Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Silnyi class destroyers

To accompany my Soviet cruisers I clearly needed some destroyers.  A study of the 1922-1946 volume of Conway as usual provided some inspiration and a pair of Airfix Tribal class DDs were soon being hacked around.  The results, in the shape of Silnyi and Slanvyi can be seen below.  The turrets were sourced from a Revell Scharnhorst and the torpedo mounts cut from plastic sheet.  I really must get them into a game sometime.


David Crook said...

Hi Tim,

So the Yorkshire shipyards continue with their plan for global domination eh? Very nice and an ingenious conversion.

Are you tackling any of the Russian battleships?

All the best,


Tim Gow said...

David Crook
There's nothing on the slipways at the moment, though there are still a few ships from the latest batch which haven't been photographed as yet. I've not looked seriously at Russian battleships as yet, but rule nothing out...

Robert (Bob) Cordery said...


Very impressive looking ships ... and just right for escorting those hard-pressed convoys into Murmansk or chasing Romanian destroyers in the Black Sea.

All the best,


Peter Douglas said...


Very nicely done. Do put them in action.


Smillie said...

Very nice, I've never tried my hand at naval wargaming, how manageable is it in 1/1200?

Tim Gow said...

Bob Cordery
I think it'll have to be convoy duty until I build some Romanian ships. Where will this madness end?

Tim Gow said...

Peter Douglas
We should manage a game in the next couple of weeks. That real life thing keeps getting in the way.

Tim Gow said...

Give it a try. Have a look at my posts labelled "Fletcher Pratt Naval Wargame" for more. Like this one:
1/1200 works on a floor but you can fit small actions on a biggish table.

Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

You are a brave experimental man

I would be still making up the 32 Tribals ;)

Tim Gow said...

I have 8 Tribals - probably enough to be going on with.....