Sunday, 12 August 2018

Brought some "friends" back from the Isle of Wight with me: KM Scheer and KM Lutzow (1:1200)

Holidays offer unexpected opportunities. Sometimes you come across the most sumptuous of things in the most unexpected places, like a haberdashery shop. Along with the cotton reels and needles there were hundreds(?) of ex-magazine (Del Prado?) miniatures - mostly planes and Sci-Fi machines. However these pocket battleships caught my eye (see below):

I have a couple of County Class WWII British cruisers courtesy of the Airfix 1/1200 "Sink the Bismarck" set but I could do with a couple of Leander light cruisers! The scale .. well it will do for me as 1/1200 ;)

Alternatively, these two and the KM Scharnhorst against HMS Hood and perhaps HMS Suffolk! Fletcher Pratt beckons!


Robert (Bob) Cordery said...


I have a Kongo-class fast battleship from the same series. I have yet to use it ...

All the best,


Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

It's day will come Bob .. I would expect at a CoW event!

OO HO Blogger said...

Hi Geordie, I've wondered about using these for gaming - how easy would it be to waterline them?

Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

I am about to find out ;)

I have waterlined a metal version of HMS Hood before with mixed results
It really needs an extra thin bit if balsa or plasti-card on the bottom - but by that time I had made the 1/1200 Sink the Bismarck version of the Hood