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.
PFC C-in-C Lynx C&R
GHQ M9 ACE
GHQ M1A2 with Mine Plow
GHQ M105 Deuce
PFC C-in-C UH-60
Heroics & Ross UH-60
Heroics & Ross CH-47
PFC C-in-C UH-60 close up showing the interior
Various Israeli Microarmor
GHQ Merkava 4
You can see a slide show of all microarmor photographs I have posted:
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.
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
US Long Beach CGN by gak8346.
US Kidd DDG by scoobjd.
US Forrestal CV & Enterprise CVN by Scott Price.
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
Soviet/Russian Zubr LCAC by gak8346.
PRC Type 056 Corvette by gak8346.
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.
These are used as civilian ships or dummy markers:
These are passive contact or dummy markers:
A comparison of Viking Forge and GHQ Nimitz CVNs:
And here are a few more of the many pictures I uploaded:
If you want to see all of them, they are in this album:
I visited the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center National Air and Space Museum in 2017 on a family visit. Here are several picture albums organized into different categories.
Cold War and Later Aircraft
World War 2 and Earlier Aircraft
Finally posted some pictures of a number of 1/2400 modern naval miniatures I purchased:
More pictures at the album:
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.
Purchased some 1/2400 civilian ships from afrodri on Shapeways. They were even better in person.
Singapore Tech. 400TEU Container Ship:
Generic Bulk Carrier: