Spotter Plane Minis + a Navwar Story.....

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Spotter Plane Minis + a Navwar Story.....

Postby Oly » Sat Feb 10, 2007 10:52 pm

Hi,

I returned to Navwar today to pick up a few more miniatures. Inspired by Kremen I invested in some spotter planes, however these are 1:300 and not the 1:600 size that Kremen had found.

I am concerned about how big they'll be but the base they sit on is about the same size as a counter so it might work.

I checked out Tumbling Dice's web site and they don't seem to do a German Spotter. Does anyone know of anyone that does make a smaller spotter than 1:300? I guess I could buy a Fairy Sea Fox or such and paint it up in German colours but that seems wrong some how.....

Once I get the planes put together I'll post up some pictures along with a ship to give some idea of the scale.

As for the story, well......

The conversation turned to spotter planes and he said that he had a relative who'd served in the Navy during WW2, the same one he'd told me about before who was on Ajax or Achilles early on.

This relative ended up on HMS Fiji and told him that towards the end of the war they made one of the most effective upgrades in it's fighting potential. He was stuck as to what it might be. Turned out the relative meant that they took the spotter plane away and where the hanger was converted into a cinema. Crew morale shot up apparently. Sometimes it's the little things.

Anyhow another great visit to Navwar, great shop.
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Postby BuShips » Sun Feb 11, 2007 12:20 am

Just a creative idea Oly, but the Japanese pre-war used German design quite a bit on their aircraft, so maybe you could pick up some Japanese float planes and use them as German. Just a thought. :)
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Postby DM » Sun Feb 11, 2007 7:34 am

My 1/1200 Ar196s came from the Revell Scharnhorst kit (IIRC there are more on the sprues than you need).
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Postby DSV1 » Sun Feb 11, 2007 2:33 pm

magister militium sell 1:200 scale planes

seems a fairly large range too
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Postby DM » Sun Feb 11, 2007 2:55 pm

Stronghold do an Ar196 (which is listed erroneously as an Ar195) and an He114 in thir 1/600 range (as well as a Condor)

http://www.stronghold-miniatures.co.uk/ ... t_192.html

Magister Militum do them in packs of 5 in 1/1200

http://www.magistermilitum.com/prodtype ... istory=cat
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Postby jfox61 » Mon Feb 12, 2007 1:04 pm

what scale ships are you using?. GHQ sell packs of ships in 2400 scale and you can actually tell what they are not sure about KM spotters though
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Postby Oly » Mon Feb 12, 2007 2:57 pm

Thanks for all the help.

I've ordered some of the Arados from Stronghold and some Walruses and stands from Doms Decals.

The Navwar planes really are rather large, I'll post up some pictures in a few minutes for those that might be interested.

Edited to add:
I've had some contact with a guy from Stronghold because my order was under the minimum size. I just wanted to add that he was genuinely helpful, above and beyond what you'd expect from such a small order, I'm really impressed with the level of service he's giving.

I'll post up some pictures of the models when they arrive and before I set about trying to paint them.....
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Postby BuShips » Mon Feb 12, 2007 11:15 pm

Oly wrote:Thanks for all the help.

I've ordered some of the Arados from Stronghold and some Walruses and stands from Doms Decals.

The Navwar planes really are rather large, I'll post up some pictures in a few minutes for those that might be interested.

Edited to add:
I've had some contact with a guy from Stronghold because my order was under the minimum size. I just wanted to add that he was genuinely helpful, above and beyond what you'd expect from such a small order, I'm really impressed with the level of service he's giving.

I'll post up some pictures of the models when they arrive and before I set about trying to paint them.....
Sounds good :) .
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Postby Wulf Corbett » Tue Feb 13, 2007 9:25 am

Oly wrote:Edited to add:
I've had some contact with a guy from Stronghold because my order was under the minimum size.
I had exactly the same problem! Glad I'm not the only one who missed that £10 minimum...

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