Lynx

GHQ M9 ACE
GHQ M9 ACE

GHQ M1A2 with Mine Plow
GHQ M1A2 with Mine Plow

GHQ M105 Deuce
GHQ M105 Deuce

PFC C-in-C UH-60
PFC C-in-C UH-60

Heroics & Ross UH-60
Heroics & Ross UH-60

Heroics & Ross CH-47
Heroics & Ross CH-47

PFC C-in-C UH-60 close up showing the interior
PFC C-in-C UH-60

Various Israeli Microarmor
Israeli Microarmor

GHQ Merkava 4
GHQ Merkava 4

You can see a slide show of all microarmor photographs I have posted:

Microarmor

Uploaded latest crop of 1/2400 scale warship photos

I recently posted more 1/2400 modern naval warship pictures I have found on the web. Here are some of them. All of the images are at whenimaginationfails.org.

GHQ

US Independence LCS-2 by gak8346.

PRC LuyangIII/Type52D DDG by gak8346.

PRC Taizhou/Project956EM DDG by gak8346.

PRC YutingII/Type072A LST by gak8346.

US Nimitz and Ford CVN by Scott Price

Superior

US Long Beach CGN by gak8346.

US Kidd DDG by scoobjd.

US Forrestal CV & Enterprise CVN by Scott Price.

Viking Forge

PRC LuyangII/Type 052C DDG by gak8346.

PRC JiangkaiII/Type 054A FFG by gak8346.

PRC Yuzhao/Type 071 LPD by gak8346.

FRG Hamburg FFG by gak8346.

FRG Bremen FF by gak8346.

US Whidbey Island LSD by gak8346.

US Thomaston LSD by gak8346.

US Garcia FF by gak8346.

US Iwo Jima LPH by Scott Price.

US Algol T-AKR by gak8346.

US Cape Isabel T-AKR by gak8346

Shapeways

Soviet/Russian Zubr LCAC by gak8346.

PRC Type 056 Corvette by gak8346.

Updated picture archive of 1/2400 modern warship miniatures

Been sick of late, so in between sleeping, I updated my picture archive of 1/2400 modern warship miniatures. Here is a selection of the best of the new pictures.

Superior (top) and GHQ (bottom) Soviet Kiev-class CVs by Todd Hammond

PFC C-in-C Soviet Moskva CVH by Todd Hammond. I am not sure if the flight deck is a decal or an excellent paint job.

GHQ USS Ford CVN by Scott Price

and by Chuck Seegert

USS Enterprise CVN by M. Razali (Superior)

and by Kenneth Hall (Viking Forge)

Sea Battle USS Iwo Jima-class LPH (foreground) and oiler (back ground). By M. Razali (Viking Forge also casts these miniatures)

Superior USS Long Beach CGN by gak8346

Shapeways USS Kidd DDG by gak8346

Various PRC war and supply ships by Shark73

Various 1/2400 scale Soviet/Russian GHQ aircraft by caviles

Painted 1/2400 scale miniatures [Updated]

Here are some painted 1/2400 scale modern/cold war naval miniatures. Everything except the Type 022 missile boats is painted by gak8346.

Decals by Flight Deck Decals 2400. Bases without wakes are from Litko using their Base Maker product. The carrier bases are 2″ by 6″ with a 3mm curved edge. Trawlers and Houbei Type 022 bases are 0.5″ by 1.75″. Bases with wakes are from Old Dominion Game Works.

I tried different camera settings so I could get multiple miniatures in focus.

Chinese Houbei (Type 022) 1/2400 Miniature Missile Boats

These are used as civilian ships or dummy markers:

Viking Forge WW1 Generic Fishing Trawlers

1/2400 scale container ships

Viking Forge Sealift Pacific transport oiler 1/2400 miniature

These are passive contact or dummy markers:

Passive sensor contact markers

A comparison of Viking Forge and GHQ Nimitz CVNs:

US Nimitz class Cold War Era US Modern Naval 1/2400 miniatures

US Nimitz class Cold War Era US Modern Naval 1/2400 miniatures

And here are a few more of the many pictures I uploaded:

Viking Forge Modern 1/2400 miniatures

Viking Forge Cape Isabel RO-RO US Cold War Era/Modern Naval 1/2400 miniature

Viking Forge SS Algol RO-RO US Cold War-era/Modern 1/2400 miniature

If you want to see all of them, they are in this album:

1/2400 Naval Miniatures