My Workbench

Wednesday, February 14, 2024

British Carriers

 Tonight I finished seven British aircraft carriers: 3 Illustrious class, Ark Royal, and 3 lend lease escorts.

Next will be either British light cruisers or destroyers.

Britsh cruisers in the center shelf

British destroyer classes


Lawrence H said...

Lovely work Vol. Nice touch by leaving two of the escort carriers with the US Navy blue decks. Where did you get the aircraft from? Did you also print them? Well done on a find victory at Lake Trasimene as well. That looked like a very close and exciting game.

Jonathan Freitag said...

The rate at which you turn out fleets is mind boggling. Having seen some of these ships up close, your craftsmanship is amazing.

A Miniatures Hobby Room said...

Hi Lawrence, and thanks. Apparently the British retained the US blue for several of the Bogue class escort carriers that were given and loaned out during the war. Eventually they were all repainted.
Yes, the planes are printed as well.
And yes, that was a very close game. The points were neck and neck through all six turns. Super fun game!

A Miniatures Hobby Room said...

Thanks Jon. And I thoroughly enjoyed your write-up of our game. Thank you for doing that.

Anonymous said...

Splendid looking flat tops, no fleet carriers? Well done with your Roman command!
Best Iain caveadsum1471

Stew said...

Great looking carriers Vol. Pretty cool. 😀

A Miniatures Hobby Room said...

Thanks Iain, on both counts.
Aren't the Ark Royal and the Illustrious classes fleet carriers?

A Miniatures Hobby Room said...

Thanks Stew
And thanks for the nice comment about the Lake Trasimene game.

Anonymous said...

Sorry Vol, I meant light fleet carriers, just my dad served on one, HMS Venerable in the Pacific in ww2!
Best Iain caveadsum1471

A Miniatures Hobby Room said...

Oh, I'll have to look for HMS Venerable then. I don't recall seeing that .stl file when I was shopping Wargaming3D