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An upgraded 1/1250 scale metal Navis "N" model (106N) of HMS Colossus on her first commission complete with anti-torpedo nets. This metal model is fully assembled and painted in overall medium grey.
An upgraded 1/1250 scale metal Navis "N" model (106N) of HMS Neptune on her first commission complete with anti-torpedo nets. This metal model is fully assembled and painted in overall medium grey.
A 1/1250 scale metal model of HMS Vanguard, a Dreadnought battleship of the St Vincent class. Vanguard was the most infamous member of the St Vincent class because she fell victim to a magazine explosion in Scapa Flow in 1917. This model has torpedo nets and the 4" guns have been removed from A turret, so the 1/1250 scale HMS Vanguard model represents Vanguard, St Vincent and Collingwood during 1913-early 1916.
A 1/1250 scale model of HMS Goliath, a Canopus class battleship in overall grey for 1902 onwards.
A 1/1250 scale metal model of HMS Duncan a pre-Dreadnought battleship by Navis Neptun 116N
Originally designed as a "Large Light Cruiser" to attack German interests in the Baltic sea, during WW1, Furious was equipped, from the start of her long naval career, with an aircraft flying-off deck in place of the forward 18" gun turret. By 1918, as modelled, a second landing on deck had been added in place of the aft turret. In this form Furious's aircraft raided the Zepplin sheds at Tondern. As turbulence from the funnel affected the handling of aircraft, when landing the ship was converted to a flush decked aircraft carrier and later served in WW2 and survived to be scrapped in 1948. A fine old lady!
Another third-class cruiser. This one was too weak to fight and too slow to run away from Koenigsberg off Zanzibar and was sunk on 20.9.1914. The name was re-used for a seaplane carrier later in the war.There were 11 ships in this class and half had been withdrawn from active service before the start of WW1. Two served in the Royal Australian Navy during WW1.
New for 2012! Whilst sailing to attack the Otranto Barrage in 1918, she was torpedoed and sunk by Italian motor torpedo boats.
The Cunard liner, Aquitania proved to be a most useful ship in wartime. During WW1 she was used as a troop transport and a hospital ship (as modelled here) and she was used as a troop transport again in WW2. Antics also stock the dazzle camouflaged WW1 troop transport and Aquitania. in Cunard livery.
The Spidernavy "Shah" is a completely new venture for Johann Ottmann, the man who made the fully-rigged versions of Navis Neptun ship models. The hull is cast from a 3-D printed master model and it is hoped that a fully rigged and cased version of this ship model will be produced in due course. In the meantime, a standard, handmade version has been produced for those who like something different.
New for 2014! A superdetailed model of the first class of super-Dreadnoughts to enter service.
The E-class was an improved D-class ocean going submarine. This type achieved great success against enemy warships in the Baltic and Black Sea.
A 1/1250 scale second-hand model of HMS Erin in 1916 by Navis Neptun 118. This model is in excellent condition and the wooden decks have been very neatly painted in by a previous owner. See photograph
After the large Drake-class, the Royal Navy opted for smaller armoured cruisers, built in quantity and the Monmouth class was the result. Overwhelmed off the west coast of Chile at Coronel, by the German armoured cruisers Scharnhorst and Gneisenau, Monmouth was finished off by Nurnburg a little later in the evening. The Battle of the Falklands was ahead!
The C-class light cruisers came in several variants. Apart from HMS Caroline, only members of this version and the Cardiff group survived into and through WW2. Calypso is modelled early in her career and was the ship that evacuated the future Duke of Edinburgh from Greece..
A 1/1250 scale metal model of HMS Arethusa in 1914 by Navis Neptun 143.Within a week of entering service in 1914, Arethusa was in the thick of the action.
A 1/1250 scale metal model of HMS Amphion by Navis Neptun 148.Amphion was the first scout cruiser, a type of cruiser designed to be able to act as a leader for a flotilla of destroyers. On the principal of leading from the front, she was designed to keep up with her flotilla andarmour and habitability was sacrificed to speed in the design.
One of two ships of the Pathfinder class designed for scouting and showing the flag on overseas stations. Patrol survived WW1 to be broken up in 1920 but Pathfinder was sunk a month after war was declared.
Designed primarily to lead flotillas of V & W class destroyers, most of this class of leaders entered service too late to see action in WW1 but some survived to serve throughout WW2.
The destroyers in this class were an attempt to produce a more seaworthy ship at the expense of top speed. They served on front line duties throughout most of WW1. These Beagle-class destroyers were re-designated G-class in 1913.
Swift was larger and faster than most light cruisers at the time and was employed as a flotilla leader on the Dover Patrol.
A successful design that was lengthened to produce the even better E-class. 8 of these boats were built, two at Chatham & the rest by Vickers.
A monitor submarine with a 12" gun from a pre-Dreadnought battleship.
Unable to keep up with the battlefleet, Ark Royal was employed as a mobile floating base for the projection of naval air power. Re-named Pegasus in the 1930s, to release the name for a large aircraft carrier, she served throughout WW2 (mostly in Scapa Flow).
Typical of the cross-channel ferries that were converted to seaplane carriers to provide scouting for the Battleships.
HMS Glatton & her sistership, HMS Gorgon, were being built in Britain as Coast Defence Ships for Norway. They were taken over for the Royal Navy, the guns were modified to take increased charges to increase their range and they were fitted with tripod spotting masts to use for coastal bombardment. HMS Glatton suffered the fate of a fire and magazine explosion in Dover harbour.
Navis WW1 models did not have quite the standard of detailing found on the newer Neptun range. However, models designated with an N are of later production and finer. Nonetheless the range is the best of its type!