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Monday, February 12, 2024

WWII Fleet Expansion

I fired up the printer to print a few more 1/2400 WWII ships. I started with some more Japanese files purchased from Ghuhkek Minis on, but then I'm afraid I got a bit carried away. I ended up making several orders over a couple of weeks, buying nearly every British and Japanese file I didn't already have! So in the last few weeks I have printed 220 ships (not including misprints or prints I aborted to go back and reslice with changes). 

I have completed 61 ships: 20 German, 20 Japanese, and 21 British. All but 15 cargo ships have been mounted on bases. Thirteen more British ships are painted and still need the bases finished and labels attached. So, as of today, I have 146 ships left to finish: 2 Italian, 6 French, 6 American, 56 Japanese, 61 British, and 15 cargo ships. When I said a bit carried away, that was an understatement.

Here are the recent completed ships:

British battleships: Revenge, Nelson, Queen Elizabeth, and King George V classes

British cruisers: Leander CL and County CA classes

Japanese: 3 destroyers, 4 battleships, 1 carrier, 5 heavy and 1 light cruiser

Germany: 17 u-boats, 2 auxiliary cruisers, and a light cruiser Emden

And these are all that I have left to do! 

I'm going to need more carry cases!


Jonathan Freitag said...

Amazing output! You are ready for large fleet actions. Perhaps bring some for show and tell?

Lawrence H said...

Great stuff Vol. That is quite a collection you have amassed in such a short period of time. It is great looking at them and being able to recognise so many names.

A Miniatures Hobby Room said...

Glad you liked the ships today Jon. And was that a great Lake Trasimene game or what! Can't wait for the rematch.

A Miniatures Hobby Room said...

Thanks Lawrence. I am working hard to match your fleets. Maybe not in quality, but certainly in quantity.

Stew said...

Well, anything worth doing is worth overdoing. It's a natural peril of owning a 3d printer that one would just print things out way faster than can by painted.

fleets do look cool though. 😁

A Miniatures Hobby Room said...

Yeah, funny how the lead pile gets replaced by the plastic pile. Unfortunately the old lead pile is still there too!

Anonymous said...

Splendid looking additions to your growing fleets!
Best Iain caveadsum1471

A Miniatures Hobby Room said...

Thanks Iain