1⁄400Tale of the NSM Cardinalis
Katarzyna Manikowska shares in here words, a recent build she completed allowing us a glimpse into her fictitious nautical world with her NSM Cardinalis.
A few weeks ago I finished another flush-decker diorama. This time, using Mirage Models HMS Montgomery in 1/400 scale and some photo etch parts from White Ensign Models, I finished this project as a fictional ship from my own alternative world creating the “NSM Cardinalis".
HMS Montgomery was the outdated USS Wickes, lead ship to a class of destroyers of the same name which was transferred to Great Britain in 1940. In my world, the NSM Cardinalis is obviously not a Wickes-Class Destroyer as the Montgomery was, so I made a few “alterations” to create the Cardinalis. The fun part will be trying to locate the alterations I made, while you look for them, I will give a short story about the scene.
Flying under the Maltese Cross
"This particular flat-decker entered service in 1913. A young sailor aboard, a veteran of World War I with the name of Iberian, was a gunners mate on the NSM Tremendus. In September of 1917 after years in service, he embarked on NSM Cardinalis and was the newly appointed chaplain of the 2nd Squadron and was the escort from Bergen for Father Wladyslaw Prince Czartoryski Ensign (yes, even used the prince then ...). After boarding the ship set sail escorting a convoy in a Northerly heading to the Confederate ports in Labrador."
The cat made her way onboard again, she is big and bright in this diorama, sitting behind the captain on the bridge at the base of the cottages radar.
Model Shipwrights would like to thank Katarzyna Manikowska for providing pictures of her NSM Cardinalis
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