New fleets for new VaS gamer - Updated 26/10/10

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New fleets for new VaS gamer - Updated 26/10/10

Postby Rolls Dice » Sun Oct 17, 2010 10:22 pm

Hi folks, this is my first post on the forum (since the Battlefield Evolution forum felt the axe) but hopefully not the last.

I went to the Derby show earlier this month and finally purchased VaS. Later that weekend I ordered all the ships for the three Matapan scenarios from Skytrex; Davco 1/3000.

Last weekend I painted up a couple of test pieces for the Italians; the Vittorio Veneto and a Navigatori-class destroyer.

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This will be a beer & pretzels '2nd' period for me so I'm not too fussed about historical accuracy, wanting a generic look. I've decided not to apply camouflage, at least not yet. I painted the other 13 ships yesterday and today and can now think about how to base them...

I've also done a couple of test pieces for the RN ships. The decks are too dark but 'sun bleached off-white' didn't look right. I'll paint the rest this week but for now here's HMS Barham and a J-class destroyer.

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I'll post pictures of the two fleets once they're based and then perhaps present the three Matapan scenarios as linked batreps. Interested?
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Postby afilter » Sun Oct 17, 2010 10:53 pm

Looking great...keep it coming.
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Postby rcbecker1 » Tue Oct 19, 2010 1:07 am

Ships look great Give us more.
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Completed fleets for Matapan scenarios

Postby Rolls Dice » Tue Oct 26, 2010 2:12 pm

I present my ‘completed’ WW2 Mediterranean fleets. I’m dead chuffed with these and can’t wait to use them…

The Italians
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Battleship – Vittorio Veneto
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Heavy cruiser squadron - Trieste, Trento and Bolzano
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Cruiser squadron – Zara, Fiume and Pola
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Destroyer flotilla – Soldati class
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Destroyer flotilla – Navigatori class
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The ‘Brits’
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Battleships – HMS Warspite, HMS Valiant and HMS Barham
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Cruiser squadron – HMS Ajax and HMS Orion
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Cruiser squadron – HMS Gloucester and HMAS Perth
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Destroyer flotilla – J class
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Destroyer flotilla – Tribal class
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I can now work my way through the three Matapan scenarios in the Victory at Sea rulebook before thinking about expanding my fleets…
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Postby afilter » Tue Oct 26, 2010 3:32 pm

Excellent Job! For a "generic" look I would say you captured the essence of each fleet very well and the look anything but generic. ;)

Look forward to you battle reports.
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Postby rcbecker1 » Tue Oct 26, 2010 11:23 pm

Fleets look great. Can wait to hear about your games.
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Postby Captain Chum » Thu Dec 23, 2010 8:27 am

Great looking fleets! What did you use for bases?
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Postby Rolls Dice » Tue Dec 28, 2010 10:13 pm

Captain Chum wrote:Great looking fleets! What did you use for bases?
Thanks, Cap'n!

The bases are self adhesive floor tiles from Focus DIY. The ripple effect in the water is the pattern in the adhesive when you peel off the paper backing. I just superglue the ships on to the adhesive that's already there and then paint blue over the top before dry-brushing white.
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Postby rcbecker1 » Wed Dec 29, 2010 2:42 am

Thats an interesting way to create depth on your bases.
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