Monday 12 March 2012

1/1200 Fleet Review - Royal Navy

My recent outbreak of shipbuilding seems to have amassed quite a substantial fleet.  Or indeed 'fleets', as a number of nationalities are now vying for supremacy on my shelves!
While many of my ships have featured in game reports, it occurred to me that fellow dangerous megalomaniacs might like to see them arrayed for inspection.
I've begun with my largest (by far) fleet - the Royal Navy.  Ah, those were the days.  The whole fleet is pictured above and amounts to:
3 battleships,
2 battlecruisers
6 cruisers
1 escort carrier
11 destroyers
3 escorts
The escort carrier HMS Ameer.  This started off as a 1/200 scale Japanese carrier.  In the background is one of the two Airfix 'County' class cruisers and behind it a Revell KGV.
I built these three balsa horrors for a game some years ago.  The battleship at the back was intended to represent a 'King George V', while the cruisers were very loosely based on British designs.
The newest additions to the RN - a trio of 'Hunt' class DEs.  The nearest vessel is one of the larger 4th batch.  These are metal models - probably by MY.


Don M said...

A little Britannic Shock And Awe!
That or your angling for the first Sir Lord job...)

Robert (Bob) Cordery said...


Very impressive!

I look forward to seeing the rest of your 'fleets' in due course.

All the best,


Tim Gow said...

Don M
The really worrying thing is that there are still more RN ships to build!

Tim Gow said...

Bob Cordery
They'll be floating across your screen soon!

Paul said...

Lovely build up! I have a feeling Naval Treaties are being put though the shredder...What will the Germans do!

Tim Gow said...

You might just be right about the treaties/shredder interface. Stay tuned...

Peter Douglas said...


Looks good! And yes, you do need a lot of ships to patrol the Empire's seaways.


Tim Gow said...

Peter Douglas
So I need more ships then? Oh well...

west1871 said...

Your fleet must be bigger than the real RN mate.

Tim Gow said...

Not quite. Well, not yet anyway....

Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

Lovely eye-candy

Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

Rule Britannia :)

Tim Gow said...

Britannia waives the rules?