Well, 20 years later and another project is complete. (I painted the destroyers back in 2015...) This is the US Battle of Midway fleet from Figurehead miniatures. I also picked up a few extra packs of ships I like, such as the Iowa, Missouri, New Jersey and Wisconsin above.
I considered trying to do the camouflage patterns worn by many of these ships during the war, but frankly it seemed a fools errand at this scale. The hulls only protrude a few millimetres above the waterline at this scale, so I opted to go with grey hulls and weatherdeck blue decks. (for the most part)
I have painted all of the modernized Battleships for this collection, with the Iowa, South Dakota and North Carolina classes all fully present. I only have three of the older BBs however, though with the lack of real WWII naval gaming for me in the 21st century that will probably remain constant for the foreseeable future.
|North Carolina and Washington|
|South Dakota, Massachusetts, Alabama and Indiana|
|USS Arkansas, Pennsylvania and Nevada|
Lastly a vast array of Heavy and Light cruisers to fill out the battlegroup. I put all the hull numbers down on their tabs, but otherwise the details just kind of wash away at this scale.
and lest I forget, I also painted a few liberty ships.
I still have a few Royal navy destroyers and cruisers to paint, but otherwise I am merely waiting to find a decent background to do a group shot. My blue/white running shirt not withstanding. Thanks for looking!