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Battle For The River Plate
In December 1939 the allied won their first victory of WW2: The battle of the River Plate, when three of Great Britain's cruiser defeated the German pocket battleship Graf Spee. This MOC is my representation of this battle, one of the most interesting in maritime history. The single commerce crusier Graf Spee, armed with six 11-inch guns fought against three British cruisers, the heavy cruiser Exeter, which was practicaly reduced to a burning hulk, and the light cruisers Ajax and Achilles.
About this creation














The ships


The German Graf Spee.










The British Crusiers

The Burning Exeter.







The Ajax and the Achilles.


I'm rather glad with this MOC, especially the modell of the Graf Spee. The Exeter is also my first go at a burning/smoke effect. :)
Hope you liked it, please rate and comment! :D



Comments

 I made it 
  November 26, 2012
Quoting navy person good job but you can maybe make the bow's of the ships more pointy so it resembles the bow of a real ship try using the technique i used for my ships 4/5
This is much to small a scale to use SNOT techniques for a ship this small. But, I've experimented a bit with it, so it might appear on new MOCs. Also, it was a while since I made this(I think a year or so :P), so none of the ships here are left. The most important thing with this MOC was the scenario. ;)
 I like it 
  November 26, 2012
good job but you can maybe make the bow's of the ships more pointy so it resembles the bow of a real ship try using the technique i used for my ships 4/5
 I made it 
  November 25, 2012
Quoting P. Voranc Well, this is nice. Of course there is room for improvements, but I guess you just don't have enough properly colored or shaped pieces, so this isn't exactly your fault. The overall concept is good, some prety clever piece usage can be found, and the fire/burn effect is nice. I've built some smaller scaled ships too, and more are to come, so feel free to use some of my ideas to enhance your future builds. Keep up the good work!
Thanks! I made these to be as piece-effective as possible. The scale I use here is optimized for battleships and similar, and is something like: 1 pixel = 5 meters. I use it mainly when I want to make many ship. I'm currently at work with a missile cruiser with a loose scale of 1 pixel = 3 meters. I have a lot of old ships that I'm going to repost as well.
Quoting Locutus 666 Im with Mr. Voranc. :) I build small ships too. So if u need some inspirations u know where to look. ;)
Thanks! I've looked into some of your builds(and those of Voranc), so we'll see what the future brings! :D
 I like it 
  November 25, 2012
Im with Mr. Voranc. :) I build small ships too. So if u need some inspirations u know where to look. ;)
 I like it 
  November 25, 2012
Well, this is nice. Of course there is room for improvements, but I guess you just don't have enough properly colored or shaped pieces, so this isn't exactly your fault. The overall concept is good, some prety clever piece usage can be found, and the fire/burn effect is nice. I've built some smaller scaled ships too, and more are to come, so feel free to use some of my ideas to enhance your future builds. Keep up the good work!
 
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