Sunday 16 October 2022

1/700 Z32 German Destroyer


Today's philosophical question is "Is it possible to have too fun with a Wargames Project" ? because I am with these WW2 Destroyers.

After catching the dreaded lurgy and missing Crack Con (much to my annoyance) I treated myself to finishing off a model and doing some photos.

I've added Z32 a Mob 1936 German Destroyer to the Fleet, I've put a single gun turret on the front as although it was supposed to have a dual turret, but they weren't avaliable when it was first commissioned. It was retro fitted with the two gun version in 1944.

This is my first ever attempt at using masking tape to do a Camouflage pattern and I'm pretty happy with it, I've learnt loads doing it. I struggled a lot with the camo on the upper structure and in the end I went free hand with that in the end. I've also bought some more weathering juices and I've had a bit of a play with without (I hope) going over the top.

Z33 is having its upper superstructure painted and should be done soon, Hood is going through the paint process but it's HUGE and will take forever. I've just built and undercoated 2 British O class Destroyers.

This is fun ! The first person to tell me something is wrong with the ship will be cursed to eat Jack Fulton Pies for eternity 😆

Final picture of the three finished Destroyers amazing how much bigger the German Destroyers are.

Regards Ken
The Yarkshire Gamer


  1. More lovely work. They really do look great.

  2. Wow, they look great and some lovely atmospheric photos so set them off too. Not a period I've gamed as I have not interest in naval matter, but I do like to see a good model now and then:).

    1. Cheers Steve, some of our best ever games have been Naval but I think a lot of that is down to doing them as Campaigns 👍

  3. Fab looking destroyers! Love the splash markers from near misses they add a sense of drama to the pics.

    1. Cheers, the Splash marker was a bit of a Heath Robinson job, hope I can recreate it again 😆