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again website update - manufactures and scale comparison

Postby Agis » Sat Oct 28, 2006 11:11 am

Hi again,

the scale comparison is up.
I am still missing the 1/6000 Graf Spee, but I have included a 1/2400 vs 1/6000 Gneisenau.

GHQ Graf Spee vs Skytrex/DAVCO Graf Spee:
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GHQ Gneisenau vs Magister Militum(Hallmark) Gneisenau:
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Postby Reaverman » Sat Oct 28, 2006 11:19 am

Yeah, I ordered some sample mini's. GHQ (1:2400), Navwar (1:3000), and Hallmark (1:6000). The detail on the GHQ stuff is fantastic, I'm aready sold on them. Not recieved the Navar stuff yet, but I have received the Hallmark Mini's. Whilst the Hallmark stuff is detailed for its scale, its too small IMHO.
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Postby Agis » Sat Oct 28, 2006 11:25 am

Reaverman wrote:Yeah, I ordered some sample mini's. GHQ (1:2400), Navwar (1:3000), and Hallmark (1:6000). The detail on the GHQ stuff is fantastic, I'm aready sold on them. Not recieved the Navar stuff yet, but I have received the Hallmark Mini's. Whilst the Hallmark stuff is detailed for its scale, its too small IMHO.
I can't agree more. Up to PL Battle I will alwas go for 1/2400.
On PL War I will go for 1/6000...

BTW: Nice paintjob on the Exeter. Only thing I do not like are the waves. Too big for my taste.
Have you ever tried Vallejo water effects (I always take 26204 Atlantic Blue)? :?:

You can brush it on! :)
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Postby Jellicoe » Sat Oct 28, 2006 11:33 am

No doubt about it the 1/2400 are very nice models. I will get a few as one off models, but will stick to 1/3000 for gaming as it is the best compromise for size, numbers, affordability etc..

Really good paint jobs, as always :)
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Postby Agis » Sat Oct 28, 2006 3:13 pm

Jellicoe wrote:No doubt about it the 1/2400 are very nice models. I will get a few as one off models, but will stick to 1/3000 for gaming as it is the best compromise for size, numbers, affordability etc..
I also would, but Skytrex/Navco was just too bad to be true.
The Graf Spee is OK, but I also got the Aktmark and some Convoy ships, they are absolut horrible! :( :(

Do you know any better ship provider?
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Postby Reaverman » Sat Oct 28, 2006 3:35 pm

Agis wrote:BTW: Nice paintjob on the Exeter. Only thing I do not like are the waves. Too big for my taste.
Have you ever tried Vallejo water effects (I always take 26204 Atlantic Blue)? :)
Hey the Atlantic is a rough place :D

I had no water effect, well not that you can brush on. So I used green putty, as the next best thing. I'll have a look at Vallejo, I use their paints, so I know they do good stuff. :)
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Postby Agis » Sat Oct 28, 2006 5:41 pm

Reaverman wrote:
Agis wrote:BTW: Nice paintjob on the Exeter. Only thing I do not like are the waves. Too big for my taste.
Have you ever tried Vallejo water effects (I always take 26204 Atlantic Blue)? :)
Hey the Atlantic is a rough place :D

I had no water effect, well not that you can brush on. So I used green putty, as the next best thing. I'll have a look at Vallejo, I use their paints, so I know they do good stuff. :)
Trust me - it is just more convenient... :wink:
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Postby Jellicoe » Sat Oct 28, 2006 6:37 pm

Agis wrote:
I also would, but Skytrex/Navco was just too bad to be true.
The Graf Spee is OK, but I also got the Aktmark and some Convoy ships, they are absolut horrible! :( :(

Do you know any better ship provider?
I don't really. I have seen a company called Denian Models mentioned around which is supposed to make 1:3000. Maybe Wulf or DM know more about that.
The War Times Journal does some 1:3000 - but they are pre-dreadnoughts.
http://www.wtj.com/store/gameshop/shop1/
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Postby Chernobyl » Sat Oct 28, 2006 10:21 pm

Agis, thanks for the tip on the water effects...looks intrigueing, I may give it a try. I wasn't looking to base any ships I do, but now I'm having second thoughts.

