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, August 26, 2008

New Orleans Class

Here's the New Orleans Class in haze gray and in measure 22.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Curtiss Seagull

I haven't gotten much accomplished this week. I've revised my base for the aircraft and posted a revised Catalina and a revised Kingfisher. Since I've been making Cruisers, I figured I need to post their scout plane, the Curtiss Seagull. I have finished the drawings for the Wichita and New Orleans classes and the hull for Baltimore class. When the Baltimore is done I'll add color to them and Post em. I'll most likely make either the Baltimore or New Orleans in Measure 22 camo and one of these in measure 33.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Portland Class

Here's the Portland class. Next up will be the New Orleans, Baltimore and Wichita classes.

Northampton Class in Haze Gray

This is an early war version of the Northampton class.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Northampton Class

Here's my first attempt at a camouflage. this is a 1943 version of a Northampton Class heavy cruiser in measure 32. I'm not really sure it gives the same depth as the haze gray that I've been doing. So if anyone has some suggestions to make it "pop" a little more please let me know. The other Northampton I'm going to be posting will have the rear superstructure of the early war model.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Pensacola Class

Here's the first of the US heavy cruisers I've been working on. I should have the Northampton and Portland Classes up this weekend. I'm also going to take my 1st stab at camo versions of these.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008


This was the standard reconnaissance aircraft for US battleships during the war. The USN aircraft I'm putting up are all going to be in 3 color schemes used by the Navy during the war. I kept the early war roundels, because the white side bars look too big on the Kingfisher. I'm really not all that happy with the bases for these yet. They're to dark for the blue colors of the 43 and 44 versions. Once I get a better base, I'll post revised versions of the planes.

Catalina PBY

Right now I'm working on the black and white outlines for some American heavy cruisers. Sometimes the drawing gets a bit monotonous, so I've decided to break it up by drawing some USN aircraft between ships. I'm starting with flying boats and float planes, because I've already made some side-views for my ships. The planes are at the same resolution as the ships, but in a different scale. they are 1/1200 scale. I decided to do this to increase the visibility of the planes and to represent the fact that they're above the ships, i.e. closer to the viewer.

Friday, August 8, 2008

North Carolina Class

Here's the last of the US battleships, The North Carolina class. Cruisers are up next. I'm including the Alaska class in with the cruisers.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Iowa Class

Here's the biggest of em all, the USS Iowa.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

South Dakota Class

I've just finished the South Dakota. Only 2 US battleships to go!! I've already finished the line drawings for the Iowa and North Dakota classes, so they should be up in the next couple of days. Then I've got to decide on the next project. I'm going to stay with US ships, most likely I'll do the cruisers next. Then on to carriers. I have the palette already set for the US ships and cruisers were painted fairly plainly, much the same as the battleships. I'd like to get a little more experience with the shading before I try to tackle some dazzle camouflage patterns for carriers and destroyers.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Wyoming Class

Here's an early war version of a Wyoming Class battleship. The only ship in this class to serve in WW2 was the USS Arkansas. The Wyoming was converted into a gunnery training vessel.

Tennessee Class

This is the Tennessee Class battleship as it looked in 1941.

USS Tangier

This is the USS Tangier, a seaplane tender.

Promethus Class

The Promethus Class repair ship.

Pennsylvania Class

Here's a Pennsylvania Class battleship in 1941.

Omaha Class

Here's an Omaha Class Light Crusier in 1941.

New York Class

This is a New York Class battleship as it appeared in 1942.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

New Mexico Class

Here's a New Mexico Class Battleship in haze gray as it appeared in 1942. The Idaho and Mississippi were altered during the war and would have a different appearance by
the war's end.

Nevada Class

Here's a Nevada Class Battleship as it looked in 1941

Colorado Class

Here's a Colorado Class battleship as it looked in 1941

Cimmeron Class

Here's the first of my ships to be posted. It is the fleet oilier Cimmeron Class. The first group of ships I made were for a friend's project, and are done in basic gray for ease of printing. Later ships are in an approxamation of haze gray. I've only included ships in this class in the list that were not turned into carriers during WW2.