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HMS Exeter

Posted: Thu Oct 26, 2006 1:16 pm
by Reaverman
Well I bought a Micronaut Mini earlier this week, and today I painted her. I have to say I am well impressed. I think I am going to use Micronauts 1:2400 scale mini's.

I bought a York Class Heavy Cruiser

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The Packaging

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The model comes in kit form, here is the hull. Each one the squres, represents 1cm. So this model is 7cm long, and about 8mm across the midship. I based the model in thick plasticard, and used green putty for the waves.

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Aft

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Starboard

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Port

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Fore

Niiice!

Posted: Thu Oct 26, 2006 1:45 pm
by Captain_Nemo
You've inspired me to assemble and paint my meager collection of GHQ figs.

Thank you Reaverman!

Re: Niiice!

Posted: Thu Oct 26, 2006 1:56 pm
by Reaverman
johng859 wrote:You've inspired me to assemble and paint my meager collection of GHQ figs.

Thank you Reaverman!
Glad to be of some help :)

Posted: Thu Oct 26, 2006 2:06 pm
by Lord David the Denied
Nice work Reaverman. York-class? I'm not familiar with that one. sure it's not a County-class? Or am I just ignorant? :P

Posted: Thu Oct 26, 2006 2:19 pm
by Reaverman
Lord David the Denied wrote:Nice work Reaverman. York-class? I'm not familiar with that one. sure it's not a County-class? Or am I just ignorant? :P
One famed historic incident the Exeter was involved in, was the 'Battle of the River Plate'

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Exeter_%2868%29

Posted: Thu Oct 26, 2006 2:20 pm
by Locutus9956
Seem told you GHQ's shippies rule ;) Nice paint job btw Burger (and for the record even those excellent photos STILL dont quite show how nice and detailed they are :D

Posted: Thu Oct 26, 2006 2:21 pm
by Locutus9956
Lord David the Denied wrote:Nice work Reaverman. York-class? I'm not familiar with that one. sure it's not a County-class? Or am I just ignorant? :P
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/York_class_cruiser

theyre quite similar to the County-class but a little bigger

Posted: Thu Oct 26, 2006 4:00 pm
by Lord David the Denied
Oh well, show's what I know... :oops:

Posted: Thu Oct 26, 2006 4:41 pm
by Reaverman
Locutus9956 wrote:Seem told you GHQ's shippies rule ;) Nice paint job btw Burger (and for the record even those excellent photos STILL dont quite show how nice and detailed they are :D
Burger?

Posted: Thu Oct 26, 2006 5:33 pm
by Chernobyl
Nice looking Reaverman, I'm still on the fence if I want minis or not but good pics of well painted minis is swaying my judgement...!

Chern

Posted: Thu Oct 26, 2006 6:01 pm
by Reaverman
Chernobyl wrote:Nice looking Reaverman, I'm still on the fence if I want minis or not but good pics of well painted minis is swaying my judgement...!

Chern
Well watch this space, HMS Hood, HMS Achilles, HMS Ajax, and HMS Prince of Wales to come later this week ;)

Posted: Thu Oct 26, 2006 6:11 pm
by oggie x
Must resist temptation to buy GHQ.....too...many things.....needing.....paint.

Very nice and excellent basing by the way. I know the Exeter was sunk somewhere around 42. But can't quite remember how. I am inclined to say Jap carrier planes got her but am not sure?

oggie

Posted: Thu Oct 26, 2006 6:24 pm
by 2.0
is there a decent discount spot for GHQ? From what I've been able to find the GHQ ones seem spendy but I absolutely love the models. Great work by the way, the base adds so much to the model.

Posted: Thu Oct 26, 2006 6:44 pm
by VonTed
I need to start my work, I have the Prinz Eugen, Hood, Bismark and Prince of Wales on my desk :D

But geeze.... talk about tiny parts!

Posted: Thu Oct 26, 2006 6:48 pm
by Reaverman
VonTed wrote:I need to start my work, I have the Prinz Eugen, Hood, Bismark and Prince of Wales on my desk :D

But geeze.... talk about tiny parts!
Burger wanted to play this in Hallmarks 1/6000.....one sneeze and you would lose them all ;)

Posted: Thu Oct 26, 2006 8:23 pm
by Chernobyl
yeah, I think 1/3000 is the smallest I would consider.

Posted: Thu Oct 26, 2006 9:22 pm
by Jellicoe
Very good Reaverman. Look forward to seeing the rest when they come.

All 8" RN heavy Cruisers belong to the generic County Class. The first batch are sometimes refered to as Kent Class (Berwick, Cornwall, Cumberland, Kent and Suffolk), the second as the London Class (Devonshire, London, Shropshire ans Sussex) and lastly the Norfolk Class (Dorsetshire, Norfolk).

Later tw o separate ships, the York and Exeter were constructed. They were lighter and less heavily armed to make use of the remainder of the heavy cruiser tonnage allocated to Britain under the 1922 Washington Treaty.

Posted: Thu Oct 26, 2006 9:42 pm
by Reaverman
Jellicoe wrote:They were lighter and less heavily armed to make use of the remainder of the heavy cruiser tonnage allocated to Britain under the 1922 Washington Treaty.
Which ripped the guts out of the RN, and took away her might in the sea

Posted: Thu Oct 26, 2006 9:50 pm
by Jellicoe
Reaverman wrote:
Jellicoe wrote:They were lighter and less heavily armed to make use of the remainder of the heavy cruiser tonnage allocated to Britain under the 1922 Washington Treaty.
Which ripped the guts out of the RN, and took away her might in the sea
The Washington Treaty? Well only sort of. In fact for most of the 1920s the RN still was the most powerful force by far, only in the early 1930s when everybody else gangs up together does this change. Because of the treaty and internal politics the US looked inwards and had a very unblanced fleet - strong battleline but not so good cruiser force. And the IJN was kept at a manageable size.

Posted: Thu Oct 26, 2006 11:37 pm
by Aramanthus
Your Exeter looks great! Thank you for sharing the pix!