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RussellE
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Posted: Monday, April 16, 2018 - 04:10 PM UTC
Well, with the inevitable yearly ritual that is the birthday celebration, Her Indoors and the Younglings have outdone themselves and presented me with the Hobby Boss rendition of HMS Lord Nelson in 1/350!

Of course I was left gushing! It's great to see these pre-dreadnoughts getting some love and I'm super keen to see more going right back to the Royal Sovereign class!

A quick comparison shows the size difference between Lord Nelson and the Prinz Eugen!

Amazing how much they grew in size in just a few short years!

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Posted: Monday, April 16, 2018 - 11:19 PM UTC
Nice catch Russ,

I did enjoy building mine.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, May 20, 2018 - 03:09 PM UTC
I wasn't going to do this. Add to the stash! But in typical modeller fashion, can't pass up what seems a bargain to me.
I bought this for 90 pounds + shipping off Amazon UK


As a Limited Edition plus Platinum Edition (two for one!) it has a wooden deck, brass for every gun and the masts, plus a few sheets of etch. I might pencil it in for after the big E. if I ever get going on that.

cheers
Michael
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Posted: Monday, May 21, 2018 - 02:49 AM UTC
Nice addition to the stash there Michael
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Posted: Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 04:23 AM UTC
Welcome two new subs to the stash and both went right onto the bench as so as they arrived.



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Posted: Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 10:55 PM UTC
We had our State Show a couple of Months ago and to day I spent a lot is an understatement. Here are just some of my Pick-ups.....Cheers mark













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Posted: Friday, November 30, 2018 - 06:42 AM UTC
Nice Subs Luciano.

was tempted by the Tabard, might Sercombe yet.

Very nice haul indeed Mark.


Cheers

Si
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Posted: Friday, November 30, 2018 - 09:49 AM UTC

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Nice Subs Luciano.

was tempted by the Tabard, might Sercombe yet.

Very nice haul indeed Mark.


Cheers

Si



Thanks Si, the T class is being built as HMS Terrapin as part of our club animal theme, it comes with the option for two different gun shields so I think any group 3 sub can be built. I’ve just ordered a book on the T class.
Littorio
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Posted: Friday, December 21, 2018 - 08:34 AM UTC
Well postie has been busy over the last couple of weeks.

Some reference material first:



And some 3D resin conversion parts from Model Monkey to convert the Trumpeter USS Indianapolis into the Portland including some floater net basket inserts, plus a small subchaser and not pictured a group 3 Hunt class both from L’Arsenal.
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Posted: Sunday, December 23, 2018 - 10:41 AM UTC
My type of reading material.
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Posted: Sunday, December 23, 2018 - 12:29 PM UTC
[quote]We had our State Show a couple of Months ago and to day I spent a lot is an understatement. Here are just some of my Pick-ups.....Cheers mark

You need the other Yamato Detail set. There is an Advanced set as well for the original set.
Littorio
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Posted: Monday, January 07, 2019 - 09:56 PM UTC
Ok brought myself a Christmas present or two




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Posted: Sunday, January 27, 2019 - 07:56 AM UTC
Postie brought these last week,



Got a few more reference books coming.
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Posted: Monday, February 04, 2019 - 05:00 AM UTC
Parcel from across the pond and a couple of books, both good reads!



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Posted: Tuesday, February 05, 2019 - 02:22 PM UTC
Nice choice of ship kits and your reading material is my type of reading material. Currently reading about the naval battle between Hitler and Roosevelt.

Mark
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Posted: Thursday, February 07, 2019 - 02:10 PM UTC
Postman has been busy at my house. I have managed to secure some fairly good deals online

Firstly some WW2 ships along with various PE to spruce them up. I am really pleased with the Flower Class. I am already up to speed with the issues with the Tribal. I will be ordering some more bits for that at some point.





And I also got the hankering for something a little more modern so ordered the below also with some additional PE.



I have one more ship on order that will get here from China eventually....
d6mst0
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Posted: Friday, February 08, 2019 - 12:56 AM UTC
Well those should keep you busy for a while.

Mark
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Posted: Saturday, February 09, 2019 - 04:42 PM UTC
Nice one Rory.

And some more reading matter:

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Posted: Sunday, February 24, 2019 - 06:11 AM UTC
Dropped into Hannants London shop At Colindale on Saturday to pick up some paint and airbrush cleaner, and found this too.



It looks very nice too



This might be the next pre-dreadnought.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, February 25, 2019 - 01:06 AM UTC
Say, isn't that the ship that fired the first shots of WWII? That would make an interesting diorama.

Mark
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Posted: Monday, February 25, 2019 - 06:31 AM UTC

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Say, isn't that the ship that fired the first shots of WWII? That would make an interesting diorama.

Mark



That she is Mark,


The ship did have one more refit between 1935 and 1939, not sure exactly what was done, I believe two twin 37mm were added, amongst other changes.


Need to do some research on that.


Cheers

Si
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Posted: Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 04:19 AM UTC

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Say, isn't that the ship that fired the first shots of WWII? That would make an interesting diorama.

Mark



That she is Mark,


The ship did have one more refit between 1935 and 1939, not sure exactly what was done, I believe two twin 37mm were added, amongst other changes.


Need to do some research on that.


Cheers

Si



Nice catch there Si. I also took me time to investigate more about the ships AA guns but have found no evidence of the twin 37 mm gun for 1939. Just four single 20 mm MK30. And beware there are some simplications and omissions Trumpeter made with this kit:

The whole bridge structures are molded like a "wall" but in reality the ship has some frontal railings covered with canvas which will look quite different.

Some wooden floor platings are also missing at some areas at the upper bridge decks. Maybe some aftermarket companies like Artwox will care about this later.

Another point are the missing shutters for the portholes. Trumpeter have them on their kit box painted but omitted them at their kit.

I wrote with Eduard and they told me they plan to release a set for this specific set later in this year. I am thinking it´ll be worth the wait (at least for me).

Peddinghaus recently offered a decal set for this ship but regrettably without the swastika in the flag. Oh and I recommend to replace the kit´s rangefinders with Veteran Models ones.

Cheers

Thomas
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Posted: Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 06:57 AM UTC
Thanks Thomas,

I cannot find any photograph showing the 37mm either, it was mentioned in a couple of sources though.

I think I will wait for Eduard, and also see if any other options turn up.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 07:26 AM UTC
Been ay Southern Expo today, and done some shopping.

A couple of ships.



Saw this, well it is part of a ship, and couldn't resist it.



Again not ship, but flown by a naval ace, and includes an excellent resin figure.



And it was a present from Mrs Duster


Cheers

Si


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Posted: Monday, March 18, 2019 - 06:58 AM UTC
I am building that HobbyBoss 1/350 USS Alaska right now. I can't comment on scale accuracy, but assembly is excellent.