Peter actually sent in this submission early yesterday but the reason for the delay in getting them up is that his pictures looked like they were taken from a Japanese reconnaissance plane under heavy flak. Since we were getting together for a game last night (more on that later) I offered to take a few shots of them after a steadying shot of eggnog (and perhaps something else added, can't remember).
This is HMS Eagle circa 1941, a GHQ 1:2400 scale model, with air cover provided by 10 1:1200 models from Cap Aero (Fairey Fulmars and Swordfish). The Eagle was started as a Chilean super-dreadnaught. Work stopped during WW1, but the incomplete hull was purchased by the Royal Navy and converted to a fleet carrier in the 1920s. She served nobly in the Med during WW2 until sunk by a U-boat on the Pedestal convoy of 1942 that saved Malta during its darkest hours.
I've painted Eagle in a camouflage pattern based on pictures off the interweb. These all showed her starboard side, so I had to wing it on the port side. The Cap Aero models are mounted two to a base to represent a flight of aircraft with florist's wire supports. When I get around to the float plane scouts I will mount those one to a base. The Cap Aero models are beautiful but fiddly, especially the bi-planes which need their top wings glued on. There are 3 bases of Swordfish and 2 of Fulmars for a total of 10.
Excellent stuff Peter! While the carrier is great I really like the aircraft bases and the you did a super job on the aircraft themselves.
I'm going to give Peter 25 points for this lot.