Sunday, 25 September 2011

'Revelling' in 1/1200th Warships

The first of many - and not on a toilet seat cover either....;-)

Lost in the furor surrounding the Airfix Sink the Bismarck! sets I had ordered I had neglected to mention my recent acquisition of these two kits from Revell. They are very nice models indeed and do not appear to present any difficulties on the construction front. Unless anyone else knows better I will happily use these for their respective sister ships and so am planning on obtaining a further two KGV class and three of the Gneisenau - only because I want to model the mooted 15" armed variant as well.

All I need now then is the Airfix sets from somewhere....;-)


Paul O'G said...

I have a Revell Tirpitz in that scale too - I have been torn for year about building it for WW2 gaming, or cannabalising it for Aeronef bits!

Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

Gawd bless that KGV class, legitimately you can have 5 (Anson and Howe saw war service)

Like the idea of the 15" Scharnhorst/Gneisenau variant

David Crook said...

Hi Paul,

Ship kits are always a great source of bits for scratch building/converting so sacrificing the Tirpitz in such a fashion although sad would certainly be worth it. Games Workshop used many WW2 German warship fittings as the basis for the Chaos ships in Battlefleet Gothic so you would be in good company!

All the best,


David Crook said...

Hi Geordie,

I was thinking KGV, PoW and DoY and was leaving it at that!

Gneisenau was taking in hand for the conversion but never completed. They would have been formidable ships had this taken place - even more so!

All the best,