Scale and Notes

Except when noted all ships are 1/2400 scale.
I used a resolution of 200dpi. with 1 pixel equalling 1 foot.
All images are 6" by 6".

I'm putting 2 versions of each drawing in each image. A ready to go version that just needs to be printed, folded and glued for use, and a simple image so that people can base it however they want.

One word of caution to anyone who wants to modify the ships I've posted. All of these are jpeg images, so don't resave them in Paint. Paint will corrupt the images. Use a better program such as GIMP (my personel favorite), Imageshack, or photoshop.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Yorktown Class Aircraft Carriers

Well, I've finally gotten the Yorktown class done. The carriers are taking me a bit longer than I expected. The building of a carrier drawing is a bit different than the other ships. On battleships and cruisers you just start with the hull and build up. With the carriers you kind of build up and then add details as you go back down.
Next up is the Wasp. I have only photos of the port side, so some of the details will be more of a estimate. Not quite as accurate as I'd like.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

F6F Hellcat Fighter

Here's the Hellcat for 1943 and 44-45.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

TBF Avenger Torpedo Bomber

This is the Avenger in paint schemes for 1942, 43 and 44-45. When GM took over production of the Avenger the designation changed from TBF to TBM.

Friday, May 1, 2009

USS Ranger

Here's the USS Ranger. I decided to put the aircraft in the hangers instead of on deck. I'm of the opinion that it might look better. I think it adds a little more detail to the hull.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Vought Vindicator

Vindicators were flown by Marine Pilots at Midway, but were out of service by 1943. British pilots also flew some vindicators where it had the designation Chesapeake. The pilots however, called it the cheesecake.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Brewster Buffalo

This is the Brewster Buffalo. It had a very short career. Marines flew the Buffalo at the Battle of Midway, also the British, Dutch, Australians, and New Zealanders used them early on in the war. I'll make variations of the Buffalo for those forces, when I'm drawing up their ships.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Lexington Class Aircraft Carriers

This is the Lexington Class. Both ships had their 8" guns removed before the start of World War Two. The Saratoga had them replaced with 5" guns, but the Lexington didn't ger her 5" guns before she was sunk in 1942. This is why I've made them both

Friday, April 24, 2009

Devastator Torpedo Bomber

Here's the Devastator. After suffering heavy losses at the Battle of Midway, the Devastator was replaced with the Avenger. That's why there's only one version of it. In fact, from what I've there are no intact Devastators left any where in the world.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Dauntless Dive Bomber

Here's the Dauntless in paint jobs for 1942, 1943, and 1944-45.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Wildcat Fighters

Here's the Wildcat in paint jobs for 1942, 1943, and 1944-45.