This page has really come about as my 1/1200 and 1/1250 scale waterline ship collection grows. As with most things it was not my intention to have a navy and merchant marine hanging around my flat. But, it’s too late now, they have taken over.
The majority of my ships are Triang Minic in 1/1200 that I got off ebay and elsewhere but I do have a lot of others that I bought from Convoy Models. I have also been buying of the 1/1250 battleships released by Atlas Editions, and have an eye on the passenger ships that they are releasing too.
My latest additions are:
MV Rochester Castle, a 1937 built “fruit ship” operated by the Union-Castle Line, she took part in Operation Pedestal during WW2, and was broken up in 1970. There were 4 sisters in this class: Rochester Castle, Roxburgh Castle, Richmond Castle and Rowallan Castle. Rochester was the only survivor of World War 2. I have since progressed a bit further with the model.
USS Spruance (DD963), the lead ship of the Spruance class destroyers.
USS Bunker Hill (CG52), a Ticonderoga class guided missile cruiser
HMS Gloucester (D96), a type 42 batch 3 destroyer
USS Guardian (MCM5) An Avenger Class mine countermeasures ship
HMS Achilles (F12) by Mountford in 1/1250 scale. Quite a detailed model of a Leander Class Frigate wielding guns.
Ton Class Minesweeper. Actually I now have two of them, the ship on the left (HMS *.ton) I got from Waterline-ships.com. The Triang version (HMS Repton) is on the right.
A particularly rare beastie came my way this month: SS France. I repainted her and added in masts and this is the end result. She was produced by Triang Minic on 1/1200 scale. Unfortunately she never joined the other major liners that were re-introduced in later years from Hong Kong.
HMS Tiger (Mountford kit in 1/1250)
Built but not yet painted.
TSS Vikingen (Triang MInic)
Since repainted and with masts and cargo gear, although I am not too enamoured by those overly heavy masts. I may rethink those.
And SS Varicella
Since repainted. She was produced by Triang Minic
I also was also able to lay my hands on both Flower Class Corvettes in 1/1250. They are very detailed models and one of these days I am going to have to send another convoy to sea.
The right hand ship is HMS Begonia, and she is a short fo’c’stle corvette while the left hand ship is HMCS Snowberry.
I have also been working on a 1/1250ish RMS St Helena and have just more or less completed her. The model is not great, but it was a learning curve. There are three pages associated with the model, start at page 1 and work yourself to the end.
TBC as they say in the classics.
The pages that exist so far are:
- Triang Minic Ships,
- More Triang Minic,
- Fleet Manoeuvres,
- Navy Day
- More Small Ships,
- Modelling the Union-Castle Line (1)
- Modelling the Union-Castle Line (2)
- Drydocking the Fleet
I get my display cases off ebay.
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