I am about to begin new models for Cruel Seas by Warlord. What should be next?
The E Boat tender Tzingtau:
Or a TypVIIC and IX german U Boat:
Just leave a comment below. The Ship with the most votes will be done first!
I did the mould and cast the first examples of the MS Louisa coastal freighter / collier.
I did three different ones.
The collier version loaded with coal:
The version with a load of crates and boxes:
And a version loaded with wood:
Here is a size comparison with an E boat by warlord:
More pictures when I finished painting them up. Next version will be a gun carrier.
This is the start of a steam ship liner. It is a generic ship and based on a lot of contemporary pictures.
I wanted to reuse the hull of the S.S. Bellota to safe me from doing a new hull and mould. should be more cost-effective this way. As you can see I work with o core of extruded polystyrene clad with paper for detailing. When you paint that later on with a diluted PVA it gets rock solid.
Here are a few more pictures:
More to come
Because of popular demand I generated a page for purchasing my ships. Just bear in mind that the ships are meant for wargaming! These are no scale models intended to win building championships with! Just follow the link 1/300 ships for sale .
The paper model of the Hunt class destroyer i used to build my resin version from came with a little coastal frighter. A motor ship running with a Diesel engine. As I had a bit of time in between bigger projects I decided to build that model in 6mm for Cruel Seas ,too.
Here are the pictures of the nearly finished build.
She is nearly as long as a S Boat ( E boat) but wider.
I will probably do the molds next week.
Here is the latest steam ship I finished . It is the loaded version of the SS Bellota.
Here are all the ships i did recently for Cruel Seas , by Warlord Games, together with a trawler and a Fairmile D ( both from Warlord)
Next will be a coastal collier, used in the east coast convoys, and a liner, wich could be used as a troop ship.
HMS Brocklesby was a Type II Hunt-class destroyer of the Royal Navy. She served during the Second World War, spending much of the time in the English Channel and Mediterranean, taking part in the Dieppe Raid in 1942, and the Allied landings in Sicily and at Salerno in 1943. After the war, she was used as a sonar trials ship until 1963, and was sold for scrap in 1968. More about the ship here .
Here is the model I made of her in a typical coastal camouflage pattern:
The model is completely scratch build by me . Only the AA weapons and the crew figures are not. Weapons and crew from Heroic and Ros.
And a size comparison with a Fairmile D dog boat by Warlord games:
Next up another merchantman
Just finished reading the book “Coastal Convoys 1939-1945 – The Indestructible Highway”
Very recommended if you are into Cruel Seas. It has dozens of scenario ideas and tells a lot about the colliers and the coasters used in the coastal convoys. abundant information about the escort vessels and the tactics they used and how they changed in the course of the war.
Very recommended . I read the kindle version. You can get the book here.
Just to let you know why I haven’t posted a lot in the last weeks, I rather had a lot to do since the beginning of January as I will do participation games with the cruel seas set at Kiepencon on the 27th of January .
You can read more about the Kiepencon here.
The game is called sink the tanker and is one of the scenarios from the rulebook. As an incentive Warlord Games will sponsor a boat model for every participant in the games ( as long as stocks last)!
So hope to see you there!
The venue is:
La Vie Treffpunkt, Dieckmannstraße 127, 48161 Münster Gievenbeck
The convention lasts from 10:00 to 18:00 ( 10:00am to 6pm)
Pictures of the models I am working on at the moment to follow