Monday, February 10, 2014

IJN WW2 Coral SeaFleet

 Yet another entry in the Painting Challenge - 1/6000 scale Imperial Japanese Navy Fleet for the Battle of the Coral Sea.  The models are manufactured by Hallmark and have a surprising amount of detail for the tiny size - a large Carrier is only 1.5 inches long!  So far, I've completed 5 Carriers, 8 Cruisers and 16 Destroyers!

 A close up of four Myoko class Cruisers and 8 Fubuki class Destroyers.

 The heart of the fleet - 5 Carriers from top to bottom the Zuikaku, Xuiho, Ryuho, Shoho and Shokaku.  The flight decl detail is a print out that was cut down to size and are available for download from Toshach Miniatures.  They also make some for US carriers.  I think they look very nice.

 A US dive bombers view of the carriers!

 4 more Cruisers (Hatsuharu class) and 8 Shiratsuyu class Destroyers round out the Fleet that's completed to date

Ariel view of the fleet. I was surprised now much fun I found these little ships where to paint.  I plan on using them with the Victory at Sea ruleset once their US foes are completed.


DeanM said...


I saw this on the Analogue site, very nice work on those ships. That terrain mat is awesome too. Best, Dean

Andrew Saunders said...

Lovely work Miles

Phil said...

Looks great, beautiful ships!

Moiterei_1984 said...

What an imposing sight! You did an excellent paintjob on these tiny ships.

Jon Yuengling said...

Great looking ships, I do love the detail on these 1/6000 ships.