Monday, 14 September 2020

Naval Wargaming, a basing and painting Tutorial : From Box to Table

 


I did a Painting and basing tutorial a few years back before my venture into the motion picture world of the Utubes. With a few additional ships being added to the collection for our early WW1 Naval Campaign I thought it would be a good idea to refresh that initial tutorial with a video version, link below,


The video is about 40 minutes long but there is a lot to get in, I'm torn between the multi part tutorial and the long form directors cut, let me know your thoughts.


The ships used in the tutorial are 1/2400 scale, from Tumbling Dice. This is the first time I've bought ships from this company, they have a lot less detail than my usual GHQ models but they are a 1/3 of the price, Tumbling Dice also specialise in the pre WW1 period which gives lots of choices not avaliable from GHQ.  Sadly postage and import duties rule out WTJ for the moment. Below is a quick review video of the ship models.


Our WW1 Naval Campaign stalled a couple of years ago as circumstances led to the next game being larger than the avaliable table at Yarkshire Gamer, fingers crossed, post lockdown, my local club will have premises to suit.


Hope that the videos prove useful, any questions just ask. Some pics below of the ships above.

German Light Cruisers





Don't know why but blogger is let me put my usual photo labels in today.

10 comments:

  1. Nice work. I'm building a pre-Dreadnought collection in 1/2400 and the destroyers are causing me problems. At that early era in their development the vessels are barely there in terms of size at that scale. I'm thinking of mounting them in twos or threes per base.

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    1. Cheers AJ. We looked at multiple destroyers per base especially during Jutland, but decided against it. I prefer the individual identity of the ships and with our rules having fixed base size for the class of ship the single destroyer per base works for us.
      The older German Torpedo Boats above are the smallest I'm going to go.

      Regards Ken
      The Yarkshire Gamer

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  2. Look impressive when grouped Ken! They’ll make for a good naval engagement. As for the videos, I would rather have short ‘episodes’ than one long vid but it’s what you prefer really.

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    1. Cheers Mike, there is a definite split out there, when I split my last Carthaginian Foot Painting Tutorial in parts everyone said they wanted it in one video 😁

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  3. Excellent "How to" Ken, they all look brilliant.

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  4. Lovely stuff, and it has inspired me to drag some of my GHQ ships out of the pile to give this a go.

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    1. Nice one Lawrence, love the GHQ ships (as Project Jutland proves 😁) Hope it goes well πŸ‘

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