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Postby BuShips » Sat Oct 28, 2006 11:19 pm

Chernobyl wrote:Agis, thanks for the tip on the water effects...looks intrigueing, I may give it a try. I wasn't looking to base any ships I do, but now I'm having second thoughts.

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Postby Sgt. Brassones » Wed Nov 01, 2006 3:34 am

Hey Agis, I got some Vallejo water effects atlantic blue in the mail today and it's a lot lighter than I thought it would be. Do you mix it with other paints or paint a dark blue on your bases first?
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Postby Reaverman » Wed Nov 01, 2006 4:08 am

Sgt. Brassones wrote:Hey Agis, I got some Vallejo water effects atlantic blue in the mail today and it's a lot lighter than I thought it would be. Do you mix it with other paints or paint a dark blue on your bases first?
Good question Searge, as mine is on its way to me :)
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Postby Agis » Wed Nov 01, 2006 7:37 am

Sgt. Brassones wrote:Hey Agis, I got some Vallejo water effects atlantic blue in the mail today and it's a lot lighter than I thought it would be. Do you mix it with other paints or paint a dark blue on your bases first?
Nope, no other paints...
However - I am not using the Vallejo water effect as a finisher.

Here is what I do:
1 - Assemble model
2 - Cut plasticard in shape
3 - glue model to plasticard
4 - apply Vallejo watereffect with an old brush, "sculpt" the waves on
5 - prime the whole thing after drying
6 - paint the model, including the sculpted water surface
7 - aplly matt varnish to the ship and glossy varnish to the sea surface

Hope that helps...
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Postby Reaverman » Wed Nov 01, 2006 1:54 pm

Agis wrote:
Sgt. Brassones wrote:Hey Agis, I got some Vallejo water effects atlantic blue in the mail today and it's a lot lighter than I thought it would be. Do you mix it with other paints or paint a dark blue on your bases first?
Nope, no other paints...
However - I am not using the Vallejo water effect as a finisher.

Here is what I do:
1 - Assemble model
2 - Cut plasticard in shape
3 - glue model to plasticard
4 - apply Vallejo watereffect with an old brush, "sculpt" the waves on
5 - prime the whole thing after drying
6 - paint the model, including the sculpted water surface
7 - aplly matt varnish to the ship and glossy varnish to the sea surface

Hope that helps...
Got mine this morning, and its a big jar...gonna put it on some models now :)

Its like a blue jar of gelatin :twisted:
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Postby Wulf Corbett » Wed Nov 01, 2006 2:07 pm

Reaverman wrote:Its like a blue jar of gelatin :twisted:
Don't get it mixed up with the Vaseline!

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Postby Reaverman » Wed Nov 01, 2006 2:34 pm

Wulf Corbett wrote:
Reaverman wrote:Its like a blue jar of gelatin :twisted:
Don't get it mixed up with the Vaseline!

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Postby Jellicoe » Wed Nov 01, 2006 3:11 pm

Reaverman wrote:
Got mine this morning, and its a big jar...gonna put it on some models now :)
You have a lot of freetime :D . This stuff sounds interesting though.
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Postby Lord David the Denied » Wed Nov 01, 2006 3:12 pm

Reaverman wrote:Now you tell me :cry:

BTW Just got some more ships this morning, Hood, and 2 Leanders :)
Looking forward to the photos. You're doing His Majesty's Navy proud. 8)
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Postby Reaverman » Wed Nov 01, 2006 3:36 pm

Jellicoe wrote:
Reaverman wrote:
Got mine this morning, and its a big jar...gonna put it on some models now :)
You have a lot of freetime :D . This stuff sounds interesting though.
I work 12 hour shifts, 4 on 4 off nights and days. Next door are upgrading their bungalow, to a house (yep they are adding another floor). So I'm not getting much sleep during the day, making some models as a way to chill out :)
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Postby Reaverman » Wed Nov 01, 2006 4:12 pm

BTW

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Hood, Achilles, and Ajax

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Here is the Exeter, next to the Hood. The Base on the Hood is about 14cm long
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