Since I ended university I was fascinated by the pacific theater of WWII and the beautiful planes and legendary ships that took part on those battles.
Last year I decided to invest a bit and now I own 2 fairly large WWII surface fleets from Skytrex models: One USS Fleet and one IJN for my Pacific wargames.
I used to play Victory at Sea, but recently I turned to the easier ruleset of WWII: All at Sea witch produces fairly good surface action battle and still has usable air combat rules.
The following pictures are a sample of my painted IJN Fleet so far.
This accounts for roughly 60% of my total naval IJN ships, but the others are waiting for their turn on the painting queue.
|The legendary IJN Yamato and her sister IJN Musashi|
I usually look for the online for the camo patterns used on the time and try to reproduce them. IJN fleets didn't have much camouflage compared to the USS but still had some magnificent ships like the Zuikaku with their mindblowing green camouflage.
|Carriers IJN Shokaku and IJN Zuikaku|
|Akitsuki and Shimakaze Destroyers|
|IJN Kongo and IJN Mutsu|
|IJN Yamashiro and IJN Fuso|
|IJN Ise and IJN Mogami after their carrier conversion.|
|Cruisers Tone, Takao and Chikuma|