Auxiliary Gunboat finished

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I finished the coastal freighter as a auxiliary Gunboat. The weapons are as always from the Warlord and Heroic & Pos weapons sets. VP 1037 is a Vorpostenboot as it was very often used in the channel , north sea and the baltic during the second WW. It was used for escort duties for small convoys , or for escorting U boats back to base through the biscay sea.

And a size comparison with a E boat:

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You can get a Auxiliary Gunboat here.

MS Louisa finished and available for purchase

I finished the MS Louisa coastal collier! You can see pictures of the finished three versions below:

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And a size comparison with a Vosper from Warlord Games:

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My complete fleet of selfmate ships so far:

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You can purchase the ships if you like just go here for more info !

Next up will be a bigger collier and a passenger liner.

MS Louisa as an auxiliary gunboat

Auxiliary gunboats were used by the germans during WWII in a great variety . This is the MS Louisa converted into such a vessel . These vessels were used for security and convoy support.

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I haven’t thought about the armament jet, but you could definitely mount a 88 mm gun in the central position and 37mm or double 20mm guns fore and aft and an additional 20mm on top of the wheelhouse . I will put some Warlord weapons on it when i did the mould.

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MS Louisa ready for painting

I did the mould and cast the first examples of the MS Louisa coastal freighter / collier.

I did three different ones.

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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:

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More pictures when I finished painting them up. Next version will be a gun carrier.

 

S.S. König

This is the start of a steam ship liner. It is a generic ship and based on a lot of contemporary pictures.

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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

Ships for sale

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 .